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    Auckland shooting club membership fees

    Took a look on their website today and was getting pretty excited about the facility... until I saw the annual membership fee of $500

    Jeez, that seems hefty. Sure they have a fancy new investment to get a return on but wonder if they have over invested a bit?

    What do others think is reasonable? $500 P/A just seems OTT to me for someone that might go 5 times a year.

    Auckland Shooting Club

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    Yes it's steep alright. Also if you are a rifle shooter only it could be a while before there is anything longer than 25m. Long drive to shoot 25m.
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    wouldnt they have a entry fee also for visitors etc? like lets say you make a booking and pay $30 or whatever for a couple of hours of shooting? i would rather do that two or three times a year to sight my rifle in than to pay that steep of a membership fee. Im sure they will cater for people like that who just want to come to sight in their rifles a couple of times a year instead of making the 500 dollar membership fee mandatory for everyone.
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    They are really catering for a different market than the 'sight in the hunting rifle in then go hunting type'.
    You can do that at the NZDA ranges really.
    In fact Taupo is great for that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dogmatix View Post
    They are really catering for a different market than the 'sight in the hunting rifle in then go hunting type'.
    You can do that at the NZDA ranges really.
    In fact Taupo is great for that.
    True... When they have service rifle I will be keen... Well after I consult with the accountant

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    I have just been invited to join (registered my interest a few months back) so have paid the fees. I will use the ranges with pistol, shotgun and AR15 for IPSC and have provided the club with feedback that I am also interested in having the ability to shoot long range. I will provide some feedback once I have been inducted out there.
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    Yes their subs appear less than cheap but you get a 7 days a week facility. And yes it is a bit more than a whip down a back road or up a local river bed to sight in your rifle b4 a hunt type of deal. It will be the type of facility used by the shooters who get to the range at least once a week and in most cases more than once a week.

    Right now it is early days but they are going to develop the complex into a class facility catering for a wide range of disciplines.

    A cheaper option is to join a golf club........

    I got my invite to join a week ago but have relinquished it until some time in the future when they have the 300m up and running.

    Right now I perceive there is already waiting list of those wishing to join and I think they intend capping the membership initially.
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    Yes @Rushy please let us know.

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    When you consider that a lot of people have nowhere to shoot around Auckland, Auckland Pistol Club has been neutered, they're down to a single range on which you can't fire more than an 8 shot string. Waiuku is having noise issues. OMNI is reliant on the NZDA facility which is shaky with the new ownership of the forest etc... I'm quite glad that someone had the balls to put that much money up to buy a bloody huge block of land and spend a ton developing it to provide a top notch shooting facility to anyone who feels like joining. It's also been future proofed against further whinging by neighbours like pretty much all the other clubs within 2 hours of Auckland. Granted you won't be able to shoot to 600m on day 1, but it's primary focus is for pistol shooters anyway. I heard something like 38 ranges were planned BEFORE they bought the much bigger Southern block.. We are all crying out for somewhere like this, and unfortunately things like this cost money, LOTS of money.Far more than 99% of people have access to. And someone else has been so kind as to do it for us, and allow us to go there for a measly $500? I think it's bloody awesome.


    Have a look at: Auckland Shooting Club


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    Auckland Shooting Club

    EDIT: And 1000 people signed up as prospective. 200 initial offers for membership were put out 1.5-2 weeks ago. I said yes and paid last night, and I was number 126 so far. Clearly enough people think that it is in fact worth it.

    As to the cost: Add an NZDA Akl membership (to shoot to 200m once a month maybe, 100 and 50 twice a month) and OMNI fees to be able to shoot pistol.. You're nearly at the cost of ASC anyway. For a 5 to 7 day swipe card access, none of this being let in a gate twice a day business. Come and go when you want pretty much. Like adults
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    I don't think the Waiuku club is having noise issues as such, certaing not from council officialdom, they as a club are just very proactive in self managing their resource consent, something other clubs may not be so diligent at doing. Latest issue at WPC is analysing and managing the 223 sound envelop.

    Probably the main issue I see at WPC is guarantee of tenure. The Auckland Shooting Club are doing the right thing, owning their land, plus planning on buying neighbouring blocks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy View Post
    When you consider that a lot of people have nowhere to shoot around Auckland, Auckland Pistol Club has been neutered, they're down to a single range on which you can't fire more than an 8 shot string. Waiuku is having noise issues. OMNI is reliant on the NZDA facility which is shaky with the new ownership of the forest etc... I'm quite glad that someone had the balls to put that much money up to buy a bloody huge block of land and spend a ton developing it to provide a top notch shooting facility to anyone who feels like joining. It's also been future proofed against further whinging by neighbours like pretty much all the other clubs within 2 hours of Auckland. Granted you won't be able to shoot to 600m on day 1, but it's primary focus is for pistol shooters anyway. I heard something like 38 ranges were planned BEFORE they bought the much bigger Southern block.. We are all crying out for somewhere like this, and unfortunately things like this cost money, LOTS of money.Far more than 99% of people have access to. And someone else has been so kind as to do it for us, and allow us to go there for a measly $500? I think it's bloody awesome.


    Have a look at: Auckland Shooting Club


    And

    Auckland Shooting Club

    EDIT: And 1000 people signed up as prospective. 200 initial offers for membership were put out 1.5-2 weeks ago. I said yes and paid last night, and I was number 126 so far. Clearly enough people think that it is in fact worth it.

    As to the cost: Add an NZDA Akl membership (to shoot to 200m once a month maybe, 100 and 50 twice a month) and OMNI fees to be able to shoot pistol.. You're nearly at the cost of ASC anyway. For a 5 to 7 day swipe card access, none of this being let in a gate twice a day business. Come and go when you want pretty much. Like adults
    See you there Tommy. We should coordinate.
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    Interesting array of responses, thanks. Look forward to seeing what happens over the next 12 months.

    Agree it's a bloody awesome looking facility and I really hope it has staying power.
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    @Tommy I probably did myself a diservice by not taking the membership offer last week (don't know what number I would have been) but in fairness to others waiting further down the list I opted to wait. I would not have utilised the current set up much as more keen on 300m which is a ways off with the land still to be purchased I believe. Probably means I am now at the bottom of the list ha ha.

    The club is displaying a very professional businesslike approach so far.
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    surely they will have some sort of a visitors fee.. i mean wont most people want to check it out first before investing half a grand? i sure as hell would. What about members taking friends? is that a no go? Will ask them these questions when the range is open to the public. but yea, looking forward to something like this finally being built in auckland tho, looks like an awesome facility.
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    I believe the southern block has been bought, and I'd say they would probably be keen on that other little bit in the South West corner there.

    Also, that Meditation center that had a whinge? 12km away by road
    @Rushy, keen as bro
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