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Sighting In Days - Manassas, VA

Discussion in 'Rallying Point and Range Discussions' started by johnmcl, Oct 9, 2007.

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  1. johnmcl

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    Hi all,

    As an outreach to the hunting community, the Fairfax Rod and Gun Club is hosting its annual Sighting In Days on 20 and 21 OCT. Fairfax Rod and Gun Club is one of the premier private shooting facilities on the east coast.

    This is a great opportunity to get sighted in for pistols, shotguns, and rifles at distances from 5m to 200m. Expert assistance, including an on-site gunsmith, will be provided. This is also a great opportunity to check us out. There is no place like this for many, many miles around.

    So if you have that new scope, just want to be sure you're on target, or want to come out and look around, PM me for more information, please. www.fxrgc.org is the club's klunky website.

    Thanks,
     
  2. ZeSpectre

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    That's great.
    I was considering running an unofficial "sighting-in clinic" in my area as well.
     
  3. Babarsac

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    I'll definately need help cause I have no clue how to sight in.
     
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    Dang it. I live over in Lake Ridge and would love to see the club (and sight in my M1A), but am leaving town on the 19th. How does one go about getting a sponsor for membership?
     
  5. johnmcl

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    Hi Flash,

    Drop me a PM and let's work out a personal visit for you.

    Membership in the club is by dual nomination. You need two members to sponsor you is the bottom line. There are two classes of membership, Associate and Active. Active Members are analogous to stock owners. They vote, can serve as leaders, and have can influence the direction of the club. Associate members have all the shooting privileges of an Active Member, but none of the strategic or financial benefits.

    The club rules allow for 500 Associates and 500 Actives. Active memberships are considerably more difficult to get than Associates.

    So how to get sponsorship? If you have friends that know you in the club now, that's the easy answer. If you don't, I'd recommend attending one of our regularly scheduled public shoots and start helping out. By helping out you will get noticed fast.

    For everyone else reading, the last report shows lots of interest in Sighting-In Day. Come on out and enjoy the day with us.

    I think I'm running one of the rifle lines. Maybe we could do a THR coffee break, if not a lunch?

    John
     
  6. ZeSpectre

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    How to sight in a rifle

    The long write up... http://www.chuckhawks.com/sight-in_rifle.htm

    The short write up... http://www.larrywillis.com/tip003A.html

    The things that are critical.
    -Don't be in a hurry.
    -Have a good solid rest (not blankets or anything with "bounce")
    -Have an appropriate "sight in" target. (I personally like this one -PDF FILE- because I find it easy to see)
    -If you have never sighted in the rifle in question, start pretty close (10-15 yards) to see where you hit on the paper and THEN move out to 25 or 50 yards. (I've seen lots of people start at 50 yards and waste 5-10 rounds wondering where their shots went because they were so far off it wasn't even hitting the paper!)
    -Use the ammo (bullet weight, etc) that you plan to use for hunting.
    -Get a consistent group of 3 shots before you start trying to adjust the sights.

    I'd be more than happy to meet people out at Hite Hollow (Staunton, VA area) and walk them through the process. Just PM me.
     
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    This is a self-serving bump, and a reminder that this Saturday and Sunday are the Sighting In Days. The weather's going to be great, so come on out.

    See you all on the line,

    John
     
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