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Openrange
01-02-2008, 07:36 PM
I was asked to post about Openrange, our new 100 yard, perfect ballistic INDOOR RANGE in Crestwood Kentucky (just 20 minutes East of beautiful Louisville Kentucky).

We have the perfect set up to check your loads, scope, trigger, skill etc in a true 100 yard indoor 60 foot wide wind free tunnel. Our shooting tables are NRA spec concrete poured with no movement. Our target system is Mancom allowing you to set precise distances out to 100 yards measured in foot increments. Our air handling system places a 55 feet per minute wall of air (about a slow walking speed) direct downrange to place the minimum effect on ballistics yet keep the air clean and hygienic. The target carrier holds the target firm without movement yet will return to the shooter for examination. This allows for the most shooting and the least downtime when checking targets. The line is never called so you can shoot at your timing.

If you need any further information check out our website

http://www.openrangesports.com/

or give us a call at 502-243-8282. We have a great community and some decent hotels nearby if you'd like to make a trip out here. If you plan on coming to the 2008 NRA Convention make sure to visit us.

Thanks for viewing this and let us know if you have any questions!

Barry Laws
CEO, Openrange.

Bart
01-02-2008, 08:26 PM
Barry,

Benchresters tend to carry a large amont of reloading gear and normally clean their rifles after every 15 to 20 shots. Is there a place to set up 2X3 foot table for these two purposes.

I am not too far from your range and have thought about coming up and shooting there.

Thanks
Bart

Bart's Custom Bullets

abintx
01-02-2008, 08:57 PM
Just what we need in Austin. How about building one here ???

Gene Beggs
01-02-2008, 09:05 PM
Wow! Sounds like a terrific facility. I look forward to stopping and seeing this on one of my trips back east.

Johnnie from KY
01-03-2008, 06:09 PM
Barry, I to am a benchrest shooter, and interested in your range. I live in Shelbyville, Ky and can`t believe I missed your range. How long has it been there? How do you charge for your facilities? I too am interested in a cleaning and reloading space. thanks Johnnie

Pete Wass
01-03-2008, 07:01 PM
Is that it is in near Louisville. Wish it were in Harrisburg ! ;)

DOUG DOTY
01-03-2008, 07:36 PM
Wow, I am only 30 minutes away too. !!!!!!!

Openrange
01-15-2008, 01:22 PM
Bart,

For your convenience we have a loading door where you can park nearest the range after you check in and unload all your equipment (so you don't have to wrestle coming through the showroom). We have large pull carts to load all of your equipment and take to the range. Our goal is to make this the best experience possible for you. Come in and we will take care of your needs.

We have access for handicap also so if you know any benchers who are handicaped we can accomodate as well.

Also, we have talked to some shooters who said they'd be interested in having an indoor match here so let us know if that is of interest and what you'd like to see.

Barry

Openrange
01-15-2008, 01:37 PM
Johnnie,

We charge by the hour for the rifle range. After the first hour the rates go on 15 minute increment additions - 1/4 the hourly.

Example: Stay 2 hours and 45 minutes and you will be charged 2.75 x your hourly rate.

Non members pay $26 hour. The best idea is to buy a membership for $199 and the rate reduces to $15 hour during the week and $20 hour on the weekends. If you add another family member their membership is $139 with the same hourly for their own separate lane. If the family member wanted to share your lane their rate is an extra $13 an hour.

You can stay as long as needed during our open hours.

We have found that in one hour indoors at Openrange's ballistic perfect 100 yard tunnel with the computerised target retrieval system you can get the same amount of shooting compared to about 4 hours outdoors. And what you cant get outdoors at any cost is the perfect environment with digitally precise distances.

Any other questions let me know or give me a call.

Barry

Dusty Stevens
01-15-2008, 03:10 PM
do you offer a membership that has unlimited shooting?

ReedG
01-15-2008, 03:51 PM
Barry:

Wow! What a nice sounding facility. Can you show us some pictures of the rifle range, benches, etc.?

My local range is looking at the practicality of an indoor-range. Do you have info you can send me in re: design considerations, architect costs, building costs, operating costs? Looks like you have a terrific facility, probably more exotic than we could justify in rural VT, but very interested in your experiences. You can PM or email me.

Thank you.

Openrange
01-27-2008, 10:25 AM
We don't have unlimited shooting memberships. Our membership is $199 a year and $15 an hour on the weekdays, $20 hour on the weekends.

Thanks!

As far as design... get lots of concrete, about $500,000 in equipment costs and you're good to go! Plus of course construction costs. Not an easy thing.

Barry