Field Rifle Rimfire-KD – Two Day (Midvale, OH)
Feb 10, 2024 @ 8:00 am—Feb 11, 2024 @ 5:00 pm EST
This is a RIMFIRE-ONLY event; we will only allow rifles chambered in .22LR. Please leave your centerfire rifle at home.
Field Rifle Rimfire KD Overview
This clinic is designed to challenge attendees to accurately shoot their 22LR rifles to known distances out to 200yds. You will learn the trajectory, come-ups, external ballistics and field shooting challenges with your combination of rifle and .22LR ammo. This will be best achieved with a scoped rifle although open sights are certainly acceptable.
Prerequisites: Suggested — RR Basic Rifle course or previous experience with similar programs such as CMP’s Rimfire Sporter or other .22LR distance shooting programs.
If you are unfamiliar with the standing/seated/prone positions and the proper use of the GI loop sling, you will be frustrated at this event. Position instructions and proper sling usage will be only briefly reviewed.
Estimated Ammunition Required: Bring 200 rounds/day. It is important that all ammunition be of the same type (i.e. same bullet weight, velocity, and manufacturer) for this event.
Rifle Requirements: You will need a safe rifle chambered in .22LR (centerfire rifles will not be allowed). It is best if this is a semi-auto rifle but bolt or lever rifles can be accommodated.
Please make an effort to get a known zero prior to attending (25 yds is a good starting point). We will be sighting in at each distance on Saturday so you can learn your elevation adjustments for each known distance. Wind corrections will also be covered at the event.
Required Equipment: Please plan to bring the following:
- case for your rifle
- sling for your rifle (the US GI sling will work perfectly for this event, but if you bring another style, it should be an easily adjustable sling)
- at least two magazines of ten (10) or more round capacity for your rifle (extras magazines are a good idea)
- a way to take notes
- 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)
Optional Equipment: The following equipment is not required but may come in handy at the event:
- weather appropriate clothing (February weather in Ohio can be anything)
- hat with a brim (to deflect flying hot brass)
- shooting mat
- high powered binoculars or spotting scope
- folding chair
- sunscreen and/or bug spray
Overview: A Field Rifle event picks up where the Basic Rifle clinic leaves off. Students, having mastered the fundamentals of marksmanship at 25 yards, learn to apply their skills at greater distances. Most importantly, students will learn about their rifle, their ammo — and their skill level at real distances beyond 25 yards.
This “Rimfire-Only” Field Rifle is focused on practical shooting under field conditions against targets out to 200 yds with a .22LR rifle. We will review the basics of IMC, the ballistics of the .22LR cartridge at various distances, and other considerations for shooting your .22LR rifle past 25 yards.
This event is scheduled for February so the weather will most likely be cold and potentially wet. Please plan on dressing accordingly. The firing line is covered but you need to prepare for bad weather as we post/pull targets down range.
The Spirit of 1776
Picking up where “The Midnight Ride” concludes, the Spirit of 1776 traces the first full year of the American war for independence. From the high point of the Evacuation of Boston to the lows of early winter of 1776, follow the Continental Army as they are forced to flee across New York and New Jersey. Learn about the nearly insurmountable challenges they faced and the hope, faith and daring that pulled victory out of certain defeat.
If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to face down a huge amphibious armada invading New York City, shiver around a campfire reading about “summer soldiers and sunshine patriots,” or gamble it all on a desperate crossing of the Delaware River for “Liberty or Death” then you need to hear the Spirit of 1776.
This exciting tale will be woven throughout the day’s marksmanship events.
Additional Event Information
There is a $10/person range fee that is payable on the day of the event. Please bring cash.
Additional Range Information
Free camping will be available at the range on Friday and Saturday night if you want to challenge the elements. If not, participants also have the option to bunk in the main club house starting Friday evening at 6PM. There will be access in the club house to restrooms and limited kitchen support for cooking on Friday and Saturday night.
Contact the Event Director if you are planning on joining us on site. .