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Range Construction Photos & Videos

Here are some photos of the construction work on the new long-distance rifle range at ARPC. In addition to these photos, you will find links to videos that will give you a different perspective on this work. Drone videos are provided courtesy of our project contractor, R&K Excavators.

Check back often as we will try to keep this page updated frequently as the project continues.

 

July 30, 2018 - Barnhart, MO: Arnold Rifle & Pistol Club ceremonial groundbreaking for a new long-distance rifle range to be built by R&K Excavating of Bloomsdale, MO.

July 30, 2018 – Barnhart, MO: Arnold Rifle & Pistol Club ceremonial groundbreaking for a new long-distance rifle range to be built by R&K Excavating of Bloomsdale, MO.

VIDEOS

PHOTOS

Follow the progress on range construction through the photos below. Newest photos will be at the topscroll down to see older images.

A view downrange shows the width of the range. (12/10/18)

A view downrange shows the width of the range. (12/10/18)

 

 

 

A glove shows the scale of some of the large rock remaining on the range. (12/10/18)

A glove shows the scale of some of the large rock remaining on the range. (12/10/18)

 

Bulldozer operator spreading shot rock to create the raised firing line. (11/27/18)

Bulldozer operator spreading shot rock to create the raised firing line. (11/27/18)

 

Work begins on the raised area for the firing line. (11/27/18)

Work begins on the raised area for the firing line. (11/27/18)

 

Aerial view with overlay showing the 200, 100 and 400 yard sections of the new range. (10/24/18)

Aerial view with overlay showing the 200, 100 and 400 yard sections of the new range. (10/24/18)

 

On a clear day you can see all the way to the bluffs along the Mississippi River in Illinois. (10/21/18)

On a clear day you can see all the way to the bluffs along the Mississippi River in Illinois. (10/21/18)

 

The main range area begins to take shape. (10/21/18)

The main range area begins to take shape. (10/21/18)

 

Road to the top. (10/12/18)

Road to the top. (10/12/18)


Already at work on an early autumn morning. (10/12/18)

Already at work on an early autumn morning. (10/12/18)


An R&K worker silhouetted against a brilliant sunrise. (10/12/18)

An R&K worker silhouetted against a brilliant sunrise. (10/12/18)

 

 

 

Operators get an early start on moving rock broken up by blasting. (10/12/18)

Operators get an early start on moving rock broken up by blasting. (10/12/18)

 

Early morning light on the construction site as rock begins to be moved. (10/12/18)

Early morning light on the construction site as rock begins to be moved. (10/12/18)


View from the 100-yard target are toward the 400. (10/05/18)

View from the 100-yard target are toward the 400. (10/05/18)


Loading one of the huge dump truck to move soil from the hill. (10/05/18)

Loading one of the huge dump truck to move soil from the hill. (10/05/18)

 

Fractures and crater created by blasting. (09/05/18)

Fractures and crater created by blasting. (09/05/18)

 

Bulldozer and excavator working in tandem to remove soil on the new range site. (09/05/18)

Bulldozer and excavator working in tandem to remove soil on the new range site. (09/05/18)

 

D8 Caterpillar moving soil on the hill. (09/05/18)

D8 Caterpillar moving soil on the hill. (09/05/18)

 

View back toward firing line from the 400-yard target area. (08/31/18)

View back toward firing line from the 400-yard target area. (08/31/18)

 

Trench created when blasting moved rock and soil for the new range. (08/31/18)

Trench created when blasting moved rock and soil for the new range. (08/31/18)


Blasting contractor shows some of the ANFL explosive used on our site. (08/31/18)

Blasting contractor shows some of the ANFL explosive used on our site. (08/31/18)


Ryan Meyer from R&K at the controls of his drone during blasting activity. (08/31/18)

Ryan Meyer from R&K at the controls of his drone during blasting activity. (08/31/18)

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHOTOS FROM WEEK 3 – BLASTING BEGINS

Workers from Austin Powders place charges on the hillside in preparation for blasting (08/23/18)

Workers from Austin Powders place charges on the hillside in preparation for blasting (08/23/18)

 

Workers from Austin Powders place charges on the hillside in preparation for blasting (08/23/18)

Workers from Austin Powders place charges on the hillside in preparation for blasting (08/23/18)

 

Workers from Austin Powders place charges on the hillside in preparation for blasting (08/23/18)

Workers from Austin Powders place charges on the hillside in preparation for blasting (08/23/18)

 

Lance from Austin Powders launches his drone to capture video of the blast on Thursday August 23rd. (08/23/18)

Lance from Austin Powders launches his drone to capture video of the blast on Thursday August 23rd. (08/23/18)

 

Hillside area after the blasting was done on Thursday August 23rd. Rock and soil moved down the hill. (08/23/18)

Hillside area after the blasting was done on Thursday August 23rd. Rock and soil moved down the hill. (08/23/18)

 

Workers from Austin Powders inspect the blast area on the hillside area after the blasting was done on Thursday August 23rd. (08/23/18)

Workers from Austin Powders inspect the blast area on the hillside area after the blasting was done on Thursday August 23rd. (08/23/18)

 

Hillside area after the blasting was done on Thursday August 23rd. The mound of rock and soil is the material moved down the hill by the blast. (08/23/18)

Hillside area after the blasting was done on Thursday August 23rd. The mound of rock and soil is the material moved down the hill by the blast. (08/23/18)

 

Hillside area after the blasting was done on Thursday August 23rd. The mound of rock and soil is the material moved down the hill by the blast. (08/23/18)

Hillside area after the blasting was done on Thursday August 23rd. The mound of rock and soil is the material moved down the hill by the blast. (08/23/18)

 

 

 

The bank cut into the hillside just in front of the track loader is the approximate location of the 400 yard target line. (08/22/18)

The bank cut into the hillside just in front of the track loader is the approximate location of the 400 yard target line. (08/22/18)

 

A drilling rig from R&K Excavators prepares holes to accept the explosive charges for blasting to move soil and rock down the hillside. (08/22/18)

A drilling rig from R&K Excavators prepares holes to accept the explosive charges for blasting to move soil and rock down the hillside. (08/22/18)

 

A drilling rig from R&K Excavators prepares holes to accept the explosive charges for blasting to move soil and rock down the hillside. (08/22/18)

A drilling rig from R&K Excavators prepares holes to accept the explosive charges for blasting to move soil and rock down the hillside. (08/22/18)

 

This image, taken from near where the firing line will eventually be located, shows the approximate location of the 400 yard line. (08/22/18)

This image, taken from near where the firing line will eventually be located, shows the approximate location of the 400 yard line. (08/22/18)

 

 

PHOTOS  FROM WEEK 3  –  GRINDING OF TREES BEGINS

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PHOTOS FROM WEEK 1 & WEEK 2:

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