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Sighting In Rifle

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I live SE Metro and need to site in my rifle for moose hunting. Anyone know where there is a public place I can get to in Sept? I know the Dakota County Gun Club lets people in during October but that will be too late...

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It's a haul down there, but there is one in Le Suer. with burms out to 400 meters I think....10 bucks per person, unlimited guns and time........make a day of it, they have clays down there too

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I think Oakdale Gun club (actually in Lake Elmo) would be a good place to try, haven't been there in a couple years but have a great facility, at least a hundred yards. Not sure on the cost. But closer than LeSeur.

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I think there is one in Cannon falls area too....search the DNR website, they have a listing of all gun ranges in Minnesota

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Also one in Princeton and the guy who runs it is always willing to help people sight in their gun.

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Oakdale Gun Club is $15 per person and unlimitted guns starting this year. They have up to 200 yards.

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I am going to see if I can get to Oakdale on saturday if they have open hours in the afternoon.

Thanks for the posts

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    • ZachD
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