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Cost of adding another trap house ?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Hammer1, Jun 16, 2012.

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  1. Hammer1

    Hammer1 Active Member

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    Assume an existing trap range and the normal existing utilities and available land.

    Assume a new ATA suitable trap machine and setup suitable for Singles, Handicap, and Doubles.

    Assume no volunteer equipment or labor.


    What is the typical cost of adding another trap house ?

    Include everything from the 27 yard line to the trap house and what's inside it.

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  2. Oregunner

    Oregunner Well-Known Member

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    Those figures add up to $16,200 with volunteer labor. I would say quite a bit more if you are hiring contractors to do all the work. Mark
     
  3. UtahYork

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    ... and wouldn't you want to add them in pairs? Or, are you just wanting a practice house? jy
     
  4. wolfram

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    About $30K with a set of CVRs. If your local economy is depressed like it is most places, you might be able to get a little better deal on skilled labor.
     
  5. Aulovel5

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    Well looks like putting in my own private trap range is out
     
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    That's not counting lights in case you want to shoot at night.
     
  7. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    A private range does not need all the bells and whistles

    An electrical contractor friend years ago, along with a couple neighbors put up a trap across the street.

    They made the house shallow with a roof that slid back to load. A used trap from I don't know where showed up, and they used a manual pull cord.

    Since they did not use the thing when there was snow on the ground they powered it with a heavy duty extension cord.

    I know of 2 teen age boys who were very happy with this setup.

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    ljutic73 Well-Known Member

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    I always figured 20-30K with all the bells.....every time I mow the grass behind my shop I think about putting in a traphouse......at least then I could practice without driving 60 miles +.....
     
  9. wolfram

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    Hammer did specify no volunteer labor so that means a contractor will be involved and those guys need to get paid.

    If you want a back yard DIY trap and have some skill with block and concrete, you can put together a decent set up for around $4K - it just won't have all the goodies like a PAT trap and CVRs. You can do a lot of shooting at your local club for even that amount and never break a sweat.
     
  10. oz

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    why would they want them in pairs????
     
  11. Aulovel5

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    For a bank system. If your shooting ata they rotate houses between rounds
     
  12. Hammer1

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    Consider this a practice trap house but one that needs to meet all the qualifications to simulate ATA Singles, Handicap, and Doubles.

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