Our Rifle Range has pits at 200 and 300 yards and Clangers at 400, 500 and 600 yards.
Due to passage of the NYS SAFE ACT, there has been a lack of interest in the Rifle League, therefore until interest resumes or repeal of the NYS SAFE ACT, there will be no Rifle League.
Dear fellow club members: I have built two bench rests for the rifle range, and have dropped them off and donate them to the Club today. I have also built a target mounting board for the 600 yard target, and installed it. (However, I need to cut off 12” or so on the legs – I planned on driving them into the ground, but the ground is too stony to accomplish that, so I need to shorten them.) I hope all of the club members make good use of these items. Good shooting, Bob Hahn
500 yd 600 yd
Dear Fellow Members: I just wanted to let my fellow members know that I have made a donation to the Club’s Rifle Range, hopefully for all fellow Members to enjoy. I have built wooden Target Boards for the 400 and 500 yard target areas, and have placed them so that paper targets may be hung below the existing steel targets. I have also purchased steel gongs for the 400, 500, and 600 yard areas. I have placed an 8” GONG at 400, a 10” GONG at 500, and a
12” GONG at 600. This will allow 2 M.O.A. targets at those distances, which should be challenging, but readily achievable. The gongs are 1/2” AR500 STEEL, which will be good for just about anything anybody chooses to shoot without denting. (I made a slight miscalculation on the size of mounting bracket I would need for the 400 yard post, meaning that the gong is turning/racked and is presently being straightened by an inserted stick. I will buy and use a suitable mounting bracket upon my next visit to correct this issue.) I hope all rifle shooters will enjoy the new target choices available.
I notice from the last Newsletter that the club is looking for gong purchase options for the Plinking Range. Here are some options where gongs may be purchased at reasonable prices:
Best wishes for good shooting,
PS: Bob also plans to build a Target Board for the 600 yard location when time permits.