• Short Summary

    EUROPE'S MOST MODERN RIFLE RANGE -- IT WAS OPENED IN HAMBURG THIS MONTH. COSTING GBP150,000,?

  • Description

    EUROPE'S MOST MODERN RIFLE RANGE -- IT WAS OPENED IN HAMBURG THIS MONTH. COSTING GBP150,000, IT WAS FINANCED BY 60 MEMBERS OF THE HAMBURG RIFLEMEN'S CLUB. THE RANGE, TOGETHER WITH ITS STYLISH CLUBHOUSE AND INDOOR RECREATION CENTRE, COVERS 45,000 SQUARE METRES. IT TOOK A YEAR TO BUILD.

    ALREADY, SOME OF EUROPE'S TOP MARKSMEN HAVE TRIED IT OUT. IT WAS INAUGURATED WITH A PRE-OLYMPIC SHOOT BETWEEN RIFLEMEN FROM EAST AND WEST GERMANY. AT THE WEEKEND, WEST GERMAN AND SCANDINAVIAN MARKSMEN HAD A WARM-UP THERE IN PREPARATION FOR THE GAMES IN TOKYO.

    TIME-WASTING HAS BEEN CUT TO A MINIMUM. NO LONGER DOFS THE MARKSMAN HAVE TO RELY ON A MARKER TO SIGNAL HOW HIS SHOT WENT. ALL HE HAS TO DO IS TO PRESS A BUTTON AND THE TARGET RETURNS TO HIS POSITION ON A SERIES OF WIRE STRANDS. THEN, HAVING EXAMINED HIS ACCURACY, HE PRESSES THE BUTTON AGAIN AND THE TARGET IS "WIPED" BACK TO ITS POSITION.

    THE RANGE HAS 18 50-METRE SHOOTING LANES, FIVE 100-METRE LANES, TWO SILHOUETTE LANES FOR PISTOL-SHOOTING, AND 30 FOR AIR RIFLES.

    NOW, THE CLUB IS GOING AHEAD WITH PLANS TO BUILD TENNIS COURTS AND A SWIMMING POOL.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9OMYF2ZAE5632A8HPJYFPAW7D
    Media URN:
    VLVA9OMYF2ZAE5632A8HPJYFPAW7D
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/06/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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