This is an Advanced Known Distance event. Only previous Appleseed attendees should sign up.
This event will require a Centerfire rifle.
Address: 4945 IA HWY 146, Searsboro, IA 50242
Please Read: How to Prepare for an Event
Rifles must be cased and left in vehicle until after the Safety Briefing. Do Not bring your firearms out until instructed to bring them to the firing line. No loaded firearms on the range unless on the firing line and load command has been given. Eye and ear protection required. No illegal firearms are allowed. Some ranges are .22 rimfire only. At ranges that allow centerfire no rifle cartridges over 8mm cal or handgun cartridges over .45 cal are allowed.
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY THE USE OF SMITH AND WESSON M&P 15/22’S AT AN APPLESEED ARE HEREBY TEMPORARILY PROHIBITED DUE TO RECENT SAFETY ISSUES.
Range Fee: $10 per person per day.
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Directions: From I-80 E or W:
-Take Grinnell Exit, Exit 182.
-Turn South on hwy 146.
-Bear left to stay on Hwy 146 at junction with County road F62, approximately 8.7 miles from I-80.
-Stay on Hwy 146 for 1.2 miles.
-Range will be on your left.
See map at range website.
State Laws to be aware of:
It is the responsibility of attendees to know and comply with all State and Federal Firearms Laws.
500 yard range with multiple firing positions, so bring a centerfire rifle if wanted.
The Big Springs Range is a top of the line facility:
"Just having land isn't enough to make a great shooting range. It has to be designed and built by people who know shooting. Big Springs clearly was built by people who know and love shooting. From the clay bird layout to the long range rifle bays, whether you are doing serious training or just out for an afternoon of popping some caps, any shooter will feel at home here."
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For more information contact:
Name: IA State Coordinator Email Address: IA@appleseedinfo.org
Name: Mike Email Address: Iowaappleseed@Gmail.com
Instructors Resources: PDF
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