Hello IanGT,Here are a couple of links that might help out:www.martyfischer.com(Range design consultant)www.rangeinfo.org/(website of the National Association of Shooting Ranges)The NASR has several publications on line about designing courses.Hope it helps. Feel free to name the first stand the "Shotgunworld.com" stand regards,Jay Gentry8o Shotgunworld.com
Marty Fischer is a good man and a great source. He's worked on several ranges in the East Tennessee area.You might also contact National Sporting Clays Association for a list of instructors in your area. Lots of those folks are more than capable of designing a range. Also NRA range development guide and resource manual would be a good place to start.At my club we designed and built a nice 5-stand without anyone having done it before and we made a few mistakes in that we didn't make things are big as they should have been.BTW: This isn't a one person job get help from other shotgunners in the club.Good Luck and Good ShootingTanasi:w
Why don't people pay ME to help them create sporting clays courses? That's a job I could really get into. Maybe I could become a sporting clays course critic. I'd travel the country, trying different courses, and rating them in some newspaper column or maybe on a small cable show. You think there's money in that? I'd sure like the work! Casual ShooterOne gun does it all when one gun is all you have!
IainGT, sounds like a great time to head out to some local and not so local clays ranges to check out their 5-stand setups. Grab the digital camera and pick which shot setups will work for you. Depending on what level of shooters you have, this shouldn't be a combination of all tough shots to start with, if the average shooter feels like its beyond them they wont shoot it again. Which considering the cost of the 5 traps and the release system you want as many folks shooting it as you can.
Jay, I'm going to hold you to that!Casual ShooterShotgunworld Ambassador and Sporting Clays Course Critic"Will critique your course for free* ".* - free meaning I get to shoot it for free. Casual ShooterOne gun does it all when one gun is all you have!
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