PA MG range
QB - I think its a great idea and have already been kicking the same idea around with some people I know. The biggest problem I can see is finding a suitable piece of land and paying for it. I do know some people who might be interested in investing in something like this, but there would have to be a solid business plan laid out first.
Part of the problem in PA (at least as I see it) is the urban sprawl on the eastern side from cities like Philly, Harrisburg, and even NYC. As people move out to the "suburbs" it drives up land prices and brings the risk of getting any outdoor range shut down as neighbors and soccer moms move in and file nuisance suits. At some point, it just becomes too far to go for a range. I live in NYC and in Chester County, PA; I don't want to have to drive 3 hours to get to my place in PA (from NYC) and another 4-6 hours to get to a range. I will (and I do) but at that point, its hardly worth sinking $5k, $10K, or $20K into a piece of land that I'll only be able to get to shoot on 4 times a year. And for better or worse, I don't think I'm alone in that sentiment. The central and western areas of the state are far better, but how far is too far to go? I'm actually starting to think the West Virginia panhandle may be a better bet (which brings its own set of problems, namely filing 5320.20's)