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

NOTICE: We are monitoring the COVID-19 situation daily, following guidance from the CDC, local, state and federal regulations and will continue to reassess as needed.
Your board is doing its' best to keep the facility open and available for normal use.
With this in mind, workday(s), scheduled matches and other organized events might need to be cancelled at the last minute.
We ask you to exhibit extra patience and courtesy with each other, as we all navigate through this.

Please Observe these COVID-19 Precautions:

   Wear a face-covering when others are present.
   Keep at least 6 feet between yourself and others.
   Do not touch your face.
   Use only odd-numbered firing points & targets.
   At pavilion, leave an empty bench between yours and next one in use.
   Clean hands with alcohol hand sanitizer before and after using locks, sign-in books, pits, targets & tools.

Pavilion Closing

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

Work Parties

2 Saturdays, April 3 rd & April 10th 2021, starting at 8:00 A.M.
ShotMarker target frame construction and brush clearing will be emphasized.
Click here for more info.

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 John Usher .

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

Membership Meetings

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

The October 27, 2020 membership meeting has been cancelled!

The general membership meeting starts at 7:00 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.

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

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.

Non-Members or Guests

Any use of the range by a non-member, including a guest, must be accompanied by a signed hold-harmless document.
The document needs to be completed only once, but must be given to the match director or club official prior to use.
Click here for the hold-harmless document.

Long Range, Service Rifle & Other Matches

2021 Dates Course of Fire Contact
May 15th – 16th
Registered Long Range Palma
800, 900 & 1,000 yards
Click here for Program
Mike Burline
June 12th – 13th
Registered Long Range Tournament
1,000 yards
Click here for Program
John Usher
June 26th - 27th
Guy Gamello Memorial
NYS Championship High Power Match
CMP Service Rifle EIC Match
Click here for Program
Click here for Entry Form
Dale Brickwood
July 24th – 25th Mid-Range & Long Range Palma Registered Tournament 
600 yards Saturday
800, 900 & 1,000 yards Sunday
Click here for Program
Dale Brickwood
September 18th – 19th   NRA Registered Long Range Tournament  
1,000 yards
Click here for Program
John DeBrita

2021 Forbes High Power League

Generally held on selected Saturday mornings, utilizing a U.S. Service Rifle or Match Rifle.
Squadding is at 10:00 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

April 24
May 8
July 10
August 28
September 25
October 16 (rain date)

2021 300-Yard Mid-Range Prone Matches

Starts at 1:00PM.
Traditional coat-and-sling, as well as F-Class, allowed.

April 17

May 22

Sept. 11  

Oct. 9    

Eastern NY Rifle League (Smallbore) 2019-2020

NOTICE: The remainder of the 2019-2020 ENYRL season has been cancelled due to Covid-19 concerns.
Details of the banquet will be decided by the league leaders.

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

Anyone interested in participating with the Forbes team can contact Ed Tse.

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.

600-Yard Practice Dates

Typically held every Thursday.
This practice is single load, slow fire only.
NOTICE: On Thanksgiving Day, the range is limited to 200-yards only!

2021 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 12
May 10
June 7
July 19
August 23
September 13
October 4


A special rate is available for our entrants at:

1630 Central Avenue
Albany, NY

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.