Until now I've done most of my AR shooting either at our department range, or at Tac-Pro. Today I decided to go with a friend to Alpine shooting range to sight in my A2 for a service rifle match this Saturday. I got there, payed my fees, posted up a target, and walked back to the firing line. I set one loaded 20-rd mag on the bench, and started messing with my shooting bag and re-adjusting their sandbags. I looked up as an older guy walked up to my bench and picked up my mag without saying a word to me. He started examining it really hard, and then tried (w/ no luck) to pull a round out of the mag. Even though the guy was wearing nothing to identify him as an employee, I assumed he must be, so I just stood and watched to see what he was doing. After jacking with it for a good 45 seconds he finally announced that my ammo was not allowed on their range. I was just shooting standard south-african surplus battle pack ammo. I pointed out to him that the rounds were not AP, and there was no reason to stop me from shooting them. He then directed my attention to a sign that read "NO FULL METAL JACKET RIFLE BULLETS." He told me that the only acceptable rifle ammo is soft point or hollow point. WTF!!! For those of you not familiar with Alpine, it's an outdoor range with dirt berms for back stops, and the only targets you can shoot are paper. So...what would be the harm in letting some one shoot some FMJ? For that matter, what would be the harm with some one shooting AP if they wanted to? There's nothing to damage! I'm convinced that the only reason they made the rule is to make people that come with FMJ have to pay their inflated prices to buy more ammo. I packed up and went to the office to ask for a refund. After trying to sell me some of thier ammo (SURPRISE!) they agreed to refund my money. Can anyone think of a valid reason why FMJ should be banned at this type of range? All I know is that I will never go there again, even if it's just to shoot a 22! Wanna kill these ads? We can help!