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Illinois Stories | Sparta Shooting Complex (Video)

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Joe Potosky, Sep 22, 2013.

  1. Joe Potosky

    Joe Potosky Well-Known Member

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    A PBS video...

    Illinois Stories | Sparta Shooting Complex | WSEC-TV/PBS Springfield

    The world shooting and recreational complex in Sparta, IL is the most complete facility of its kind anywhere. The vast complex comprises 1600 acres and more than 3 miles of trap shooting houses.

    <iframe width="750" height="563" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/QAJWQEupGUs?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
     
  2. blade819

    blade819 Well-Known Member

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    Very nice. Thank you for posting.

    blade819
     
  3. W.P.T.

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    The Grand Nationals are in Aug, must be after the Grand American ... Very nicely done other than that ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  4. shootnair

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    Good informational video. Thanks for sharing. What a nice place!
     
  5. RWT

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    Impressive!

    Didn't see Matt though.
     
  6. grntitan

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    RWT,

    Actually I was there when they filmed that. It was last Friday Sept. 13th. I had shot a 97 in singles(which is way over my norm) and my buddies were razzing me saying the film crew was there to cover me. You just gotta love those kind of friends. LOL
     
  7. JT 27

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    100,000 people during The Grand Nationals, what is his source???
     
  8. t-bar

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    Thanks for posting, nicely done.

    tbar
     
  9. W.P.T.

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    JT27,

    They didn't want to use the real numbers in case some of the tax payers see it ... I mean it could be an honest mistake, only missed by 97,000 + thats all ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  10. hunter44

    hunter44 Well-Known Member

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    I believe his numbers were pretty close, lots & lots of non shooters visit the Grand National. Nice video for a great shooting facility.
     
  11. TheoShooter

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    Hard to believe the State of Illinois helped pay for all that but it did. I've been there often and it is a pretty impressive shooting facility. Just shows you that most of Illinois is very gun friendly, just need to chop off Chicago!
     
  12. 320090T

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    Can anyone go in and shoot at the cowboy village or do you have to be a member of one of the groups?
     
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