FORT VALLEY GUN CLUB
Welcome to the Fort Valley Gun Club
P.O. Box 1291, Fort Valley, Georgia 31030
Directions to the range: From the Butler/Reynolds direction, turn right toward Fort Valley on Hiway 96 at the Hiway 49 bypass intersection and turn right on Gun Club Road. Pass through the pecan orchard and go straight until the road turns to dirt & gravel and then go farther until you cross the RR tracks. DO NOT SPEED THROUGH THE HOUSING AREA!! There are lots of children and pets! PLEASE RESPECT OUR NEIGHBORS!! From Fort Valley on Hiway 96 West, at the 2 mile marker turn left on Gun Club Road. Follow as noted above. From Byron, take Hiway 49 South to the 49/96 bypass on your right just outside of Fort Valley. Follow the bypass for several miles until you see a left turn onto Hiway 96 to Fort Valley. Take the left onto 96 and then turn right on Gun Club Road. Follow the road as described above.
The Fort Valley Gun Club is an NRA Affiliated organization dedicated to primarily Rifle & Pistol shooting events. Our mission is to promote gun safety and awareness at the same time that we enjoy friendly but spirited shooting competitions. While we are a membership club, all monthly competitions are OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! (We have the only 350 yard Buffalo Rifle Silhouette Match in Middle GA) Please visit our "Matches & Results" page for scheduled matches, match fees and rules. Everyone is welcome regardless of their experience level. SAFETY is paramount and all safety rules are enforced for everyone's protection. A "Porta-Potty" is on site for your convenience. Bring your own food, water or soft drinks as none is available on site.
HOME PAGE CHANGES - To unclutter the club's home page, routine current notices and information will be posted on a separate page. Only the scheduled matches and other selected information will be available here. All members are responsible for staying informed and up-to-date. The latest and best information available will be found on our web site. Urgent and other important notices will still be posted on the home page for a few days before being moved to the Information Page or deleted.
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NOVEMBER CLUB MEETING! A club meeting will be held at noon on 5 November to discuss and vote on an increase in annual membership dues. The Secretary-Treasurer pointed out at the October meeting that increased expenses have exceeded our income for various reasons and there is a need for an infusion of funds to offset the escalating costs of maintaining the club. The FVGC has held the line for annual membership at $50 for many years but the cost of everything continues to increase. It has been suggested that the annual fee be raised to $75, still likely the lowest for any club in the State of Georgia, if not the nation. Please attend to voice your opinion and vote.
SCHEDULED MATCHES: All matches scheduled to be shot each month will be listed below by date. Some matches are held each month all year. Some matches are only scheduled for part of the year. To view detailed information and the annual schedule for each match, visit the "Matches & Results" page where each match is described in detail. With the exception of the Tactical Matches, each match is the same from month to month although the Match Director has the authority to make changes as he/she sees fit. The Tactical Matches vary each month as determined by the Match Director. While a tentative Tactical Match list is posted, events may be changed at the Match Director's discretion.
Saturday, 1 Oct. - .22 SILHOUETTE MATCH. Safety briefing at 9:00 AM with match starting immediately afterward. Come out and enjoy the fun! Cost is $7 per entry. Standard and Hi-Velocity cartridges ONLY. NO HYPER-VELOCITY CARTRIDGES ALLOWED! (They damage the targets.)
- NRA OFFICIAL .22 SILHOUETTE MATCH. This match will now run concurrently with the standard .22 Silouette match. Gate opens at 8:00 AM for practice. Safety briefing at 8:45 AM and the match begins at 9:00 AM sharp. There are two classes of rifles: Standard and Hunter. Each class will now cost $7. Please see the "Matches & Results" page for complete match details.
- BIG BORE BUFFALO MATCH will begin following the Monthly Meeting at approximately 1:00 PM. Black powder is now permitted. Targets are steel silhouettes shot at distances of 100, 150, 200, 250 & 350 yards. There will be 40 scoring shots plus sighters. Open to rifles of .38 caliber or larger that were in common use for buffalo hunting. More modern single shot rifles may be used at the discretion of the Match Director. Bullets MUST be lead; NO jacketed bullets allowed. Targets are shot from crossed "Buffalo Stakes" while seated or lying. Match fee is $10.00.
Sunday, 9 Oct. - PISTOL & RIFLE MATCH! Five stages so be ready to think! Old shooter's crying towels limited to 18x36 inches. Bring at least 150 rounds of centerfire rifle cartridges and 150 rounds of centerfire pistol cartridges. Due to the heat, setup will be at 8:00 AM and the match will now begin at 9:00 AM SHARP!! It's going to be HOT so bring lots of water and snacks. Match fee is now $15. Ear and eye protection mandatory. Drinks and food are the responsibility of each individual. Wear appropriate clothing for the weather. For match specific information, please contact the Match Director Robert Stringer at (478) 919-4727.
Saturday, 15 Oct. - CENTERFIRE BENCH REST MATCH. Begins at 9:30 AM. The match will alternate monthly between 100/200 yards and 200/300 yards. See the matches & scores page for more details.
- .22 BENCHREST MATCH. Begins at 12:30 or after the Centerfire Benchrest Match if it finishes late. IBS 25 Bull targets will be shot at 50 yards. Any rifle shooting .22LR is permitted. Scopes necessary as the bulls are very small. Match fee will be $5. For more information contact Match Director Dave Witte at (478) 934-0385
Saturday, 22 Oct. - FAMILY & FRIENDS .22 SILHOUETTE MATCH. Gates open at 9:00 AM and start time is now 10:00 AM. The entry fee is $7.This will be the last match of 2016. This is a fun match for the whole family; children and adults alike. The children will shoot first, before the adults! It's a handicap match with classes assigned according to age and average scores. Children 12 and under shoot from the bench. Those under 15 must have a parent or other adult supervising. Any .22LR rifle may be used with semi-autos restricted to those 17 or older. Rifles with scopes will do best. Cartridges may be standard or hi-velocity but NO hyper-velocity cartridges will be allowed as they can damage the targets. The targets are steel chickens, pigs, turkeys and rams set at 40, 60, 77 meters and 100 yards respectively. Ear and eye protection is mandatory. Safety is always paramount.
The oldest NRA Affiliated Gun Club in Georgia
President: Butch Bennett Vice-President: Walker Smith
Secretary-Treasurer: Tom Magerkurth Executive Range Officer: Vacant
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