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play.soccer
08-31-2018, 09:55 AM
Is approved!!!

http://i67.tinypic.com/2dqizqg.png

All handgun rounds, .22lr handgun and rifle, .223rem and calibers covered under the template.

Would have had it sooner but I am the master of procrastination.

Berm in the distance, just taking pictures of my Stag one day

https://i.imgur.com/BbVIeeI.jpg

I'll end up posting more pictures as I use it. Gonna be fun! I just wish I had it when the weather was warmer.

cowboy01
08-31-2018, 10:18 AM
Congrats.

play.soccer
08-31-2018, 10:49 AM
Thanks man. I'll be shooting tonight after work. Can't wait to shoot scary guns on farmland.

Drache
08-31-2018, 10:52 AM
Congrats! But you can't shoot your 223 from more than 25m?

Justice
08-31-2018, 10:56 AM
25 meters is only 27 yards(88 feet). Fence posts are typically 6 to 8 feet apart. Exactly how far is the bench from the back stop? Remember to CYA.

LB303
08-31-2018, 10:57 AM
So, please give us a rough idea what this process cost you - you have the land, access to heavy equipment, the regulatory BS, I'm sure it isn't for the faint of heart...

chrisc
08-31-2018, 10:57 AM
How long of a process was it to get approval?

play.soccer
08-31-2018, 11:04 AM
25 meters is only 27 yards(88 feet). Fence posts are typically 6 to 8 feet apart. Exactly how far is the bench from the back stop? Remember to CYA.

I was just taking pictures of my non restricted stag10 back before the range was approved.

play.soccer
08-31-2018, 11:14 AM
So, please give us a rough idea what this process cost you - you have the land, access to heavy equipment, the regulatory BS, I'm sure it isn't for the faint of heart...

Well the land is expensive obvs
The equipment was $800ish to dig out the side of the hill
Tractor that we own was used to back fill
Railway ties off of kijiji not expensive

It was easy in leduc country

Just follow the bylaws, email the county to point out the specific bylaws and forward that to the CFO

It was actually easy and didn't cost much. Surprisingly zero costs to have the CFO come out. 2.5hrs from downtown edmonton, they didn't complain it was off the beaten pavement. No ATV needed but just a grand cherokee.

play.soccer
08-31-2018, 11:15 AM
How long of a process was it to get approval?

I sent the paperwork in may, it got lost then got a call in June then had an appt July 10, fixed what needed to be fixed a week later, then someone went on holidays then fixed one more thing last week and bam got the email today.

play.soccer
08-31-2018, 11:16 AM
Congrats! But you can't shoot your 223 from more than 25m?

Well I'm told to CYA so I'll let you gather your own conclusions. ;)

Drache
08-31-2018, 11:16 AM
How long did it take the CFO from when you asked to have it inspected until they could actually come out? Here in BC it was about a year from the time we asked to have it inspected to when the CFO had the time to come out and look for our range.

play.soccer
08-31-2018, 11:17 AM
How long did it take the CFO from when you asked to have it inspected until they could actually come out? Here in BC it was about a year from the time we asked to have it inspected to when the CFO had the time to come out and look for our range.

Couple months from when they called me saying they found my file to completion.

Relic49
08-31-2018, 01:21 PM
Congratulations on your own range. This is the way it should be for anyone who owns land to support one.

shootemup604
08-31-2018, 01:32 PM
So how much land do you have to own beyond your berm? I think the CFO borrowed all the template info from the CF back in the day, so under the range templating requirements for 5.56mm you need a wide and deep fan...

play.soccer
08-31-2018, 01:52 PM
So how much land do you have to own beyond your berm? I think the CFO borrowed all the template info from the CF back in the day, so under the range templating requirements for 5.56mm you need a wide and deep fan...

About 1000m is the back drop however its about controlling the land. If you had an agreement with adjacent land owners you could come into control for your range. And yea 223 and .22lr have big templates

TJSpeller
08-31-2018, 01:55 PM
Congrats. Bloody awesome.

SwissArmyMan
08-31-2018, 02:09 PM
When do we get an invite?

play.soccer
09-05-2018, 09:42 PM
https://i.imgur.com/5HWizH7.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/aqfHCXh.jpg

BgDM
09-06-2018, 11:01 AM
Sweetness! Congrats!

