FORT VALLEY GUN CLUB

Fort Valley Gun Club Ranges

 

The Upper Range with 3/8 .22 Silhouette Targets Set.

 

The Fort Valley Gun Club offers an "Upper" Range, a "Lower" Pistol Range Complex and, as of 8 January, 2011, a 350 yard "Founder's Legacy Range". Each range provides facilities for multiple disciplines.

 

The Upper Range has rails and berms for official NRA .22 Silhouette matches plus 100, 150 and 200 Meter berms suitable for Big Bore Silhouette matches. Target frames at each of the berms permit target practice on paper. Shooting on the Upper Range is from covered firing points with both concrete and wooden benches. One side of the shooting shed has a concrete floor. Future plans include a concrete floor on the opposite end of the shed.

 

The Lower Range has a 25 and 50 yard berm for pistols and small-bore rifles while a 100 yard berm is for target shooting and sighting in rifles. Covered firing points have benches for the 50 and 100 yard berms.

 

The newly opened "Founder's Legacy Range" has berms at 100, 150, 200, 250, 300 & 350 yards. Presently there are four benches that are used for sighting in and for Bench Rest Matches. The benches are also used as back braces when shooting from "Buffalo Stakes". A few pictures will help to illustrate the new range facilities and a few members who have helped to make them possible. Casual shooting is now permitted on any range that is not being used for a scheduled match.

 

 

The Inaugural shots officially opening the 350 yard Founder's Legacy Range.

From left to right are Range Officer Foch Cummings and club President Tom Magerkurth. These two men, with lots of help from club members and officers, have made this range possible for the benefit of all members and guests. It's a fitting tribute to the Charter Members and those who made the financing possible in the early 1960's. (Photo courtesy of member Pep Newberry) 

NOTICE - The official dedication and Grand Opening of the "Founder's Legacy Range" was held on Saturday, 8 January, 2011. Tom Magerkurth, club President, officiated the short but elegant ceremony honoring the charter members and financial supporter Joe Frank Rinehart, each of whom helped to make the club possible. The dedication was followed by the monthly Buffalo Match, the first official match to be held on the new range. A total of 11 shooters participated and it was an enjoyable match for all.

 

The newly opened "Founder's Legacy Range" has berms at 100, 150, 200, 250, 300 & 350 yards. Presently there are four benches that are used for sighting in and for Bench Rest Matches. The benches are also used as back braces when shooting from "Buffalo Stakes". A few pictures will help to illustrate the new range facilities and a few members who have helped to make them possible. Casual shooting is now permitted on any range that is not being used for a scheduled match.

 

(All images below are courtesy of Pep Newberry and Robert Fudge.)

  

  Club President Tom Magerkurth spreading sand at 350 yard target rail.                                Robert Fudge (L) and Ray Mathews moving and spreading sand at the 350 yard berm.

   

Pep Newberry and Tom Magerkurth discuss vehicle parking for the new range.                  A side view of the new range shooting shed and benches.

 

 

The shooting shed from a slightly different angle.                                                                      View from the shooting shed showing Buffalo Match targets set from 100 ~ 350 yards.

 

  

Pep trying the new range. Pep says the jug has water in it but we think it's moonshine!       A typical Buffalo Match rifle. This one is an 1874 Shiloh Sharps in .40-65.

 

 

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