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Old 09-01-2015, 09:14 AM
aka108 aka108 is offline
 
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It would be great for those of us who seldom if ever get to Talladega to see a series of photographs of the range, target stands, benches and seating, overheads, parking, walkways, handicap features and fencing for possible incorporation at our local ranges.
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Old 09-01-2015, 03:39 PM
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Here is a starting point for pictures

http://cmp1.zenfolio.com/p554795677

http://cmp1.zenfolio.com/p890992623

http://cmp1.zenfolio.com/p1038955324
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Old 09-04-2015, 11:25 AM
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That has to be some kind of range. Was the real estate some type of govt surplus and what was the source of funding? That place has to have cost millions--No one day with a D9 scraping around and building a berm. It's beautiful. Thank you for posting a photo history of the projects construction.
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Old 09-07-2015, 08:52 AM
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Umm, CMP sells guns and ammo and other stuff the Army gives them free. Then they sell it = BIG $$$ then they do great things like building ranges and promote marksmanship programs.
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Old 09-07-2015, 03:06 PM
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Picture looking up at clubhouse from shooting range.

Half of firing line. Benches are not much but light enough to move out of the way. Sound abatement in overhead. To left is corner of control booth, full of all kinds of electronics? Notice the colored lines on floor. Red nearest to range not to be crossed unless range is cleared to clean up brass. Do not recall what the yellow and orange lines are for.

Other side of firing line. To get to firing must come around hill to right. Obvious why CMP let's you use their golf cart type vehicles to take your gear to firing point.

A few of the targets you can select to shoot at. Pictures taken in early June.

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Old 09-07-2015, 05:39 PM
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Nice facility. On the firing line I"m not in love with the benches. Would be nice to have them built out of steel and concrete with seats that adjust for height . Beautiful facility non the less.
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Old 11-30-2015, 02:34 PM
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Old 11-30-2015, 03:28 PM
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Nice facility. On the firing line I"m not in love with the benches. Would be nice to have them built out of steel and concrete with seats that adjust for height . Beautiful facility non the less.
Having used the range for both practice and a match, the wooden benches can be moved for a match or used for bench firing.

There is a seam in the concrete at each firing location directly in line with the targets. The movable benches mean you can place your shooting mat perfectly, or bench fire directly over the seam.

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Old 11-30-2015, 03:43 PM
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Notice the colored lines on floor. Red nearest to range not to be crossed unless range is cleared to clean up brass. Do not recall what the yellow and orange lines are for.
When the line is hot, during a match, no one but shooters and scorers/verifiers, for the current relay, forward of the orange line. Spectators and their gear must stay behind the yellow line. That creates a path between yellow and orange for the line officers to move freely back and forth.

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