Range 6 — Update 2
This weekend saw a big step forward with the Range 6 project as the concrete shooting benches were installed. While the club was busy with a major archery event, a member was quietly working on Range 6. Eric R prepared the tubular steel legs, attached them to the tops and installed them. What is amazing is that he did this singlehandedly! He tells me that once he figured out how it could be done it wasn’t too bad. It involved a chain/lift attached to the ceiling and some temporary support. The hardest part must have been moving the tops from their storage area to their places in front of the ports. Concrete weighs about 150 lbs. per cubic foot and each top probably has a volume of about 2.5 cubic feet.
When I caught up with Eric on Sunday afternoon he was installing some 2×4 blocking to ensure that the benches will have no wobble. Great job, Eric, and thanks! We still need to complete attachment of the bottom steel plates to the concrete slab. Also required is some grinding to the edge of the bench slabs. If someone has access to a suitable grinder, let me know.
This week also saw final touch-up on the 50m berm. It is now at the requisite height and awaits the installation of the target frame. That should happen very soon, along with the installation of the port hatches and vision panels. As always, any help is appreciated and we will be looking for volunteers this week. We are still anticipating that the 50m will be ready in time for the .22 Challenge Match on July 18th.