THE GOLDEN SPIKE shooting RANGE

WHAT IS THE GOLDEN SPIKE RANGE?

The Golden Spike Buffalo Range is a private shooting range on several scenic acres adjacent to the Golden Spike National Historic Site in Promontory, Utah. The range is a host to a variety of different types of shooting matches. It features a long main firing line from which shooters can choose from a series of steel fixed targets at ranges of 200 to 1123 yards. A changeable walkabout course with a series of different stages involving rifle and pistol targets is used alternately for Vintage Military matches (VIMBAR), USAR and Sniper matches. A new course, built in 2010 for the Hunter Rifle match, involves four canyons which must be accessed via all-terrain vehicles and features a variety of life-size animal targets ranging from prairie dogs to elk. Also available are short-range plinking targets for small-caliber rifles and a bank of swinging targets for pistol and revolver practice.

While Golden Spike Range features a full public summer shoot schedule, it is not generally open to the public except during these scheduled times. For a full listing of shooting events open to the public, please navigate to the Schedule page for more information, or click the links in the right column to go to the individual shoot that you're interested in.

During scheduled matches, camping at the range is available for a small fee. Primitive toilet facilities are available at the range, but no water is available so plan accordingly. Click here for full information on the range and surrounding area.

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newWINCHESTER 94 DRAWING WINNERS AND DONATION

BY DENNY WILCOX

It took me a bit longer to sell all 200 of the tickets for the Winchester Model 94 Golden Spike Commemorative than I expected. I had a table at the Utah Gun Collectors Show on January 9th and sold the last 40 or so remaining tickets. My 3yr old grandson, Liam, did the ticket drawing and drew the name of a guy who lives here in Perry, Utah about 20 minutes north of Ogden. His name is Russell Taylor, and was absolutely elated about winning the rifle. He bought one of the last tickets I had at the gun show.

I took the two $1,000 checks to the Shriner's Hospital, and Utah Rite care on Thursday the 14th of January and pictures of the presentations are here below. I'm presenting the check to Past Potentate, Worshipful Jim Sweet of the El Kalah Shrine of Salt Lake (along with my grandson), and Illustrious Frank Baker Sovereign Grand Inspector General of Utah Scottish Rite. The receiving parties were extremely happy to receive such a generous gift, and I explained to them the source of this gift and his desire to remain anonymous.

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