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Proposed 800yd Enclosed Range

 
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Old 02-05-2012, 03:41 PM
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Proposed 800yd Enclosed Range

I am considering the future design of an 800 yard enclosed range for ballistic testing and true no wind condition load development. My main question is whether or not this is something others would have and interest in. My thoughts are that the final project would be able to be rented out for other fellow shooters to set up and do their testing. With the current design and material costs I donít see this being a money maker, but am hoping to at least make back some of the cost. I am located in the Wichita Kansas area, so I know travel would be an issue for some. Any thoughts and or guidance are greatly appreciated.
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Old 02-05-2012, 03:44 PM
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Re: Proposed 800yd Enclosed Range

Fort AP Hill (Aberdeen Proving Grounds) on the East coast has a underground facility that i think they let some civilians shoot on. Its where (to my knowledge) a lot of the testing is done for major manufacturers .

Just letting you know.
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Old 02-05-2012, 04:47 PM
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Re: Proposed 800yd Enclosed Range

Fort AP Hill, VA DOES NOT have an underground range, much less allow civilians to use the ranges.

Cannot say about APG MD.

BH
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Old 02-05-2012, 04:52 PM
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Re: Proposed 800yd Enclosed Range

Not sure about underground, that is what I was told while i was there. I do know they have some sort of controlled range, and i do know it is leased out to Horinday and others. I was there while they were getting cleared at the gate.
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Old 02-05-2012, 05:28 PM
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Re: Proposed 800yd Enclosed Range

800 might be a stretch, calculate the slowest cartiges moa dope in MOA for that distance and times by 8" to find out how tall your structure would have to be at the apex, plus another 6 feet for good measure.

To ensure no frost or water damage your talking about some coin,

Now if you put some international shippijng containers back to back, cut the ends out, and figured you had 8 foot ceiling you could make a nice 500 yard tunnel.
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Old 02-05-2012, 05:40 PM
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Re: Proposed 800yd Enclosed Range

Hey Cowboy, Can you make a 4 port muscle brake that will thread on my 338-378 wby, I want to replace the original one on the Mk5 with a Muscle Brake.
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Old 02-05-2012, 05:52 PM
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Re: Proposed 800yd Enclosed Range

kc, pm sent.
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