TSE JR
09-06-2018, 12:00 PM
This is awesome!

It may motivate some others to do the same.

Thanks for sharing.

JR

FALover
09-06-2018, 12:08 PM
Wonder if I can get an ATT from Ontario to Alberta? ;)

play.soccer
09-06-2018, 12:34 PM
My bullet stop looks like it sunk or we just don't know what a level is.... oh well once I shoot up that sheet of plywood I'll make sure it's level next time lol.


I've been itching to sight in my handguns (adjustable rear sights or punching a fixed sight over) I finally got around to doing that. I was pumped to put an RDS on my Ruger 22/45 but the thing would turn off after 3 shots so looks like my weaver RDS sucks. Burris FF3 will be going on it next.

We got this gopher silhouette target set up thinger that I'm gonna fix and paint and should have pics this weekend if it's nice out.

Billythreefeathers
09-19-2018, 04:16 PM
love your back yard,,

if you can't shoot off the back deck,, :shoot:

Sinbad
09-20-2018, 08:40 PM
Very Nice

livewire0129
09-20-2018, 10:13 PM
Great range! You are living many, many, Canadian's dreams!

P-B.
10-09-2018, 02:31 PM
Congrats on the Range!

We have a private Unregulated Range, but of course that means only non-restricted, so hand -guns have to be antique.
Shooting to 300 yds, and from neighbours, to 700 yards.

No clue how to post photos here!.

Planetmail
10-11-2018, 07:23 PM
An awesome range. Enjoy.

CoreyMac
10-28-2018, 04:14 PM
Excellent. Great to hear. Im interested in doing this myself. How did you come up with the range design? Was there any guidelines to be had? Im looking at acreages out near leduc county myself, so this is really fantastic to see you were able to do this there.

I may have to pick your brain a bit more in the future.
Corey

play.soccer
10-30-2018, 11:51 AM
Excellent. Great to hear. Im interested in doing this myself. How did you come up with the range design? Was there any guidelines to be had? Im looking at acreages out near leduc county myself, so this is really fantastic to see you were able to do this there.

I may have to pick your brain a bit more in the future.
Corey

The RCMP has set guidelines for ranges and then you gotta follow Leduc county's bylaws and as for the range design I copied one off a guy from the other forum

RobertMcC
10-30-2018, 11:57 AM
I just noticed the Nintendo Zapper Glock.

play.soccer
10-30-2018, 12:09 PM
I just noticed the Nintendo Zapper Glock.

I actually love that gun haha Glock 22, the light grey looks good with muzzle blast residue on it and its surprisingly accurate once I added an adjustable rear sight.

road kill
10-30-2018, 01:54 PM
According to the Sask CFO office it's not to difficult to get a private range approved. They have a template they use and if it's a static range it's much easier than if your into run and gun type of shooting.

play.soccer
10-30-2018, 02:33 PM
According to the Sask CFO office it's not to difficult to get a private range approved. They have a template they use and if it's a static range it's much easier than if your into run and gun type of shooting.

The dude I copied was from Sask too.

play.soccer
04-12-2019, 02:26 PM
Bumping this for a couple reasons

Transferred a handgun and AR15 to my gf, shes now a female ar15 and pistol owning Canadian, probably a racist according to the left


And does anyone have any info on Tarran Butler's range? Distances and such? I see they shoot steel torso targets from what looks like not that far away and I wanna do something similar.

Any info on that is appreciated or if you have other info on shooting steel with handgun and rifle in a competition setting like 3gun. I'm hoping to spice things up from just killing paper all day.

Thanks

infidel29
04-18-2019, 03:10 AM
Bumping this for a couple reasons

Transferred a handgun and AR15 to my gf, shes now a female ar15 and pistol owning Canadian, probably a racist according to the left


And does anyone have any info on Tarran Butler's range? Distances and such? I see they shoot steel torso targets from what looks like not that far away and I wanna do something similar.

Any info on that is appreciated or if you have other info on shooting steel with handgun and rifle in a competition setting like 3gun. I'm hoping to spice things up from just killing paper all day.

