LONG RANGE TRAINING CLASSES
The next Long Range Training/CSA Qualification Class Has been scheduled!
April 10th 2021 at 9am – please arrive at least 15 mins early!!
Open to members and non-members!
Completion of class, range proficiency test and payment of $50 certification fee qualifies you to use the Upper Range at CSA. (Proficiency test can be scheduled for a later date if needed – certification is not awarded until proficiency test has been passed)
Anyone who is already certified may take the class again at no charge.
WHAT TO BRING:
CLASSROOM MATERIALS – Calculator, note pad, pencil with eraser.
RIFLE – (.243/6mm Caliber minimum!) capable of 1 MOA or less (1” or smaller groups at 100 yards) Please ZERO your rifle at 100 yards prior to this class. Front and Rear supports are highly recommended – This can be a Bipod, front rest, front and rear “bean” bags, etc.. Benches are available – Bring your own Mat if you prefer to shoot prone. ***MAXIMUM 3100fps***
**Note on Calibers** While calibers less than 6mm “CAN” be successful with impacts out to 600yards, in previous classes most individuals using smaller calibers have ended up finishing the class using someone else’s rifle and ammo…
OPTICS – Please have an Optic on your rifle that can be adjusted for Elevation and Windage out to at least 600 yards. We will be dialing the turrets for center of reticle impacts only. Scope turrets should match the scope reticle. (MOA/MOA or MIL/MIL) Pure Hold over or “Kentucky Windage” or the use of “BDC type” reticles without adjusting the scope will not be permitted in this class.
AMMO – Enough ammo to complete the course SAME AMMO PLEASE, No “Mixed Bag” ammo allowed! 20-50 rounds for most shooters. You can bring more – depending on Schedule, size and length of time used for the class, we may open the range after the class. (Reloads are fine as long as they are not a “mixed bag” or over pressure.)
BALLISTICS DATA – for windage and elevation. Many applications are available for mobile devices – i.e. ABMobile, iStrelok, Hornady 4DOF, Bulletflight M, etc.. Online tools are also available, if you use these, you’ll need to print out your Range Card and bring it with you.
Cost for the class is only $50
Contact: Jason Reese
Contact me if you are interested in taking the long range training class. Please fill out and bring along the Long Range Class Application and $50 fee (check or cash – make checks out to Columbus Sportsman’s Association or CSA)
Hunters Safety - Hunter Education
CSA Does not hold regular Hunter Safety/Hunter Education Programs AT THIS TIME – STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFO!!
Please visit the DNR Website for Hunters Ed information
Click this link to be redirected to the DNR Safety Education Website
600 YARD BENCH REST
Columbus Sportsman’s Club Wisconsin State Bench rest Championship
2020 DATES: May 2nd, June 6th, July 4th, Aug 1st, Sept 5th, Oct 3rd – CLICK HERE for the 2020 IBS Flyer
Points will be awarded for participation, small group, high score, and overall combined winners for each class/series.
Classes shall include A, B, and Factory. Class A shall include anyone shooting 2 or more targets of 3” or less. Class B will include competitors shooting targets greater than 3″.
Factory class shall consist of factory produced rifles*. Custom shop rifles; Cooper, 40X, and similar rifles may compete in class A or B.
Once a competitor has achieved two or more targets of less than 3” they shall remain in class “A” for the year. Not withstanding they may compete in the Factory class. The first series of targets shall be for rifles of 17 pounds or less (light-gun).
The second series of targets shall be for any rifle that qualifies for IBS, NBRSA, or William sport rules (light/heavy gun).
The third series of targets if needed, will be for factory class.
One point shall be awarded for participation in Light Gun, Any Gun, and Factory classes. One point shall be awarded for Small Group, High Score, and Overall in classes A, B and Factory. Points will be awarded for each series of targets. A Factory Gun may be shot in all classes. All Club IBS matches shot at CSA are included for points earned. The State Championship will be awarded at the last match of the year.
Entry fees shall be $25 for one gun, and $10 for each additional gun for CSA members, Non-member fees shall be $35 for one gun and $10 for each additional gun.
*Factory Class – Rifles from manufactures producing 5,000 or more rifles per year.
Contact: Long Range Director Gray Giesfeldt 608-335-5833
Action Rifle League
Action Rifle League runs from the first Tuesday in May until the first Tuesday in September
Stage Setup 5:30 / Safety Briefing at 5:45 / Live Fire at 6 PM
There will be multiple drills for participants to run against the clock
Any semi-automatic with a removable magazine in any caliber can be used
Usual round count is between 60 to 100 rounds.
