I feel your pain there Maverick. I would like to have a few acres out in the country to set up my own range. I visited Eagle1 not too long ago, and was there for almost an hour just browsing. By the time we left, there was about 10 people in line waiting for a lane, and some were there when we arrived. Sportman's Lodge in J'ville changed their rates about a year ago, haven't shot there since. B & R in Havelock, when they are open, is usually flooded with Marines(jarheads) and trigger happy I-can-shoot-better-than-you-good-ol-boys. The range is 200yds for target frames with a steel pig on the rifle side at 219 yds. And to top all that off, there is a cease-fire every 15-20 minutes to let shooters put up a new target and check groupings. And that puts you at the inconvenience of waiting for someone to be overly casual about getting downrange and back. Have serious intentions of going to Paradise Outdoor Range near Greenville this weekend for range day to show support for the SCCC chapter at ECU.
Sorry for the rambling, just passionate about finding a place to shoot.