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PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2015 5:38 pm 
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Went to Bisley and found that in addition to the very good new road at the back of Century they have created really good parking areas either side of the road.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2015 7:54 pm 
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I went last weekend and I was really impressed.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2015 8:01 pm 
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Yup, everything seems to be coming together.
Just need a similar road down to Short Siberia, and the electronic targets, and covered firing points.
Then we'll have everything.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2015 9:58 pm 
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daryldiane wrote:
Yup, everything seems to be coming together.
Just need a similar road down to Short Siberia, and the electronic targets, and covered firing points.
Then we'll have everything.


A bar and some brolly dolly/loaders would be nice.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2015 9:32 am 
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Great improvements, but it's still disappointing to shoot on Century at the weekend and find only half a dozen targets in use.

Why not have a late booking/pay on the day rate that's dirt cheap - I know it's a business, but a target not being used is earning nothing.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2015 10:17 am 
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1066 wrote:
Great improvements, but it's still disappointing to shoot on Century at the weekend and find only half a dozen targets in use.

Why not have a late booking/pay on the day rate that's dirt cheap - I know it's a business, but a target not being used is earning nothing.

It would be well worth making this suggestion to Andrew Mercer. Target hire rates should be substantially lower in Winter and in the week.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2015 11:22 am 
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alexham wrote:
It would be well worth making this suggestion to Andrew Mercer. Target hire rates should be substantially lower in Winter and in the week.


Er they are!


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2015 2:21 pm 
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karen wrote:
alexham wrote:
It would be well worth making this suggestion to Andrew Mercer. Target hire rates should be substantially lower in Winter and in the week.


Er they are!

Indeed they are, as the range charges sheet makes very clear: http://www.nra.org.uk/common/asp/rangeo ... p?site=NRA

I suspect the problem with a lastminute.com rate is nobody would book ranges in advance in the hope of getting a good deal on the day, provided they're not too fussy about the distance.

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karen wrote:
alexham wrote:
It would be well worth making this suggestion to Andrew Mercer. Target hire rates should be substantially lower in Winter and in the week.


Er they are!



So, am I right in thinking that the cheapest it can be done, for a single shooter on a single target with electronic scoring for all day, on a weekday from March - October is...£142 and £111 over the winter?
As it's around a two hour drive each way for me, it's not really worth the effort and the £30 of petrol to go for just half a day.

To have the same target on a High season on a Saturday is £166.

Not the sort of pricing structure I was thinking off to encourage more use of the facilities, could this be the reason that there often appears to be less that 10% of the targets in use?

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2015 7:20 pm 
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But if you are sharing the target with 3, 4 or 5 others that's fairly cheap.

My club runs on 6 per target for a normal weekend


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