Please view the Special Announcements section of the home page for additional events or range closings.


Pavilion Closing

The pavilion area of the range is to be considered CLOSED whenever a match is being held.


Work Parties

Saturday, April 8 th 2017, starting at 8:00 A.M.

Work days are often scheduled for 1 or 2 weekends during April and as needed.
Repair of target frames, berm areas and general cleanup is usually needed.
Bringing cordless power tools and generators is a great aid.

There is always a need and appreciation for help mowing the berms.
The club has a garden tractor for this use.
Please contact Mike McGill or Guy Gamello.

Please view the Special Announcements section of the home page for the exact schedule.


Membership Meetings

Forbes holds quarterly meetings, on the 4th Tuesday of the month, for the months of January, April, July and October.
Members who have provided a valid e-mail address should receive a notice confirming the actual date.

The general membership meeting starts at 7:30 P.M.

Meetings are to be held at the American Legion Zaloga Post.
The post can be reached by travelling on I-90, exiting at Exit 5 (Everett Road).
Continue northbound on Everett Road a short distance, reaching Exchange St.
A Sunoco gas station is towards the left.
The Zaloga Post is slightly ahead and towards the right.

Please view the Special Announcements section of the home page for the exact schedule.


SR-1 Printout

Click here for a printable copy of an SR-1 card.


2016 NRA Service Rifle Rule Changes

Disclaimer: The information contained in this section is not to be considered verbatim, nor is being regularly updated.
The reader is instructed to directly consult the pertinent organization for the accuracy of these and all other rules.

“3.1 (c) Service Rifle - U.S. Service Rifle 5.56mm M16 series

· Must be chambered for the 5.56 x 45 mm NATO (.223) cartridge.
· The gas operating system must be fully operable and adhere to the original M16 rifle design (i.e. Stoner design, gas impingement system) or have a piston-operated gas system.
· The receiver must be separately machined from the handguard; the two parts must be separable.
· The barrel may be no longer than 20 inches; flash suppressors are not required, but if the barrel has a flash suppressor, it shall not be included in the barrel length measurement.
· Upper receivers and barrels may not be changed during the firing of any event.
· Metal or synthetic (polymer) magazines, standard issue or commercial equivalent, with standard service 20 or 30-round box magazine dimensions must be attached during the firing of all courses and in all positions. A 10-round magazine with the same external dimensions as a standard service 20-round box magazine may be used. A dummy magazine with a ramp for single shot loading may be used if this magazine has the same external dimensions as the standard service 20-round box magazine. Magazines may not contain added weights.
· The rifle may have an optical sight (reflective sights are considered optical sights) with a maximum power of 4.5X installed on the receiver. Variable scopes with a maximum of 4.5X are permitted. Only commercially manufactured scopes that were produced with a maximum magnification of 4.5X and that have a maximum objective lens of 34 mm may be used. If an optical sight is used, the same optical sight must be used in all stages of a course of fire (changing sights is not permitted). The centerline of an optical sight shall be no higher than 3.5 inches above the centerline of the bore.
· Alternatively, the rifle may be equipped with issue-type metallic front and rear sights. Metallic sights, if used, must have an M16 type sight design with the rear sight in the carry handle and the front sight in the standard M16 location.
· Butt-stocks may vary in length and be either fixed or collapsible. Collapsible or adjustable length stocks may be adjusted during an event, but butt stocks that allow for other adjustments such as the cheek-piece height or butt-plate location may not be used.
· Only standard A1 or A2 type pistol grips may be used.
· Quad rails or similar hand guards may be used. “



2017 NRA High Power Rifle Rule Changes

Disclaimer: The information contained in this section is not to be considered verbatim, nor is being regularly updated.
The reader is instructed to directly consult the pertinent organization for the accuracy of these and all other rules.

Click here for 2017 NRA Rule Changes


2016 CMP Rules & Changes

Disclaimer: The links listed below might not be the most current.
The reader is instructed to directly consult the pertinent organization for the accuracy of these and all other rules.

Click here for CMP Rules for Service Rifle and Pistol

Click here for 2016 CMP Rule Changes


CMP Alternative Rifle Rules

Disclaimer: The links listed below might not be the most current.
The reader is instructed to directly consult the pertinent organization for the accuracy of these and all other rules.

6.1.2 CMP Alternative Rifle.
Residents of states where the ownership of a Service Rifle that complies with Rule 6.1.1 is prohibited by law may use a CMP Alternative Rifle that complies with the following requirements:
a) Cartridge. Must be chambered for the 5.56 x 45 mm NATO (.223) cartridge.
b) Action. The rifle action may be semi-automatic or manually operated.
c) Barrel. The barrel may be no longer than 20 inches (measured from the bolt face to the end of the barrel); if the barrel has a flash suppressor, the length of the barrel measured from the bolt face to the end of the flash suppressor shall not exceed 21 1/4”. No full heavy barrels are allowed; the forward seven (7) inches of the barrel shall not have a diameter exceeding .750”.
d) Trigger. The trigger pull must be a minimum of 4.5 pounds.
e) Stock. The type of stock is optional. The front sling swivel location must be fixed on the fore-end or handguard 17 in. (+/- 0.5 in.) from the trigger. The length of pull of the stock may be adjustable, but butt stocks that allow other adjustments such as the cheek-piece height or butt-plate location may not be used. The cheek-piece height must be 0.5” to 0.75” above the centerline of the bore.
f) Magazines. The rifle may have an internal magazine, a flush-mounted removable magazine, or a standard box magazine that does not exceed the dimensions of the M16-type 20-round magazine. Magazines must be capable of holding at least five (5) rounds.
g) Optical Sights. The rifle may have an optical sight with a maximum power of 4.5X. Variable scopes with a maximum power of 4.5X are permitted, provided they were produced with a maximum magnification of 4.5X and have a maximum objective lens diameter of 34 mm. If an optical sight is used, the same optical sight configuration must be used in all stages of a course of fire (changing sights or sight mount configurations is not permitted). The centerline of an optical sight shall be no higher than 3.5 inches above the centerline of the bore.
h) Metallic Sights. Alternatively, the rifle may be equipped with an aperture rear sight and an M16-type fixed front sight assembly with a maximum sight radius of 20.5 inches.


