Special Events at Brokenlock Longrifles Gun Club

Events

DATES: (shooting times 9am to 3pm approx.)

  • Saturday, May 9th, 2020
  • Saturday, June 13th, 2020
  • Saturday, July 11th, 2020
  • Saturday, August 8th, 2020
  • Saturday, September 12th, 2020
  • Saturday, October 10th, 2020

100 CLAY TARGETS - $35.00  | 50 CLAY TARGETS - $25.00

Children (17 and younger) and Ladies receive a $5.00 discount.

Bring a child or lady to shoot with you in your squad and receive the same discount.

Due to safety rules, anyone under the age of 16 will be required to shoot in escorted squads.

General Information & Things You Will Need:

  1. A shotgun capable of 2 rapid shots (any gauge).
  2. An open choke(s) works best (Imp. Cyl or Skeet).
  3. Most shots will average 30 yards or less.
  4. Course will include 12 or 13 different shooting stations with birds and/or rabbits.
  5. A minimum of 5 boxes of shells per 100 targets (may have reshoots on bad targets).
  6. Shells with 7 1/2 shot or smaller are required.
  7. Very likely will need boots in wet weather. Course goes through woods and low areas.
  8. EYE AND EAR PROTECTION ARE REQUIRED!!!

Questions or further information contact Ben Back (330) 317-3969 or email clays@brokenlocklongrifles.org .

ALL WEATHER RELATED CANCELLATIONS WILL BE MADE BY 8:15AM OF THE DAY IN QUESTION!!

Here is a link to an introduction YouTube video that was done a few years ago by Doug Hunter for his CCW and ME site.

BLGC Sporting Clays

 

We are having Action Pistol Shoots in the pistol bunker. Next scheduled date is August 31, 2019. We will set up at 8am with shooting at 9am. The cost is $5 to shoot all day or until you run out of ammo. This is limited to members, family members, and 1 guest. This shoot is not open to the public. Other Action Pistol dates will be scheduled on a month-to-month basis – check the minutes or newsletters for specific information.

We shoot pistols on 3 stages in the morning and carbine type rifles after lunch.  Tools required: Guns, holster, magazines or speed loaders, safety gear, and at least a box of ammo to complete 3 stages.  For those participants without holsters, they will start at the low-ready position. You will be doing reloads in the middle of each stage. Both, pistols and revolvers can be shot. If you haven't attended one of these, you are missing out on lots of fun and information. This program is great practice for CCW license holders.  You owe it to yourself and your loved ones to participate in this shoot.  It is a terrific learning experience and loads of fun!

Members are encouraged to bring guests (up to 3 allowed). 

Lunch is NOT provided.

Ben is heading this up and Gary Harper volunteered to help. We could use a few more volunteers to help with the set-up, operation, and clean-up. Please contact Gary Harper at (330) 317-8890 if interested in helping. Give Ben a call at 330-317-3969 with any questions.

 

CENTERFIRE JUG SHOOT

May 4 and September 21, 2019

Reach into the back corner of your closet and dust off that centerfire rifle.  We're gonna have a jug shoot at the Brokenlock Range!  This event is open to the public--so bring your friends.

This is how it works:     At 100 yards, a cable will be installed just above the target frames; and on that cable, we will suspend plastic jugs filled with water on metal hooks. 

 We start with gallon jugs for the first round, then ½ gallon for the second, and pints for the third.  Each shooter will get 3 shots per round to be fired in 3 minutes (loads of time) to hit the jug.  Scoring is simple:  Hit first shot, 1 point.  Hit 2nd shot, 2 points. Hit 3rd shot, 3 points.  And no hit is 4 points.  At the end of shooting, you will want to have a low point score.  Pretty simple huh?

This is known as a blanket shoot because when all the scores are totaled, the shooter with the lowest score will pick a prize from the blanket (or table) first.  The second lowest will pick next, and so on until the last.  Every shooter will take home something.  Bring stuff, take stuff--Great huh?

 Now for the Details!
 Entry Fee:         $10 per Shooter, plus a prize for the table worth a minimum of  $10. 
 Firearm:           Any centerfire cartridge rifle in good working order, using smokeless
                          or black powder as a propellant.
 Caliber:            Black Powder Cartridge:          .620 cal. or smaller
                         Smokeless Powder Cartridge:   .460 cal. or smaller
 Sights:              Any sights
 Position:           Firing will be in the Offhand Position without the aid of a sling,
                         carry strap, or shooting sticks
General:            Eye & Ear Protection must be worn.  You will need a minimum of 20
                         cartridges. You may use more than one rifle or caliber.  Spotting
                         scopes and binoculars are recommended

 Sight In and Registration:   8:30 am, safety meeting at 10:00 am, shooting immediately
                                             following.
 