Thanks

I'm assuming with the taran range they're using frangible ammo on those close steel targets for safety.

Scotlas
04-18-2019, 01:09 PM
I see some really cool, small IDPA tournaments happening at your range! :)

Waynetheman
04-18-2019, 09:05 PM
Living the dream.

play.soccer
04-19-2019, 09:13 AM
I'm assuming with the taran range they're using frangible ammo on those close steel targets for safety.

Ah that makes sense. I'll have to read up on frangible ammo.

I've never shot 3gun or ipsc so I don't know the standard target distances but I know ringing gongs is much more fun than paper punching.

I broke my homemade duelling tree so I gotta fix that too lol

Kingjenky
04-19-2019, 12:09 PM
Rangerabbit in Alberta makes and sells lots of cool steel targets......congratulations on going the distance and getting your own range.
https://www.rangerabbit.com/

Grimlock
04-21-2019, 10:52 AM
I don't think you're supposed to engage steel with handgun ammo at less than 10 m in Canada. In the US they go as close as about 7 yards, I think. The closer you go the more crap you get hit with. With a rifle, you would want to be at least 50 yards away. Frangible is expensive, but that's what the cops use here when they want to practice up close.

play.soccer
04-21-2019, 01:31 PM
Rangerabbit in Alberta makes and sells lots of cool steel targets......congratulations on going the distance and getting your own range.
https://www.rangerabbit.com/

I love their stuff, I've got some steel from them, once when they had a contest on CGN I won some gongs. Right now the thing holding me back from buying more is wondering the distances to ring steel.

play.soccer
04-21-2019, 01:32 PM
I don't think you're supposed to engage steel with handgun ammo at less than 10 m in Canada. In the US they go as close as about 7 yards, I think. The closer you go the more crap you get hit with. With a rifle, you would want to be at least 50 yards away. Frangible is expensive, but that's what the cops use here when they want to practice up close.

Yeah I couldn't even find frangible ammo when I searched, perhaps I should just buy some hollow point or lead round nose. Ditch the FMJ for steel.

Grimlock
04-22-2019, 06:44 AM
Hollow point is less likely to ricochet. Unjacketed lead is hardened, so it might not behave like you think. It's not nearly as likely to smoosh. Even with plated bullets, the plating sometimes peels off, hits you in the face and draws a little blood because it's razor sharp. Not a huge deal if you're wearing glasses. Some feel that the shrouds we are forced to use in the less free provinces actually channel the crap back at the shooter.

RangeBob
04-22-2019, 09:31 AM
Even with plated bullets, the plating sometimes peels off, hits you in the face and draws a little blood because it's razor sharp.

I've not been hit in the face yet, but I often get bits of copper jackets hitting me in the pants or shirt, after the bullet deforms/bounces off the backstop. No damage at all, to me or my clothing. In my experience it hits about as hard as you can throw a popped popcorn.

Grimlock
04-22-2019, 10:45 AM
Yeah, it's uncommon but not unheard of. The bits are so light they usually just bounce off. Once in a long while though, someone says "Hey, you're bleeding." You don't even feel it. Good reason to wear glasses though.

play.soccer
04-23-2019, 08:01 AM
I ordered some paddles to build a duelling tree. Might be able to use the paddles as a plate rack too. Gonna gave to sketch some things.

Range rabbit is awesome

play.soccer
05-15-2019, 11:53 AM
Maybe this ammo is the ticket for shooting steel at close range?

Watching Halle Berry's John wick video where she shot the 3 steel torsos from a short distance got me thinking about fragmenting ammo again.

https://www.americanrifleman.org/articles/2016/8/23/federal-american-eagle-syntech-handgun-ammunition-review/

Grimlock
05-15-2019, 01:16 PM
I think that's just polymer coated stuff like Xmetal makes.

play.soccer
05-15-2019, 01:33 PM
I think that's just polymer coated stuff like Xmetal makes.

It is polymer coated yes. No copper jacket.

I did notice a chunk of copper jacket in my bullet catch/target board from.shooting this weekend. I think I may line the board with white paper and shoot my gongs and see how the rounds splash to see if its worth caring about.

Swingerguy
05-15-2019, 11:11 PM
Safety third!
Lol, just jokes.