East End Rod & Gun Club

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WW Gun Club/East End Rod & Gun Club 2021 Winter League Five Stand

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300 Bird Event - 150 Targets at Each Club

There be a winter five stand league, taking place over five weekends at both the Walla Walla Gun Club and the East End Rod & Gun Club. There will be the opportunity to shoot 500 targets at each club and only count your best 150 per club toward your league score. The shoot dates at the two clubs are shown below, and have been posted on the club calendar. 

The shoots will be held on both Saturday and Sunday.  This allows those with church commitments an opportunity to get their league targets. 

Both courses will go through some level of change every week so there will be “new” and challenging targets/menus throughout the league shoot calendar. There will also be a Lewis Class money pot which provides for money splits through the shoot roster, not just the top score(s).

The Walla Walla Club Five Stand is open every Sunday at 9 AM for practice until the league calendar kicks in.  It's probably a good idea to burn some powder there and at the East End on January 16th in preparation for a fun competition!

SHOOT DAYS:

Saturday

Club

Sunday

Club

Feb 6

EERGC

Feb 7

WWGC

Feb 13

EERGC

Feb 14

WWGC

Feb 20

WWGC

Feb 21

EERGC

Feb 27

WWGC

Feb 28

EERGC

March 6

EERGC

March 7

WWGC

Ranges open at 9:00 AM

  • Maximum of 100 league targets per shoot day.
  • League targets will be first round(s) for the shoot day.
  • Non-League targets can be shot and must be declared.
  • 150 East End targets will be 75 report-pair and 75 true-pair.
  • Potential 500 targets per Club (5 shoot days, 100 targets/day). Only your highest scores will count toward club league score.
  • $6.00/ five stand round (25 targets) or a punch on your card at WWGC.
  • $30.00 buy-in required for Modified Lewis Class options. Modified Lewis will be divided as follows: 1) 35% of total purse will be paid to top two scores, and will be divided 60-40 percentage. 2) 65% of total purse will be divided into four Lewis Classes, with one money to each class. The third score will lead the first class.
  • NSCA Rules

Proper target placement on the Action Range

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There's a real risk of ground richochets and high shots going from the Action Range into the Rifle Range.  The club has rebuilt the Action Range to mitigate that risk, but members have a role in that mitigation.

Here is the new layout of the Action Range:

Action Range, as of 12 December 2020

As you can see below, part of the impact area from the Action Range, from the two right hand firing positions, includes the 500 and 600 berms on the rifle range:

Action Range Impact area

All targets must be no more than six (6) feet from an impact berm.  This minimizes ground richocets and high shots, which could go into the Rifle Range.  That risk is NOT eliminated, which is why firing on the Action Range ceases when members go past the 200 yard berm.

If you look at the next photo, you can see where members have been shooting well away from the 40 yard berm.  Again, all targets on the Action Range must be no more than 6 feet from any impact berm.

20201212 Action Range Poor Target placement

If you want to shoot at targets at less than 40 yards, use the pistol bays, keeping in mind the limits on which firearms are acceptable in that part of the range.  

Here's a close of that location:

Do not shoot here!

 And this how shooters should be alligned on the Action Range:

Firing lanes on the Action Range

 

Some people don't want us to have nice things

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Club members put a lot of time and money into having a safe shooting range.

Some people don't respect that.  Ecoblocks in the falling plate bays have been damaged by gun fire:

Close up of gun fire damage to the ecoblocks in the falling plate bays

 

Not only is this destructive, it's dangerous.  Shooting steel plates that are positioned to deflect bullets away from shooters is one thing; shooting a vertical wall of concrete is another thing. 

Both bays have this problem:

Other bay

 

This may not be deliberate targeting of the ecoblocks, but a result of placing portable target stands in the falling plate bays.  This is against range rules; the only targets allowed in the falling plate bays are the falling plates themselves.

If you see anyone using portable target stands in the falling plate bays, please ask them to remove them.  If they decline to do so, please let the club leaders know by calling (541) 203-0124.  Note that this is a MESSAGE phone only, please leave a message and someone will get back to you.  An e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. is also acceptable. 

Thank you for your cooperation.

 

Latest Range Improvements (Part 9)

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The Action Range Is Open Again!

Primary access to new firing line

North slope steps and warning sign

 

The New Firing line

The new firing line

 

Thanks to the efforts of 10 volunteers, the Action Range is open again!  The following tasks were completed:

    • The firing line berm was graveled on both sides, as was the access road into the action range
    • Steps were built on the north slope and east end
    • Firing lane posts were installed
    • Shooting benches were positioned on the firing line
    • The parking area was graveled, graded, and marked off
    • Signs were installed

These changes and improvements are intended to prevent bullets from the Action Range from impacting in the rifle range.  Note that the Action Range must go to yellow when the black and yellow checkered flag is flying, as people are down past the 200 yard berm, working on targets.

The Action Range now has the following features:

    • Graveled firining providing level or slightly downward shooting
    • 40 yard impact berm
    • 80 yard impact berm
    • Safety Area

The 40 yard impact berm has the following features:

    • Two shooting benches
    • Target frame with backing
    • Shooting lane markers

40 yard impact berm firing lane

All shooting from the firing line to the 40 yard berm must be between these markers and the side berm

 

The 80 yard berm has these features:

    • Three shooting benches
    • Left and right firing lane markers
    • Steel stand for targets
    • AR500 steel disk, 6 inch diameter
    • No target frames have been installed as yet, but club members may use the portable target frames and backing from the pistol bays, provided those are placed at the base of the berm.

80yd impact berm Lane Posts

Left and right markers for the 80 yard berm

The rules for this range now includes:

    • No cross shooting between 40 and 80 yard berms.  Shoot within the firing lanes.
    • Within the firing lanes, shoot directly at the berm.
    • All targets must be at the base of the berms, between 2 to 4 feet off the ground.  No targets are allowed between the berms and firing lines.

The Action Range still needs the 80 yard berm moved further to the south, and extended around the east side, to fully enclose it.  A separate shooting area will eventually be set up on the east side of the Cook Shack.  Until suitable construction equipment can located for that work, the Action Range will remain open.

Work photos:

Building new steps on the east end.

Securing the east steps

 

Building steps on the north slope

Buidling the north slope steps

 

Moving timbers

Moving timbers into position

 

Professional Consultations In Progress

Professional consultations in progress

 

Randy Is Supervising

Competent supervision is a must for any successful project!

 

 

Earlier improvements:

Steel plates coming off some berms

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AR500 steel target shattered by .338 bullet

 

This 3/8" plate was on the 200 yard berm, and this was how it was found on the ground.  A .338 bullet was found near it:

 

338 Bullet

The steel plates on the 50 and 100 yard berms have also been shot to pieces. 

The steel plates purchased by the range, using your dues and donations to the Rifle Range, can withstand pistol and rifle rounds up to about 7.62mm (.308).  Bullet velocity should be below 3,000 fps at the point of impact (to avoid pitting), and less than 3,500 ft lbs of energy at impact.  They can generally be used with large calibers at 300 yards and beyond. 

The posts are being removed from the 50, 100, and 200 yard berms for use on the Action Range, once the safety improvements are completed.  Only the 300 to 800 yard berms will have permanent steel targets.

 

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