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Basic Rifle – February 17 – Half Day Oak Harbor Conservation Club

Feb 17 @ 12:00 pm5:00 pm EST

Rifle 125 (Basic Rifle) Overview

Prerequisites: None

Overview: This is a HALF DAY PRONE ONLY, EVENT.  This offering, based on traditional American rifle craft 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, drills and range time learning to shoot rifles.

Estimated Ammunition Required: About 300 rounds.  EVENT: time NOON to 5:00 PM

Rifle Requirements:  Magazine-fed semi-automatic rifles generally work best for our classes,

Required Equipment: Please review our suggestions for appropriate Rifle 125 equipment and plan to bring the following:

  • sling for your rifle (a US GI sling is strongly preferred as our instruction will be specific to this sling; loaner slings are typically available at the event)
  • case for your rifle
  • minimum two (2) magazines for your rifle
  • a way to take notes
  • shooting mat, carpet remnant or similar
  • 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)
  • clothing appropriate for the weather (loose fitting clothing, especially around the neck, is discouraged as hot brass can lodge against the skin and cause a burn)

It is helpful that all ammunition be of the same type (i.e. same weight, manufacturer, etc) for this event. Shooting will primarily be at 25 yards.


Optional Equipment: The following equipment is not required but may come in handy at the event:

  • hat with a brim (to deflect flying hot brass)
  • stapler (and extra staples) to attach your target to the backer board (provided)
  • folding chair
  • snacks
  • sunscreen and/or bug spray (Indoor)

Loaner Firearms: Loaner firearms suitable for use at this event are generally available but limited. Please contact the Event Director prior to the event if you would like to request a loaner firearm.

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 (HALF DAY PRONE ONLY)
  • Introduction to Sight Adjustments and basic calculation of minutes of angle.
  • 25 Yard “Morgan’s 13” Classifier
  • 25 Yard Rifle Qualifier
  • Intermediate calculation of minutes of angle for precise sight adjustments at all ranges
  • Introduction to Field Shooting, to include basic ballistics and live firing to longer distances (if the range facility permits)

HISTORY:  The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere

There will be a $10/person range fee for non-members for the weekend.

Please bring cash with you to cover this fee.


Feb 17
12:00 pm—5:00 pm EST
$20.00 – $45.00
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Event Director

Chuck “Chico the Marbleless” Yarletts


Oak Harbor Conservation Club (Oak Harbor, OH)
975 South Gordon Rd
Oak Harbor, OH 43449 United States
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(419) 898-9923
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Max Range:
100 yards
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