We are always busy improving things for you so check out the photo section for some of the recent changes. These Include:-
A new Roof for the Target shed. It is a short term repair as the old roof was literally falling apart and bits of the front had fallen off -aside from the bullet holes in it (Zero Your Rifles!).
We will be undertaking a complete rebuild of this part of the range as our next major project but we have a number of technical issues to solve before we can proceed. It is not as easy as it sounds. We have added some steps up the side of to the roof of the target shed so it can be easily and safely accessed without going up the dodgy ladder. The steps are at the flag pole end of the shed.
We have also filled the void between the front sleeper wall with sand to try to stop rounds penetrating the double sleepers and damaging the now repaired roof (Zero Your Rifles!). When you miss the target the rounds end up somewhere and often this is the sort of damage we are now having to repair. If you look at the photos page you can see on of the target numbers full of holes!
The next repair is some additional sand going into the butts bank next week. We have added some and need to add some more as well. This is again a temporary measure as the butts need some rebuilding as well.
Visitors will have noticed some new safety signs around the range as well with some more to be added. Everyone has to be safe.
And finally if you looked at the photo of the sand filled front wall you may have noticed a third McQueen target as well. We have two McQueen shoots next month and as these are popular we will be running three targets so there is less waiting for a go. The first shoot is at 200 yards, all welcome but the trophy is for classic sniper rifles and the second at 300 yards is for modern rifles. If you are not sure of the difference then see the ‘what you need to shoot with us page’ for some guidance. The course of fire is on the course of fire page. We do need some help with this shoot so don’t forget to lend a hand. We have another McQueen shoot in the program and previous experiments have shown that shooting in pairs is fun so we may try that.
The Hut build is still held up by the wet ground as the footings fill up with water at the moment. Luckily the engineers will sort that out.
The next shoot is Service Rifle and the course of fire is .. well no it isn’t on the course f fire page as I haven’t written it yet. Ill get right on it and post it soon. (Update – its there now!)
Enjoy the good weather, renew your membership if you haven’t already and we will see you on the range soon.
And Finally thanks to all who make things happen on the range and do so much work to keep it all going forward. You know who you are and we cant do it without all of you.