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Youth Rifle League ShootersThe Youth Rifle League is 10 weeks of fun competitive shooting, designed to challenge shooters while developing safe and accurate rifle marksmanship techniques.

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. It starts with targets at 13 yards, and the distance progressively increases up to 40 yards for the final week. Shooters must use .22LR caliber 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 present with 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. An appropriate .22 rifle, preferably in a rifle case. The sights should be zeroed for approximately 13 yards for the first week.
  2. At least two magazines for rifles that use them, more if available. You may pre-load each magazine with 6 rounds before coming to shoot league.
  3. At least 30 rounds per week, but bring extra in case of duds. The maximum velocity allowed is 1300 feet per second. Decide on one type of ammo which works reliably and accurately in your rifle, and stick with it. If you change ammo, re-zero your rifle.
  4. A chamber flag for the rifle. If you don’t have one, we have spares.
  5. Eye and ear protection for shooters and parents. Consider anti-fog glasses for the colder months, sunglasses for the brighter months, and choose earplugs or earmuffs depending on comfort.
  6. Appropriate clothing and footwear for outdoor shooting. You will be outside for 30 minutes or more, and you will shoot better if you are more comfortable and less distracted. In the colder months, consider warm boots, clothing layers, gloves, hand warmers, and a warm hat. In warmer months consider comfortable shoes, a ball cap, and insect repellent.
  7. A good attitude!

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.