A couple of years ago, ShooterWolf finally convinced me to try long-range rifle shooting and spent the day with me shooting out to 1,000 yards. I'm not nearly as skilled as ShooterWolf, but I have been enjoying working on my long range rifle skills at Southington Hunt Club's open range days at the 700 yard range. And, in a way to pay it forward, I wanted to invite any local OFCCer who is interested in trying long range shooting (or an experienced shooter too) to their Monday, September 17, 2018 open range day 4:30pm-dark. Southington Hunt Club is between Garrettsville and Southington.
Here is what you need:
Sign the Online Waiver (on their website) before attending
Eye Protection and Ear Protection
A rifle and ammo (40-80 rounds)
A scope that you can dial elevation (i.e. tactical or long range turrets)
A ballistics program on your smartphone (Trasol and Strelok Pro seem popular, although there are others)
$20 range fee
Here's what I recommend:
A shooting mat (which can be anything really)
A bipod or front "sandbag" (you can use a shooting bag etc too)
Here is what is not allowed (range rules)
No iron sights
No red dot or 1x scopes or fixed elevation scopes (i.e. no way to dial up/down)
Ballistics apps need the speed of the bullet from your individual gun to be fully valid, so there will be a chronograph on site if you don't know that figure. The guy who runs the open range is a national PRS shooter (Matt Stiner), so there will be folks at the range who can help you out with any questions.
I will be there. If you want to attend, please PM me and let me know (100%, 75%, 50%) attendance and real name. I am doing this in an unofficial capacity just to know who I might meet at the range.
As a side note, Southington also has a pistol/carbine practice session at that same time on a different part of the property. Sort of like 3 gun practice at sub-100 yard distances. I've not worked with those fellows, but met them and wanted to add it here in case anyone is interested.
This is not in any way an official OFCC event nor an official Mr. Glock event. I am just a participant too. I did clear this invite with the staff at Southington, so it is official on their side and all legalities/range rules/waivers reside on their side. I am not getting any portion of the range fee or other considerations. I do not have any position of authority on their property and any answers I may provide to questions are not binding to them. My only interest is meeting other OFCCers at an event I enjoy attending and letting folks know about the range so they can build their business. Basically, I am just passing along an opportunity to shoot and will be there too on that particular day.
Here are the details:http://southingtonhuntclub.net
If you have questions, go to the Contact Us tab on the website and you will see a notation for long range rifle questions (not the contact form). That is Matt Stiner's email address, let him know you are an OFCCer attending the 9-17 event and ask your questions.
If you want to come to just watch & learn what this about, please contact Matt Stiner directly with that request.
Directions: The entrance is on the north side of the road. Drive in and take the first left to the small tan shed (not the building in the front).
Shooting to 700 yards is cool.
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