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Do you want to participate on the BASC
 "Long Range Facility"
 
The register button is at the bottom of the page!
Be sure to read the rules and criteria for qualification below.
We are now qualifying members to use the "Long Range" Facility. Check this page frequently for orientation dates and times.
Classes are be held two times a month typically on Saturday and Wednesday morning.
 
YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER AT LEAST 3 DAYS PRIOR TO THE ORIENTATION
YOU MUST BE PRE-REGISTERED TO PARTICIPATE
Dates are subject to change as necessary
Future orientation schedules will be posted as needed
If you are interested in attending any of these upcoming orientations, please register by clicking on the register button at the bottom of the page.
The orientations will be conducted at the 200 yard firing line at our range.
Please take the time to read and become familiar with these rules BEFORE you come to orientation.
 
 
LONG RANGE RULES AND ORIENTATION CRITERIA BELOW:
BASC 600 yard Orientation 
LONG RANGE SPECIFIC RULES SECTION

SECTION 1: ACTING RANGE OFFICER (ARO) DUTIES
 
A. In order to maintain range safety, we MUST have an "Acting Range Officer" (ARO) any time members are using the firing line of any of the BASC ranges. This is a mandatory function and duty requiring cooperation from each member.  Please take your turn in performing this important job and give other members your cooperation and respect when they are performing this job.  At all times, someone must be the ARO.
 
B. The first member that arrives to use any of the BASC ranges becomes the ARO for that specific range.
Vests are kept in the range house and this first member will wear this vest. This individual remains as the ARO until that member leaves the range and passes on the vest and duties to another member. If there is one individual on any of the ranges, that individual is the ARO of that range and must wear the vest to be in compliance to our insurance regulations.
 
C. The duties and responsibilities of the Acting Range Officer (ARO) are as follows:
1.   The Acting Range Officer (ARO) represents BASC and is charged with enforcing all current rules, policies, and regulations to insure safety and the well being of everyone. As such they shall be accorded every courtesy and consideration by each and every member.
2.   The ARO's direction and decisions shall be accepted without undue discussion or question while performing these duties without exception. Any disagreement or dissatisfaction with the performance of this person, the rules, or the policies enforced, must be submitted in writing to the Board for review and resolution. Under no circumstances shall the issue or item of concern be argued with the ARO.
3.   The ARO oversees range activities for the range that they are on in regards to shooting safety.
4.   The ARO, or any member shall call a "Cease Fire" whenever they observe a potential safety concern.
5.   The ARO insures that all weapons are down, actions open, and shooter moves from firing position before allowing shooters to go down range. The ARO will watch for potential problems while shooters are down range.
6.   The ARO ensures all members and guests are wearing correct ID cards and are observing all safety rules and regulations of BASC.
7.   The ARO is to use common sense about safety. Our BASC goal is zero accidents and the ARO is our primary safety coordinator.
8.   No firing is allowed on each range until the designated ARO is on the specific range, wearing the ARO vest and ready to accept responsibility for the safety of that range.
9.    Acts of aggression, verbal or physical abuse, intimidation, or disorderly conduct directed at the ARO or any member, by a member or guest of a member, shall be grounds for immediate suspension of any and all club privileges of that member, pending a Board review and further action taken as the Board feels is appropriate including permanent suspension of membership privileges.
10.    The following is a list of the Standard ARO Commands that should be used by each individual when they are serving the duties of ARO. The purpose of range commands is to provide concise, clear and standard methods of range operation. This provides our members with easy to understand commands and will enhance safety. All members and guests are to read, use and comply with these commands.
 
Command: Cease Fire!
    Purpose: To stop all shooting immediately.
    Action: Shooters immediately stop firing, continue to keep muzzle pointed down range, remove finger from within trigger guard, unload and clear your weapon and leave the bolt open or place it in one of the racks provided, then move away from the firing line and await further instructions from the range officer.
 
Command: Range Is Clear!
    Purpose: To tell shooters it is permissible to go down range to change targets, pickup brass, remove target frames, etc.
    NOTE: This command shall not be given until range officer has walked down the firing line and determined all weapons are clear an actions open.
    Action: Shooters may proceed down range to change, remove targets, pickup brass. NO ONE is to remain on the firing line and no firearm is to be handled in
    any manner.
 
Command: Is The Line Ready?                                                    
    Purpose: To make sure all shooters are ready.
    Action: All shooters should look around and make sure everyone is back to or behind the firing line.
 
Command: Commence Firing!
     Purpose: To declare the range open to live fire.
     Action: Shooters may begin firing, following all rules and regulations of the club.
 
D. The safety and well being of members, guests, spectators, participants, or non-members is dependent upon our ARO range supervision,
    self-discipline and the compliance of everyone with the specific rules designed for each range.
 