Expect some interesting shooting positions!
A fun event that is also good training!!
Long Range Shooting Practice
600 Yard Shooting and Practice dates will be announced to members who have passed the training class and hold a VALID CSA Long Range Qualification Card.
If you are interested in learning more about shooting on the 600 yard range or would like to be notified of the practice shooting times so you can observe, contact Gray Giesfeldt at 608-335-5833
Members who have qualified may shoot on the upper range tube range 8 am to sunset whenever the upper range is open.
Be aware other events take place on the upper range and it will be closed on occasion. CSA Range Rules
Shooting on the 600 Yard Range from the open benches is ONLY allowed under the supervision of a Range Safety Officer on ANNOUNCED shooting or match dates.
Anyone found to be shooting on the 600 yard range from the open benches at any time other than a competition or Scheduled shooting date will have their membership revoked Immediately – NO EXCEPTIONS!
Open Trap runs on Thursday nights at 7 pm.
Members and the general public are welcome.
Shotgun Patterning Board available during all open Trap sessions.
Also available by appointment.
Paper is 48″ x 48″ Cost is 50 cents per sheet.
You can Google “Shotgun Patterning” for a ton of info.
For more info contact Ed Stehling at 920-296-3260
Monday Night / Saturday Morning (Fall Time) Long Range League
Monday Night and Saturday (Fall time) Long Range League and Practice Match Monday Nights at 5:30 PM / Saturday (Fall/Winter) 9:30 AM – CLICK HERE FOR CURRENT FLYER
The Long Range League and Practice match is open to CSA members and non-members with Long Range Training and experience.
This League is also open to CSA members and non-CSA members that do not have Long Range Training or experience shooting organized matches at ranges exceeding 500 yards but requires that a mentor supervise each shooter.
Space for non-qualified shooters is subject to availability. Those without experience MUST contact Jeff Western (Contact info below) to confirm enough mentor(s) will be available for inexperienced shooters.
There will be competitive events including timed steel shot at all distances, paper scoring at 400, 500 and 600 yards, Sniper Shoot and more.
In addition to the events, the league is open for those that just want to shoot paper and steel at their pleasure.
Equipment requirements are:
A rifle and ammunition combination that is capable of 1 MOA or 1 MIL
A scope with matching reticle and turrets (MOA or MIL) that are adjustable for elevation and windage
Ballistic information for the ammunition used
A front rifle rest or bi-pod and rear bags for support
Rifle should be zeroed at 100 or 200 yards.
Fees: $5.00 for Members / $15.00 for Non-Members
Every Week there will a competition alternating between several formats. Including:
- Target for Score – Paper targets placed at: 400, 500 & 600 yards [pending conditions]. Five (5) shots per target, targets will be scored, miss = 0, Max. =50 x 3= 150 total. Unlimited sight in shots allowed (clay pigeons, golf balls at 600 and steel) at each distance.
- Steel Challenge – Cold bore (no sight in rounds) timed steel shoot at 350, 400, 450, 500, 550 and 600 yards. Maximum of 3 rounds at each distance. Spotters/recorder assigned to help each shooter. Scoring based on number of shots and total time.
- Sniper quest – **Details being developed! Stay tuned!!
All CSA Range / Safety Rules Apply
An RSO will be on duty – If RSO isn’t available shooting will be done through the “Tubes” by qualified members only.
Any firearm that is allowed by club rules is allowed, no weight or optic limitations
League Fees will be $5 members and $15 for non-members.
.22 Pistol League
Outdoor 22 pistol league starts with a organizational meeting and practice on Sunday January 31st. League starts on Sunday February 14th, 2018 and runs once per week for 8-10 weeks on Sunday afternoons from 1:00 pm running until done.
The course of fire is:
Slow Fire -10 shots in 5 minutes
Timed Fire- 10 shots in 20 seconds
Rapid Fire- 10 shots in 10 seconds.
Two courses are done at 7 yards and 10 yards. Lots of fun!
A Steel Challenge Event will follow. Five to Seven Steel plates. Score is your time so shoot fast and don’t miss! Great practice for the rimfire challenge!
Print out your own targets for the event or for practice.
Contact Larry Haseman for more information: 920-344-0656