Volunteers Needed.Range Clean Up May 19, 2018

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We are doing a total range clean up on

Saturday MAY 19

This will be “yard cleanup” work. No construction projects.

Just show up at 9 am if you are willing to help. The more members we get out, the quicker it goes.

Please bring shovels, rakes, brooms etc. if you can.

Gloves and work boots are a good idea.

Bring any snacks you feel you may need, there will be water supplied.

In the past these have taken between 1 ½ hrs to 4 hours depending on attendance.

 

Thanks in advance.

Reminder about the Gate code.

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We are still getting e-mails asking for the gate combination.

We have said for many years we will not give the gate combination through an e-mail, or over the phone (the club does not have a phone and I don’t think anyone can expect an exec member to use, or give their personal phone number out for club use)

If you do not have the gate combination it means you do not have your member card with you and should not be using the range anyway. All members must display their card with current sticker while on the range.

Membership Expire Notices Sent out in Error to Some members.

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For some reason, the site has sent out a number of Membership expiring soon notices to members who are already renewed. If this is the case, You can double check the status of the membership if you log in and go to the “Member’s Only Area” on the top, then “Edit my Profile” Choose “Memberships” from the list on the left side, then Choose “Manage” You should see a screen that looks like the one below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If the Date says 2018 then you are fine, but if you could send me an e-mail to webmaster so I can look in to why this is happening that would be great.

 

Renewals On Hold- UPDATED

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UPDATE: The Paypal problem has been resolved, Renewals are back online.

Online renewals are on hold for a bit, there seems to be a problem with the paypal processor adding random fees. This hopefully will be resolved soon.

Shooting Time Rules Change.

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As of Sept 30, 2017

Anyone found shooting before 9 am, or continuing to shoot past posted times on any day will receive an AUTOMATIC SUSPENSION OF THEIR MEMBERSHIP FOR 40 DAYS.

We will not have EOSC shut down for noise complaints because a few members cannot resist the urge to shoot before or after posted hours.

We are relying heavily on upstanding members to help curb this problem by approaching offenders to correct them, and record and report their member number to CRO@EOSC.CA

The rules regarding the club hours of operation have been in place for decades. It is written on 4 x 8 foot rule signs on all ranges, it is covered extensively and with emphasis on the member introductory course every member attended, it is printed on the back of member cards, and all members signed a declaration to adhere to club rules.

This continues to be a major issue, regardless of the attention this rule receives in introductory courses and various written forms available to all members, and the disregard for the club hours of operation can only be interpreted as members are willfully ignoring this particular rule putting the continued operation of EOSC in danger.

Our neighbours have been extremely patient considering the growth of membership over the last 4 or 5 years from 300 to around 1350 members, and the exponential increase in noise, but indicators are the neighbours are reaching a limit, and rightfully so.

Noise complaints are responsible for the closure of many ranges in Canada. Noise has always been the most successful and effective excuse to permanently close ranges, and “who was there first” is irrelevant.

EOSC has always been reluctant to add rules, and certainly does not want to add rules requiring extreme measures such as mandatory suspension or expulsion of members, but the blatant disregard for some of the easier rules to follow, and in particular the shooting time rules, despite the club executive begging and pleading for compliance with limited co-operation, has left EOSC with no alternative.

As the club executive, our responsibility is to the safety of our members, and to protect the integrity and reputation of EOSC, which includes taking measures to ensure the club stays open and operational.

If the small percentage of delinquent members cannot respect and abide by the few rules we have, there is no alternative than to institute harsh consequences for this disregard.

Members who abide by the established allowable shooting times will not be affected by this initiative.

 

Renewals for 2017 / 2018 Membership year are now Open.

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The renewals for the 2017/2018 membership year are now open and you can find them at this URL. https://eosc.ca/product-category/yearly-renewals/

If you missed the Renewal deadline for the 2016/2017 member year, and your membership card has the yellow sticker, You can renew for the remainder of this year and next year using the renewal found at this link.

SINGLE MEMBERSHIP =  https://eosc.ca/product/eosc-201620172018-membership-bundle-single-member/
FAMILY MEMBERSHIP = https://eosc.ca/product/eosc-201620172018-membership-bundle-family/

NEW THIS YEAR:

We now give you shipping options, It can go in Canada post, OR you can pick it up from the club on a New member course date. Once you get an e-mail saying the renewal order is completed and ready for pickup. the Next new member course (And each one after that) It will be at the club office available for pickup.

Range Cleanup Day.

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We have a Range cleanup day on Sunday June 11th Starting at 10AM.   All ranges will be unavailable until the cleanup parties are completed. If you are wanting to take part in it please come out and bring rakes, Boots, Work gloves.  The more people that show up, the faster we will be done. =)

USE OF STEEL TARGETS

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Fabricated targets MUST meet the guidelines provided by the Chief Firearms Office of Ontario and EOSC.

Failure to follow guidelines could result in serious injury, and possible suspension or revocation of membership so please be diligent in following the prescribed guidelines.

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Guidelines for use of steel targets

All steel will be of a hardness referred to as AR500 with thickness depending on the calibre and firearm you are shooting (see chart below). This steel is available from most target suppliers and is not particularly expensive.

All steel targets must be shrouded to prevent “splash”.

Shrouding will be constructed of a minimum of 1/2 inch thick plywood and be at least 12 inches deep, surrounding all sides of the target, and designed to be as close to the steel target as possible. It is recommended to line the inboard side of shrouds with a heavy rubber such as old conveyor belts/tractor trailer splash guards etc. to prolong the life of the wood. Shrouding will also be attached at the front of the top cross member to cover any methods of suspending a steel target such as hooks for chains to be attached.

 

 

Steel targets will be designed so any “hex head” or nuts will not be exposed to projectile impact (nuts and washers must be at the back of the target). Only “carriage bolts” may be visible on the front of a target.

 

 

Steel plates must not be mounted solidly such as on a pole in the ground. They must be able to move to absorb impacts. They must be mounted 24″ to 30″ (approximately) off the ground.

Steel targets can be mounted or hung with chain or materials such as cargo tie-down strapping, old seatbelts etc.  ( which allows movement and absorption of bullet impacts). The principle is to allow the steel to move with an impact reducing the chance of ricochet.

Steel must be designed to hang at a minimum 10 degree forward angle to direct bullets down into the ground (forward is the top of the target leaning toward to shooter).

If the target has become generally dish shaped over the whole target surface it must be retired. It has become a ricochet hazard.

 

 

All targets must be placed as close to the backstop as practical and the minimum distance from which you shoot each target will adhere to the chart supplied. This is considered the standard of safe shooting distances.

 

 

(Obviously, at the moment 100 M distances do not apply)

These guidelines will use lead core, copper alloy, Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) bulleted ammunition as the given design premise for centre-fire rifle and handgun ranges. No armour piercing or steel jacketed/steel core ammunition is ever to be used on steel targets.

The “Gallery” style available at retailers like Canadian Tire that are designed for use with .177 pellets (and advertised for use with .22lr) are not permitted and are unacceptable to the CFO specifications as steel targets.

Portable target stands will NOT be allowed on the rifle range. Only the club supplied bunker will be used to mount steel targets on the rifle range. Portable stands are allowed on all other ranges.

If problems arise from the use of steel targets such as ricochets, debris, shooting distances, use of other than AR500 steel or other abuses of this policy, or if risk of injury presents, the use of steel will be revoked. This is a trial project subject to cancellation.

EOSC Executive Committee