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Join Date: Apr 2007
2009 Ramah, CO Appleseed Information
« on: January 11, 2009, 04:07:54 PM »
Flyers: Available below
Range: Ben Lomand Gun Club
Address: 6 miles North of Ramah, Colorado
When: 28-29 March 2009
18-19 April 2009
30-31 May 2009
Range Fee: $5 per day per shooter.
Camping available: Camping is available on site. There are several RV sites with only electrical hookups for $5 per night. Other camping is free. Portable toilets are available. Fresh water is available, it’s safe to drink but tastes bad. No showers. No grey or black water dumping.
There is also a commercial campground in Calhan called Cadillac Jacks. It is currently closed, it opens sometime in April. Will have more info when they open for the season. They are about 14 miles from the range.
Calhan, CO - 14 miles southwest, on Hwy 24, Fuel and convenience store. Most places to eat close early in Calhan.
EconoLodge 719.347.9589, $64.96 single, $69.95 dbl., +$5 during high season. Internet, TV.
Simla, CO – 11 miles, east on Hwy 24. Places to eat close early in Simla.
Coach Lite Motel 719.541.2570, $40-$50.
Limon, CO – 31 miles east, I-70 exit 359, Limon has several 24-hour truck stops. These motels are on south side of I-70 all within sight of the exit. There may be more motels at other exits. Both Hwy 86 and 24 lead to Limon.
EconoLodge 719.775.2867, $40 for one, $45 for two, under 17 free. Goes up in high season. Continental breakfast included.
Super 8 - 719.775.2889, $49 March & April, $70 in May. Continental breakfast.
Tyme Square Inn / Suites 719.775.0700, $70 single $75 double, 10% off at Denny’s next door, smoking rooms available, pets extra, Breakfast 6-9 am, pool and hot tub, wifi. Ask for Sonny.
Limon Inn – 719.775.0277, Single $72, dbl. $76.50. In May rate increases to $80 & $85. No smoking, pets +$20. Indoor heated pool, Breakfast 6 – 9:00 am.
Comfort Inn, 719.775.2752, $80 dbl March, $100 April & May, affinity discounts available, pool, hot tub, continental breakfast plus, some smoking rooms.
Holiday Inn Express – 719.775.9033, $90 low season, suite $5 more. No pets, no smoking, Hot Breakfast 6 - 9:30 am. Indoor pool, hot tub, exercise room. Microwave & fridge in room. Business center and WiFi.
Castle Rock, CO – 45 miles west on hwy 86
Hampton Inn - 303.660.9800, 4830 Castleton Way, off I-25 exit 184, March $90, April $100, May $140. In May, book 3 weeks out or they’ll be full up! Fridge, microwave and coffeemaker in room. Continental breakfast. Hi speed Internet. Indoor pool and Jacuzzi.
Holiday Inn Express - 303.660.9733, 884 N. Park St. off I-25 exit 182, $70 per room, $100 per room during high season, fitness center, internet, hot breakfast, fridge and microwave in room, heated indoor pool and Jacuzzi
Colorado Springs – 46 miles southwest on Hwy 24 – big city, too many motels to list, especially on I-25. Liable to fill up quickly in May due to Air Force Academy graduation.
From the Denver-metro area, take either Colorado Highway 83 (Parker Road) to Franktown, or I-25 to Castle Rock, then Colorado Highway 86 to Franktown. From Franktown take Colorado Highway 86 east to Elbert County Road 105 (just past the 39-mile marker). Take Road 105 South 5 miles to the Gun Club, which will be on your right.
From Colorado Springs, take Hwy 24 East 37 miles to Blasingame Rd. (Blasingame Rd. crosses Hwy 24 about a half mile West of Ramah). Turn Left on Blasingame Rd. and follow it to Commerce Rd. Take commerce Rd to Rd 105. Turn Right on Rd 105 and go North 6 miles to the Gun Club which will be on your left.
From Limon and points east, take I-70 to exit 352 then head west on Colorado Highway 86. Turn left onto Elbert County Road 105 (west of the 40-mile marker) and drive 5 miles south to the Gun Club, which will be on your right.
GPS: North 39.12.316, West 104.11.034, Altitude 6,203 feet
State Laws to be aware of: Denver has an Assault Weapons Ban for rifles with mags over 20 rounds, also mags over 20 rounds are banned. Although there are provisions for a non-resident passing through, it is best to keep weapons cased and simply avoid stopping in Denver altogether. They will arrest you and make you hire a lawyer to get your rifle back. There is no state Assault Weapons Ban. Open carry is legal in Colorado except in some cities (don't press your luck in cities, they'll find something else to charge you with). Concealed carry requires a permit. No loaded long arms in vehicles – chamber must be empty (hunting law), handguns OK. Check State Laws.
Misc: We will shoot at 25 meters the first day, and out to 400 yards the second. Bring a .22 rimfire rifle and some spare mags for the first day and gain valuable marksmanship skills without using up your expensive center fire ammo. Bring a military pattern high power rifle for the second day and see those 25-meter skills transfer to actual distance. You will want at least 100 high power rounds to sight in and shoot a couple of AQTs at full distance, 400 - 500 rounds for 25-meter work. If you don’t have both rifles don’t worry. Bring what you have and we’ll work with you. If you have a new high power rifle or new mags you want to check out at 25-meters, that’s OK too. While it is expensive, there is no better way to learn if you can depend on your equipment than putting 400 - 500 rounds through it in two days. Afterwards, you‘ll most likely change something!
BLGC is a cold range. No Tracer, AP, or incendiary ammo allowed (fire hazard, hard on steel targets). Attracts a magnet is OK.
Please leave your rifles in the car until asked to bring them to the firing line. Please, no handguns (concealed or open) on the firing line. Bring layered clothing, a windbreaker, and lightweight gloves, eye protection, hearing protection. Weather could range from sunny in the 80’s to overcast and windy in the 40’s or lower. Bring rain gear, a lunch, snacks, and plenty of water. A shooting jacket will be extremely helpful for the high power shooting, and a shooting mat, e.g., a 4’ x 7’ carpet scrap, will be desired for prone and sitting. For more on what to bring see www.rwva.org.
For more Information Contact: Rich Trow, 303.660.0124 email CO@Appleseedinfo.org
Registration Link: March 28-29: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/295192930
April 18-19: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/251539361
May 30-31: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/251540364
Aug 29-30: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/341122306
Nov 14-15: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/341126318
You can download, print and distribute the flyers below, where ever you travel. The more people on the line, the more shoots we can have!
Ramah CO - All 2009.pdf (140.52 KB - downloaded 152 times.)
Ramah CO - March 2009.pdf (140.46 KB - downloaded 69 times.)
Ramah CO - April 2009.pdf (140.47 KB - downloaded 94 times.)
Ramah CO - May 2009.pdf (140.47 KB - downloaded 133 times.)