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Public can hone target-shooting skills this weekend at BASF’s 300-yard range

Posted October 18, 2019


Opportunity is perfect timing for those participating in general hunts    


PHOENIX — Getting ready for the big hunt? 

Before pulling out of the driveway and heading for the hills, it might be a good idea to shoot a few targets this weekend and make sure that rifle doesn’t let you down when it matters most.  

To that point, the Arizona Game and Fish Department is offering a target-shooting opportunity today, Saturday and Sunday (Oct. 18-20) on the 300-yard range at the world-class Ben Avery Shooting Facility (BASF). 

For a fee of $12 for adults — free for youths 17 and under — customers will be able to shoot unlimited paper and steel targets out to 300 yards (paper targets can be purchased at BASF; paper target frames are provided). The fee includes the $7 BASF daily range pass. 

All customers are required to check in at the Shooting Sports Center, located at the main range. Only rifles ranging in caliber from .223 to .300 Win Mag will be allowed. Fully automatic rifles are not permitted. Shooting hours are until 2 p.m. today, and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The 300-yard range also will be open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in November.   

As a reminder, all firearms must be cased before entering the range. Hearing and eye protection are required.  

Located on 1,650 acres in north Phoenix, BASF is one of the nation’s largest publicly operated shooting facilities. A City of Phoenix “Point of Pride,” the facility has received a five-star rating from the National Association of Shooting Ranges. 

For more information about BASF, visit or call (623) 582-8313.