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Youth Rifle League ShootersThe Youth Rifle League is 10 weeks of competitive shooting, designed to challenge the shooter while being safe and having fun.

COST:  $50 for 10 weeks.  Shooters will need at least 30 rounds of ammunition per week.

Each course of fire will challenge the young shooter’s ability to shoot safely and accurately at reactive steel plate targets. All shooting will be done under the direct supervision of a Range Safety Officer. This league is for all skill levels, and is not a timed event. It starts with targets at 13 yards, and the distance progressively increases up to 40 yards for the final week. Shooters must use .22LR rifles only, with separate divisions for iron sights and scopes/optics. Shooters may use any bolt action or semi-automatic rifle which is safe to shoot, but we do not allow rifles with tubular magazines which load from the muzzle.

The league shoots each Monday night. There are 4 consecutive leagues each year – spring, summer, fall, and winter. Shooters will be assigned a 30-minute time slot to shoot. To participate in the league each shooter must either be a Student Member, or a dependent of an Annual Member (EPM). All league shooters and a parent/guardian must attend the mandatory safety meeting held the week before the league starts. Shooters will request their time slot at this meeting.

A parent or guardian must be on the property with the shooters at all times. All shooters must be between 10 and 17 years old by the completion of the league.

To shoot the league you will need the following equipment/ammunition:

  1. Eye and ear protection (required for shooters and spectators).
  2. 30 rounds of .22LR ammunition per week.
  3. Any safe .22LR rifle may be used, except those with tubular magazines which load from the muzzle.
  4. A chamber flag for the rifle. A rifle case is recommended, but not required.
  5. At least 1 extra magazine is recommended.
  6. Clothing and footwear suitable for shooting outdoors.

The club has a limited selection of rifles available for use during the league if needed. Shooters compete for 10 weeks, but at the end of the league only the best 8 weeks for each shooter will count towards the final score. This means if a shooter misses one or two nights during the league, they will still be able to compete for awards.

At the completion of each league, there will be a dinner and awards night.

For more information please contact the Rifle and Pistol Range at (907) 688-3967.