RANGE STANDING ORDERS

for BRUCE RIFLE CLUB INC.

1 - NAME OF RANGE:

  • BRUCE RIFLE CLUB inc.

2 - LOCATION:

  • Narrowdale Road, Milton, 2.1 km east of SH1
  • Map reference "Topo 50 sheet CF15 GR 715908 for 600 yd firing point. This is at Latitude 46° 05' 56.8", Longitude 170° 02' 36.0.
  • Grid reference GR Middle of 200 m firing point 46° 05' 56.1", 170° 02' 52.3".
  • GPS E2281580 N5452791 Milton, Narrowdale Road, Rapid 379

3 - LAND OWNERSHIP OR CONTROLLING AUTHORITY:

  • WeNITA FOREST PRODUCTS LTD

4 - USE OF THE RANGE TO WHICH THE SAFETY CERTIFICATE APPLIES:

  • Shooting of varied disciplines

5 - TYPE OF RANGE:

  • GALLERY

6 - NUMBER AND TYPE OF TARGET FRAMES:

  • Four target frames of the “Hythe System”
  • PROVISION FOR TWO TARGET BOARDS ON MAIN MANTLET
  • PROVISION FOR TWO TARGET BOARDS ON old “RUNNING BOAR” RANGE

7 - DISTANCES FIRED:

  • 50 METRES
  • 75 METRES
  • 100 METRES (mound and bench)
  • 200 METRES
  • 300 METRES
  • 500 YARDS
  • 600 YARDS

8 - MAXIMUM LIMITS FOR WHICH THIS RANGE IS CERTIFIED:

  • In accordance with JSP 403

9 - TYPES OF FIREARMS FOR WHICH THIS RANGE IS CERTIFIED:

  • Rifles
  • Shotguns

10 - PROJECTILES FOR WHICH THIS RANGE IS CERTIFIED:

  • Any projectile used for sporting purposes in New Zealand

11 - AMMUNITION WHICH IS PROHIBITED ON THIS RANGE:

  • Tracer, Incendiary and Armour Piercing
  • Military Surplus Ammunition manufactured prior to 1950
  • Any ammunition that shows excessive degradation (tarnishing or corrosion) of case or projectile.

12 - TYPES OF SHOOTING PERMITTED ON THIS RANGE:

  • All types of legitimate recreational and sport shooting

13 - RANGE CONTROL:

All organised shooting on this range is to be under the direct control of a designated Range Officer


14 - SPECIAL CONDITIONS:

The following special conditions apply to this range

  • Loaded firearms always pointed down-range.
  • Plastic Chamber flags indicating an empty chamber and an open action are to be used for all breech-loading firearms
  • Unless firearms in use action must be OPEN AND where POSSIBLE BOLTS removed.
  • DO NOT leave firearms unattended. Lock vehicles when parked.
  • The 100 metre bench is not to be used while other shooters are shooting from the 100 metre mound
  • The Main Range Entry Gate is to be held shut but not locked while range is in use.
  • If you experience a misfire during the match (trigger is pulled, but cartridge does not fire). You must maintain position, with rifle pointing down range and count out 30 seconds. Then advise the Range Officer immediately, and while under RO supervision, sharply manipulate action to clear cartridge from rifle
  • If during a Match you suffer a malfunction or jam that you are unable to clear without leaving position, raise your hand to indicate you have a problem to the Range Officer, who will then direct you how to proceed.

15 – CLEARING OF RANGE DANGER AREA:

  • DURING ORGANISED SHOOTS the designated Range Officer is to visually confirm and satisfy themselves that there are no people in the range danger area before rifles are permitted on the firing point
  • DURING PRACTICE/INFORMAL SHOOTING all present shooters are to visually confirm and satisfy themselves that there are no people in the Range Danger Area before rifles are permitted on the firing point

16 – SECURING OF THE RANGE DANGER AREA:

  • Where free access is possible to the RDA on Windy Ridge Road, warning signs have been installed. RDA is fenced off in other areas.

17 – WARNING SIGNS AND FLAGS:

  • The red live firing warning sign is to be positioned on the main access gate prior to commencement of firing.
  • A red and yellow range flag is also to be positioned at the following points prior to the commencement of firing:

a) On the flagpole on the access stair end of the 600 yard firing point.

b) On the flagpole on any firing point being used


18 – Following a firearms accident the procedure is to:

  • Cease firing
  • Render first aid as per St John’s Guidelines (first aid kit in club rooms, or on mound during organised shoots)
  • Phone 111 for ambulance and give a brief description of the injury and the victim’s condition. Cell-phone contact at the range site is limited. More reliable cell-phone contact may be made by travelling to the bridge near the forestry boundary gate over the Narrowdale Stream (where the valley opens out to farm land).
  • The address is:

Milton, South Otago, Rapid 379 Narrowdales Road 2.1 km off SH 1 , club members will meet the ambulance at the forestry boundary gate and at the range entrance gate to guide it to the accident scene on the range proper.

  • Clear firearms from range, accident firearm to be secured for police
  • Club member who is a key-holder to forestry boundary gate and another club member to be stationed at range entrance gate to guide ambulance to accident scene.
  • Contact police (Police are automatically contacted by the 111 ambulance centre.)
  • Advise Wenita Forest Products duty officer on 021 222 3234 as soon as possible

19 - MEDICAL EQUIPMENT: The location of the first aid equipment is to be made clear to all users of the range by signage and/or verbal briefings.


20 – PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT: All present during shooting are to wear ear protection. Grade 4 or better earmuffs are recommended.


21 – SCHEDULE OF MEDICAL EQUIPMENT: The following medical equipment is to be kept on the range and located at:

  • FIRST AID KIT LOCATED IN CLUB HOUSE
  • During organised shoots, First Aid Kit is to be taken to firing point(s) by Range Officer

22 - Emergency Contact Numbers:

  • Emergency Services. Police, Fire and Ambulance. 111
  • Wenita Forest Products Duty Officer 021 222 3234
  • Bruce Rifle Club Secretary 0274 738 318


SRC Range commands & additional comments

During the competition you may only load a rifle at the firing line and only under direction from the Range Officer, who after making sure every competitor is present will give the command ‘Load & Make Ready’. Once all competitors have loaded, the Range Officer will then give the command ‘Fire’. At the command ‘Cease Fire’ or a blast from the air horn, you must stop firing immediately and empty the chamber and the magazine of any loaded rounds. You must then wait in position until your rifle has been checked and cleared by the Range Officer. Only after your rifle has been cleared may you leave the firing line.


If you experience a misfire during the match (trigger is pulled, but cartridge does not fire). You must maintain position, with rifle pointing down range and count out 30 seconds. Then advise the Range Officer, and while under supervision sharply manipulate action to clear cartridge from rifle.


If during match you suffer a malfunction or jam that you are unable to clear without leaving position, raise your hand to indicate you have a problem to the Range Officer, who will then direct you how to proceed.