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Rifle 125 (Basic Rifle) – Two Day (Sparta, IL)

May 13, 2017 @ 8:00 amMay 14, 2017 @ 5:00 pm CDT

*** This Event has been Cancelled ***

There will be special pricing at this Mother’s Day event to include a discount for ladies (when in attendance with a fully pre-registered and paid ticket holder).

Rifle 125 (Basic Rifle) Overview

Prerequisites: None

Equipment: Bring 150 to 200 rounds of ammunition per day and a safe rifle.  It is helpful that all ammunition be of the same type (i.e. same weight, manufacturer, etc) for this event.  Our volunteers have identified several accessories that may be helpful at this type of event.   Shooting will primarily be at 25 yards Saturday and Sunday Morning.  This Range affords us 150 yards for Sunday Afternoon. Rimfire or Centerfire rifles (.308 cap)  should be just fine for all activities. .

Overview:  This our signature offering, based on traditional American riflecraft that teaches “Hits Count!” It is appropriate for a wide breadth of student skill levels. This course lays a sound foundation for students to shoot groups under time pressure from a variety of practical field positions.  Rifle 125 includes classroom and range time learning to shoot rifles. Students learn:

  • Rules for safe gun handling & range rules
  • Rifle parts and operation & ammunition
  • Shooting fundamentals: Five steps to firing each shot
  • Natural Point of Aim
  • Shooting from the prone, standing and sitting/kneeling positions to include use of the sling
  • Introduction to Sight Adjustments and basic calculation of minutes of angle
  • 25 Yard “Morgan’s 13” Classifier
  • 25 Yard Rifle Qualifier
  • Two Day Only:  Intermediate calculation of minutes of angle for precise sight adjustments at all ranges
  • Two Day Only:  Introduction to Field Shooting, to include basic ballistics and live firing to longer distances (if the range facility permits)
  • Two Day Only:  As time allows, there may be additional opportunities to engage in challenging competitions to include the Rifle Qualifier, Classic Carbine Qualification, Battle Rattle, and/or Field Shoot

The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere

Hear the true story of Paul Revere’s famous ride and learn about the events that immediately precipitated the Revolutionary War. Paul Revere did not ride alone – many individuals played crucial roles in the events of April 19th, 1775.

This history presentation begins with alarm riders warning “the Regulars are out!” You’ll hear about the dramatic stand on Lexington Green and the “shots heard ’round the world” at Concord’s North Bridge. The tale concludes with harrowing life-or-death choices made along the 17 mile “battle road.”

This exciting tale will be woven throughout the day’s marksmanship events.

Additional Event Information

Sunday will include live fire to 150 yards. Please bring the Rifle you intend to complete the entire weekend with to ensure verifiable Sight Adjustments and basic calculation of minutes of angle will apply.

This event is open to the public and is appropriate for all ages that can safely handle a rifle.

All participants must have eye and ear protection. All rifles must be cased unless on the firing line.

Range fee of $6 per person per day ($12 not included in ticket price) will be collected at registration Saturday morning for both days to streamline event.  Youth .22 ammunition is available for pre-registered youth at cost; please contact Event Director for details via email or 618-458-7745

This is an uncovered line – please bring Pop-Ups and adequate seating.

You should bring sufficient water and a lunch.

Additional Range Information

This event will be held at the Rifle Berm – look for signage.

Event Sponsor

Our thanks to Southern Illinois Friends of the NRA for supporting our efforts through The NRA Foundation!



May 13, 2017 @ 8:00 am
May 14, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
$35 – $70.00
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Event Director

Sharon S.


World Shooting and Recreational Complex
1 Main Event Lane
Sparta, IL 62286 United States
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Max Range:
100 yards
Centerfire Allowed:
38.187813 , -89.754662

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World Shooting and Recreational Complex


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