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New Shooting Range - How Big And How Much££

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by mx5er, Jun 29, 2020.

  1. mx5er

    mx5er Posting Addict

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    Hope everyone has had a good day.

    question for you lot..... Someone is possibly going to add an air rifle range to his land and his existing business. I know a lot of ranges are 100yards, but he is going to struggle to fit that in.

    Would you come and visit a smaller range... say 70yards?? also what would you pay for the following:

    1) shooting range with the usual open fronted shed with rigid benches and seats. potentially 12 shooting stations undercover. Access to a portaloo and a kettle. Nice remote area, picnic tables etc.

    2) same as above but with more facilities such as: proper loo, a wooden mini cafe with electric, running water, hot drinks and microwave etc.

    he's planning on two pricing structures. 3hr and all day - 9.30am-5pm

    I really would welcome any feedback, opinions etc as he is meeting with the finance and planning people next week.

    Oh, and easy access to A1 and not far from A19
     
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    I would attend pending where in north east are we talking, and what the bill is. Last time I went to Steve smiths, he said he was charging 5er all day.
     
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  3. mx5er

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    thanks for that mate :thumb:

    whereabouts is Steve smiths?
     
  4. Jack's Da

    Jack's Da Its all about the macho cal

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    I'm going to click the "watch thread" button for the first time :D
     
  5. Fusty Fieldcrafter

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    Wrong side of the A1 for me. :(
    I've got plenty of places to plink so anything like this would only work if it had a social aspect to it like a club. Nothing round my way.
     
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  6. Jack's Da

    Jack's Da Its all about the macho cal

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    Where abouts will this be? Feel free to PM me if you dont want to post the location on the forum yet.
     
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    Yep, I think he would get a lot of support if sensibly priced. The last club I was in was at Darlington, covered shooting area, 50 and 100 yd’s and that was about it. But only £100 a year. Nothing else to pay. Steve Smiths is a decent place. If this new one was set up properly and priced right I could see it doing well.
     
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    Our range is just under 50m, open air, open shooting positions, only room for nine shooters, open sat and sun 10am to 3pm, has portaloos and burger van, used to be £10 to shoot all day.
    Since lockdown only 3 shooters and its £5/hr max 2 hrs.
     
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    70 yards is plenty for sub 12. Proper toilets and somwhere decent to sit with a brew would help for regular customers.

    If the range and facilities are well kept, £10 a day is easily achievable
     
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    He should be looking at similar set-ups on the net. Furnace Mill charge around £7 a day for a covered plinking range, HFT course and with all the facilities you would need. Greyhound offer similar for a fiver a day. Millride I think around the same.
     
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    Thanks lads :thumb: i am really appreciating all this feedback! The only reason i daren't say the exact location yet is he is paranoid about b*ggering up his planning permission etc. All i can say is that it would be North Yorkshire
     
  13. mx5er

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    That's something else he is looking at - a HFT range... possibly... if the interest is there??
     
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    Ahh bit far for me. :(
     
  15. mx5er

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    south shields yeah :(
     
  16. Jack's Da

    Jack's Da Its all about the macho cal

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    Bear in mind that there's already Thimbleby shooting range just off the A19 near Northallerton
     
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    Ramsay .... gone Plinking

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    Have you seen @Lev Levvin post about his sisters new range... It looks pretty good, and I liked the idea of monthly subscriptions... and an air supply will probably draw people in. Good luck..
    I've been pondering the thought of a range, here in Denmark..
    We had a meeting last weekend some guys n girls from the Danish Forum...some folks had a 2-3 hour drive just to get here..
    range DK.jpg
     
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    What are the prices going to be , this is what I will need to know ?
     
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    Spray1Mark NOW PERMANENTLY BORED!

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    Personally I think £20 is very fair for a days entertainment! where else would you get value like that?

    A club with memberships paid yearly or monthly attracts other rules and issues not worth it IMO.
     
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    Spray1Mark NOW PERMANENTLY BORED!

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    Isn't that the point of the thread? the OP is asking potential customers that!
     
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