 
SECTION 6: LONG RANGE
 
A. When shooting at distances of 300 yards or 400 yards, you must use the shooting positions located in front of the 400 yard berm. When
    shooting at distances of 500 yards to 600yards, you must use the shooting positions located in front of the 600 yard berm.  If shooting
    less than 300 yards you must use the 200 yard range.
 
B. ARO duties shall be the same as on our other ranges. The ARO for the long range facility will control BOTH the 400 and 600 yard firing line.
 
C. It is every shooters responsibility to assure that their bullet hits the berm, not the ground, after it passes through the target. Every shot must impact the berm directly in front of the firing position.
 
D. Weapons approved for use on this range are as follows:
1. Centerfire rifles using ammunition up to and including .50 BMG
2. Handguns firing center fire ammunition of a caliber traditionally recognized for Hunting and Target Shooting at these distances may be used on this range as long as all projectiles impact the berm no matter what range the target is set.
3. There is no limit on the caliber of black powder, muzzle loading, or black powder modern type firearms shot at this range provided they have been manufactured as small arms to be carried and operated by one person. It is every shooters responsibility to assure that their bullet impacts the berm, not the ground, after it passes through the target.
 
E. Weapons & techniques not approved for use on this range are as follows:
1. Fully automatic or select fire weapons are not allowed on any BASC range. This includes semi-automatic weapons fitted with "Hell Fire" or similar rapid fire devices or the use of various individual techniques used to resemble fully automatic fire weapons. Rapid Fire is defined as over 60 rounds per minute!
2. No homemade weapons of any kind.
3. No shotguns.
4. No tracer rounds or exploding ammunition is permitted on any of the BASC ranges.
5. Modern metallic cartridge weapons chambered for any round larger in bullet diameter or exceeding the muzzle energy of the .50 caliber BMG.
6. No firearm requiring the use of rimfire ammunition.
 
F. Targets approved for use on this range are as follows:
1. Target frames are no longer available in the range house. Members must make or purchase their own target frames to the dimensions specified on the
    Target Frame page of the web site.
2. There is a permanent “Target Fence” against both the 400 and 600 yard berms to staple or pin backer boards and targets on. Do NOT leave backer boards or targets when you leave. At 300 and 500 yards there will be sockets in the ground for you to place BASC standard target frames in, or you may use the club provided stands to hold your targets.
3. Paper Targets are available in the range house at twenty-five cents ($0.25) each. Payment should be deposited in the safe located near the targets at the time of purchase.
4. Clay and chalk targets can be placed directly on the 400 or 600 yard berms as long as they are not placed any higher than 6 feet on the berm.  These types of targets cannot be placed on the ground.
5. No types of reactive targets, other than clay and chalk are permitted.
 
G. Targets not approved for use on this range are as follows:
1. No metal targets are permitted at this time on the 400 or 600 yard rifle range.
2. No explosive targets are permitted on any of the BASC ranges.
 
H. Ammunition requirements on this range are as follows:
1. Tracer, incendiary, and/or explosive ammunition is not permitted.
 
I. Qualification:
1. Each member using the 600 yard range MUST be qualified by a member of the long range committee before being allowed to use either the 400 or 600 yard range.
 
J. Target Access Road:
1. There is a road between the 400 and 600 yard range for the members use to place targets during “fair weather” periods. You MAY NOT use this road when wet. If your vehicle will leave visible ruts on the road it is too wet for use.
2. ATV and UTV type vehicles may be used to set and check targets in wet or dry weather conditions. Under wet conditions ATVs and UTVs will be allowed to use the ranges, not the road, for target access.  ATV and UTV vehicles are to be operated in a safe and responsible manner only. Horseplay or any other abuse of this privilege will be grounds for disciplinary action.
3. ATV and UTV type vehicles may only be operated by adults over the age of 18.
 
K. Cease Fires:
1. Cease fires on the on the Long range facility will not be affected by cease fires on any other range. A cease fire on the Long Range will be for BOTH the 400 and 600 yard ranges.
2. Cease fires on the on the Long range facility will be on the hour starting at 7:00 A.M. when the range opens.  When there are few people and no objections, it will be allowable to call a minimum of interim cease fires. Cease fires to place and check targets on this range will take considerably longer than the 200 yard range due to the distances involved. This structured method of cease fires is implemented to allow less disruption.
3. The gate on the target road is to be opened anytime there is a cease fire, this gate will be closed when the firing line is hot.
 
L. Long Range Facility access:
1. All BASC members shall have access to the Long range facilities.
 
M. Bench availability:
1. Due to the limited number of shooting positions guests are to be limited to no more than one guest per member for the present time, we highly encourage members to share a bench with their guest when the firing line is crowded.
 
N. Guest Privileges:
1. No guests shall be allowed to shoot on the long range facility unless they are under the DIRECT SUPERVISION of a qualified member.
 VI – BASIC SAFETY RULES
 
 
1. BASIC FIREARMS SAFETY RULES
 
A. HANDLE ALL FIREARMS AS IF THEY WERE LOADED.
A firearm offers no guarantee that it is unloaded. Therefore, always treat each firearm with respect. If you offend your buddy by checking a gun after he's told you it's unloaded, then so be it. Better safe than dead. Make it a habit to check no matter what. This is a very important habit to get into.
 
