Live firing conducted at
the Snake River Sportsmen, Inc. Complex (SRS) is designed to provide
authorized personnel access to a facility where they can become
proficient with privately owned firearms.
No individual shall be permitted to conduct a training or shooting event on Snake River Sportsmen property without prior permission and written approval from the SRS Board of Directors.
#3. Facilities Available for Use
Range availability is at
the discretion of the Snake River Sportsmen, Inc. Board of Directors
(the Board). Live-fire shooting is normally limited to the following
ranges and equipment:
- Outdoor Range (Vale, Oregon) - Rifles of .50 caliber
center fire or smaller; pistols and shotguns of any caliber or gauge.
(No tracer ammunition) .50 caliber BMG will be allowed only with written
approval of the Chief Range Safety Officer (CRSO) or the Board.
- Shotgun Range (Ontario, Oregon) - Shotguns only. No shot larger than 7 1/2 and no shells with more than 3 1/4 Dram equivalent.
#4. Range Limitations and Safety Requirements
Intoxicants are not permitted on SRS property.
- No shooter is ever
allowed to move forward of the firing line when a firing line is in use
and considered “hot”. Shooters and non-shooters shall wait until a
cease-fire command has been given and the firing line as been declared
“cold” before anyone is permitted to move forward of the firing line.
There are NO exceptions to this rule.
- Fire only on scheduled ranges and have a Range Officer or Discipline Director present at all organized matches.
- Fire only authorized firearms and ammunition.
- Fire at authorized targets only. Metal silhouette targets are to be used for silhouette matches only and not for recreational shooting.
- Ensure all projectiles impact within the established range safety limits. Ensure all projectiles impact within the established boundary of Snake River Sportsman property. Shooter shall take all precautions possible to insure that no projectiles travel beyond SRS property lines.
- Ensure range flags are displayed on the firing line at the outdoor range (Vale, OR) during all NRA sanctioned matches.
- Have radio or telephonic communication between the line officer and the pit for high power rifle matches.
- Call “Cease firing” and make safe all firearms before a shooter moves forward of the firing line or during any unsafe condition.
- Call “Cease firing” if a firing line becomes staggered (one shooter forward of another) anywhere on the range complex.
- Use appropriate ear and eye protection.
- Notify the Range Officer, Discipline Director or a club officer of any safety infractions.
- Police all brass, paper, and other debris that accumulates on the range. Dispose of all garbage in the containers provided.
#5. Authorized and Prohibited Firearms
Fully automatic firearms
are authorized. However, the owner must contact the Board for approval
prior to the live-fire event. The Board can deny automatic fire for any
reason. The member must possess the proper Federal licenses and all
required paperwork must be in compliance with all Federal and State
#6. Authorized Personnel
The following persons are allowed to fire on the Snake River Sportsmen’s Range Complex
- Current members of the shooting club.
- Invited guest(s) of the
above, provided the authorized person is present and assumes full
responsibility for the conduct of his or her guest(s).
- Personnel approved by the club officers or the Board on a case-by-case basis.
- The general public is welcome and encouraged to attend and participate in all club- organized events.
#7. Shooting Club Members Responsibilities
Shooters will conduct
themselves in an orderly manner at all times and will be responsible for
the conduct of any guest(s) they bring.
- All Shooters are responsible for their firearms and ammunition while on the complex.
- Firearms that are out of
the case and not being fired must be benched (actions are to be open or
bolts are to be removed at all times.)
- Members are reminded to
leave the range in better shape than found. All spent cartridge cases
and target material are to be cleaned up and disposed of properly.
- Cans and bottles are NOT approved targets.