Arnold rifle and pistol club. It’s usually open a weekend or 2 before rifle season starts. But it’s a membership only deal otherwise.
Thanks! Looks like it's open this weekend.Arnold rifle and pistol club. It's usually open a weekend or 2 before rifle season starts. But it's a membership only deal otherwise.
I'm not from here. I just live here.Chew lives on the east side ////go figure
That's the problem Being fixed but the company who installed the original one won't do anything about it so another company won the bid.I believe the manufacture of the target trap is redoing it because of bullet trap failure
Logan is free but it only has 50 yard lanes. Just FYI if you were looking to site in at 100 yards.Logan in Silex has an un-manned range along with Ranaker, between Bowling Green and Frankford
This is not true. The general contractor that I worked for did the project and the trap manufacturer was called back several times over the last 9 years and tried to remedy everything that the conservation dept asked for but they could never satisfy them. The range at Busch opened several years after Henges did with the latest and greatest trap and that is wht they now wanted for Henges and the trap manufacturer could not simply convert the trap to be as new as the one at Busch. So the conservation dept decided to buy a newer trap.That's the problem Being fixed but the company who installed the original one won't do anything about it so another company won the bid.
Wiser1 you seem to be in the know on this as the majority of what you say is true except the part about action Target not being cooperative.The current bullet trap was taken out of service because of structural failures that prevented the trap from operating properly. This created ricochet hazards and unsafe gaps where projectiles could escape. Because of these safety concerns, MDC closed the rifle/pistol range.
Since the range improvements were completed in 2010, MDC has experienced ongoing problems with the existing bullet trap installed by Action Target Inc. MDC attempted to resolve the issue by working with the original contractor. Unfortunately, MDC was unable to expedite the project because of a lack of cooperation from the contractor. As a result, MDC secured an outside firm to document the damage to the range?s rifle/pistol bullet trap. Following that assessment, MDC wrote and posted a request for competitive bids to repair and/or replace the damaged bullet trap.
Jackson Building Group Inc. of St. Louis was awarded the contract after the competitive bid process, and the contract was approved by the Conservation Commission at its October meeting.
The approved scope of work calls for removal of the original bullet trap, followed by construction and installation of a new and improved unit. The new bullet trap will be similar in design to the one used at MDC?s August A. Busch Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center in Defiance. The contract also specifies replacement of several damaged concrete baffles. Work will begin later this year and completion of the project is estimated for fall 2020. The rifle/pistol range will re-open when the project is finished.
The MDC issued article Wiser1 posted is what I was referencing in my comment. They put the blame on the original contractor.Wiser1 you seem to be in the know on this as the majority of what you say is true except the part about action Target not being cooperative.
Action Target TRIED to remedy the project for over 8 years and COULD never satisfy the Conservation dept. They by the way wrote the specifications for the trap to begin with as well as the design of the structure. Action Target is being the fall guy here but it simply is the conservation dept not knowing what they wanted to begin with.