Jan. 10, 2019

BASF introduces exciting target-shooting opportunity
300-yard range open to public second and third weekends of month
PHOENIX — The Arizona Game and Fish Department has announced a new target-shooting opportunity on the 300-yard range at the world-class Ben Avery Shooting Facility (BASF). 

In what the department hopes will hit the mark with recreational shooters of all ages and skill levels, all 14 shooting lanes will be available for the public to shoot paper and steel targets the second and third weekend of each month.

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 will be 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  

As a reminder, all firearms must be cased before entering the range. Hearing and eye protection also is 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, including a list of shooting dates on the 300-yard range, visit or call (623) 582-8313.

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