Summer long range shooting begins this week

Summer long range shooting begins this week

If you are one of the many members who have been waiting to put the new 600 Yard High Power Range to use, now's your time! Regulary scheduled range-officer-directed long range shooting starts up for the year on Saturday, June 15.

Members Dick Cooper and Oscar Aitkens, both experienced high power shooters, will serve as range officers and instructors for members and guests who would like to sight in their rifles or practice 600-yard shooting. Targets will be the NRA 600-yard MR-1 target, scored electronically using the ShotMarker E-Target system. ShotMarker allows you to see your hits and scores at the firing line, using a computer tablet or smart phone.

Shooting will begin at 8 a.m. on the 600-yard line and last until noon or when all participants are finished. There is no fee. The minimum caliber and bullet weight is 223 with a 69 grain bullet.  No 50 caliber, please.  All shooting will be will be single shot, prone, with a sling or supported on a sandbag or bipod. A shooting mat will be helpful, and be sure to bring a charged iPad or phone. Before coming to High Power, please use one of the shorter ranges to have your rifle and scope sighted-in for at least 300 yards. If need be, we can help you sight your rifle in!

For additional details or to ask questions, please contact Dick Cooper, at rbcooperjr@gmail.com.

 

And don't forget to check the Mill Creek Rifle Club calendar for additional Mid Range and High Power practice and match opportunities throughout the year.   New shooters are always welcome.  

Match directors for High Power events include:

Mid Range: Steve Finnell   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Across the course: Michael Borkon  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Newsflash

"The strongest reason for people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government."
- Thomas Jefferson

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