Long Range, Service Rifle & Other Matches

2017 Dates Course of Fire Contact
May 13th – 14th Registered Long Range Palma
800, 900 & 1,000 yards
Click here for Program
Nash Neubauer
nash2049@yahoo.com
May 27th CMP GSMM Match
CMP Service Rifle EIC Match
Click here for Info
Click here for Entry
D. Klimowski
dp3460sf@localnet.com
June 10th – 11th Registered Long Range Tournament
1,000 yards
Click here for Program
John Usher, Jr.
usherjr2@hotmail.com
June 23rd – 25th NYSRPA High Power Championship
Julian Alfonso Commemorative
Click here for Info
Click here for Entry
Click here for CMP Elig. & Liab. Agrmt.
D. Klimowski
dp3460sf@localnet.com
July 1st – 2nd Registered Long Range Palma  
800, 900 & 1,000 yards
Click here for Program
Bill Genthner
wm.genthner@gmail.com
July 8th Smallbore Prone  
200 yards, 60 shots
Click here for Program
Guy Gamello
guygamello@gmail.com
August 12th Smallbore Prone  
200 yards, 60 shots
Click here for Program
Guy Gamello
guygamello@gmail.com
September 9th – 10th   Registered Long Range Tournament 
1,000 yards both days
Click here for Program
Vince Pliscofsky
vpliscofsk@aol.com  

If you know of responsible people who are willing to pull targets at the matches, please contact Mike McGill.



Forbes High Power League

Generally held on selected Saturday mornings, utilizing a U.S. Service Rifle.
Squadding is at 10:30 A.M. at the 200-yard line.
First shot downrange is at 11:00 A.M.

Course of Fire: 80 shot course (+2 sighters per position)
200 yards – Off-hand and Sitting Rapid-Fire
300 yards – Prone Rapid-Fire
600 yards – Prone Slow-Fire

Contact: Guy Gamello

April 22, May 20, June 17, July 29, August 19, September 16, September 30 (rain date)   2017


2017 300-Yard Mid-Range Prone Matches

Starts at 1:00PM.
Slowfire.
Traditional coat-and-sling, as well as F-Class, allowed.
Contact: Rocco Marando or Mike McGill

April 15    

May 6    

Sept. 23  

Oct. 7    

  Click here for program.


Eastern NY Rifle League (Smallbore) 2017-2018

The Eastern New York Rifle League is presently composed of 4 teams from the surrounding area (Forbes, Coxsackie, Iroquois and Pine Tree).
Matches are generally held Friday evenings, from early December through late March, starting at approximately 7:30.
Each club can field as many members as wish to participate.
The team's aggregate score for a match is taken from the top five scores for that match.

The match consists of 10 shots, single load, in the prone, sitting or kneeling and standing positions with a 40 minute time limit, indoors at 50 feet.
Scopes or iron sights may be used; shooter's option.
Shooting coats, slings and gloves are permitted.
Forbes' members can practice at the Watervliet Fish & Game Club's indoor range on Wednesday evenings starting at 8:00 p.m.

Course of Fire: 30 shots – 10 prone, 10 sitting or kneeling, 10 off-hand + sighters

Contacts:
Anyone interested in participating with the Forbes team should contact Mike McGill.

Click here to view a printable copy of the entire league schedule and club contact information.

Click here for directions to Coxsackie Sportmen's Club.
Click here for directions to Iroquois Rod and Gun Club.
Click here for directions to Pine Tree Rifle Club.


1000-Yard Practice Dates

Typically held on pre-selected Monday mornings, weather permitting.

Squad at 7:00 to 7:30, shoot from 8:00am until 12:00pm.
This allows enough time for approximately 40 rounds.
Bring a puller or get matched up.
Must have at least a 600-yard zero to shoot.
Twenty minutes of additional elevation up from 600-yards usually gets you to 1000-yards.

A current Forbes membership card must be presented by each shooter to the line officer at the time of squadding.
Non-members with a confirmed 600 yard zero may participate after paying a $10 fee to the line officer.
Shooters at each firing point are responsible for re-facing their target before leaving the range.
Anyone failing to do so will not be allowed to participate in future practices.

Contact: Steve Melita

April 17, May 8, June 5, June 26, August 14, September 4, October 9   2017


Lodging

A special rate is available for our entrants at:

EconoLodge
1630 Central Avenue
Albany, NY
(518)456-0222

The (lastknown) rate is $49.95 per night, including a Continental Breakfast.
You must state that your stay is for a shooting match.
The motel has Forbes' schedule of matches and practice dates.