So, just by chance, when I logged on a thread refrencing CSC was in the "new posts" list. A thread that peaked my intrest enough to read it to boot. And after reading for a while I wanted to see what the CGN sponsor was all about. For the first time I clicked the link and took a look at their website. And to my joy I see a civilian SAT range... that uses real guns, any guns... MY GUNS! and even better, its public!
So that leaves me with a few questions about it.
First off, what is the cost? I pass through Calgary a few times a year and I would like to know how much cash to have on hand if I want to go shoot for an hour or two.
Secondly, what ranges can it simulate out to? Can you practise taking shots at 100M? 300m? 1000m?
And too that end, at what degree of acuracy can this range pick up rounds? if you punch holes through the same spot will it pick up the keyhole as a hit or an error?
And lastly, how long in advance do you have to book the range?
What he said. ^
I'm interested too.
Thanks Norinco, this operator will enjoy "a better annihilating firepower".
Thats not even close to the same. big rush does miles gear (out of date, CF uses the newer "West" gear now...same pile different ####) and fake gun SAT range.
The Shooting Center is amazing because you use your guns and live ammo.
yeah missed that part, that's why I deleted it two seconds later
Well, there are lots of questions there, so I'll try my best to answer.
The range is rented out in its entirety in 15 minute blocks, it is not billed per shooter. Each block is $60. Generally two shooters can do enough shooting in one block that rifles are too hot to touch as the range is dynamic and there is no down time for target scoring, patching or resetting.
There are currently several hundred scenarios and we are working on more all the time. Skill development scenarios include, multiple targets, snap shooting, moving targets and combinations of these.
The system does not simulate range other than by scaling the target. It is more for development of dynamic shooting skills. There are a few static scenarios that can be used for precision shooting, and the resolution is about 1mm. thus it is possible to put two rounds through the same hole and not have the second shot register.
That looks awesome!
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so let me hammer out some math here
using the worm rule 30cm (1 foot) at 500m is X mils. (.30 X 1000)/X = 500m
so with Y equaling the scaled target hieght
(y X 1000)/.6 =25
25 X .6 =Y x 1000
15= Y x 1000
15/1000 = y
.015 = Y
.015M or 1.5cm
So this range could in theory simulate a 30 cm gong at 500m with an actual hit box of 1.5cm
so each gong could take 2 or 3 hits before failing to register
So with a dynamic range practise with pop up 30cm gongs that fall when hit you could run a range with targets out to 500m (simulated)
Am I correct in this thinking?