Welcome to June 2022admin
In what has become a running theme for 2022, Dunmore Range and the surrounding region have seen significant rainfall and damp conditions. The rain is certainly welcome in the country but plays havoc when you’re trying to build a long & flat range.
This month we’ve uploaded a series of videos on the muddy progress around the range. Since the last videos in January 2922, there has been consistent rain and 2 more floods in the region. As expected this has caused significant delays to our development but we’re still creeping forward.
The latest video for the 500m range shows the pad that has been built up to serve as the firing position with a rough layout below.
Looking downrange (West) along the 500m
The beginning of June saw visitors from Precision Rimfire Australia and Practical Rifle Training who provided some great feedback on the 1000-yard range and some guidance on what needs to be improved down the line.
There are also drone videos of the ELR section online now on our YouTube Channel @ https://www.youtube.com/c/DunmoreRange/videos.
The State Library of Queensland located some old aerial photos of the site from June 1975 while it was being used as a Practice Bombing Range by the RAAF.
For reference, the 500m and 1000yd ranges are located in the bottom-right area between two existing outcrops.
Last weeks of our $10,000 raffle
Final weeks to purchase tickets! Draw closes 30th June 2022
We are in the final weeks of our fundraiser with a whole pool of raffle prizes with gift vouchers from Shooters Delight, Cleaver Firearms, Shooters Union Australia, Ozzie Reviews, Victor Precision, and the Shooting Centre Gold Coast; with BCF & SuperCheap as alternatives for those that would prefer to update their vehicle or camping gear instead. The second fundraiser for the Dunmore Range Association has expanded the prize pool to just over $10,000 for our supporters and is open to Queensland and, New South Wales.
With the 2 main rifle ranges (600-yard and 1000-yard) approaching the testing phase, it is time to install targets on the range and amenities for visitors. As these represent two of the most important features we’re raising funds through this raffle so that a trip to the range is enjoyable on all sides.
For steel targets, we are looking at STS Targets and Black Carbon to ensure we’re making a long-term investment. For the amenities, Excavation Equipment of Toowoomba (suppliers of our machinery) has a range of ablution buildings to get the doors open and comfortable for future members and visitors.
With this in place, the range can start to process bookings for people to experience the first stage and get the grand tour to see what the future holds for the Dunmore Range.
This year the prize pool consists of gift vouchers with the big retailers, specialist works from Victor Precision, an indoor range shooting experience, and memberships with Shooters Union. We also have merchandise from Ozzie Reviews including bags, caps, and patches.
The bulk of the prize pool this year is in the form of gift vouchers to let the winners choose what they want and when they want.
The gift voucher prizes include the following:
- A gift voucher from Shooters Delight for $2500
- A gift voucher from Cleaver Firearms for $1500
- 2 gift vouchers from Shooters Union Australia Life Membership valued at $700 each
- 4 gift vouchers from Cleaver Firearms for $500 each
- 2 gift vouchers from Victor Precision for $500 each
- 1 gift voucher from Shooting Centre Gold Coast Pack 6 Pistol Experience valued at $220
Ozzie Reviews have provided us with some merchandise combos to include in the prize pool.
The Ozzie Reviews merchandise prizes include the following:
- 2 packs including an Ozzie Reviews M4 Rifle Bag, Multicam Cap, and Velcro patch each
- 2 packs including an Ozzie Reviews Gen 2 Shotgun Bag, Multicam Cap, and Velcro patch each
- 3 packs including an Ozzie Reviews Pistol Bag, Multicam Cap, and Velcro patch each
- 9 packs including an Ozzie Reviews Multicam Cap, and Velcro patch each
A huge thank you to our supporters for helping us make the range a reality!
Raffle tickets for the draw start at $25 each with discounts on packages There are a total of 2000 tickets available before the draw closes on the 30th June 2022.
Once again we are using RaffleLink to manage the sale of tickets, the drawing of the raffle, and compliance with legislation by the Queensland and NSW governments. The draw will be conducted on the 1st of July 2022 by RaffleLink with results published on our website.