The OKCGC has 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 range orientation before using the Highpower 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 all 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. Projectiles fired must be such that the bullet is stable at the distance from 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. If all else fails, call any of the division points of contact.
9. 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, at anything other than paper targets posted in the center of the target frames.
10. 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.
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.
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