Rivanna Rifle 
            & Pistol Club, Inc.

General Range Rules Applicable to  ALL Ranges


Mon. – Sat. = 8:00 am – Sunset
Sunday = 1:30 pm – Sunset

(Exceptions must be approved by BOD)


Mon. – Sat. = 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sunday = 1:30 pm – 10:00 pm

General Safety Rules


  • Keep guns pointed in a safe direction.

  • Keep finger off trigger until ready to shoot.

  • Keep guns unloaded until ready to use.

  • Wear eye & ear protection while range is hot.


  • Handle firearms while anyone is downrange.


Members must wear their RRPC name tags while at the range.

Guests- Members are responsible for ensuring that their guests follow the Range Rules. Up to four guests per member are permitted.  Guests must shoot on the same range as the member.

Safety is Everyone’s Responsibility!

Please clean up after yourself. Do not leave garbage or targets on the range, and please pick up your brass.

NO Explosive Targets!

If you have questions about any of these Range Safety Rules, please contact our Safety Committee.



Center fire rifles only! Must be chambered in calibers with enough power and accuracy to reliably hit the 300 yard target frame (Min. Velocity 1350 FPS.) NO Full-Auto firearms are allowed on this range.

Type of Shooting

Seated at the bench. Standing, sitting, kneeling or prone shooting positions on the firing platform deck are allowed.

Calibers and Ammo Allowed on STEEL Targets

No armor piercing ammunition.

No projectiles that attract a magnet.

No ammo that has a steel or partial steel "Penetrator" (SS109/M855, etc.).

Calibers up to .300  Magnum allowed. No .338 Lapua or .50 BMG.

Firing Line & Target Location

Fire from shooting platforms only. The muzzle of the rifle should be at/over the edge of the platform facing the targets.

Paper targets must be placed on the provided target boards. You may only use the target board and steel targets RRPC has provided set at 200 or 300 yards ONLY. You may not place targets anywhere else on the range.

300 yd. Rifle Range Interaction

To go downrange, you must arrange a “Cease fire” on the Plinking, Steel, and Pistol ranges.  

You must also turn on the light/bell before going downrange.

(revised 3/2022)

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