'Central Oregon's Public Range'


Work Party at Rifle/Pistol Ranges.  11/03/2020    Start time of 0900.
Goal #1- Apply wood protectant on all exposed surfaces on rifle & Pistol range covers.
Club will provide protectant, brushes, stir sticks and small paint buckets. Volunteers need to wear "old" clothing as this stuff is oil based and once you get it on your clothes it will not come off. It will be up to volunteers to decide if they wish to bring rubber gloves to use.  You are guaranteed that you will get it on your hands.
Several 6 to 8 ft. ladders will also be needed.
Goal #2. Convert current target holding bases to the same type bases used on the rifle range.  This will involve cutting the railroad ties to  specific lengths, drilling (2) 2" holes in the ties to accept the 2x2 support legs and attaching (2) 2x4 pieces to the bottom of each unit to make it stable in the wind. Hope is to get the 5, 10 and 15 yard target line done on this party, or roughly 24 target bases.  This will give us enough to handle normal shooter loads.  The other two target lines can be completed at a future date. 
The Club will have a large generator on hand for electrical power tools.  It is transportable and can be moved directly to the work site.  The Club will also supply the necessary attachment devices to attach the 2x4 pieces to the bottom of the ties. 
Needed: Drill and bit large enough and heavy duty enough to drill (2) 2" holes in each railroad tie, several Volunteers with hammers, and at least one portable table saw if we can get it or we can use Skil saws for cutting the 2x4's, and at least (2) chainsaws with skilled operators of same. 
Completion of these two goals will enable us to protect the wood in the range covers and permit us to provide a more stable target base and frames for our pistol shooters. 
If you have the necessary equipment needed, or know someone that would consider volunteering the use of it, please call Bill Layton at 541-279-3444 so we can finalize plans for these projects.
The Baker has already committed to having fresh bakery product on hand for the crew. 
Bill Layton
Facilities Director/RR&GC

You are about to enter the gateway to a public Non-Profit 501(c)4 shooting facility in Central Oregon.  For those of you who shoot regularly and would like to embrace the camaraderie of like minded shooting sports enthusiasts, we offer family memberships at reasonable prices.

Safety is our number one priority on all our ranges.  Our ranges are controlled by Range Safety Officers.  If we're open, there is an RSO on duty. These knowledgeable individuals' primary responsibility is to ensure the safety of all our shooters.  Additionally, they will be glad to answer questions or share their knowledge when asked.

We currently offer Archery, Rifle & Pistol, Sporting Clays, 5 Stand, Trap and Cowboy Action shooting. 

Archery.  Our archery range is co-located with the Sporting Clay and 5-Stand ranges consisting of 5 different stations, each having 2 shooting positions and 3 to 6 targets ranging from 10 to 100 yards away.  All targets are bags (21) all the time or 3D(4) the first weekend of the month.   No broad heads allowed.

Rifle Range.  Our current rifle range is limited to 100 yards, with intermediate target points at 25 and 50 yards. Our firing points are covered with concrete benches to keep you steady while sighting in your favorite rifle.  A 300 yard range is on the drawing board pending funding.

Pistol Range.  The Pistol firing line is also covered with a maximum target distance of 25 yards.  Paper target holders are available and can be placed at self defence yardages.  Additionally, we have a steel target section for those who need that instant feedback of a "HIT".

Action Pistol.  Competitive handgunners, Concealed Handgun License holders and handgun shooters who want to expand their experience beyond the "square range" can access our Action Pistol range where one can work from the holster, engage in rapid fire, engage multiple targets and move while shooting.  Cardboard silhouette and steel targets are available.

Trap.  We have three state-of-the-art trap fields with concrete pads and PAT traps in the houses.  Come join the "fun" shoots on Wednesday evenings.

Sporting Clays/5 Stand.  You choose how many targets to shoot each day using our Long Range electronic countdown cards payable by cash, check or credit card.  Whether you are a beginner or a confident shooter, you will find a variety of targets to keep you coming back and we offer certified instruction.  Come walk through "Twisted Tree" an incredible 16 station course with over 40 throwers all in a natural setting.  Enjoy 5 stand with 8 throwers or practice at our training site with yet another four machines.

Cowboy Action ShootingThe Old 97 Railroad Rangers are shootin' up a storm.  Come out to watch or join the fun.  For additional information, see the web page.

We have the shooting sports covered in Central Oregon and being a Non-Profit we depend greatly upon volunteers to make this happen! See you at the Club!

rimfirechallenge org logo TM

Archery Logo 200




Click Here for InfoClick Here for Info