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Old 12-26-2013, 09:35 AM
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2014 Factoryville, Pa. Long Range Days

FSC LONG RANGE DAY – 2014
April 26, May 24, June 28, July 26, August 23, Tentatively September 20
(4th Saturday of the month RAIN OR SHINE)

THE FACTORYVILLE SPORTSMAN’S CLUB
P.O. Box 331, Lake Winola Road, Factoryville, PA 18419. 41 DEG 32’ 15” N / 75 DEG 49’ 22” W
Phone 570-378-CLUB or 570-378-2593

8:00 a.m. to Noon....Fee: $10.00 Members / $15.00 Non-Members / Spectators & curious FREE
PLEASE GO TO www.fscweb.org LONG RANGE DAY SECTION FOR MORE DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF RULES, COF, AND INFO ON THE TARGET SIZES.

Though the Long Range goes “hot” at 8:00am you may come earlier to set up your equipment and to register.
You may come later or leave earlier, you do not have to stay for the entire time.

SAFETY is the #1 PRIORITY. ANYONE CAN CALL A CEASE FIRE IF AN UNSAFE CONDITION IS OBSERVED.
All other ranges will be closed at least until 1:30 PM or until Range items are broken down and secured. Closure signs and red “hot range” wind / signal flags will be removed as signs of completion.

TARGET SIZES -Various reactive steel target sizes are used to simulate the size scoring rings of popular NRA, CMP, and Benchrest rifle competitions, and also duplicate the average size of the body / vital areas on several types of large, medium, and small game animals so that a shooter can properly range the target and execute the shot with instant feedback of their success (18” to 3”). A “Zombie Silhouette” target is used, 8” head 16X18” torso. Target Sizes and what they represent are listed on the FSC website.

POSITIONS / DISTANCES:Long Range Day (LRD) at FSC consists of 3 different distances: 200M (or 220Y), 300M (or 330Y), and 385M (or 420Y) with several different sized steel targets along with optional paper targets to shoot at. Firing positions and what targets to shoot at are outlined in more detail on the FSC website. Be aware that if it appears that there are shooters waiting or a backlog, it is possible thata timed rotation of 10 to 15 minutes will be called to prevent “bench hogging”. The goal is to reduce waiting times and to allow as many shooters as possible the oppurtunity to take full advantage of LRD.

2 COURSES OF FIRE - Once you pick either the Bench or Tactical Marksman course stay on the targets used in your course as the remaining ones are being used in a different course. Separate scorecards / COF handouts for the different matches will be available and distributed at registration, or can be viewed on the FSC website.

BENCH / PLINKER SHOOTERS - There will be benches for those that do not desire to shoot the tactical course and just wants to site in their firearms and range the distances. Targets to use will be on the RIGHT SIDE of the berm.

LRD TACTICAL MARKSMAN COURSE-(A complete listing of COF & rules on the FSC website). MIN. of 22 rounds (1st shot hits on racks + barricade), MAX. of 40 rounds. The COF allows for promoting 1st round hits and marksmanship using unused rounds at the end of the course for bonus points. There is also a “Second Chance” rule so that newcomers will not feel intimidated by more experienced shooters. Targets to use will be on the LEFT SIDE of the berm.

In addition to shooting a rack of targets, at least 1 barricade will be placed on the firing line at any of the distances and will be changed to a different distance every month to make 4 stages. The designated target sizes to be shot from the barricade: 8” at 200M / 220Y, 12” at 300M / 330Y, 18” at 385M / 425Y. 1 shot only from the standing, kneeling, sitting, and unsupported prone positions from the barricade. One of those positions to be shot from the support (weak) side, shooters option on what position they choose to shoot support side for a total of 4 attempts being shot from BEHIND cover. “Second chance” rule does not apply when shooting a barricaded stage. Only aid to be used from the barricade is a sling or you may use the barricade itself for support. Each hit is worth 20 points from the barricade, regardless of distance or target size.

TIES - in the event of a points tie, the unused round count will be used for the tie breaker. If that still results in a tie, the higher number ofhead hits on 385M Zombie silhouette will be used.

ALTERNATE / SHARING POSITIONS ON THE FIRING LINE -There will be dedicated benches and open areas for Bench and Tactical courses, along with a few “alternate” areas to use for either the Bench or Tactical course’s overflow, or for positional shooting. These alternate positons will use the berm’s CENTER targets. There is usually only enough room on the firing line to support 9 shooters at a time, but 12 shooters or more can be on the line in the alternate positions if multiple shooters agree to share the targets in these alternate areas.



