The intent of Range Notices is to have a location on the club website where more long-term information on club range activities can be stored. So check this webpage in future for information on RSOs, range safety, and other range activities.
- The club maintains a group of dedicated Range Safety Officers (RSOs) including Junior members. These members assist with safety at the club by advising on safety issues, running club events, and supervising general shooting on the range. You can learn who they are by clicking RSO List. If you are a club certified RSO and not on the list but would like to be then contact Alastair Allan.
- Safety at the club is paramount. For your information, there is a description of what to do when you arrive at the club and are preparing to shoot. Safety At The Club
- A portion of your membership fee includes insurance for liability during shooting events. You can learn more about what is covered by clicking National Firearms Association.
- Range A/B users are authorized and encouraged to maintain the target stands by replacing the plastic backing (Coroplast) and horizontal members as needed. Supplies, such as screws,washers and tools are available in the Long Branch. The job is made much easier if you carry a battery powered drill with a Robertson bit in your shooting bag. Two people can replace a target setting in 5 minutes if you have a powered drill. Spare Coroplast sheets are stored in the Long Branch behind the door.
We would also appreciate your help in replacing any garbage bags before they become overly full. Just remove the full bags from the container, tie them off and drop them in the Silver Metal Garbage bin near Range B. New garbage bags are in the Long Branch. Note that only bagged garbage and Coroplast sheets are permitted in the garbage bin. Used wood should be stored in the wood pile alongside the Long Branch, where it will be cut and used for firewood.
Help from thoughtful members is much appreciated and if you do get a chance to help out please make a note of the repair in the Maintenance Log on the notice board in the Long Branch. Also, if supplies are running low let us know by a message on the Club phone or email.
Thanks to everyone who helps out with target stand repair.
- The Caribou Strategy update can be found by clicking here.
- Ballistics & accuracy: the distances listed for various shooting positions on ranges A/B are nominal distances in meters. These distances are from the firing line(red line on the concrete pad) to the target stands. The true distance varies depending on the target stand. Thus, the nominal distance for Range A target stand is listed as 25m. For Range B, the 50 m stand is 50 yds(45.7 m), 100 m is 105 yds(96 m) and 200 m is 189 yds(172.8 m). For normal shooting, the true distances are not particularly important but for those interested in ballistics and accuracy they are. If you are fine tuning your scope using the 200 m stand keep in mind the true distance.
- Plans for portable target stands for your use at the range can be found here.