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    New Range in Auckland

    Hi everyone.

    Just putting the word out that there will be soon (11th November is grand opening day) a new small-bore rifle range in West Auckland.

    Also looking at seeing what sort of facilities that shooters would like on their wish-list. So any input would be great. It will be a commercial range, so the lanes will be rented per hour.

    So if anyone wants to give me any ideas, please put them forward.

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    YAY ! Mmmmm, any more details though ?

    Indoor or outdoor ?
    Range distance ? FIxed distances or variable ?
    Can you use your own targets or are targets available ?
    Passkey for entry / open during the day ?

    As crazy as it sounds, one of the biggest things I feel is making sure the rubbish bins get emptied out. Sometimes Howick and Riverhead ranges look like student flats with shit everywhere, brass thrown everywhere and 2 weeks of McD wrappers siplling out of the over flowing bin. Also ideally good (padded or lined) gunracks so folks don't scratch or mark their precious toys.

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    Ah was a little short on details.

    Outdoor covered firing line. 30 lanes each with an American designed firing bench. 9x50m, 9x100m, 12x200m fixed targets but have portable target stands for any range up to the lane maximum.
    we will be selling A4 and A3 ones for a $1 each but you can bring your own.

    Its a commercial range so there will be a receptionist on duty. pay to play setup. so you rent a lane per hour.

    opening times mon-fri 0700 till 1900. sat-sun 0800 till 2000. 365 days a year.

    The range will be cleaned daily and free from rubbish.

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    whats a rough price for an hour of lane usage?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Range View Post
    Ah was a little short on details.

    Outdoor covered firing line. 30 lanes each with an American designed firing bench. 9x50m, 9x100m, 12x200m fixed targets but have portable target stands for any range up to the lane maximum.
    we will be selling A4 and A3 ones for a $1 each but you can bring your own.

    Its a commercial range so there will be a receptionist on duty. pay to play setup. so you rent a lane per hour.

    opening times mon-fri 0700 till 1900. sat-sun 0800 till 2000. 365 days a year.

    The range will be cleaned daily and free from rubbish.
    Sounds like some good planning has gone into this, nice work. Although 200m for smallbore - would that be utilised that much ? But any how, looking forward to hearing more.

    Thanks for the info so far, I know how fickle shooters can be so be prepared !

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    Pistol?

    Awesome idea. Whats the possibilty of getting approved as a pistol range so rimmy pistol can play as well? What location out west?

    Cheers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PerazziSC3 View Post
    whats a rough price for an hour of lane usage?
    At this stage between $7.50 and $10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kscott View Post
    Sounds like some good planning has gone into this, nice work. Although 200m for smallbore - would that be utilised that much ? But any how, looking forward to hearing more.

    Thanks for the info so far, I know how fickle shooters can be so be prepared !
    We have aims to move up to full centerfire but need to wait a year, surrounding properties a bit unsure about noise.

    We have portable target stands so it does not need to be 200m but better to plan ahead.
    Dead is better likes this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Littledog View Post
    Awesome idea. Whats the possibilty of getting approved as a pistol range so rimmy pistol can play as well? What location out west?

    Cheers.
    We have considered that. With so many pistol clubs not sure how often it will be used.


    We are currently looking into this. stay tuned

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    Pistol Clubs

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Range View Post
    We have considered that. With so many pistol clubs not sure how often it will be used.


    We are currently looking into this. stay tuned
    The Auckland area Pistol Clubs are running out of homes. Youth Town closed and Central Shooters, Omni etc are looking for new ranges. Papakura has no current range, Howick has been threatened with the end of their lease and its on again off again situation so if you can get Pistol Approval you will get users for sure.


    Full CF and Pistol and your onto a big winner, I will come along for sure even for rimmies. If neighbours are concerned about noise what about surpressed CFs?
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    Suppression is fine. I don't have the db limit at hand but will find out.

    We will have the.22lr rifles for rent plus ammunition at reasonable rates.

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    One issue with pistols is it won't be a club.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Range View Post
    One issue with pistols is it won't be a club.
    Yep but if a club is interersted they can apply to register the range as a club range for certain hours a week etc. The Howick Club dosent own the range they shoot at but when rented to the club for certain hours the range is approved as a pistol range for club use for the hours agreed apon, so there will be a avenue for this if you are keen.

    Im sure this will do well especially if supressed CF are allowed.

    Good on you for doing this.
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    Thanks.

    Db limit is 136.8db. so if the cf is lower or the same then its fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Range View Post
    Thanks.

    Db limit is 136.8db. so if the cf is lower or the same then its fine.
    Well if you have the measuring equipment I'm sure I can find time to help you test a suppressed centrefire
    I'm just down the motorway . . .

 

 

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