If you really like to shoot centerfire, be sure to bring plenty of extra cartridges.  After the main event we will shoot until the jugs, light, or desire run out.

Contact Ken Lingle with questions (330) 464-4498.

 

 

 

The Family Campout has been rescheduled for September 27-29, 2019 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday).  In support of this several day event, the BLLR ranges will be closed starting at noon Friday (9/27) through Sunday (9/29).  As a reminder from the original announcement for this event, even though you may not plan to camp, please stop and participate in the various activities.  Steel targets will be shot at the rifle range on Saturday (9/28) in addition to novelty targets at the pistol bunker.  All shooting will be conducted using rimfire ammunition, which will be available on-site, if needed.  Also, tomahawk and knife throwing activities are planned as well as fire starting and cast-iron cooking.

Winchester/NRA Marksmanship

Pistol Qualification

**22LR ammunition will be available for purchase at the range**
 
June 4, 2018 through August 27, 2019

Every Tuesday 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Mandatory safety meeting and orientation - June 1, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Brokenlock Longrifles Club Range in Smithville.

Program limited to first 15 beginner and first 15 returning shooters.

We begin the season with a one time “Program and Safety Orientation” held in a class-room format to present our club’s “Range Safety Rules” also how to safely transport your firearm in a motor vehicle and properly storing it at home,  from this point on we meet at the shooting range.  Shooters are limited to a 22LR rim-fire caliber, semi-automatic pistol for the ease of use and to help reduce sound levels.  Shooting begins every Tuesday evening promptly at 6:00 until dusk, during the months of June, July and August at the pistol bunker of the BrokenLock LongRifles club grounds located at 7888 Leighty Rd. Smithville, Ohio.
 
All of our Instructors and Range Safety Officers are N.R.A. certified, the program has an excellent safety record that we are very proud of and we plan to enjoy the teaching of fun, safe pistol practices for many years to come.

The Winchester/N.R.A. Marksmanship Qualification Program is a skill development program. It has been the flagship for N.R.A.  training development programs since 1903. Instructors and coaches use the qualification as a guideline to train new shooters of all ages in their clubs. Individuals who are not involved in organized clubs also use the qualification program as a tool to develop their own shooting skills.
 
The courses of fire in the qualification Program are designed to take shooters from beginning skill levels (Pro-Marksman and Marksman) through intermediate levels (Marksman 1st Class, Sharpshooter and Expert) up to the nationally recognized skill level and pinnacle of the program, Distinguished Expert.
 
Based on the honor system, shooters acquire the large discipline patch at the onset of the program and as each rating is earned, they will be entitled to all of the corresponding awards for that rating. Each rating level will receive a skill rocker and certificate award that recognizes the achievement.

Program Contact:

Dave DeCeuster
330-465-1215
titegroup22@aol.com

These programs (25 Yard and National Match Style Bullseye) for 2019 run on Wednesday nights June 12th through August 28th from 6:00 pm to dusk (except for July 3rd and August 7th which are BLGC meeting nights) on the Rifle Range.

 

25 Yard Bullseye

This event is designed to be an introductory course into the exciting world of Bullseye Pistol shooting. The precision required in bullseye shooting will help to hone your trigger control and concentration skills. It is our intention to provide a fun, self-paced program for the novice and experienced shooter alike.

I.  Costs:

Each competitor pays $20 as a seasonal one time fee, or $5 per rating, and $2 for each set of targets (3-B8). This fee covers the NRA awards and certificates.

II.Courses of Fire:

** All courses shot at 25 Yards **

Rating                           Reqd. Score/ Poss. Score           Repetitions

Pro-Marksman                             120/300                           2
Marksman                                    150/300                           3
Marksman 1st Class                   200/300                          6
Sharpshooter                               225/300                           8
Expert                                            250/300                           8
Distinguished Expert                   269/300                          10

One Repetition consists of:

  •  Slow Fire - B8 Target - 1 string of 10 shots in 10 minutes
  •  Timed Fire - B8 Target - 2 strings of 5 shots, 20 seconds per string
  •  Rapid Fire - B8 Target - 2 strings of 5 shots, 10 seconds per string

III.  Equipment Needs:

A.  Firearms: Any pistol or revolver in safe working condition may be used. Sights may consist of open irons, optical, red dot, or other.

