Summer means long range shooting

Take a long shot...all summer long

Summer time...and that means it's time for Wednesday evening long-range shooting at Mill Creek. Twice a month on Wednesday evenings, Mill Creek's new 600-yard firing line is open and available for any member in good standing to come for supervised long-range shooting.

Members Dick Cooper and Oscar Aitkens, both experienced high power shooters, will serve as range officers and instructors for members and guests who would like to sight in their rifles or practice 600-yard shooting. Targets will be the NRA 600-yard MR-1 target, scored electronically. You can see your hits and scores at the firing line, using a computer tablet or smart phon.

Shooting will begin at 5 p.m. on the 600-yard line, weather permitting. There is no fee. Rifles must have at least a 20-inch barrel and shoot a bullet weight of 65 grains or more. No .50 caliber for now, please. A sling or supported position by bipod or sandbag is fine, and a shooting mat will be helpful. Before coming to High Power, please use one of the shorter ranges to have your rifle and scope sighted-in for at least 200 yards or greater. If need be, we can help you sight your rifle in!

For additional details or to ask questions, please contact Dick Cooper, at


And don't forget to check the Mill Creek Rifle Club calendar for additional Mid Range and High Power matches throughout the year.   New shooters are always welcome.  

Match directors for High Power events include:

Mid Range: Steve Finnell   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Across the course: Michael Borkon  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



"The strongest reason for people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government."
- Thomas Jefferson

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