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Gene Ford
06-25-2008, 08:29 PM
This is to inform all the interested shooters that we have been approved by the IBS, we will be up and running as soon as we can get all the work done. :)

We wish to thank Jim Borden for his input and his support of the forming of the new club.

As new information becomes available we will post it here on Benchrest Central.

Gene Ford

Gene Ford
06-26-2008, 11:11 AM
As you might already know if you have been following the weather in Missouri, it is still raining every day or two, but not to worry there is work being done on the new range. There is plenty to do besides the dirt work that needs to be done. As soon as it does however dry a bit the berms and firing line will go in. I will keep you updated on the progress.

Gene

NeilNE
06-26-2008, 03:09 PM
Hi Gene, where is this club located?

Gene Ford
06-26-2008, 04:53 PM
Hi Neil,

The club will be located at Spickard Missouri just 3/4 mile west of 65 highway. I will have to get you an address of the farm that is on, I don't have it at this time. As things take shape I will put up a map to the farm that it is located on. They are working on a web site which I will also post when it is up and running. Hope to see you at a match there if we can ever get it to dry out long enough to get the dirt work done. Thank you for your intrest.

Gene

Bob Pastor
06-26-2008, 10:46 PM
Hi Gene,

This is good news for all of us. When you get time,please email me. I lost all my addresses.

Bob

Darrell jones
06-28-2008, 09:03 AM
Hello Gene!

This is very good news.

Is this the only way you will shoot with me again?:D

Darrell

Gene Ford
06-28-2008, 11:51 AM
Hi Darrell,

No.

Once this is up and going I will probably start doing some traveling again. You are more than welcome to come shoot up here when we get started, bring Jerry and Jacob Hurt with you. Looks like they have some pretty hot guns working down there. A 100 score in a shoot off at 1000 yards, wow, that is tuff. If you see Rick tell him I said come on up also.

Gene

Gene Ford
07-08-2008, 04:14 PM
Well we finally have some good news at the new range, that being that it has been dry enough to get the berms and the shooting line dirt work done. They are now packed and settling. We are getting ready to build the target boards and the benches. As soon as I get the information I will post a work day if someone would like to help out.

Gene

Gene Ford
07-09-2008, 09:57 PM
I was able to visit the new range site today, as you will see I was given some bad information. The firing line is in and we are putting the finishing touches on it. Shortly we will have the steel post in for the benches, but no target berms as yet, but that should not take long to get done. Here is a picture of the new range looking from behind the firing line to the south where the 600 and 1000 target berms will be placed.

alf
07-10-2008, 07:32 AM
Gene,

Hopefully I can make it down your way.

In your description of the range, does it mean you're shooting due south?

Also, where're you gonna plug in your house?

Al

Gene Ford
07-10-2008, 08:40 AM
Hi Al,
I hope you can make a shoot at the new range when it is up and running also. To answer your question, yes you will be shooting pretty much due south, haven't put a compass to it but it won't be off by much. Much the same as south Missouri or Iowa clubs lay out I would say.

KD, the owner has said he will be putting in several RV drops at the range, so pulgging my home should not be a problem. My problem is going to be paying for the fuel to get it there.

If you have more questions feel free to e-mail me at fordx@hughes.net.

Thanks for your intrest.

Gene

Gene Ford
07-31-2008, 07:01 PM
Just a quick update on the new range we are putting starting in Northern Missouri. The weather has us at a stand still; the weather forecast looks favorable to get the rest of the dirt work done before much longer. The tops and target frames will be going in shortly. We are hoping to hold a match by fall. Board of Directors and officers are now in place so if Mother Nature will just dry things out we should be accomplishing the tasks at hand. By the way the club name is North Missouri Border Regulators or NMBR for short. I will post more as things progress further.

Gene

Chisolm
07-31-2008, 07:17 PM
Gene
Will this range have pits, I believe I remember it will be both 1000 and 600.
I am very interested it is about the same distance as Ft. Pierre and 50 miles further than Byers for me. Anything for the wife to do in the area if I drag her along to a match?

