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Old Rifle Course – ORC

March 9, 2017 8:00 am
March 11, 2017 4:00 pm
Thunder Ranch Oregon 96747, Hwy 140 East, Lakeview, OR, 97630   View map



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The Old Rifle Course is formatted to address all rifles from single shot era i.e. Sharps to the modern era circa 1959 to include the M14/M1A platforms. This is a marksmanship course but as well a forum for the student to learn and nurture defensive skills with rifle types that may seem to be archaic to the unknowing and unwashed. Paper and steel targets will be engaged from muzzle to 700 plus yards or bluntly as far as the student can continue see or get repeat hits on the targets presented. Primary ranges are 0-300 yards or ranges that are considered to be danger close. Additional drills will address movement and use of cover and concealment and tactical issues appropriate to the rifle being used…i.e. Black Powder rifle fire leaves a significant muzzle signature, loading the M1 Garand en bloc clip in prone as subtle examples. Modest over watch movement up and down, prone, kneeling some lateral and back and forth movement. It is not a heavy run and gun, be on fire course but there is physical activity. If your rifle will mount a bayonet bring it…you will need it. Nominal 450-500 ROUNDS OF AMMUNITION Notices: It is important TO KNOW AND CONFIRM your ammunition type NO armor piercing /steel core or tracer ammunition is allowed in this course…it is dangerous and that is good and it’s supposed to be, but not in this format, it will create fires, fragmentation and ruin armored targets. Ball ammunition as an example .30-06 for a 1903A3 Springfield / M1 Garand are acceptable and lead bullets for Sharps rifles are all good. Rifle examples, not limited to these rifles: 98 Mauser, Krag, Arisaka, M1 Garand, M1 Carbine, 1903 / 1903A3 Springfield, 1917 Enfield, Jungle Enfield, Sharps / Rolling Blocks Remington, M14/M1A, Lever Action Rifles Winchester 1873/1892/ 1886 / 1894 Eye ear protection at knee elbow protection light mat for prone firing. Load bearing gear and or a bag for ammo and extra ammunition systems magazines i.e. if required. All Tuitions for Courses and Tutorials are to be paid in full at the time of registration. Please be sure of the class you want. There are NO REFUNDS and NO TRANSFERS.


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