Long-Range Rifle Shooting Certification Requirements

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  • ALL those who wish to utilize the Rifle Long Range SHALL sign and date a liability waiver prior to utilizing the Rifle Long Range.

  • Annual Membership Dues Plus $250 Long-Range Shooting Premium

  • Orientation Fee: $40

    • Exceptions:

      • Proof of participating in any Long-Range shooting competition or organization.

      • Recognized Rifle shooting certificate.

    • The $40 fee covers up to 2 attempts if time is allotted (10 rounds per attempt) to hit the 100 yard and 300 yard targets.

    • If you fail at both attempts, you will have to take the rifle class provided at the Granby Bow and Gun Club in order to get your rifle certification. (Cost $175).

  • Orientation shall consist of the following:

    • Rifle safety briefing 

    • Mandatory equipment check (Below)

    • You will have 10 rounds to hit a target at 100 yards AND 300 yards.

    • You will have one retry after the class (time permitting) or at a later date if you fail to make hits at 100 yards AND 300 yards.

    • Failing after the retry will require you to attend a rifle shooting course at the Granby Bow and Gun Club.

  • Mandatory Equipment:

    • MINIMUM 10 times (10X) magnification scope

    • Range scope with bipod or tripod

    • Range finder

    • Binoculars

    • Bipod or bag rest

    • Fluorescent / orange vest

    • Air horn

    • Basic first aid kit

  • Rifle Range Rules

    • You MUST be long range certified to shoot at any rifle bay, with the exception of rim fired rifles and airsoft.

    • NO .50 cal. or 338 Lapua allowed.

    • NO tannerite or any other explosive target or material allowed.

    • When entering rifle range area check ALL bay signs prior to entering a rifle bay. This is to ensure that another bay is not HOT and/or whether someone down range.

    • When entering a rifle bay, You SHALL place the sign to HOT RANGE.

    • If you are the last person leaving the rifle bay, You SHALL place the sign to COLD RANGE.

    • ANYONE who goes down range SHALL place ALL signs to PEOPLE DOWN RANGE.

    • NO loaded firearms when someone is down range. Firearms must be unloaded, magazines removed, and either bolts pulled out or back, or in the case of semi-autos, bolt latched open.

    • NO one handles or touches a firearm while someone is down range. No looking through scopes, no unpacking firearms, no cleaning firearms, just don't touch it!

    • Only one Rifle Bay can be HOT at a time.

    • NO shooting or firearms are allowed on the other rifle bays while one bay is HOT.

    • Shooters must be courteous and coordinate shooting while sharing a rifle bay.

    • ANYONE going down range SHALL wear a fluorescent / orange vest at ALL times while down range.

    • ANYONE going down range SHALL have a working air horn.

    • In the event you are down range, and someone shoots down range, you SHALL blow the air horn twice (2X).

    • ANYONE on the rifle range who hears the air horn go off SHALL immediately make their firearms safe, unloaded, magazines removed, and either bolts pulled out or back, or in the case of semi-autos, bolt latched open.

    • Once you return from down range you SHALL change signs to HOT or COLD depending on the range at which you are shooting.

    • All firing will be from one rifle bay at a time. In no case will any rifle firing be done elsewhere.

    • All firearms SHALL be cased going to and from a rifle bay.

    • Firearms may be taken out ONLY after you have placed the sign to HOT range and entered the rifle bay.

    • Firing at wildlife is STRICKLY PROHIBITED.

    • Firing pistols on the rifle line is STRICKLY PROHIBITED unless authorized by the Board of Directors.

    • Targets must be placed at the proper height so that the bullet passes through the target, hits a steel target or, if missed, goes into a backstop berm.

    • Check with other shooters already on the line and let them know what you'll be doing. You MAY set-up your equipment while the line is hot.

    • Coordinate with other shooters on the line when you want to go down range to change targets.

    • Long-range certified members may bring non-long-range certified shooters (members or guests) to shoot on the long-range section of the range ONLY under ALL of the following conditions:

      • The long-range certified member accepts full responsibility for every shot fired by the shooter.

      • The long-range certified member directly accounts for EVERY shot and makes the appropriate corrections to hit the target or impact berm.

      • The guest MUST sign and date the liability waiver form.