Long Range Practice

Our Long Range Practice sessions are a great place to build your long range shooting skills. Shooters engage a static paper target from 200 yards to 1000 yards. You will get instant feedback during the shooting session- target pullers in the pits will mark your target with a spotter after each shot.

We welcome new/first time shooters, just let us know when you sign in so we can squad you accordingly.

When
Long Range Practice Sessions are typically held monthly on a Saturday morning. Additional practice sessions are also scheduled “on the fly”. Please check our club calendar and forum for current dates.

Advance registration is required, see the forum for sign up information.

Where
Sacramento Valley Shooting Center. First proceed to the range office. The range office opens at 7:30 am. Let them know you are shooting with NCPPRC on Range 12. You will sign the range forms, pay the range fee, and receive a wristband. Observers must also obtain a wristband. Then proceed to the 1000 yard range (Range 12).

Prerequisites
You must be at least 18 years of age.
You must be able to legally own a firearm.
You must be proficient with your rifle at 100 yards.
Make sure your rifle is zeroed beforehand.

Cost
NCPPRC Members: SVSC range fee.
Non-Members: SVSC range fee + $10 to NCPPRC.

Agenda
Sign the NCPPRC waiver and put your name on the squading/relay sheet. Sign in is from 7:30 am to 8:15 am. The Safety Brief starts promptly at 8:30 am. Attendance at the Safety Brief is mandatory. If you are late for the Safety Brief you will not be allowed to shoot.

There are two relays, you will shoot one relay and pull a target in the pits on the other relay. After safety brief, relay 1 shooters will proceed to the 200 yard line. Relay 2 shooters will proceed to the target pits and pull targets for relay 1.

We shoot for 10 minutes at each distance from 200 to 1000 yards – 200, 300, 425, 500, 600, 800, 900, and 1000 yards. At the 425 yard line you will shoot off of the concrete barricades. All other distances are prone.

We drive from one line to the next except the barricades. Have your gear mobile so that it’s easy to get out of and into your vehicle to minimize down time and for carrying to the barricades. You may be asked to carpool with other shooters to minimize traffic on the range.

There is a firing line Range Officer (RO) and a Pit RO – do as they say.

Once both relays are complete, help with cleanup. We are typically done by 1:00 pm or so.

Equipment
Rifle chambered in 6 mm up to .338 caliber.
Tactical rifle scope with ranging reticle and elevation knobs.
Dope sheet – ballistics data for your rifle and load. You can generate one at JBM Ballistics.
50 rounds of ammunition.
Empty Chamber Indicator Flag (available at the range office for $1.00).
Rifle Sling.
A backpack or shooting bag to carry all your kit in.
Bipod or pack to shoot from.
Rear rest or sand sock is strongly recommended.
Note taking gear.
Sun block.
Eye and ear protection is mandatory.
Dress for the weather, we will shoot rain or shine. Long pants are recommended.
Elbow pads are recommended.
Bring water and snacks as none are provided and there are no scheduled breaks.
You do not need to bring a spotting scope.