B. KEEP YOUR FINGER AWAY FROM TRIGGER THE UNTIL READY TO FIRE AND NEVER PULL THE TRIGGER UNLESS YOU ARE SURE OF YOUR TARGET.
Keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready to shoot. Always keep your finger off the trigger and outside the trigger guard until you are ready to shoot. Even though it may be comfortable to rest your finger on the trigger, it also is unsafe. If you are moving around with your finger on the trigger and stumble or fall, you could inadvertently pull the trigger. Sudden loud noises or movements can result in an accidental discharge because there is a natural tendency to tighten the muscles when startled. The trigger is for firing and the handle is for handling.
 
C. WATCH WHERE YOU POINT YOUR FIREARM'S MUZZLE.
Control the direction of your firearm's muzzle at all times by pointing it in a safe direction. "Never point a gun at anything you're not willing to shoot." Be sure of your target and know what lies behind it.
 
D. MAKE SURE THE AMMUNITION MATCHES THE FIREARM.
Double check your ammunition to make sure it matches the gauge or caliber of the firearm you’re using.
 
E. ALWAYS MAKE SURE THE BARREL IS FREE OF OBSTRUCTIONS.
Before loading, check for obstructions in the barrel.
 
F. NEVER TAKE CHANCES WITH A LOADED FIREARM.
Unload your firearm before attempting to cross over any obstacle or hazardous terrain.
 
G. DON'T RELY ON YOUR FIREARM'S SAFETY.
Because a safety is a mechanical device, it could fail at any time. Always remember to place the safety back on immediately after the shot.
 
H. STORE FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION IN A SAFE PLACE.
Be sure your guns are never accessible to unauthorized or untrained individuals. Store firearms and ammunition separate from one another and out of the reach of children.   It is recommended the diligent use of trigger locks when storing firearms that may be accessed by children.
 
I. NEVER LOAD A FIREARM UNLESS YOU ARE READY TO USE IT.
Don't load your firearm until you are ready to shoot - and unload as soon as you are finished.
 
J. NEVER MIX ALCOHOL, DRUGS AND FIREARMS.
Alcohol and drugs impair judgment; never consume either before or during hunting or target practice.
As on all our ranges it is of paramount importance that all projectiles ( bullets ) impact the berms! There will be zero tolerance on this!

QUALIFICATION SECTION
Basic Exterior Ballistics and Shooting
As on all BASC ranges it is of utmost importance that all rounds fired impact the berm.
To use the BASC long range facility it is important to be certain that every member using this facility be able to place their bullet into the berm every shot.
Qualification is to determine that every shooter is able to shoot 6 minutes of angle at 200 yards minimum. ( 5 shots into a 12” circle at 200 yards ).
Also proving the knowledge required to calculate and adjust your elevation as needed to assure a first round impact into the berm at 400 yards and 600 yards.
You may use a hand loading manual with ballistics tables for your particular cartridge, printed information from software or electronic devices you bring. You are responsible for providing all ballistic information. This is not intended as a teaching exercise but you proving ability to determine sighting adjustments required.
*It is required that you know at minimum, the approximate velocity of your cartridge, the approximate ballistic coefficient of the bullet used and your beginning zero distance.

CONTACT INFORMATION TO SIGN UP IS BELOW.
 
Orientation Requirements
    You must be a member in good standing of BASC.
    You must have a rifle capable of shooting at the required distance for qualification.
    Contact by e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for any questions not covered here or go to the class registration form by clicking on this link to make your reservations.
    To reserve a space for orientation - click on register button, complete the on-line form, and hit the Submit Button on the bottom right hand side of page.
 
If there is any questions not addressed below, please send a e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Commonly Asked Questions
 
Class Reservations:
    How do I make reservations for an orientation? - Decide which orientation meets your schedule and complete and send the registration form.  The link to that form is on this page.  Someone will contact you to confirm current space in the date selected.
    Is my space reserved after that contact? - Yes. If the class has been filled prior to your request you will be notified and required to pick another date.
 
What to Bring to Classes:
    What do I need to bring to class? - Everyone must bring a Rifle, at least 5 rounds of ammunition, whatever rests you prefer and ballistic information ( loading manual with ballistic tables or software version, etc. ) to prove minimum familiarity with simple exterior ballistics out to 600 yards.  Rifles are not available to borrow for this orientation.   Everyone must have hearing and eye protection.
 
What is included in Classes:
    What does class include? - We provide an Orienteer for the class and the required target and target frame.
    When do I take the shooting proficiency test? -   Shooting Proficiency will be done at the time of orientation at the BASC Range.   Each person needs to have the necessary experience shooting the gun before they attend this class. They will need their rifle and at least 5 rounds of ammunition.