View Full Version : Question for the Elite people
10-29-2008, 06:01 PM
I am looking for ideas/ suggestions on how to set up a 3D range on my land. I am going to do this so it is available to other archers in area to use as well. I would want it to be set up to pass any criteria that the sanctioning organizations would need to become certified for competitive shoots. I realize that these types of ventures are expensive to start out but I think it would be worth it, I would also like to build an indoor range and need size suggestions, target types for both indoor and 3D. Also any guidance on safety regulations or where to find them. On 3D targets preferences considering what you may have shot at or what would hold up best. Thank you for your time and consideration.
I have asked this on other sites with no response, I have pm'd people on this site and have recieved great info from you all. I have also decided with the help of DB to purchase an XXL, DB helped me with my long draw issue of 32.7" thank you DB for your assistance and fast response and to the others that have helped me make up my mind. I look forward to shooting again now.
10-29-2008, 06:15 PM
The first thing to check into is the cost of liability insurance. I can't help with anything else because I have never shot a 3d range and the 3 shops I have been in had 20 yard ranges, one that is now closed may have gone to 30. The only 3d target I've had is a GlenDel buck, not worth the money.
10-29-2008, 06:21 PM
I know that the insurance will probably be ugly, but I want to have a range where people can shoot 3D and later maybe an indoor range that would be in equal distance to the indoor competitive ranges used. I never have liked shooting just a short range indoors. Most around here seem to be like 10 to 15 yards that are in the stores. Anyway even if I just use it myself and for some locals then great we can work out how to replace the foam inserts and things like that.
10-29-2008, 06:23 PM
I wish I lived near you, it sounds wonderful! :shakehands:
10-29-2008, 06:49 PM
It would be open for anyone including those traveling through the area. Or at least that is my hope. But first I need suggestion, what have you shot in the past, what would you like to see in one, types of shots to contend with. I would like it to be sanctioned but if not just make it fun and change it up. I would of course have safety regulations to be followed. I need help and input.
10-29-2008, 07:44 PM
Its kinda hard to explain but we set up in a star shape like course. saves on property. and keeps everyone safe. we use 40 targets and own 80. so we can limit the amount of use and repairs. we also have a state certified inspector to walk the course and approve it before it opens. for insurance.
Im not sure but I think NFAA provides the insurance for the club as long as its inspected. I can check with the club.
The best way to make it pay is a lot of addvertising. get shooters to show up. one club even bought a insurance policy on a New Truck give away. you could win it buy entering a ticket for each day you entered to shoot the 3/d. if your name was then drawn you had to shoot between 100-120 unmarked yards and hit an 8 inch steel gong. pulled in quite a few shooters. Location is most important also. place for camping or close to hotels. they wont come if they cant shoot a couple days. its not worth it to most. If I think of anything else I post for you.
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