Any interest in a new club in Eastern Upstate NY?

Any interest in a new club in Eastern Upstate NY?

Joined: January 8th, 2009, 2:20 am

June 26th, 2012, 2:10 am #1

This is just a thought for now, but we're considering clearing out our long unused 3-D Archery course here at the Salem Pistol and Rifle Club and trying a little Field Target. We shoot benchrest now (we have 16 concrete benches) so we might try starting out with some informal FT/BR combination matches, adding targets as we can afford them until we can run a full FT match. The Club is located about an hour north of Albany, NY, just 3 miles from the VT border.
If there is enough interest I'll need some advice on how to get started.
Thanks,
Todd Banks


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June 26th, 2012, 2:58 am #2

Todd, How far are you from Bennington, Vt? nt
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Joined: May 4th, 2011, 12:03 am

June 26th, 2012, 11:37 am #3

Hi Bill . I think about 45 minuets . Rick
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Joined: September 28th, 2000, 12:50 am

June 26th, 2012, 1:45 pm #4

This is just a thought for now, but we're considering clearing out our long unused 3-D Archery course here at the Salem Pistol and Rifle Club and trying a little Field Target. We shoot benchrest now (we have 16 concrete benches) so we might try starting out with some informal FT/BR combination matches, adding targets as we can afford them until we can run a full FT match. The Club is located about an hour north of Albany, NY, just 3 miles from the VT border.
If there is enough interest I'll need some advice on how to get started.
Thanks,
Todd Banks

So, it seems doable for us.

Since we would be arriving a day earlier, if the shoots were on Sunday, we could help setting the course on Saturday.

We can also take a few FT's to get the whole thing started.

Keep us posted!



Un Abrazo!




H�ctor
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Joined: January 8th, 2009, 2:20 am

June 26th, 2012, 10:42 pm #5

This is just a thought for now, but we're considering clearing out our long unused 3-D Archery course here at the Salem Pistol and Rifle Club and trying a little Field Target. We shoot benchrest now (we have 16 concrete benches) so we might try starting out with some informal FT/BR combination matches, adding targets as we can afford them until we can run a full FT match. The Club is located about an hour north of Albany, NY, just 3 miles from the VT border.
If there is enough interest I'll need some advice on how to get started.
Thanks,
Todd Banks

if anyone is nearby enough to visit, you are more than welcome to stop by the club and check it out. Dan Brown will be here and we'll walk the old archery course to see what needs to be done to get it ready for FT.
Will keep everyone posted on progress.
Todd

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Joined: January 8th, 2009, 2:20 am

June 26th, 2012, 10:44 pm #6

So, it seems doable for us.

Since we would be arriving a day earlier, if the shoots were on Sunday, we could help setting the course on Saturday.

We can also take a few FT's to get the whole thing started.

Keep us posted!



Un Abrazo!




H�ctor
I'm going to need some guidance from veteran shooters like you to get this thing off the ground!
Todd
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Joined: September 28th, 2000, 12:50 am

June 27th, 2012, 5:31 pm #7

if anyone is nearby enough to visit, you are more than welcome to stop by the club and check it out. Dan Brown will be here and we'll walk the old archery course to see what needs to be done to get it ready for FT.
Will keep everyone posted on progress.
Todd
1.- Get a TOPO map of the specific area. A good idea of the layout can be had just by looking at a good Topo Map.
2.- Take LOTS of pictures of EVERY possible angle and "lane", or direction you might think a shot is possible.
3.- Make notes on the Topo Map of the types of ground encountered, especially in the case of swampy/wetlands areas you may want to avoid, or use, depending on the layout.

Good luck and keep us posted!



Un Abrazo!




H�ctor
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Joined: January 8th, 2009, 2:20 am

June 28th, 2012, 2:06 am #8

Thanks again, Hector. We may even have a topo map stashed in the clubhouse!
Todd
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