The bullet catcher on the 50 yard range has been completed enough that shooting can resume. We appreciate the patience of the membership in this project, and know they understand the efforts of keeping the range open for as long as possible through the shooting season, and held off construction until after the gun deer sight in (as that section of range would have been lost) and the gun deer season. Weather, holidays and equipment availability set the pace once construction began and while more fresh soil is coming the berm is ready for impact.
When going down range it is strongly suggested that you go down the SOUTHERN SIDE (next to the wall) as ruts left by the equipment working downrange have frozen on the north side and it is a tripping hazard. As the ground thaws this will be leveled.
Also, please keep shooting on lanes 1-15, leaving 16 open. It is a long explanation but rest assured the engineers and construction crew did their best to go as close to the edge of the berm as possible, but needed to place the bases where they were to avoid compromising the structural integrity of the pre-existing wall holding up the berm on the south side. Position 16 will have metal added in the future, and currently is the same as it was before the project, but we would like to encourage shooters to utilize the bullet catcher now that it is in place.
Thank you for all your contributions to your club to make projects like this possible, it was a long time coming and will do much to preserve our shooing range and make us better neighbors as well. Slight finishing touches will occur to the berm and bullet catcher and in short order it will be in its final state.
At some point more soil will be brought, but it will occur during the work week, during the day, and should someone come out at that point the range will be closed for the moment. Since we do not know when that will be and it will be for only a few hours when it does occur we are considering the range open, and should we get word with adequate lead time when it is we will get the word out.
Thank you, and enjoy-
The Sheboygan Rifle And Pistol Club