The following Ben Avery Shooting Facility range restrictions are taken directly
from the BASF operations and procedures manual. HSC event sponsors: when designing
your shooting match, read through these rules to determine if you may be inadvertently
violating any of them. Notice that they are written with some room for negotiation,
subject to Rangemaster approval. Don't be shy about talking to a BASF Rangemaster
if you have any questions. The listed restrictions are not all-inclusive.
Use of steel targets, all ranges: Steel should deflect rounds down into the
dirt. They must not deflect them into adjacent ranges, or off the range.
Steel will be no closer than 15 yards to the shooter unless frangible
ammunition is being used.
Benchrest Range: No steel targets without rangemaster approval.
Practical Pistol Ranges: No shooting into lateral berms.
Pistol Silhouette Range: Rifle shooting is prohibited except for muzzleloaders
and reduced load tubular magazine fed lever action rifles. Any target setups,
except for provided metal animals, must have approval from the rangemaster.
Rifle Silhouette Range: Rifles only, no pistols, no shotguns, no calibers less
than 6mm (except 22 rimfire course of fire). No belted magnums. Shooting on Rifle
Silhouette will be at gongs or metal animals. No shooting at animals from the
benches. A User Group may use alternative steel targets upon prior approval by
DPS Range may be scheduled when not in use by DPS. DPS will have scheduling
priority. All groups using the DPS Range must follow PROCEDURE FOR USE OF
DPS RANGE #031299.
High Power Range: User Group must furnish own frames, or make prior arrangements
with ASRPA High Power Division to use theirs, or use the provided standard Main
Range frames placed in provided holders. No steel targets may be used on the
High Power Range without advanced approval from the Chief Rangemaster.
High Power Range (500 yards or greater) will not be scheduled on weekends if
the User Group has less than twelve shooters.
High Power Range (500 yards or greater) is not available for individual shooting
at any time unless approved in advance by the Chief Rangemaster.
Smallbore Range: No steel targets may be used without prior permission and
Rangemaster approval of positioning.
Smallbore Range: Target frames for pistol shooting may only be placed at 50 or
Smallbore Range: If used as overflow for the Main Range, it will be used for
rifle shooting only.
Pistol 1 and Pistol 2 Ranges: Targets must be placed in provided target frame
holders or at the location of the target frame holders only. No steel targets.
No rifles or shotguns without prior permission from Rangemaster.
2700 Pistol and International Pistol Ranges: No steel targets, no shooting from
prone, sitting, or kneeling positions, no shotguns, no rifles. All target frames
must be placed in provided holders. If varied distances are used, the frames
must be at the backstop.
Running Boar ranges are CLOSED when Pistol 1, Pistol 2, International
Pistol, 2700 Pistol or High Power Ranges are in use.
Pistol 1, Pistol 2, International Pistol, 2700 Pistol and High Power Ranges
are CLOSED when Running Boar Ranges are in use.
High Power Range is CLOSED when Pistol 1, Pistol 2, International
Pistol, 2700 Pistol or Running Boar Ranges are in use, EXCEPT 300 yards or
shorter may be used when only International Pistol and/or 2700 Pistol Range
are in use.
Pistol 1, Pistol 2, International Pistol, 2700 Pistol or Running Boar Ranges
are CLOSED when the High Power Range is in use, EXCEPT International
Pistol and/or 2700 Pistol Range may be open if High Power Range is used 300
yards or shorter.
The long-range Rifle Silhouette Range is CLOSED when High Power Range
(500 yards or greater) is in use, unless the User Groups have coordinated
High Power Range (500 yards or greater) is CLOSED when the long-range
Rifle Silhouette Range is in use, unless the User Groups have coordinated
Benchrest Range is CLOSED to pistol shooting when the long-range Rifle
Silhouette Range is in use.
The long-range Rifle Silhouette Range is CLOSED when Benchrest Range is
being used for pistol shooting.
Practical Pistol Range Bay A is CLOSED when Pistol Silhouette (east
chicken bank) is in use.
Pistol Silhouette (east chicken bank) is CLOSED when Practical Pistol
Range Bay A is in use.