Rifle 125 (Basic Rifle) – One Day (Audubon, PA)
Aug 18 @ 8:00 am—5:00 pm EDT
Rifle 125 (Basic Rifle) Overview
Estimated Ammunition Required: About 150-200 rounds. THIS EVENT WILL BE .22LR ONLY, please do not bring rifles chambered in any other caliber.
Required Equipment: You should plan to bring the following equipment to the event:
- a safe rifle chambered in .22LR (if you need a loaner rifle, please indicate such when filling out your ticket information)
- at least two magazines for your rifle
- hearing protection
- eye protection
- plenty of your preferred method of hydration (both plain water and something to replace electrolytes you will lose via sweating is ideal)
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 50 feet.
Optional Equipment: The following equipment is not required but may come in handy at the event:
- sling for your rifle (a US GI sling is preferred; loaner slings will be available at the event)
- hat with a brim (to deflect flying hot brass)
- folding chair
- sunscreen and/or bug spray
Overview: This is 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
- 50 foot “Morgan’s 13” Classifier
- 50 foot Rifle Qualifier
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
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. The club provides loaner shooting mats and GI slings and has a number of loaner rifles (S&W M&P 15-22’s) available. If you need a loaner rifle, be sure to respond in the affirmative to that question for each ticket holder who needs a loaner.
All rifles must be cased unless on the firing line.
Additional Range Information
This event will be on the new INDOOR range. Bottled water is provided for all participants. A $5.00 range fee is required for all participants.
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