Shooting at 500 Yards in Colorado

IMG_0129Last month son David McElyea took his nephew Ivan and me to the long distance gun range East of Denver Colorado. This was my first experience at a range where we could shoot up to 500 yards and there is a range that opens up from time to time that allows shooting up to 1,000 yards.

This past year I have had the opportunity to visit and shoot on several nice facilities and this range has to rank among the very best. It is clean, neat, safe and well organized. On a Thursday we had it to ourselves part of the time and when we shared it with another shooter there was the usual helpful cooperation I have come to expect at gun ranges.

It was also fun to setup and shot out to 500 yards and give some of our guns a chance to perform.

About the Author

Joe McElyea
I am an original member and founder of the esteemed High Plains Shooting and Dining Society which is dedicated to fellowship of bird hunters and shooters who also enjoy finding great local places to eat large, unhealthy portions of breaded and fried meats and gravies washed down with the appropriate libations. I am also a retired old man who enjoys fishing, shooting and my wonderful family.

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  1. Avatar David McElyea says:

    500 meters actually which is 547 yards. But whose counting?