New indoor range

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  1. Corvids

    Corvids Member

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    Hey up fellas, long time no see/speak :)

    I just thought I would let you all know about the new 55 yard indoor range in Leigh :lev
    It's not just an air rifle range, there is a catapult range to relive your childhood, ten metre proper rifle and pistol range, indoor archery :shot:

    It's owned and run by Bolton Gun Club, a fiver a shoot, and totally wind free for 100% Accuracy

    It's on the third floor of Brooklands Mill on English Street, there is a lift so no cardiac arrest to get up there :D

    The 35 yard plinking range is open, and work settled today on the 55 yarder and it will be open on Saturday, then finished off over the next few days dependant upon people's input and wants.

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  2. Sammo

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    Opening times etc

    When will we get details of opening times and list of facilities?
     
  3. Corvids

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    Opening times are as follows

    Monday 1200-2000
    Tuesday 1400-2200
    Wednesday 1000-1800
    Thursday 1400-2200
    Friday 1000-til late ;-)
    Saturday 1000-1800
    Sunday 1000-1800

    Current Facilities are Comfy Couches for Bragging on, Limited Pellet Supply until we furnish and stock the shop, Tea/Coffee/Cans of Pop/Bottles of Water all .50p each. Bacon Butties etc, and an outdoor Roof Terrace.
    Benches for working on your gun, limited tool loaning service, better off bringing your own.
    Free use of Chronograph.

    More Facilities to be added as time goes by, Compressor should be in by early next week, currently it's gun fills only.

    Extra opening hours available on request by ringing range phone on 07506 075963, phone only answered during opening hours.

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  4. RobF

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    Wish we had like this one down south!
     
  5. john0neuk

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    Fantastic facility guys!

    Can only echo those sentiments! In my area (South Devon) pretty fortunate re facilities out doors with Moretonhampstead and Dartmoor Marksmen FT/HFT course all within a 20 min drive - but "dream of a 55yd indoor range" etc.
    Good luck with your venture and if ever up that way will give it a try!
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  6. mr dink

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    55 YDS WHOOOO HAPPY DAYS ,is this near the Atherton range ?could we have a post code please see you there Sam.
     
  7. Corvids

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    Hey Sam and indeed everyone, the range is a couple or three miles south of Atherton in Leigh. The Post Code is Pants , depending upon your brand and software updates it will either bring you here or to the council estate down the road. Type English Street in Leigh into your chosen gadget and you will arrive here, at Brooklands Mill. See first photo, the lift will them assist you up to the third floor.
    Works are still being carried out, so it ain't pretty yet. But 100% useable :)

    Any questions and get me on the mobile number above. Please let it ring or call straight back as I am about the mill busy ;-)
     
  8. Corvids

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    Bolton Gun Club Leigh Indoor Range

    A busy Day today, first of all I apologise to the guys I couldn't get to before they left, I was too busy.

    It was nice to see Ben Again Today, Yes folks he is still alive and he came for a shoot today :)
    And as always it was good to see a couple of old faces.

    Please keep watching my FB, Tinterweb, and Club FB etc for the Announcement of our fantastic new product coming up. A few guys know what it is and they can't wait for it to open.
    It WILL be a Revolution to some Shooters I Promise.

    50+ yard range opened today, we need a few guys to suggest new targets and layouts please.
    This is your club, please come tell us what you want.

    Toodles :)

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  9. Corvids

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    Range just keeps on rolling forward :)

    We now have an indoor Archery Lane :lev

    10m Pistol and Rifle Booth being installed over the next 2. Weeks.
     
  10. john0neuk

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    Just making us jealous now!!
     
  11. TeamZ

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    Hi there,

    Does the 55yd range have the facility for the shooter to sit on a bag on the floor, FT Style, rather than off a bench?

    Just sorting out new kit and would love to use the facilities in the future but it's a long way for me to travel if that's not the case.

    Thanks in advance,

    Cheers,

    Chris
     
  12. Corvids

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    Yes it does bud, we have an area with no benches for prone/bean bags etc :shot:
     
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    Cheers mate, as soon as I am back up and running I will make my way up, sounds great, cheers

    Chris.
     
  14. KeithW

    KeithW Barn door? Where?

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    What's the situation re parking nearby?
     
  15. Corvids

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    For those who have enquired ref parking the range is in an old cotton mill, and there is lots and lots of parking.
    Some right outside the door, and some round the back of the mill.

    First up best dressed and all that :)

    You may be lucky and have a ten yard walk, or unlucky and get a 200 yard walk. Anyone who is disabled or has a problem is urged to contact me first so I can arrange parking. As yet we have no dedicated disabled spaces, but we are in discussion with the owner to rectify asap.
     
  16. Corvids

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    A couple of Pics of. The Additional Parking round the back of the Mill, there is space for around 30 cars at the front.

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    The top left of pic 2 is where you drive around from the front.

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    These were taken this morning when all the employees of the various business' within are at work. Late afternoon and early evening this area is completely clear.

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  17. Corvids

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    Bottle fills now available, 300 of Leigh's finest Bars :lev

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  18. Corvids

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    Nice to see Andy Wilson today at the Range. Hopefully it impressed him.

    A good chat about serious stuff with lots of acidic banter :D

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  19. MikeeUK

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    :D:D Flipping brilliant! I'm working in Burnley for the next few months and am bored senseless in the hotel.

    See you Monday................. Tuesday ......................... Wednesday, I'm sure you get the gist!
     
  20. Corvids

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    It will be great to see you Mike

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