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New shooting range coming

PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 7:01 am
by RoadRanger
I just heard that an world class shooting range is about to be built at Charles Ray Nix WMA and its supposed to be AMAZING! Too bad its too far for me to really bother using but Im sure a lot of yall on here will be excited.

The Foundation for Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks along with Winchester Ammunition and the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries & Parks will hold a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday for McIvor Creek Shooting Facility at Charles Ray Nix Wildlife Management Area near Sardis.

The $2.8 million project includes a 15-station sporting clay range, two skeet ranges with a trap range overlaid in each, a 5-stand range, a pistol range, 100-yard and 300-yard rifle ranges, and a 3D archery range.

According to Billy Redd, President and CEO of the Foundation for Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks, the project is the result of partnering between the foundation, Winchester Ammunition, the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks and the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

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"This is a large project," Redd said. "It has everything.

"There's not another range in Mississippi even remotely close to it. It's going to be a world-class shooting facility."

Redd said the project is expected to be complete with two years and shooters will have plenty of room when the facility opens.

"It's about 300 acres," Redd said. "With a 15-stage sporting clay course, that takes up a lot of space."

The groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. with Gov. Phil Bryant and Winchester Ammunition President Tom O'Keefe in attendance.

“Winchester is honored to be the major donor to what will be an extremely impressive shooting range facility,” said Tom O’Keefe, president of Winchester Ammunition. “This is an opportunity to provide avid outdoorsmen, women and youth, a safe and friendly environment in a state that deeply respects shooting sports activities. Our contribution underscores Winchester Ammunition roots in Mississippi and strong commitment to the citizens of the state."

Re: New shooting range coming

PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 7:31 am
by gtk
i read something about it the other day, but didn't know where it was. I think its around Batesville ?

Re: New shooting range coming

PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 7:47 am
by RoadRanger
Yea Sardis / Batesville area I think ... I am not familiar with that area of the state

Re: New shooting range coming

PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 11:20 am
by Bullie
West of Sardis on 315.

Re: New shooting range coming

PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 9:10 pm
by johndavid78
Lucky me!! My backyard!

Re: New shooting range coming

PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2016 6:23 am
by jv
This will be great for us around the Batesville / Sardis area and I imagine it will attract a lot from the Memphis area

Re: New shooting range coming

PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2016 7:37 am
by stickers
I wonder what is the cost of using rifle range ? Is it first come first serve, etc etc etc.

Re: New shooting range coming

PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:36 am
by Bullie
There is a very nice range only a few minutes from Sardis at Como. Desoto Rifle and Pistol Range. I was a member for 20 some years. It was about $100 a year.

Re: New shooting range coming

PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2016 10:34 am
by stickers
New member is now about $300 for first year. $150/yr every year afterwards

Re: New shooting range coming

PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2016 11:43 am
by Bullie
Sounds about right. Still, $150 is a bargain if you shoot much.

Re: New shooting range coming

PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2016 2:58 pm
by leepurvis
Bullie wrote:Sounds about right. Still, $150 is a bargain if you shoot much.


I was a member for a while too. It is a nice setup (or was the last time I was there). I let my membership lapse because I was layed off a job and haven't had the time or money to rejoin.

Re: New shooting range coming

PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 5:32 pm
by terry08
What good is a range when they are trying to take your guns away? Does Obama, know that the U.S.Fish And Wildlife is in on this.

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Re: New shooting range coming

PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 6:27 pm
by jv
terry08 wrote:What good is a range when they are trying to take your guns away? Does Obama, know that the U.S.Fish And Wildlife is in on this.

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This is one of the cases where one department in the government doesn't know what the other is doing.

Re: New shooting range coming

PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 6:46 pm
by jv
stickers wrote:I wonder what is the cost of using rifle range ? Is it first come first serve, etc etc etc.


If I'm right the others that is run by the mdwfp are $42.29 for a annual membership and $22.29 for senior membership and are on a first come first serve basis.