B.  Ammunition: Any safe factory, factory re-manufactured, or reloaded ammunition may be used.

C.  Personal Protection Devices: Hearing and eye protection is required for all shooters. Ballistic rated eye protection is strongly recommended for all shooters.

IV.  Competition Notes:

A.  Location: Brokenlock Longrifles Rifle Range

B.  Timing: Shooting is to begin at 6:30pm. 

C.  Range Commands: Each shooter will be given a handout with the range commands. Shooting will begin and cease upon a whistle blast and/or an audible buzzer.

D.  Targets: Targets will be the NRA B-8 target. Targets must be purchased from the BLLR program. Targets must be filled out to include the shooter’s name, and stage of fire.

E.  Scorecards: Each shooter will receive a score sheet upon beginning the program. This sheet must include the shooter’s name, date course was fired, scores shot, and scorer’s initials. It is to be turned into the Range officer (RO) at the end of each nights shooting.

F.  Scoring: Scoring shall be by the rings.  Shooters may be asked to score the targets of other shooters.

G.  Firing Stance: The firing stance may either be the one handed bullseye stance or a two handed stance.

I.  Magazine Capacity: Load 5 rounds into any one magazine.

J.  Loading of Magazines / Speedloaders: Shooters are asked to keep the pace of the program moving. If you are not shooting or scoring, you should be loading your magazines.

V.  General Notes:

A.  Awards: Awards recognizing your achievements will be provided by the program director. These will include a pistol qualification patch, skill level rockers, and skill level certificates.

B.  Physically Disabled Shooters: All reasonable accommodation will be shown to physically disabled shooters.  These accommodations may include, but are not limited to, changes in firing position, firing stance, range command, and firing signals.

C.  Concealed Carry: We respect the right of licensed concealed carry. You may carry concealed at this event, however, concealed means concealed. We do not want to see it.

 

National Match Style Bullseye Competition

This event is to be run similar to a National Match Course, much like one would encounter at Camp Perry, Ohio. It is our intention to provide a fun and competitive program for the novice and experienced shooter alike. This program will be run utilizing the NRA PISTOL RULES, effective 2005, as the primary guide while using slight variations to the rules in an effort to make use of the facilities available and the event more inclusive to a greater number of shooters.

I.  Costs:

Each Brokenlock Longrifles Club Member participating will pay $0, and each Non-Club Member is to pay $10 as a seasonal one time fee. All competitors will pay $2 for each set of targets (3-B8).

II.Courses of Fire:

A. Slow Fire - 50yds - B8 Target - 1 string of 10 shots in 10 minutes

B. Timed Fire - 25yds - B8 Target - 2 strings of 5 shots, 20 seconds per string

C. Rapid Fire - 25yds - B8 Target - 2 strings of 5 shots, 10 seconds per string

D. Handicap Course - All stages to be shot at 25yds

III.  Equipment Needs:

A.  Firearms: Any pistol or revolver in safe working condition may be used. Sights may consist of open irons, optical, red dot, or other.

B.  Ammunition: Any safe factory, factory re-manufactured, or reloaded ammunition may be used.

C.  Personal Protection Devices: Hearing and eye protection is required for all shooters. Ballistic rated eye protection is strongly recommended for all shooters.

D. Spotting Scopes: Shooters are encouraged to bring their own spotting scopes or binoculars as we cannot guarantee their availability.

IV.  Competition Notes:

A.  Location: Brokenlock Longrifles Rifle Range

B.  Timing: Practice will be held from 6:00pm to 6:25pm. The first relay will begin promptly at 6:30pm. There will be a 3 minute preparation period at the beginning of each relay.

C.  Range Commands: Each shooter will be given a handout with the range commands. Shooting will begin and cease upon a whistle blast and/or an audible buzzer.

D.  Targets: Targets will be the NRA B-8 target. Targets must be purchased from the BLLR program. Targets must be filled out to include the match date, shooter’s name, firing position, stage of fire, and relay number.

E.  Scorecards: Each shooter will secure a scorecard from the Range Officer (RO) and return it filled out and signed to the RO at the completion of the nights shooting.

