Outdoor Rifle Range

The outdoor rifle range is set up for you to sight in rifles with target stands at 25, 50, and 100 yards. There are both covered and uncovered benches available. Targets are also available for a small cost, on the honor system. The club asks that all members clean up after themselves by policing up their spent brass casings, regardless of caliber, and placing them in the trash or brass bins as appropriate. Shooters should also be sure to remove any targets after they are done shooting.

We also have portable backstops for patterning shotguns so you can prepare for turkey season. There are also several small steel targets at the 100 yard line for plinking purposes. back, or to brush up on your precision skills with either bow or rifle. The indoor range is open 24 hours a day, and is available to any member during those hours.

Range Rules: Outdoor Rifle

  1. No human or silhouettes used for targets.

  2. No plinking permitted at bottles, cans or other objects.

  3. No shooting before 8:00 a.m. daily or 10:00 a.m. Sunday.

  4. Firearms will not be loaded with more than 6 rounds while on the range.

  5. No guest or children under 11 permitted to use the range during the month of November.

  6. Actions will be kept open at all times, with a chamber flag in the chamber, except when actually firing. Yellow zip-ties are available at the range for use as chamber flags.

  7. Shooters may use only one bench and the corresponding target standard at a time, and their equipment must be confined to that bench and/or tables provided for this purpose.

  8. NO CROSS FIRING. Portable target standards must be placed directly in front of the appropriate back stop.

  9. Shooters must cease fire when requested to do so by other members for the purpose of checking targets or a potential safety problem.

  10. The rifle range will be closed during organized shoots. These shoots must be approved by the Board of Directors.

  11. Handguns prohibited on the rifle range.

  12. Shot shells may be shot only on the right of the range at the portable backstops.

  13. No smoking on the firing line.

  14. Members violating these rules will be subject to disciplinary action.

  15. Clean up when finished. Remove spent brass and used targets from backstops.

  16. Shooting from firing line only.

  17. Hearing and eye protection are required.

General Range Rules (Apply To All Ranges)

  1. Current membership card must be displayed at all times when on club grounds.

  2. Drugs and alcohol prohibited.

  3. Ranges close at 7 p.m. on meeting nights.

  4. Ranges will be closed during maintenance and/or work parties.

  5. No children permitted on ranges except when directly supervised by their parent or guardian.

  6. A member is responsible for their guest.

  7. Shooting hours at all outdoor ranges are: 8:00am Monday through Saturday and 10:00am Sunday. Shooting ceases at sunset.

  8. Club members may not use club facilities for personal financial gain.

  9. No one may be forward of the firing line when someone is shooting.

  10. No one may handle a firearm on the firing line while anyone is forward of the firing line.
  11. Any firearm considered a pistol (barrel 16" or less and/or no butt stock) with a semi-automatic action and chambered in center fire rifle cartridges cannot be used on any range at our club.

  12. Effective May 1, 2018 chamber flags or empty chamber indicators will be required at all ranges. No one may walk forward of the firing line unless a chamber flag is inserted into the action of their firearm.

If you do not have a chamber flag for your pistol or rifle, Columbia Fish & Game have provided yellow zip-ties throughout the club ranges for use as chamber flags. The chamber flag rule does not apply to holstered, personal defense firearms. If a handgun is holstered it is considered to be safe. Safety is our highest priority and these rules will be strictly enforced.

Be aware that we have installed security cameras at the pistol ranges, the rifle range, and the indoor range. Club officers monitor these cameras regularly and if violations are discovered the member found violating the rules will be notified to attend and upcoming board meeting to be given a hearing. The board will then determine the appropriate action to be taken.

As a self-policing club, in alignment with Pennsylvania's S.P.O.R.T. initiative (Sportsmen Policing Our Ranks Together), it is your duty to be aware of all rules while on club grounds. If you see a violation of the rules, you can ask to see the membership card of the violator and submit their name to a club officer. If one of the club officers sees the violation you could lose your membership privileges. We will not tolerate continuing safety and rule violations as this places the entire club at risk if there is an incident related to mishandling of firearms.