Today I shot at the Pala shooting Range in Pala, CA. I just discovered the range which is on Indian land about 3 miles from the Pala Casino. The range is only 51 miles from my home and is open almost everyday. Although they have competition matches on most days, practice shooting is every Monday and Friday from 8am to 2pm. Membership is $75 and daily range fee is $15. There is very little wind there and no high velocity gusts which make shooting long distance almost a piece of cake. If I were ranking long distance shooting ranges from 1 to 10 with 1 being the easiest, High Desert Gun and Rod Shooting range would be an 10 and Pala would be a 2. The rifle range is very long with a number of bays of targets out to 891yds. I am very pleased to have found a range so close where I can shoot long distance. I had a very successful morning with my little rifle and cheap little 55gr bullets. I can hit 21 inch diameter steel plates about 70% of the time and 15" wide steel plates about 60% of the time. The wind there was mild as after missing 600yd targets, it only took 1 or 2 clicks ( .1 MIL = 2.16 inches at 600yds) to hit steel again. Many of the men have rifles that are very expensive. The price of my rifle would just about cover the cost of their scope rings, mounts and muzzle breaks. If I were a young man I would consider purchasing an expensive rife and scope in an expensive caliber. However, at my age I don't have the physical ability or time enough to become an expert rifleman. My little rifle serves me well and for that I am grateful.