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    Went to Peters Indoor Range on 12 & gratiot.....had a great time, excellent service, great range..... Figured id share how great the service was and see if anyone else had any other positive/negative experiences there...
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    First time I went there was about 30 years ago.

    Last time was last summer.

    Place hasn't changed a bit.

    I've always had a good time shooting there when I'm on the East side.

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    Only been to Peter's once. Overall a good experience; however, a few minor things that made me sad. They had a minimum of $15 for credit card charges, and a half hour on the range only cost me $10. I had to buy something else, which hey, wasn't necessarily a bad thing, but you know what I mean. Secondly, when I got to the range, my target was blowing around like a giant sail because one of the ventilation fans were blowing on it. I dunno if it was installed backwards or what. lol.

    Would I return though? Absolutely. Seems like a solid place. I'm curious as to what their OC policy is. That'll be the final determinant.
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    You should've been there years ago when the ventilation was almost nonexistent.

    I don't know about the credit card thing. All my currency is tied up in cash these days.:celebrate

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    I'm fairly positive that Peters is anti-OC. Haven't been by there in awhile to check it out because of the policy. They had/have a sign up saying it's not allowed.

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    FatboyCykes wrote:
    I'm fairly positive that Peters is anti-OC. Haven't been by there in awhile to check it out because of the policy. They had/have a sign up saying it's not allowed.
    Didn't see one the last time I was there. And, nobody said anything to me.

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    FatboyCykes wrote:
    I'm fairly positive that Peters is anti-OC. Haven't been by there in awhile to check it out because of the policy. They had/have a sign up saying it's not allowed.
    there anti OC ....they all OC but they do still have a sign up, has to be CC or cased.....and they dont allow wolf ammo on the range :P lol
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    FatboyCykes wrote:
    I'm fairly positive that Peters is anti-OC. Haven't been by there in awhile to check it out because of the policy. They had/have a sign up saying it's not allowed.
    edit for double post
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    American Boy With a Gun wrote:
    FatboyCykes wrote:
    I'm fairly positive that Peters is anti-OC. Haven't been by there in awhile to check it out because of the policy. They had/have a sign up saying it's not allowed.
    there anti OC ....they all OC but they do still have a sign up, has to be CC or cased.....and they dont allow wolf ammo on the range :P lol
    I look for it next time. If I remember to.

    I don't know of any range that allows wolf ammo.

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    I didnt notice it, but my brother did, it was his gun we were shooting.....t'was fun.....great service....fast, easy, and very nice....i can see the jokes already :P



    why no wolf?....i know its cheap but....
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    CV67PAT wrote:
    American Boy With a Gun wrote:
    FatboyCykes wrote:
    I'm fairly positive that Peters is anti-OC. Haven't been by there in awhile to check it out because of the policy. They had/have a sign up saying it's not allowed.
    there anti OC ....they all OC but they do still have a sign up, has to be CC or cased.....and they dont allow wolf ammo on the range :P lol
    I look for it next time. If I remember to.

    I don't know of any range that allows wolf ammo.
    Which is silly as wolf projectiles are no harder on the backstop than any other.


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    Yea, anti-OC attitude aside, they're pretty decent. Ventilation has always been an issue for me, when I patronized their store, always seemed....dirtier than DA or Target on Woodward.

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    autosurgeon wrote:
    CV67PAT wrote:
    American Boy With a Gun wrote:
    FatboyCykes wrote:
    I'm fairly positive that Peters is anti-OC. Haven't been by there in awhile to check it out because of the policy. They had/have a sign up saying it's not allowed.
    there anti OC ....they all OC but they do still have a sign up, has to be CC or cased.....and they dont allow wolf ammo on the range :P lol
    I look for it next time. If I remember to.

    I don't know of any range that allows wolf ammo.
    Which is silly as wolf projectiles are no harder on the backstop than any other.

    Steel cores.

