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 Post subject: ATTENTION FORT LEE area shooters
PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2009 7:53 pm 
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If you are in the Petersburg, Hopewell, Richmond area listen up. The Ft Lee privately owned weapons shooting range (POW range) is facing closure if it does not get more shooters. This notice came off the VCDL news letter:

Board Member Dennis O'Connor writes:

Late last year, Fort Lee re-opened its newly reconstructed, Privately Owned Weapons (POW) shooting range off River Road in Prince George. It is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays, and is now also open 5-8 p.m. on Wednesdays. The Range Safety Officers have told me they are required to report the number of shooters and number of rounds fired to justify keeping the range open, but few people use the range and they are afraid of losing their jobs if it is shut down for lack of use.

The times I have been there on Sundays I have seen maybe 4 or 5 other people at most firing a couple boxes or so, and when I was there for a couple hours last Wednesday, I was the only shooter who was there at all, even though they have so many empty lanes available! RSOs were sitting in the bleachers twiddling their thumbs wondering why no one uses their range.

Cost is only $5 for the first hour, and $2.50 for each additinoal 30 minutes. Targets are available for purchase, but you must bring your own eye and ear protection, and ammunition.

Shooting is currently limited to handguns, muzzle loaders, shotguns, and rimfire, although work is in progress to open it up for centerfire rifles in the future (if it gets sufficient use to stay open).

Directions: Heading toward Fort Lee from Temple Avenue in Colonial Heights, passing South Park Mall, turn left on River Road and cross over the railroad tracks. Turn right into Range Control and follow the road to the end where you'll reach the POW range. For more information, call Range Control at 763-2286 on Sundays, or Outdoor Recreation at 765-2212 during busines hours M-F, or visit:

http://leemwr.com/Rec/rec_odr_pow.htm




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 Post subject: Re: ATTENTION FORT LEE area shooters
PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 9:57 pm 
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I've been to this range several times and really enjoyed. A really nice bunch work there.. Very safety conscious! :-)

I've been telling all my friends and hope it'll stay open.. This is probably one of the best range deals going right now..Check it out!!


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 Post subject: Re: ATTENTION FORT LEE area shooters
PostPosted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 4:33 pm 
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Thanks, I'm headed out there sunday. It really is a nice place to shoot, and I think the 300yrd rifle range is done by now. Its also very cheap at 5$/hr.

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 Post subject: Re: ATTENTION FORT LEE area shooters
PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:17 pm 
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Location: Western Carolina - foothills to the Great Smoky Mtns!
Update? Is the range still open or . . . ?

Thanks in advance!


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