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Our test model MEGLINK PC System arrived well-packed
in a 35 lb. carton with everything needed for an indoor
airgun range, except a stand, which is easily tailored to
each range. Several other 300-meter centerfire models are
available as well as smallbore versions for 25- and 50-yards.
Our software included
more than 40 targets
for ISSF, NRA and
silhouette events.

application submitted this summer, if
approved, could result in funding for
your first system by this time next
year. See www.nrafoundation.org/
grants/statefund.asp. More than
$186M in grants has been awarded to
clubs whose only distinction from others
who did not receive one is—they asked.
During our review of the MEGALINK
PC System, we received superb
product support from the U.S. sales
and support offices. For those who are
unfamiliar with computers, our system
was up and running in 20 minutes.
Our first reaction was that electronic
targeting is so much more precise than
paper targets, that we began testing
different pellet brands in search of
that “one-hole-group” from the bench.
Without breaking position, the easyto-read laptop display provided an
immediate graphic image of all shots
with flashing red last shot (see upper
right photo); average group center
marked with a cross; list of the last
10 shots; exact location of last shot;
and the score. The system includes
print and elapsed time capabilities.

Practice time was not only cut in
half, but precision target analysis provided more meaningful and immediate
feedback, thus improving the quality
of the practice session. We shot in a
dimly lit basement range, thanks to the
on-board, variable-lumen, LEDs (also
ISSF compliant). Because they use
acoustic sensors, MEGALINK targets
are immune to the atmospherics and
poor lighting that plague some optical
targets. And with better feedback, our
performance expectations increased.
In a converted school gymnasium
or indoor club range, electronic targets
would improve safety since no one
need go down range, making it easier
for limited staff to supervise the team.
We found the software menu
structure to be intuitive and easy to
use without repeated reference to
the written instructions. The easily
installed software resides on a compact “thumb drive” and the system
requires two electrical outlets: One for
the PC and one for the USB box that
both powers and communicates with
the remote target system.

As the CMP discovered, many other
teams too numerous to list here have
converted to electronic targeting with
the MEGALINK system, including the
Borealis Bullseyes 4-H shooting sports
club in support of their Junior Olympic
program in Anchorage, AK, and the
Lafayette Gun Club near Hampton,
VA. In 2007, West Virginia University
(range photo above) purchased MEGALINK targets with the help of grants.
It costs nothing to apply for a grant.
The most time-consuming step is
completing the W-9 tax form. Help
make our sport more popular with new
shooters and easier for all to participate by using electronic targets.
For MEGALINK U.S. sales and
support, contact:

MARTIN EDMONDSON
ENTERPRISES
Megalink Electronic
Scoring Systems
P.O. Box 3100
Holiday Island, AR 72631
719-351-1135 Cell
479-253-7352 Fax
www.centerten.com
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