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Open Rifle Practice @500 – Practice / Coaching/Vetting Opportunity – All Competitors, Club Members and Guests – Open to the Public

February 3 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm EST


Open Practice at 500 Yds

FEE: $15 – To support ongoing range operations

As ALWAYS keep an eye on the weather and the Rifle Calendar for cancellations.

Shooting this time of year depends on the weather, serious weather such as moderate to heavy snow or ice storms will likely cause these to be cancelled so keep an Eye to the Sky and the Calendar! There is automatically a weather date – the next day.  Committee Members help out when they can after any storms to keep the Pit area and the 500 yard line clean down to the grass, and of course NEW CLUB MEMBERS wanting hours are encouraged to lend a hand.

Open Rifle Practice will be pair fire (optional) or individual fire at @500yds. 10:00 AM Setup – Round Count is your choice.  We expect some impromptu fun mini-matches and some challenge fun Matches. Still for non-competition shooters we’ll help you through it. This event is Open to the Public but only for rifles suitable for 500yd accurate shooting..

Pair Firing will be configured if attendance and interest dictates.

From Mid-now till to April muzzle brakes are allowed – Silencers are welcome – bring them if you have them.

We have a very skilled group of shooters, Some are State and Regional Champions, experienced Wind Coaches, National and International Competitors who, while there to practice, are more importantly ready to provide knowledge, experience and coaching to build your shooting skills or to help any shooter who would like any kind of assistance.

This is a good opportunity for Club Members who wish to be vetted to do so with highly qualified support.

This is a great opportunity for new members or prospective members interested in Rifle to get acquainted with Mid Range shooting and also accomplish 500/600yd Range qualification.

If you are not vetted for 500/600 range use, but wish to be, you should be prepared as follows:

  1. Bring the specific rifle(s) for which you wish to be vetted.
  2. Have a 100-yd or 200-yd zero already set on that rifle.
  3. Know how to make informed elevation adjustments on the attached scope.
  4. Have elevation tables for the specific ammunition you will be using (if using handload, an equivalent factory table is recommended).
  5. Have a stable front and rear rest for use at these yardages (sling shooters should be equally prepared).
  6. Have a shooting mat, tarp or other ground covering.
  7. Per safety rules at all ranges, have ear an eye protection, and an empty chamber indicator.

Knowledge of the electronic targeting system and target setup is not required.  You should plan to arrive at the designated setup time, inform the event coordinator that you wish to be vetted and be prepared assist with target setup.  A smart phone or tablet is recommended.  If you do not have one, please inform that event coordinator when you arrive so we can provide you a loaner.

If you have any questions about being prepared for vetting, please send your inquiry to the committee email address: sfga.rifle@gmail.com

Bring a friend or guest (don’t forget to have them sign their release). Club Members, Members in the Application Process and Guests can be provided assistance in sighting in their rifle (best effort) and joining the others on the 600yd Range.

As always, safety is paramount.  Remember your Eyes and Ears as well as your empty chamber indicator. RSOs, Coaches with a broad base of knowledge and a great group of people will be there to assist anyone who asks for assistance.



February 3
10:00 am - 2:00 pm EST
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High Power Rifle Range
21 Fish and Game Ln
Scarborough, ME 04072 United States
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