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Clay shooting in mass

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    Clay shooting in mass


    Anyone know of places open to the public to shoot trap/ skeet or sporting clays in the western mass area? Just did it for the first time and had a ton of fun. I'd really like to make it a hobby. Before I spend the money on a gun I'd like to know where, if any are decent places to go. I am in CT but close to the line. I wouldn't mind the drive up to mass or even southern VT.

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    Re: Clay shooting in mass

    Quote Originally Posted by 01xj View Post
    Anyone know of places open to the public to shoot trap/ skeet or sporting clays in the western mass area? Just did it for the first time and had a ton of fun. I'd really like to make it a hobby. Before I spend the money on a gun I'd like to know where, if any are decent places to go. I am in CT but close to the line. I wouldn't mind the drive up to mass or even southern VT.
    Westfield sportsmans club has trap and skeet, plus a lot of other ranges. Entry road is across from Westfield high school. No sporting clays that I know of. Costs around $70 a year, no waiting list, no initiation fee. It's pretty sweet...best bet to sign up is probably to drop by on a weekend morning. Might take awhile, new members need to learn all the rules of the different ranges and stuff. I think they have a video you need to watch for a half hour or something. Bring whatever shooting permit or license you have to sign up. No guests or non firearm-licensed people even allowed on the property, I believe...

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    Re: Clay shooting in mass

    I shoot skeet at Leominster, North Leominster & Hopkinton. All public. Think it's 5 bucks a round at each?

    Lemme know if you want more info.

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    Re: Clay shooting in mass

    Thanks guys. I'm exploring options in the area. Lots of places in CT are private clubs. I don't mind paying or joining but mostly I just want to go and shoot on weekdays with a friend or by myself. Lots of place it looks like they only let you shoot at sanctioned times or events.

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    Re: Clay shooting in mass

    When I lived in the Berkshires, I belonged to the Lee Sportsman's Club: Lee Sportsmen's Association — The Most Complete Sportmen's Club in Berkshire County

    I know they offer Skeet, Trap, and 5-Stand for reasonable prices. As usual with MA, make sure you are properly licensed as an out-of-stater.

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    Re: Clay shooting in mass

    I used to shoot at Leominster (in Lunenburg) all the time, still a member there. It's a ride from CT though.

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    Re: Clay shooting in mass

    Tricky Mike and I belong to Minuteman Sportsman's Club in Burlington MA. Home | Minuteman Sportsman It's a top shelf facility... a dozen trap and skeet fields, 5 stand, olympic trap, and most importantly for us a full 15 station competition-class sporting clays course including three remote/automatic traps at every station, etc. It's ~$400 a year and worth every penny (clays are less for members, too... you have a reloadable member card that you insert into each station and it deducts the funds per target). You can check it out a couple times for free I think. In MA I wouldn't bother going or joining anywhere else, to be honest. We used to go to westford, north leominster, nashoba, etc. before we found minuteman. Now I only belong to minuteman.

    There's a place called Addieville in Rhode Island that is of similar quality. I haven't been there but mike has. Not sure if it's as expansive and you might need to know someone to go.

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