You belong to a gun club with one of the nicest Known Distance High Power Rifle facilities in this part of the country. Only through your good stewardship can this range remain operational.
Members must go through a brief range orientation before using the Highpower Range. Call one of the division co-chairmen for an appointment. (Gary Stephens 396-2154; Kent Shomber 396-8761; Curtis Bohlman 250-3624)
One of the key discriminators of a known distance high power rifle range is that the butts (pit) may be safely occupied for purposes of scoring targets while firing is taking place. Radio contact between the butts and the firing line is highly recommended.
Safety is of the utmost concern on the high power rifle range. This is the only range on the OKCGC property where we have multiple firing lines from the, 100 to the 600 yard lines, with the same impact area. An individual standing on one firing line can not necessarily observe the all of the other firing lines.
Before occupying a firing position, several precautions must be taken to ensure safe conditions.
The following are some basic rules for range use:
1. Post the safety sign on the road warning approaching personnel that the range is in use. Simply stand the sign up at the intersection of the main road and the road to the butts.
2. Run the red range flag up the 200 yard line flag pole to signify that the range is in use.
3. While on the way to the butts, observe each firing line and the range in total to ensure the area is not occupied. Look in the butts and range shack to ensure neither is occupied.
4. Rifle actions will be opened with an Empty Chamber Indicator in place until safe to fire.
5. Wear eye and ear protection while on the firing line and in the butts.
6. Projectiles fired must be such that the bullet is stable at the distance which fired, maintaining safe conditions in the butts. If you are unsure, don’t shoot. There are plenty of knowledgeable riflemen within the gun club’s membership who would be glad to help.
Use the range for its intended purposes: High power rifle fire, which includes practice, and competition. This is not a sight in range for deer or varmint rifles, nor is it an overflow range for the Benchrest range. On rare occasions the range may be used for long range rifle zeroing (sight in), but this must be cleared with the division chairman.
Do not array targets in such a way that shots will intentionally impact any place but the center of the target frame. One target per target frame, centered on the target frame. If you use staples, remove them when you are done shooting.
Priority of range use is as follows: Work Details (mowing, weed eating, etc.); Match use; Organized Practice Sessions; Sanctioned Match practice by individuals; other shooting.
All members will make the greatest effort possible to accommodate others on the range. The range belongs to the general membership for the good of the general membership. Cooperation is key in keeping our sport alive.
Bring any observed unsafe act to a stop immediately. Get a name or car tag number and report violations of the above range rules to the range chairman immediately.
Safety is YOUR responsibility