|Range Safety & Rules
Rev: May 27, 2013
The following range safety rules were presented to
those in attendance at the May 24, 2013 match. These rules are
in place for Yaupon Creek Silhouette Association and all match
participants are expected to adhere to them at all times. If a guest
is being hosted, then it is the memberís responsibility to make sure
the guest adheres to these rules. Failure to abide by the rules, in
particular Rule #1, subjects the member or guest shooter to be
required to withdraw from the match and potential bans at future
matches as determined by the club officers and Board of Directors. All
club members will be provided with a copy of the rules and must sign
that they have received, understand and will abide by the rules set
1. Under no circumstances is a live
round to be inserted into any rifle NOT ON THE FIRING LINE. It makes
no difference if youíre simply running a chambering test or
whatever, a violation of this rule subjects the violator being invited
to put his equipment up for the duration of the match or leave the
premises. This includes any firearm other than a Black Powder
Cartridge rifle such as a "black gun," your carry pistol, or
any firearm you may be planning to fire after the conclusion of the
BPCR match. Leave these weapons in your vehicle until the
conclusion of the match.
2. No one is to walk in front of the
firing line, on either side of the concrete break between the two
sides, until a "cease fire" has been called and rifles
removed, or in the process of being removed, from the firing line.
3. If you have a live, stuck
cartridge case in your rifle during the course of fire, the rifle is
to remain on the line until the cartridge is removed. DO NOT RETURN TO
YOUR TABLE TO ATTEMPT REMOVAL. Call for assistance if needed and an
alibi will be granted if you have not completed your course of fire
during a match.
4. During live fire, all muzzles are
to remain pointed down range.
5. While your rifle is in the
cleaning cradle and you have finished your cleaning chores, a safe
chamber indicator is required. This can be in the form of your blow
tube, cleaning rod, or an NRA OBI inserted in the chamber.
6. If an unsafe condition is
observed, please report it to the Range Master calling the match.
Please remember that if any unsafe condition is observed on the firing
line or downrange during a relay, ANY MATCH PARTICIPANT MAY CALL A
CEASE FIRE to get the problem corrected.
The rules, as set forth above, may be amended or
modified at future dates.
Please check back periodically to check for changes or re-familiarize
with these rules. Your safety is of paramount importance.
Please submit all questions and comments to
Page Last Revised: May 27, 2013