Valley Rifle Club announces plans for new outdoor range

Plans for construction of an outdoor rifle and

trap range were announced this week, following the

monthly business meeting of the Snoqualmie Valley Rifle

Club Tuesday evening, May 14. President C.V. Hanson

conducted the session which was highlighted by

discussion and selection of a centrally located site for the new

range. Considerable preliminary work was necessary before

the long-anticipated range could progress to its present

stage of development. Arrangements for procuring the

land are now in progress and the laying out and building

of the new range will be pushed at top speed in order

to provide the facilities at the earliest possible date.

An indoor range for small bore of the standard

50-foot firing variety, and outdoor 50- and 100-yard

small bore range, and a large bore range up to 250 yards

are projected. Of special interest to shotgun experts and

enthusiasts will be the proposed trap range. Many

shotgun artists have long wished for a range of this type in

the Valley.

Has Busy Week

In addition to the Tuesday night meeting, the

Rifle Club held the third in its series of rifle instruction

classes for some 30 students, who went into their first

firing order last Monday evening, and conducted the

regular Thursday night competitive shoot.

A special meeting for final planning of

construction of the range has been called for Tuesday, May 28, at

8 p.m. at the Fall City school. In the meantime, a

committee consisting of three riflemen and three shotgun

boosters will make a complete investigation of the land

and facilities and report at the special meeting, which is

open to the public. All interested persons are invited to

attend, particularly those who are partial to shotgun

work, since installation of a trap depends largely on

interest shown by Valley shooters.

The club, now going into its third year, is

growing rapidly. Financial backing for this project has been

excellent. Continued cooperation and support, which

may be evidenced by attendance at the meeting, will

encourage the club to produce a new range of which the

Valley may be proud.

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