WINTER SCHEDULE: From December 1st through the end of February, we schedule private classes only. We can schedule short-notice in most cases. Watch the weather for zip code 24315 to see if conditions look acceptable, and then get in touch with us and we'll get you on the calendar. It is fine to schedule a particular day or days, and we'll hold those dates for you. If weather looks rough as we approach that part of the calendar, you can reschedule. We do not take deposits for winter schedule classes.
Next Range Day is December 10th, with match on December 11th. Be sure to watch our Facebook page and/or this page for weather updates.
Range Day is 80 dollars, and you'll be able to shoot steel out to 1200 yards. If you want to shoot beyond 1200 yards, there is an extra 20 dollar charge. We will spot for you, construct a drop chart for your rifle and load, and help you locate the targets. We normally finish the day by 3:30pm.
The Match is shot from the prone position, to ranges between 400 and 1200 yards. Round count is 42 to 50 rounds (it can vary from one match to the next). Trophy plaques are awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place general class shooters, and a "Top 308" plaque is awarded to the best 308 shooter in the group.
A secure email for us is firstname.lastname@example.org Please make a note of that in the event that our other email servers go down.
For Range Day, we meet at 11:00am at the Subway sandwich shop in Bland, VA. For Match Day, we meet at 10:15am at that same location. GPS is 8285 S Scenic hwy 24315
Note: For range days, depending on weather, we may not be able to see the 2165 yard target, so please keep that in mind if you were planning to shoot the ELR portion of the range day... for both range day and match day, please bring a pop up tent (canopy) for shelter, if you have one. If not, bring rain gear (coat, umbrella, etc)... if you have a 4 wheel drive vehicle, please bring it, as the hill will be wet and slick in places. If you don't have a 4x4, we'll get you up the hill on one of our trucks.
Our 20x25 foot steel shelter is up!! You may still want to bring along a canopy tent for a shady or dry spot to set up a personal area behind the firing line.
Our Teespring store (with t-shirts, coffee mugs, etc.) can be found here--> Teespring Store
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For OCW handload consultation, see OCWreloading.com
We have added two ELR (Extreme Long Range) targets. A 36" steel plate at 1700 yards, and a 42" plate at 2165 yards. See the "21 Club" t-shirt at the Teespring store (be sure to check out the back of the shirt). There is an extra charge for engaging these targets.
There is no need to wear the corona-virus mask when working with us. None of that nonsense is being enforced in our part of Thomas Jefferson's Virginia. :) The virus was 99% political hoax (and we called that months ago on our March 9th podcast, if you want to go back and listen)... ;)
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