Range One – Common 100 Yard Rifle/Pistol
Range #1 provides 100 yd, 50 yd, and 25 yd shooting positions. Moveable pistol frames can be adjusted for shorter distances.
The range is divided by day for pistol vs rifle. Monday and Wednesday are 100 yard rifle days,
Tuesday and Thursday are 25 yard pistol days, and Friday is 50 yard any firearm day.
(i.e. You may shoot any approved firearm from the fifty yard line on Friday.) The weekends are split as follows:
9 am to 2 pm – Rifle
2 pm to 8 pm – Pistol
9 am to 2 pm – Pistol
2 pm to 8 pm – Rifle
Club-provided wood target frames are used for pistol shooting from the 25-yard and 50-yard lines. Pistol shooters will generally fire from the 25-yard line. Pistol shooting from the 50-yard line is permitted if a member (not guest) requests to practice at the 50-yard distance or during usage of the Ransom Rest platform. Once the 50-yard session has ended the 25-yard line reverts to being the active firing line. All 100-yard pistol shooters will participate in a qualification shoot as directed by the Pistol Director. No shooter other than those that possess a qualified “100-yard pistol” membership badge shall fire from the 100-yard line.
RIFLE, MUZZLE-LOADER RIFLE, and SHOTGUN SHOOTING
All rifle, muzzle-loader, and shotgun (slug projectile only) shooters will set up their equipment at the scheduled firing line with a Club-approved wooden target frame at the zero yard line. The wooden target frame must remain at the zero yard line. Frame preparation should be made behind the firing line before going forward to set up.
Shooting positions shall be adjusted so that the projectile passes through the target and impacts the bunker at all times.
Shotgun patterning is conducted at the 25-yard or 50-yard firing line. A shotgun patterning wooden frame (larger dimensions than normal rifle frame) shall be used for such purposes. The wooden target frame must remain at the zero yard line. Frame preparation should be made behind the firing line before going forward to set up.
When the range is vacant, a shooter may use any Club approved caliber and type firearm and take a position at any point from the zero line to the 100-yard line with the following limitations:
- Shotgun patterning is done from the 25-yard or 50-yard line using the designated wooden pattern frame.
- All pistol shooters shoot from the 25-yard line with the exceptions of a pistol shooter that wishes to shoot at the 50-yard line or use of the Ransom Rest for testing.
Range hours are 9:00 am until ½ hour prior to sunset, 365 days a year. The range may be closed for training or special events sponsored by the Club.