Parma Woods

Sunday, June 13, 2010 4 Comments

Over the past two weeks I have taken both my cousin and a friend to Parma Woods for the first time. My cousin shot my Rifle, first time shooting a gun, and my friend fired her new Browning Buckmark Camper Pistol. They both greatly enjoyed their time and Andrea has already been back.

Parma Woods is a rifle/shotgun/pistol range located by Parkville, Missouri, just north of Cabelas. The rifle range sets targets at 25, 50, 75, and 100 yards. Pistol Range is 7, 15, 25, 50 yards. The best thing about the range is it is open to the public year round and it costs only $3 an hour. The only concern you may have is if shooting a firearm in a milatary caliber, ie. a .223 or .308 your ammunition must be inspected and approved.

Both Andrea and Brandt shot well for the first time using the guns and I did fair shooting approximately 2 MOA at 100 yards. My goal in this next year is to get it down to 1/2 MOA. Here are the pictures:

My cousin Brandt. 

Me shooting my rifle, a Savage 93R17 BTVS. Chambered in .17 HMR

Andrea shooting her new pistol. I was super impressed with the simplicity and accuracy of that gun. 


Anonymous said...

I really like Parma Woods. All the weird rules seem intimidating, but it's pretty easy and they're nice to you if you tell them straight away that you're not too sure what the rules are. I plan to go shooting at the Lawrence Community Center and see how that goes.

Atlas said...

Yeah let me know Andrea what you think and what it costs. I don't think they allow rifles there though so I am out of luck.

Colin said...

Get a hand on that forend. Brandt does. 17 kicks less than a mosquito bite, but the barrel will still jump. That by itself will bring your groups into the Looney (Canadian, sorry) size. Quarters won't be far away. You can use an old pillowcase or a pair of socks to keep you elbow from getting sore. Looking at pictures dating back to the Second World War, you always see the off hand out on the wood, probably with a sling wrap technique. The movies have even made the marine corps lazy in their training.

Atlas said...

Colin, yeah thats just the way I was taught to shoot. I do both depending on what I am feeling. But you are right.