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VttWS OK "THE NEWLY OPENED MII.LIOX-DOI.LAK WFLB RANGE COXSTRUCTKD BY THE STATE OF XF.W BANG! AHA! A BULLSEYE How New $1,000,000 Range Keeps State's Marksmen in Form. Binoe th«- opening the other day at Blauvelt, Rowland County. N. V., of the new state rifle range, the largest in the country, a succession of matches for marksmen's decorations has been In progress ;it the 200 and 300 yard rifle ranges and .it the pistol range. These matches will continue until October 31, when the range will be <1..5. «i for the season. At thf 1 r. st nt lime the average attendance of contestants is about three hundred men, but it Is expected that by next spring, when the longer rang, s are finish* d. the attendance will average more than a thousand men. To raise the standard of marksmanship among our irolunteer soldiers is the purpose of this rang.-, upon which more than $1,000,000 has been expended by the state. Since Creedmoor Has abandoned the New York National Guard ha.-- been greatly handicapped by the lack of a proper range for rifle practice. Many of our regiments have had to go to New Jersey to rffcoot at the targets. American soldiers are among the best marksmen in the world, both on sea and ashore. This has been demonstrated time and again in the various matches at home and abroad, where they have won many valu able prizes and captured the highest honors, but it is only by constant practice that a high state TENTATIVE PLAN OF THE PROPOSED ADMINISTRATION BUILDING AND MESS HALL. Drawn from description a* nby Stajrvintendent Lamb, subject to changes in detail. Will accommodate more than 800 men, when completed. NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. SUNDAY. OCTOBER 23, IQltti BOLDIERS SHOOTING AT THE 300- YARD TARGETS. Thirty marksmen can be accommodated at one time. BIRD'S-EYE VIEW OF THE YET UNCOMPLETED RANGE. SHOWIN The whole property covers 325 acres and includes the largest skirmish *ed CAMP WHERE THE PROVISIONAL CO By a new system th*»« men m% y^^ ' of efficiency with the rifle can be maintsteei While the Blauvelt range was built primarily for the national guard, it will be open to siarp shooters, organized marskmen an«l otiter no tary or semi-military organizations. It i93cffl ciently large to accommodate fifty-six ma i the 200- yard targets at one tim<\ Thirty a: I 300-yard targets and fifty-six at the I.OGO-jari targets. There are also a pistol range and i large skirmish field. On approaching the grounds, tbi tirst tiir? one sees li an immense embankment, seme -v» hundred feet long and about forty : • t Mjfcfc top of which is perfectly flat and grassed, te this bank are fifty-six tables and seats for tie scorekeepers, and back of diem stretches a Ie:? i row of telephones, connecting with the WHhri behind the butts. The firing line for the Boris men is just in front ut" the scorekeeptrs' Mfel At the butts large concrete walls have »«. built to protect the men who operate the »& which hold the targets. In front the waHs is banked with earth almost to the to;. ■'•■ a! exposed concrete is faced with special caret: ized steel, which is not affected by the bsSea Behind the walls are wide concrete sidewii. on which rest the latest mechanical racks f:r raising and lowering the targets above tJiewi- : - Between the racks and the walls s> Lts ar< p \ided for the target markers. More ■--■" - hundred yards of concrete tunn connec: *i butts of the various ranges, in order tin--' target men may pass from one range to as£2 without being exposed to the ri:!e tire. **A new scoring system which has proved '■-'■ satisfactory was introduced this season Or plained "Walter S. Lamb, superint i oftit range. "The marking and scoring are ccr.e t" a provisional company of lf»O men i-hos<?s ts the different regiments, preference boing P g to those out of employment, provided they -""