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I have had several inquiries since the announced purchase of ten HEXTA electronic targets by Reade Rifle range. I wish to take a moment to give an overview of how we came to this decision and the testing that was done at the range in early December 2016.
An agreement was made in early October after our leagues annual business meeting to research the possibility of electronic scoring system for the range. Scott Thomas and few other members took the responsibility to analyze different scoring systems. Several members, including myself, had fired on the systems prominent here in the US. I did not experience any issues with the system that I had used, however many who we spoke with reluctantly complained of troubles at matches they had attended. I say reluctantly because no one came out and trashed the systems they fired on. There were only complaints of missed shots, systems shutting down, lap tops and tablets going dead, and not being able to see the scoring devices. After nearly two months of research Scott had come to the conclusion that electronic systems available were not reliable enough for the range to make the investment. At this point I gave Scott a business card given to me by Rick Ratzlaff of goballistic. Rick and I had spoken briefly at the Southwest Nationals earlier that year and at that time his system seemed to be to expensive compared to the others that were available. Scott contacted Rick and after some conversation, and a skype call with the target manufacturer in Australia, we decided the HEX system had more to offer than other target systems and we wanted some testing.
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Visitors to Reade Range are familiar with the top-notch facilities that the W. PA Cal. 30 League provides for various shooting disciplines. Now shooters will be able to take advantage of electronic scoring.
Per League President Scott Thomas, “our club wanted to add e-target functionality to our range, and having researched the various products available, we selected the HEXTA Target System due to its unique design features. We are excited to be the first in North America to acquire the match-tested HEXTA, and are eagerly awaiting their installation and commissioning sometime in early 2017.”
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The new year is here and so is our new membership application. It can be downloaded from this link or from the menu under Join The League. Please take time to review or refresh the rules.
You should note a small change to this year's membership application. As you know, to obtain general range access a shooter needs to demonstrate competence by competition participation at Reade Range. If you are a new member and have taken part in our competitions, note the discipline and approximate dates that you competed. This should help speed our records check.