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Old 04-18-2014, 04:27 PM
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Re: 2014 Factoryville, Pa. Long Range Days

Hello all,

Just a reminder, next Saturday, April 26, will be our first 2014 Long Range Day event at FSC, 8:00am to noon.

Although I wanted to get into place many of the suggestions passed on to me last season, this everlasting winter we've had has got me behind on most of them. So for the most part, it'll be the same set up as last year for this time around unless an Easter miracle happens, and I hope to expand the amount of targets, upgrade the firing line, and a few more touches done by May.

Please bear with me as the conditions were not conducive to doing much of anything range wise, it's going to be hard pressed trying to pull off the April match with current conditions.

The club and I do appreciate the support from the shooters last year, and hope to see you again this year!
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Old 05-17-2014, 08:43 PM
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Re: 2014 Factoryville, Pa. Long Range Days

Another Bump reminder for our monthly mostly steel matches coming up this Saturday, May 24th.

0800 - 1200 - you don't have to stay the whole time or come at 0800, but it helps to be there early. $10.00 Members, $15.00 non members, most details in the post header, or visit the FSC site Factoryville Sportsmen's Club

No steel core, armor piercing, or incendiary ammo. Rimfires, LR pistols, muzzleloaders welcome too.

We had 26 shooters last month thanks for the support!

I should have an additional bank of targets up by Saturday to better handle the volume.

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Old 06-21-2014, 10:23 AM
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Re: 2014 Factoryville, Pa. Long Range Days

Hello Shooters, our next Long Range Day shoot will be on Saturday June 28 - 8:00 am to noon.

Through the learning process and suggestions:

I put together a easier scorecard for those that want to shoot for points.

New benches are coming slow, but they are coming eventually.

Another array of targets has been added to help facilitate more shooters at one time. Currently 9 shooters at one time with their own array, but can have more at the line if arrays are shared and space is available on the line.

Hopefully the weather will be pleasant, as some sort of protection for rain is still a work in progress - I hope to have something for Saturday, but not 100% sure something will be ready.

Thinking of adding a 50/50 target for future events, $5.00 a shot, standing. Closest to center get 1/2 the pot, the other half going toward improvements.

Also thinking of setting up a "Swap or For Sale" table for future events.

Thanks for bearing with me until these other improvements get put in, hope to see you next week.
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Old 07-21-2014, 05:37 PM
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Re: 2014 Factoryville, Pa. Long Range Days

Another monthly bump...

This Saturday, July 26 we'll be makin' some noise again from 0800-1200 hours.

You don't have to stay the whole time or come at 0800, but it helps to be there early. $10.00 Members, $15.00 non members, most details in the post header, or visit the FSC site Factoryville Sportsmen's Club, Factoryville Sportsmen's Club

No steel core, armor piercing, or incendiary ammo.

Rimfires, LR pistols, muzzleloaders, slug guns welcome too.
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Re: 2014 Factoryville, Pa. Long Range Days

Monthly Bump...

This Saturday, August 23, from 0800-1200 hours we'll be holding our second to last steel shoot for 2014.

You don't have to stay the whole time or come at 0800, but it helps to be there early. $10.00 Members, $15.00 non members, most details in the post header, or visit the FSC site Factoryville Sportsmen's Club

No steel core, armor piercing, or incendiary ammo.

Rimfires, LR pistols, muzzleloaders, slug guns welcome too.

Some paper targets up for printing groups.
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Old 08-28-2014, 07:04 PM
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Re: 2014 Factoryville, Pa. Long Range Days

Hello Shooters:



The Long Range Day at Factoryville scheduled "tentatively" for September is not going to materialize, in order to provide a safer atmosphere for the Hunter Education Class that is going to be conducted there on the same day LRD is cancelled. If that should change for any reason, I'll send out any details.



I'd like to thank all of you that attended the events this and last year, and hope to see y'all again in 2015, I'll let you know when the schedule is set. A big thanks to one of our regular shooters (JJ) that brought up a few new, and needed, user friendly shooting benches.



In 2014, we had a total of 56 entries among 45 different shooters ( 23 members / 33 non members) including 3 junior and 3 female shooters. There were 21 new shooters this year to the event. We had shooters come in from the Harrisburg, Philadelphia, and Syracuse NY areas, along with some folks from New Jersey.



Thanks for all the input and any help given over 2014, I've pretty much have set the "basic" course and hopefully can now start putting in some additional targets, stages, and start adding other creative things for 2015.



Thanks again, it's been a very fun year!!!
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