James

Gene Ford
07-31-2008, 08:17 PM
James,
There will not be pits at this time, but that is not to say it will not be a consideration in the future, and yes it will be 600 and 1000 yard range. There is the Amish town of Jamesport to the southwest that is full of hand crafted goodies, antique shops and some good restaurants with bake goods done on kerosene stoves, so if she is into that the answer would be yes. It does not look like we are going to be able to have and IBS match this year, but will have a full season for 2009. We are trying to get things ready and will hopfully have a come see the range match and meet the officers later this fall, as it stands now it would be a free match, and a chance for the crew to get some pratice in. We would like to see you, and all intrested parties there if at all possible. I will post more on it as information becomes available.

Gene

Chisolm
07-31-2008, 08:42 PM
Darn and I was hoping for a late October/early November match, a guy needs something to help him hold out to the Spring matches.:D

Thank You for the information Gene.

James

Dave Tooley
08-01-2008, 11:21 AM
Gene

North Missouri Border Regulators

Ummmmm sounds like a bunch of Rogues to me

Dave

Gene Ford
08-01-2008, 12:00 PM
Dave,

You could be right, you know how it goes when you turn a bunch of North Missouri Hill Williams loose with a bunch of guns. If it stops long enough we will shoot at it, notice I said at it, heck we even get lucky once in awhile and hit it. When we get this up and running, would like to see you and some of the Hawks Ridge shooters at a match here in the future. You do know we are bordered by eight states, just never can be to careful.

Gene

stevelong
08-11-2008, 03:40 PM
Hi Gene, long time no see, you must have a worthy venture going there, I see the picture of ole DEE doing some digging, & a picture is worth a thousand words, you know?
Good to hear you have a new range going, and I'll try to drag some few of the KNOXVILLE crowd down there to check you out in da spring.
Steve Long.

Gene Ford
08-11-2008, 08:12 PM
Hi Steve,
Thank you, but we are moving at a snails pace right now, seems everytime we get something started it rains on us. We are hopping to have a fun shoot this fall if we can get things put together. I will be looking forward to seeing you at a match this spring.

Gene

stevelong
08-12-2008, 07:42 AM
Gene, yes, please send me an email as you get closer to the fall practice match, and I will drag some folks down there & visit your new digs.
I'll make sure all the Knoxville crowd knows about it at our season-ender Aug 23.
slong@hy-vee.com.
Steve,

Gene Ford
08-12-2008, 09:01 AM
Steve,
Thank you for your interest, as soon as I have some firm information I will be glad to e-mail it to you. Right now it looks like we may be able to get it in mid October time frame. I will keep all informed as to progress we are making.

Gene

Chisolm
09-25-2008, 06:43 AM
Any updates on this range?

James

Boss Hoss 540
09-25-2008, 08:05 AM
Gene----make sure and keep Rich out of the process!!!!! He will have us all shooting Speer Bullets!!!!! :D

Gene Ford
09-25-2008, 02:06 PM
There is some progress at the new range, but it is slow. Seems everytime we get something going it rains us out. We now have the firing line lowered about a foot and looking better. We are soon to put in the concrete floor and put up the blocks for the bench tops. Once that is done it will be on to the target lines, hopefully it won't be as hard to get the work done on them as it has been on the firing line, maybe it will dry out and let us get some more of the work done.
Hey Boss Hoss, Rich says we can use any bullet we want as long as it comes in a green box and says Sierra on it.:D

Gene

Chisolm
09-25-2008, 07:33 PM
Gene,
Are you still thinking there is a chance of getting a match in yet this year?

James

Gene Ford
09-25-2008, 08:06 PM
James,
At this time I am not sure if we will be able to get one in or not. I need to get with K.D. the owner and see what he thinks the latest we can do one is. It will be an informal one of course. Hope to do both a 600 and 1000 yard match if possible. I have shot a couple of matches where the temp was below zero and survived, but can not say it was the most fun I have ever had shooting. As soon as I can get the information I will post it here.

Gene

Mike E
11-25-2008, 09:44 PM
Gene got any news to share about new range?


need to shoot
mike

Mike E
12-15-2008, 07:08 PM
btt

Chisolm
02-21-2009, 09:26 PM
Sure would be interested in any updates on this range.
Match schedule sure would be nice. I doubt I could make every match, but I would sure like to make a couple this year.


James