Become a Member

Download 2023 New Member Application

(Renewal application for existing members, click here)

New members are required to attend an orientation class covering safety and range rules.  We will contact you after receiving your application to arrange a convenient time for this class.

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Safety orientation at the range is required prior to receiving your membership card. Orientations are generally done at the time of a club match. Please call for alternate arrangements if needed.


This range is for members and guests use only. members must accompany guests. membership cards are expected to be in your possession and available upon request to any person showing you their valid membership card. Members are responsible for the conduct of their guests.

Safety is our primary rule. I understand the use of this range is my privilege only so long as I conduct myself in accordance with all of these rules. Failure to comply with these rules may result in forfeiture of this privilege.

Pistols and/or shotguns (including rifled shotguns) are not allowed on the range at any time. this is a rifle club only.

This is a single shot club. magazines may be used but only one shot may be loaded in the magazine at a time.

Shooting hours are Monday through Saturday from official U.S. Weather Dept. sunrise to sunset. on Sunday, shooting must not begin before 12:15 p.m. and will end at sunset.

When people are forward of the firing line or when the range is closed to firing, all bolt actions must have their bolts removed. All lever actions must be visibly open. All semi-auto loading actions must be locked open or removed from the firing line and all muzzle loaders must be removed from the line when not being fired. When the range is open for firing there shall be no one forward of the firing line.

All weapons must be fired from designated lines only.

Barrel bore size is limited to a maximum of .458 inches in center fired cartridges and .62 inches in muzzle loaders. no 50 BMG or 20 mm allowed.

Only paper targets are to be used and are to be fired at only when attached to the stationary target frame backing provided. Alignment of the shooter to the appropriate target is the members responsibility. Shooting at both the 200 and 100 yard targets from the same shooting position is not allowed.

Cease fire may be called by anyone. at the command of cease fire, all persons will clear actions as stated above. If a round cannot be removed from the chamber, the weapon will be made safe in an appropriate manner until the round can be removed or fired.

The commence firing command may be given only after all members firing have agreed.

Put all spent brass in trash barrel located to the right of the firing line. no loaded, unfired rounds please

No member shall give the gate combination to any non-member.

An orange cone must be placed on your bench when you go down range except during matches.

The gate must be locked at all times except during matches. Lock it behind you upon entering and exiting the range.

Be safe, have fun, shoot well, and may all your shots be “X’s”.


  1. A Switch match is one in which each class shoots five targets at their respective distances, 100 yards in Score Class and 200 yards for Heavy Varmint Class, and then “switches” to the other class distance, Score Class to 200 yards and Heavy Varmint Class to 100 yards. Club trophies will be awarded for score only in Hunter Class.
  2. You must fire at least 5 regular distance matches and 3 alternate distance matches in either Heavy Varmint or Hunter to qualify for season average and/or aggregate trophies. ( HV: 5 matches at 200 yds. and 3 at 100 yds. HTR: 5 at 100 yds. and 3 at 200 yds.)
  3. Hunter Class Rifle Rules: Total gun weight not to exceed 10 lbs. with sights. Caliber must be 6 mm or larger. Case capacity is a minimum of 45.5 grains of water. Magazine must hold two or more rounds. Maximum scope power is 6X. Stock forearm width a maximum of 2.25 inches. Unaltered factory guns can be used providing they have a 2 round magazine capacity if bolt action. Hunter Class shooters fire from the bench at 100 yards at a 6-bull target. One bull is for as many sighters as needed and the other 5 bulls allow only one shot on each for score. There will be time to reload between targets. Varmint Hunter rifles are of this same configuration except the minimum case restriction is eliminated. VFS guns must fit light or heavy group gun specification.
  4. Heavy Varmint Rules: Total gun weight not to exceed 13.5 lbs. with sights. Any scope power and any caliber is OK. There will be time to reload between targets. Heavy Varmint Class Shooters fire from the bench at 200 yards on standard 200-yard benchrest target utilizing a sighter bull and a 5 shot group bull. All the sighters you want but only 5 in the group bull.
  5. Groundhog Rules: Factory class: Any production rifle in its original stock with original barrel and action. Any caliber within range rules is legal. Any power scope or iron sights are legal. No flat bottom benchrest stocks are allowed. Aftermarket triggers may be installed including Jewel, Kelbly, or Rifle Basics. Guns that do not qualify in this class are 40X, Cooper, Kimber and other limited production, semi-custom guns. Custom class: This class includes any rifle, any action, any caliber (within range rules), any trigger, and any sight. No flat bottom benchrest stocks are allowed. Awards: There will be three matches at 100 yards and three matches at 200 yards. Awards for each class will be awarded after each match. A year-end aggregate will be based upon the total of the best two matches at each yardage. There will be one award for each class based on the best year end aggregate in each class. Targets: Targets will be the same groundhog targets as last year.
  6. Score Matches: Classes will be Varmint for Score (VFS), Varmint Hunter (VH), and Hunter (H).

Additional Information for the New Member

Overlapping yardages:

Benches 1 – 6 and the prone mound – 200 and 300 yards

Benches 7 – 18 – 200 yards

Benches 19 and 20 – 200 and 100 yards

Benches 21 – 40 – 100 yards

New Range, Benches A – H 50 yards and 100 yards. .22 cal. rimfire and all other calibers that are approved for use at the Chippewa Rifle Club  can be shot on this range. This is the only place at the Chippewa Rifle Club where .22 cal. rimfire is allowed to be shot at the 100 yard distance.

Make sure you are aligned bench to target. Your bench number must be the same as your target frame number.

Work days:
We do not require you to sign up for work days or to work the registered matches. However, we would appreciate you volunteering to help with these events.

You may bring a guest once or twice. If he/she likes the range, we would hope he/she would join after visiting the range. Your membership is a family membership including you, your spouse, and any children living in the household up until they reach their 22nd birthday at no extra charge.