F.  Scoring: Scoring shall be by the rings.  Shooters may be asked to score the targets of other shooters.

G.  Firing Position: The shooter will fire from the position indicated upon their scorecard.

H.  Firing Stance: The firing stance will be the one handed bullseye stance. Those shooting the Handicap Course may use two hands.

I.  Magazine Capacity: Load only 5 rounds into any one magazine.

J.  Loading of Magazines / Speedloaders: Shooters are asked to keep the pace of the program moving. If you are not shooting or scoring, you should be loading your magazines.

V.  General Notes:

A.  Awards/Prizes: Each night of shooting will be considered a "match". At the conclusion of the program an overall winner will be declared. The overall winner will be determined by averaging the five highest scores turned in for record.

B.  Physically Disabled Shooters: All reasonable accommodation will be shown to physically disabled shooters.  These accommodations may include, but are not limited to, changes in firing position, firing stance, range command, and firing signals.

C.  Concealed Carry: We respect the right of licensed concealed carry. You may carry concealed at this event, however, concealed means concealed. We do not want to see it.

 

Pistol Program Director:

Ryan Marthey
330-466-8081

nrapistol@brokenlocklongrifles.org

 

The Great Rimfire Shootout

Saturday, June 22, 2019 at Brokenlock

This shoot is designed to be an annual event open to members and their guests.

You may bring more than one guest if you wish. So please plan to spend the day with us.

Awards will be 1st, 2nd and 3rd place for each individual target in adult and junior classes. There will also be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place aggregate or overall awards for the member class and guest class.

In addition, there will be a perpetual award for the member with the top aggregate or overall score for the match. His or Her name and score will be added to a nameplate on this award. The award will be retained by the club and displayed each year at this event.

So here are the details,

Registration opens at 9 am and will remain open all day. Entry fees: Adult $20 Junior (age 7-14) $8

There will be 15 minute non-squaded relays, meaning not everyone will shoot at the same time. You do NOT have to start at 9 am. You can enter anytime while the range is in operation. Keep in mind the number of relays you will need if you intend to fire the complete aggregate. The range will close for record firing around 5:00 pm.

Firearm: Any rimfire cartridge rifle in good working order. You may use more than one rifle and more than one caliber.

Sights: Any sight metallic or telescopic.

General: Eye and Ear protection are required.

If you have a spotting scope or binoculars bring them.

Adult Course of Fire:

Six targets, at distances of 25, SO, and 100 yards -- Three offhand and Three bench. Ten record shots per target. Total of 30 record shots plus sighters.

Junior Course of Fire:

Three bench rest targets at 25 yards. Ten record shots per target. Total of 30 record shots plus sighters. All junior competitors shall be supervised or coached by a responsible adult

Water will be provided

Grilled hot dogs will be served from 11am-1pm

Questions? 330-264-4020- leave message

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The youth group will be hosting an instructional 3 gun shoot on August 18 at 1pm. We have done this event for several years, and it has been a great success.  This program is for kids 10-17 that have an interest in learning gun safety and how to shoot.  We will have instructors on hand to teach pistol, rifle, and shotgun.  We will be shooting steel knock-down targets, as well as clay pigeons, and paper targets.  In the past we have also helped parents or mentors that have never shot before.  This shoot is open to anyone, not just members, so if you have a young relative or friend interested in shooting sports, please invite them to attend.  All guns and ammo will be provided, no need to bring your own gun. You will need your own eye and ear protection however. We will have a hot dog and hamburger picnic at 5pm. You must pre-register with Ken Lingle at 330-464-4498 by text or call or email shooterb3pw@sssnet.com.  We need to know how much food and ammo to get.  This shoot is limited to 25 youths.  We can also use helpers/safety officers for this program.  If you can help us out, give Ken a call.

The Trustees announced the Annual Banquet which was rescheduled due to weather in January will be conducted at Ed Starling’s house on March 23rd, 2019 at 5008 Shreve Road, Wooster, Ohio 44691 at 5:00 pm. The Club will provide the entrees of various meats. Guests are asked to bring side dishes, salads, and deserts. Everyone should bring a gift for exchange; the gift should have a maximum value of $10. Heads up: guys should bring a guy gift, gals should bring a gal gift, and children should bring a gift suitable to another child. Attendees are encouraged to bring an adult beverage if they desire. All guests are encouraged to moderate their behaviors for the benefit of all.

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