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    canterbury rifle ranges

    are there any decent ranges in the mid-south Canterbury area? iv been asking and searching for a while now and no one can give me a definite or clear answer. im mainly after a 200 yard range for zeroing but longer is also good.

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    Please excuse spelling, as finger speed is sometimes behind brain spped........ Or maybe the other wayy.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beaker View Post
    that is bloody excellent, if you need help im more then happy to pitch in.
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    Plans look great Beaker!

    My fiancee's family lives in Ashburton we go there periodically throughout the year. Was always nice being able to use the ARUA range but that's closed down now. When this is up & running can shooters rock up pay the fee and blast away?

    Or does one need to become a member?
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    Becareful about offering help!!! LOL, - serious though, more the merrier and certainly will be needed.

    Just finishing off the paper war, and the dirt is starting to be moved onsite.
    Then there's all the other stuff to be done. (plastic barrels lids cut out placed and filled - need some more of these to if anyone has alot, range buildings, baffles, drains, levelling/tidy up of ground, grassing, target lines, power, security, fencing, etc.....)


    As to use, the current models are -
    - Public night/day. Rock up, pay a one off fee and shoot under direction of a RO
    - Pay a yearly fee. Do a RO course once (onsite), Rock up and shoot when ever (electronic key issued - don't pay, gate don't open....)
    - Buy a visit (or multiples, like 5 visits etc..). Do a RO course (onsite) Rock up and shoot when ever (electronic key issued - when amount of visits finished, gate don't open... buy more and key will work.)

    All of the above will be subject to clubs booking ranges, etc.... so there will be a fee times that wont be available for general shooting

    Trying to make it simple as, and flexible - and not any one club rules the range complex!
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    Please excuse spelling, as finger speed is sometimes behind brain spped........ Or maybe the other wayy.....

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    apart from what is being built is there nothing else around? kinda hard to believe knowing the amount of shooters around

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    There's the existing Taiko range behind Timaru on Pareora Ford rd, eventually to be replaced by Beaker's project. 50/100/200M from covered shooting position.

    The NZDA have a range session there on 11th July, which I believe non-members can also turn up and shoot at for $20.
    They typically hold range days on 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month, and closed over lambing, but the 4th Sunday this month is otherwise booked.

    Let me know if you're keen for more details and I can send you the email/cell of a chap on the range committee who'll be able to give definite details.. (Mine are just 'as far as I know')
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    Yeap NZDA range - Taiko Range

    Also Waimate (mentioned as a pistol club, but also has a 100m range) - Contact Us
    Good guys there to, and some interesting events - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjxF...0&noredirect=1
    Please excuse spelling, as finger speed is sometimes behind brain spped........ Or maybe the other wayy.....

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    ill go and check out that taikio range next time its open it looks to be what im after for the moment.

 

 

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