EXLRS Orleans Weekend 2019
Pentecost weekend 8 & 9 June (Pinksterweekend/Pfinkstwochende/Week-end de la Pentecôte)
Min. 10 to max. 20 shooters. Experienced shooters requested. Experienced shooters requested. EXLRS members (and veterans) will be given first choice, other shooters will be placed on the waiting list.
Long Range Shooting 100m – 1.000m at the EXLRS range Orleans
Mini-match & Sniper Cup: a friendly competition will be organized on the morning of every shooting day. Focus is to challenge shooters in new shooting positions under a bit of time pressure. Interesting and do-able for beginning and expert shooter. Try, learn and compete in a friendly atmosphere!
Frankrijk, La Ferte St. Aubin, 30 mins south of Orleans, 6 hours from Utrecht (NLD), 4 hours from Gent (BEL), 5 hours from Geneva (CH). It’s a private hunting terrain on a big French farm. EXLRS can provide a written invitation to allow international travel complying with your country’s regulations.
Arrival at the farm 08:00-09:00 (Saturday June 8th), mandatory safety briefings starts at 09:00
Saturday 09:00-16:30 (June 8th) is shooting day 1
Sunday 09:00-14:30 (June 9th) is shooting day 2
IMPORTANT!! PLEASE REGISTER FIRST FOR THE EVENT, BEFORE purchasing the ticket.
Because it’s awesome and much fun. Test your weapon system in on a real-life shooting range: it doens’t get better than this. Also, this unique range will be the home EXLRS Academy in the future, a short drive from home and full of potential. EXLRS will give Long Range, Ballistic app and spotter courses here in the future (!).
Kickoff price: €175 per shooter, normal price will be €199. Price includes +/- 5-10 steel targets, 2-3 range officers/instructors, shooting range fee. Free cancellation until May 1st, afterwards not possible due to reservations. At this date the final participation list will be formed.
Preferable, not mandatory. Several silencers are locally available, contact EXLRS for details. M18x1 threading is required. Aim is to have 90% of the shooters equipped with silencers to minimize sound.
Primarily the shooters will sleep in hotels nearby, which are available in all price ranges, see below for details. Secondarily, the farm itself offers basic facilities such as a bathroom, shower. Empty rooms allow you to bring your own air mattress, sleeping bag etc. Note: this is very BASIC, and you’ll have to share rooms with other people/shooters. For the die-hards: upon request it is also possible to bring a tent to the farm.
BYO: bring your own. There will be an optional BBQ in the evening of the first shooting day, info and price will follow. Water, tea and coffee are free of charge.
For those willing there will be a free EXLRS Academy introduction lesson: Tripod shooting. Learn from the pro’s! Tripod(s) will be provided by EXLRS.
Sleeping Accommodations near EXLRS Orleans
Recommended hotels/motels with indicational prices:
Campanile Orleans – La Source (“CF” on the map)
2 star +/-€45 per night (2-3 pers room)
10 minute drive (9km)
La Fourmiliere (“LF”) on the map)
4 star +/- €88 per night (2 pers room)
Sleeping on the farm is an option for those who need little luxury. Note that this is very basic. In short it’s an old empty farm building with a shared shower and bathroom. An air mattress/stretcher a pillow and clean sheets will have to be provided by yourself. Rooms will probably be shared with other people/shooters.
Note: the location of the EXLRS Range is displayed with a star
Address Shooting Range EXLRS Orleans:
City: La Ferte St Aubin
Street: Route des Boistards
Postal Code: 45240
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