The OKCGC has the nicest Known Distance High Power Rifle facility in this part of the country. Only through your good stewardship can this range remain operational.
Members must go through a range orientation before using the High Power Range. Range orientations will be conducted after scheduled matches and events such as organized practice and work days.
One of the key discriminators of a known distance high power rifle range is that there are multiple firing lines with only one impact area or target line. The target area or butts (pit) may be safely occupied for purposes of scoring targets while firing is taking place. This allows immediate feedback while conducting firing. 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. Because of range topography, an individual standing on one firing line cannot observe the other firing lines.
The following are some basic rules for range use:
1. Before occupying a firing position or going down range for any reason several precautions must be taken to ensure safe conditions. 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. Drop the placard on the medal sign showing that the range is in use.
3. Run the range flag up the 200 yard line flag pole to signify that the range is in use.
4. Reverse these actions when firing is complete, and you leave the range.
5. 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.
6. Rifle actions will be opened with an Empty Chamber Indicator (ECI) in place until safe to fire. You may obtain an ECI during your range orientation.
7. Eye and ear protection will be worn while on the firing line and in the butts.
8. The Level Load Rule is mandatory. When loading, the rifle must remain roughly level (and pointed down range) during the process. This rule is to mitigate risk due to a weapon discharging while being loaded. Club members must be very sensitive to the risk of damage that a projectile leaving gun club property could cause.
9. Projectiles fired must be such that the bullet is stable at the distance which fired, maintaining safe conditions in the butts. No calibers in excess of .35; .223 rem or 5.56 NATO projectiles shot beyond the 300yd line must be greater than 62 grains. No 7.62x39 (AK type ammo) shooting beyond 200 yards. It will just frustrate you, and it is potentially dangerous to anyone on the target pit.
No incendiaries, armor piercing, or exploding rounds. 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. Call any of the division points of contact for help.
10. Array targets in such a way that shots will intentionally impact 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. No shooting at cans, milk jugs, or anything other than paper targets posted in the center of the target frames.
11. Use the range for its intended purpose: Practice and pursuit of the High Power Rifle disciplines
12. 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 division chairman immediately.
13. You are responsible for your guest.
Priority of range use is as follows: Work Details (mowing, weed eating, etc.); Matches; Organized Practice Sessions; Sanctioned Match practice by individuals; other shooting. All members will make the greatest effort possible to accommodate others on the range.
Safety is YOUR responsibility