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    Steel on Centerfire rifle range

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    Denny1

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    Steel on Centerfire rifle range

    Post  Denny1 on Sun Feb 22, 2009 7:51 pm

    Any possibility of getting some gong(swing steel targets) for the rifle range? bounce

    Wayne

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    steel

    Post  Wayne on Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:07 am

    Perhaps,
    I am at the clubhouse most Sunday afternoons and every Tues. and soon every Thurs. Evenings. Most Sat. I am running some sort of match. Meet with me and we will discuss what you want, safety issues and cost. I will be happy then to present it to the board.
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    MarkEagle

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    Re: Steel on Centerfire rifle range

    Post  MarkEagle on Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:25 pm

    We used to have a big round piece of metal- maybe an old manhole cover- at 200 yards and I shot many rounds at that target. Does anybody know anybody with a spare manhole cover? Now, we don't want one you "found" in a manhole- thats where they are supposed to be. We also had a hanging metal plate that we shot until the range was remodeled- it was left over railroad tie plates on a chain with a metal frame at 200 yards. I feel they need to be out at 200 yards. There are people who are club members that could probably put something together economically.


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    MarkEagle

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    Re: Steel on Centerfire rifle range

    Post  MarkEagle on Tue Feb 24, 2009 12:02 pm

    Good commercial source of metal targets is http://www.mgmtargets.com/index.php


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    JMann

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    Location : Bristol, TN

    Re: Steel on Centerfire rifle range

    Post  JMann on Tue Feb 24, 2009 12:52 pm

    There is a metal fabricating company located behind Bristol Supply. Can't remember the name but it is easy to spot as you drive south beside the tracks. This is just beyond the Bristol Sign on the right going east. They seem to have a supply of odd pieces of metal on hand and let it go very reasonably. I was able to obtain a piece of expanded metal plate to use as a campfire grill at my hunt camp.

    I think a gong at 200 and one (larger, thank you) at 300 would be a lot of fun.

    We have a fellow member that routinely shoots his civil war replica Enfield rifle at 300 yds. I would love to hear that minie hit a gong after hearing the rifle report.

    Denny1

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    Any updates on possible Steel targets

    Post  Denny1 on Sun Feb 26, 2012 4:54 pm

    Wayne,

    Was ask by another member the other day if anymore had been said about placing some kind of steel plate at the upper rifle range(centerfire range) and what happened to putting red lights on the firing line so when shooter goes out to place targets at the 200/300 line. I know the club has a lot going on, Just curious myself if any of this is still in the future plan? Told that person I had not heard anything.

    Have a Great Day!

    Wayne

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    Re: Steel on Centerfire rifle range

    Post  Wayne on Tue Feb 28, 2012 8:21 am

    The wiring of the main range and the new shotgun range is due in the next few days. No one has come forward with cost and availability of steel targets at the 200 and 300. I am waiting with the check book guys. If you want it, get me some prices I'll get approval and we will try to get it done.
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    MarkEagle

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    Re: Steel on Centerfire rifle range

    Post  MarkEagle on Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:32 am

    Denny
    Don't know if you added the steel at 200 & 300, but I have some AR500 hardened steel for targets that I bought from Wideners and had drilled so you could add a bolt to add chain. You are welcome to come by my office and pick it up if you want to replace the steel you started with with this thicker hardened steel. I can run the purchase price through the pistol account as Wayne has already approved it.
    You might call to be sure I'll be in office to get steel out of storage building, 423-764-2428. My office is at 2012 W State St, Bristol, TN
    Mark Riehl

    Denny1

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    Re: Steel on Centerfire rifle range

    Post  Denny1 on Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:25 pm

    Thanks for the offer Doc, but I did not put up any steel at the upper rifle range. I did however notice the 1/4" target at 200 yd line while shooting sunday with my son(several holes shot thru it). I was thinking I have some 1/2 or 3/4 in. 14 x 14 but just 1040 mild steel. Wasnt looking at 300yd line. Cant see that far.LOL Again Doc thanks! Dont know when I will get time.
    Dennis

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