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2015 High Power Rifle Schedule

What is High Power rifle?  It refers to centerfire rifle competition modeled after a course of fire once given to U.S. soldiers.  It is a 50-shot match course fired from the standing and sitting positions at 200 yards and the prone position at 300 and 600 yards.

Any standard issue American service rifle, such as an M1 Garand,  Springfield M1A (civilian M-14), or AR-15 are acceptable.  Modified bolt action target rifles with micrometer peep sights are also used

This year’s schedule of local NRA Highpower rifle tournaments has been released.

May 2015 Newsletter


Hopefully the month of May will bring warmer weather and us closer to what we call summer.  As of May 7, we will be using the outdoor range on a primary basis Thursday nights. The end of the league season means our Tuesday and Thursday practice night will be less formal and more oriented towards the beginning pistol and rifle shooter.   Everyone looking to improve their skill should head out to the range on our practice nights!


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Saturday Clean Up, Outdoor Range

Greetings Everyone,

Well we had an awesome turnout today for the spring cleanup at the Ten X Outdoor Range. A lot got accomplished in a short time. The stat house was cleaned out, the kitchen is all ready. The bathrooms are all nice and clean. All the uprights for the targets are in place and many old branches were taken down and the leaves were raked, and the sound system is up and working. So all in all the place looks great.

Many thanks go out to the following members that attended: Ray Buchner, Bob Schweers, Mark Bergum, Eric Redmill, Tom Jankowski, Brian Mackey, Carl Jay, Ron Marriott, Chris Mornelli, Gail Fechter, Joe Moronski, Mitch Vogel, Bruce Matthies (Life Member), Jim Gerstung, and Gene Fechter.  I would also like to thank the three Clarence Shooting Club members that came out to help too: Ward Paulter (Clarence’s Secretary), Tom Thoman, and John Dworak (Clarence’s President).

I sure hope that I got everyone, but if I didn’t, a big THANKS to all […]

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Outdoor Range Closed Saturday

Hello members:

Just a friendly reminder that we will be having a outdoor range clean up event this coming Saturday (presuming we don’t have a blizzard.

The work detail begins at 8:30 am and runs until we are done.  Estimated time is 1:00 pm.

2015 Sectional Awards Bulletin Released

The final Match Bulletin and awards program for the 2015 NRA Sectional is attached below.  A total of 38 competitors turned out to make the match a success.  Checks and NRA points will be mailed out at the end of before May 1.  The medals for the open awards will be presented at the Combined SPL / NFPL awards banquet on May 2 at Kotecki’s Grove, West Seneca.

Two things from our stat office:

1. As always, we invite your comments and feedback about out match because we are interested in making shooting tournaments an enjoyable experience.  We want to do better.

2. We want to encourage and assist to the greatest extent possible the development of new competitors.  Lets face facts:  we as a community are growing old and grey.  The cost of equipment, guns, ammo doubled almost overnight in reaction to the SAFE Act.  More and more people are dropping out because of cost, and fear that law enforcement will be watching us due to the SAFE Act.  […]

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Outdoor Range Combination Changed

The combination code for the outdoor range was changed on Saturday April 11.  The new code will be sent out with the May newsletter but as is our policy, the code will not be published on-line or in public fashion.

If you can’t wait for the newsletter, you may get the combination code from Art Young, myself, or any of the other Board members.

Bruce Matthies, Chief Range Officer


Saturday Work Party Update

Howdy gang:

We had a fair turnout for the indoor range clean up today.  Thanks are owed to the following members who came out: Paul Englert (Life Member), Gail Fechter, Jim Gerstung, Martin Gorman, Scott Hartman, Don Kwiatkowski, Jim Mills, Chris Mornelli, Irv Reinig, Mitch Vogel and Tom Wisiorek.  Thanks are also owed to prospective member Art Eisensmith who helped out today also.  I really hope i didn’t leave anybody out . . . i was downstairs with a few guys and Jim Mills coordinated the upstairs cleaning with others . . . If I forgot to thank anybody, I am sure Jim will let us know.  Many hands make for quick work and everyone was done and gone by 11:30 am  — less than 3 hours.


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Indoor Range Closed Saturday for Cleaning

Dear Members and Tenants:

This will confirm that the indoor range will be closed this Saturday, April 11, 2015, for periodic cleaning and maintenance.

All members who are available are asked to come out and help with the clean up.  Starting time is 8:30 am and the range will be closed to shooting until the work is done.  If enough members and tenants come, the range will reopen around 12:00 to 1:00 pm.


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Alden Air Pistol League

From SCOPE Director Carl Leas:

I will be running the informal Air Pistol League at Alden Rod & Gun Club again this Spring and Summer. It will begin Tuesday May 5, 2015 and run thru Tuesday July 21, 2015 with a banquet on Tuesday July 28, 2015, at the club.Cost is $6.00 per match and you must shoot 11 matches to complete the league. Match fee includes the Banquet and prizes at the Banquet. We will shoot the 40 round short course at 10 meters. First relay is at 7:30 PM, second at 8:30 PM, 3rd as necessary. Shoot aheads allowed.

Any questions contact me via e-mail ( or at 716.656.0350. Of course you can let other air pistol shooters know about this. I currently have 2 extra air pistols that you can use if you […]

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