100 meter indoor range(lots of pictures)

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100 meter indoor range(lots of pictures)

Postby Dutch Mosin » Thu Aug 09, 2007 3:03 pm

The gun club that I'm a member of is building her own 100 meter indoor range.

Just thought you all might like to see how the work went in the last couple of months.

It took about 2 years to get the necessary paperwork, but finally the work started.

I'm no expert, but if you have any questions just let me know and I'll try to answer them.

Enjoy

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In the wall behind these workers there will be a door and a window.
This will be the entrance to the range itself.
































June 24th 2007
The roof is dry and work has started on the small entrance building.












Man do I like the look of this.
The tunnel is ready.
Soon the work on the interior will start.




...and the work continues on the entrance building...













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Very Impressive Martin

Postby DuncaninFrance » Thu Aug 09, 2007 4:26 pm

How many lanes will it have, 6?
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Postby Dutch Mosin » Thu Aug 09, 2007 4:29 pm

Thanks Duncan and yes, it will have 6 lanes.

Should be ready well before the end of the year.

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Postby ian27 » Thu Aug 09, 2007 5:18 pm

Brilliant Martin!!!!! I am looking forwrd to see some pics when it is completed.
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Postby dogbolt » Fri Aug 10, 2007 3:03 am

:D Well done on the new range. Nice to see one being built rather than being closed. Looking forward to seeing the finished premises.
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Postby Aughnanure » Fri Aug 10, 2007 4:03 am

Fan-bloody-tastic :D for you all :D
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Postby Dutch Mosin » Fri Aug 10, 2007 4:38 am

Thanks for all your replies. :D

It took our gun club a long time to get the necessary licenses and to find a bank to finance it all.

Things worked out great thanks to all members but especially thanks to our board members who spent lots of hours getting things done.

I’ll keep you all posted.

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Postby madmarc0 » Fri Aug 10, 2007 9:58 am

Nice! I go to the Netherlands every so often, where is this located?
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Postby Brass Rat » Fri Aug 10, 2007 6:49 pm

Martin, what sort of a bullet trap will it use?
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That is quite an undertaking.

Postby Niner » Fri Aug 10, 2007 8:24 pm

So how many people are in the club? Must be an expensive building project considering the size. Any chance they will open it to the public for a fee to help pay for it?

Are you going to cool it in summer and heat it in winter? Bet that would also be an expensive thing to do considering the space.
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Postby Dutch Mosin » Sat Aug 11, 2007 3:18 pm

Brass Rat,

The bullet trap will be made of sand.....lots of it.

I'll post pictures as soon as we start with that.

Robert.

We have about 150 members in our club.

I've got some range time tomorrow morning.

I'll ask about the building price then.

About heating and cooling the building.

We will only heat the place where the shooters are.

The warm air will circulate there.

Cooling will not be necessary because most of the building will be underground.

Only the small entrance building will be entirely heated or cooled.

I'll get back to you on this tomorrow.

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Postby A square 10 » Wed Aug 15, 2007 8:13 am

as stated elsewhere martin , im very impressed with the efforts here , i too am quite interested in the photos when the inside gets developed ,

keep them comming , they are much enjoyed

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Postby Dutch Mosin » Wed Aug 15, 2007 2:00 pm

Thanks Michael.

As promised elsewhere, I'll keep you all posted. :D :D :D

Robert,

I asked about the building price last Sunday.

The price will be close to € 300.000,-........that's about $ 390.000,-.

and yes....it will be opened to the public.

We have to do that to pay the bills.

We even have complete German gun clubs that rent the range 2 or 3 evenings a week for a period of one or even two years.

I haven't got much details on this but whenever I do I'll post it here.

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Postby Niner » Wed Aug 15, 2007 2:37 pm

Thanks for the update Martin. I knew it had to be an expensive undertaking. Looks like your club has it well under control though. Shows that your club must be a real dedicated bunch.
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Postby Dutch Mosin » Wed Aug 15, 2007 3:11 pm

Your welcome Robert.

You're right about the dedicated bunch. :D

It's a fantastic gun club and it's great to be a member there.

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Postby dhtaxi » Wed Aug 15, 2007 5:09 pm

To build something like that in the UK would be impossible you would never get planing permission.

But well done keep us posted.

Lots of pics please.
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100 yard ranges

Postby PeterN2 » Thu Aug 16, 2007 8:47 am

Dave, a 100 yard range was recently built not far from me made from big concrete pipes. No danger area implications, unlike an open range. I presume he got planning permission for that, so not impossible.

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Postby madmarc0 » Mon Sep 17, 2007 4:05 pm

What town are you located in? or near?
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North of Leeds

Postby PeterN2 » Mon Sep 17, 2007 4:46 pm

I am a few miles north of Leeds. The pipe range is somewhere near Ilkley I think.

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Postby 24626151 » Thu Oct 11, 2007 8:14 am

I looked at a house with a 1/3 of an acre garden and was going to build a pipe range underground for load testing. I think I could have managed 50 yards or maybe 100 if I had dug at an angle acros the garden. Doing it without the neighbours knowing would have been fun.

When I retire I want to build a house out in the sticks with a cellar firing point that goes out for 300 yards minimum across open ground to an earth back stop. Changing targets, well thats what the grand children are for! I may put CCTV in to watch the target!
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A lota lota concrete

Postby lagavulan » Tue Jan 08, 2008 1:21 pm

Excellent presentation. Looking forward to seeing the finished project. Where in Netherland is it?

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Postby Dutch Mosin » Wed Jan 09, 2008 2:36 pm

Official opening will be at the end of this month. :D

I'll post some new pictures early next week.

The range is situated about 10 miles south of the city of Nijmegen, near the German border.

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Postby DuncaninFrance » Wed Jan 09, 2008 2:40 pm

My very best wishes to you and the new range. I hope it is everything you wanted and then some! Have a great opening. :D
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HOW ABOUT AN UPDATE?

Postby DuncaninFrance » Tue Dec 23, 2008 9:26 am

I was just thinking that it was a while since you told us about this new range Martin, how are things going?

I don't remember seeing any pics of the opening or it in use! :roll: :roll:
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Oh my God....

Postby Dutch Mosin » Tue Dec 23, 2008 1:07 pm

....I thought I'd posted an update on this a while ago.

My apologies for that. :oops: :oops:

Check the links below.

Just one remark.

They uploaded ALL the pictures they could find.

That includes the "not so good pictures"

Hope you understand.

This one for LOTS of pictures on building the range.

http://www.svgennep.nl/foto/album/bouw%20100%20meter%20schietbaan/index.htm

This one for LOTS of pictures on the opening of the range.

http://www.svgennep.nl/foto/album/2008/ ... /index.htm

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Postby lagavulan » Tue Dec 23, 2008 2:20 pm

Excellent photo's, I had thought I'd missed these. Glad I hadn't, very interesting. Thanks for the upload.
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Postby DuncaninFrance » Tue Dec 23, 2008 2:38 pm

Thanks for that Martin. Looks like the first rounds down were from an Enfield - good choice!!!
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That is some project

Postby Niner » Tue Dec 23, 2008 2:47 pm

Looks like quite a celebration when it opened.

Is your photo in there someplace, Martin?
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Postby Dutch Mosin » Tue Dec 23, 2008 3:35 pm

Yes sir, it sure was a fantastic celebration.

I have to disappoint you about about "my photo" niner.

I'm a bit of a "shy guy". :oops: :oops:

Some other time.....I promise. :D

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Ok Martin

Postby Niner » Tue Dec 23, 2008 5:37 pm

I'll let you off the hook...you being in the military and probably for security reasons.

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