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    CV67PAT wrote:
    autosurgeon wrote:
    CV67PAT wrote:
    American Boy With a Gun wrote:
    FatboyCykes wrote:
    I'm fairly positive that Peters is anti-OC. Haven't been by there in awhile to check it out because of the policy. They had/have a sign up saying it's not allowed.
    there anti OC ....they all OC but they do still have a sign up, has to be CC or cased.....and they dont allow wolf ammo on the range :P lol
    I look for it next time. If I remember to.

    I don't know of any range that allows wolf ammo.
    Which is silly as wolf projectiles are no harder on the backstop than any other.

    Steel cores.
    Is all wolf steel core?

    I thought it had more to do with the aluminum casings :/

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    No Wolf does not use steel cores. They use a bimetallic plating on the lead projectiles that will attract a magnet.

    I have sectioned 9mm, .40 and .45 as well as 7.62x39 wolf projectiles and found them to be lead core with the aforementioned plating or jacket.

    Legally they cannot use steel cores on handgun ammo due to BATF regs. And they claim to not use them for rifle rounds either... a fact so far only proven out in the one caliber of theirs I have in a rifle round.
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolf_Ammunition

    Not only the cases of Wolf rifle ammo are steel. Most of Wolf's rifle cartridges use steel jacketed bullets, though they look like copper jacketed. The copper exterior of the bullet is only about .005inch thick, (about twice the thickness of a sheet of paper) with a steel jacket underneath about 1/32inch thick. Only the cartridges in the yellow and black boxes have real copper jackets. The core of the steel jacketeted bullets, sometimes marked "bimetal", are lead. Some rifle ranges have started magnet testing shooter's ammunition to determine if bullets are steel jacketed. The steel is said to be more likely to ricochet, and also to cause sparks on impact, which can be a problem when shooting in dry grassland, or forest areas. In addition, a large majority of pistol ranges will not allow shooters to use Wolf, or other Russian ammunition types because of the steel jacket components on many of their products. The reason cited for this is because they claim it damages the backstops.

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    FatboyCykes wrote:
    Is all wolf steel core?

    I thought it had more to do with the aluminum casings :/
    +1.

    I'm pretty sure this is part, if not all of the reason. They can't make money on the aluminum casings like they can with brass, so they ban it. Boo hoo. All the ranges I've ever been to have been like this. A good bullet catch isn't going to be effected by a tiny steel core imo.

    On the other side of the coin, wolf ammo imo is garbage, and I can get the calibers I need in brass for the same price at Wal-Mart.


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    Some Wolf ammo did have steel cores.

    The magnet test is worthless because of the steel jacketing.

    Therefore all wolf ammo is pretty much not allowed at indoor ranges.

    The other factors cited are also of concern.

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    lol, not like its a big deal i guess....he just bought 100 rounds of federal .40 and we went to town.....great time
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    Malignity is right. Wolf ammo = garbage.

    Take his advice and avoid it.

    It's my advice too, but everyone knows I don't know anything.

    In fact I've already forgotten more than I ever knew.

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    That's where I shoot as it is about 2 miles from me. I was there this morning as a matter of fact.

    Last time I was there I saw one guy shooting that had attached a small chain and wight to the bottom of the target to stabilize it.
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    i didnt have any problems with a moving target, as in what so ever, it was perfectly still at all times.....idk what other people have experienced but my target moved less than a tree......trusting that my memory is correct
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    they are deff. anti-oc and their is a sign posted on the door. it is like 2 blocks away from me so i go there a lot. the targets jump and move around on some lanes and not on others.(must be where the vents are) ventilation on the range is not the greatest but its cheap and close so i do shoot there, but rather drive to other ranges if I feel like breathing clean air while i shoot. the guys that work there are pretty cool and helpful
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    I imagine some lanes are worse than others. I usually shoot towards the left end of the range and haven't noticed very much wind/movement.

    My hand shakes more than the target.
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    Nate, we should meet up there sometime for a shoot. I usually go on Wednesday morning or Saturday evening, when I go.
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