Orientations and Practices
A mandatory orientation for returning members will be held on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in the exhibit hall at the McKee Building at the Ranch.
The mandatory orientation and shooters workshop for new members will be on Sunday, January 27, 2019 from 12:30–3:30 p.m. in the exhibit hall at the McKee Building. (This also serves as a make-up orientation for returning members who could not attend on January 17.)
The last opportunity to complete your orientation for the 2019 4-H year will be held on Sunday, March 17, 2019 from 12:30–3:30 p.m. New members as well as any returning members who have not yet taken part should plan to attend.
Orientation is required for all members prior to taking part in shooting sports practices.
Practices will begin at the Front Range Gun Club in Loveland on Sundays at 4:00 p.m.. These practices will be in conjunction with .22 Pistol. (Parents must complete Front Range Gun Club's Explorer Pass with Minor form.) Because there is limited space, we will use SignUpGenius for members to reserve their lanes.
Practices will then move outdoors to the Jerry Clausen Ranch on Sunday afternoons at 12:15 p.m. For outdoor practices we do NOT use SignUpGenius. We can accommodate 20 shooters per relay. For the first relay, the cut-off will be 20 members signed in or 12:15 p.m., whichever comes FIRST. If you know that 12:15 p.m. is not attainable, please arrive no later than 12:45 p.m. for the second relay. As with all outdoor endeavors, practices are weather dependent. (If practice is being canceled, a Remind alert will be sent by 10:30 a.m.)
We will use Remind to send alerts about cancellations and other important communications.
Text Messages – Sign up via Remind by texting @4h22 to 81010. Opt out of messages by replying unsubscribe @4h22 to the same number.
Email – Send an email to email@example.com. No subject is needed.
App – Available for your Android phone or iPhone. Choose “Join a class” and enter the class code @4h22.
Visit remind.com for details.
Front Range Gun Club
697 Denver Avenue #128B, Loveland, CO 80537
Jerry Clausen Ranch
12425 North County Road 27, Loveland, CO 80538
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Clear bore indicator.
Kneeling rolls: Maximum size 7 inches in diameter by 9 1/2 inches in length. Made of pliable material.
Shooting mats: Not to exceed 1 inch thickness.
Binoculars or spotting scope.
Classes and Equipment
.22 Rifle Hunt (50 Foot)
.22 ammunition long or short, standard velocity is recommended (no .22 magnum caliber allowed). Aperture sights and front globe sights are not allowed. Single-shot bolt action or lever action are preferred, however any action type may be used if it can be loaded one round at a time in a safe manner.
.22 Rifle Scope Hunt (50 Foot)
A fixed 4X magnification telescopic sight or a variable magnification telescopic sight (set at a maximum of 4X magnification) with a maximum body tube diameter of 1" shall be used. The rifle weight with scope may not exceed 7.5 pounds.
.22 Rifle 4P (50 Foot Sporter)
Sights must be peep-type aperture, front and rear, no open-type sights. The weight of the rifle with sights may not exceed 8.5 pounds. Shooting gloves are allowed (Larimer County can provide). A sling may be used except when in standing position.
.22 Rifle 3P (50 Foot International)
Sights must be peep-type aperture. There is no weight limit on the rifle. Shooting coats/jackets and gloves are mandatory (Larimer County can provide). A sling may be used except in the standing position. Shooting pants and shoes are optional.
|Firearm/Ammunition||Course of Fire||Positions||Required Equipment||Optional Equipment|
|Hunt/Open||.22 caliber rifle with open/iron sights. Use .22 long rifle ammunition.||4 target pages each with 2 sight-in bulls and 10 scoring bulls, 1 shot per scoring bull at 50 feet.||Prone, Standing, Kneeling, Sitting.||Safety glasses, ear protection, rifle case, clear bore indicator (CBI).||Shooting mat, kneeling roll, bullet board, binoculars or spotting scope, rifle stand.|
|4P (Sporter)||.22 caliber rifle with peep sights. Use .22 long rifle ammunition.||4 target pages each with 2 sight-in bulls and 10 scoring bulls. 1 shot per scoring bull at 50 feet.||Prone, Standing, Kneeling, Sitting.||Safety glasses, ear protection, rifle case, clear bore indicator (CBI).||Shooting mat, kneeling roll, bullet board, sling, shooting glove, binoculars or spotting scope, rifle stand.|
|3P||.22 caliber rifle with peep sights. Use .22 long rifle ammunition.||3 target pages each with 2 sight-in bulls and 10 scoring bulls. 1 shot per scoring bull at 50 feet.||Prone, Standing, Kneeling.||Safety glasses, ear protection, rifle case, clear bore indicator (CBI), shooting jacket, shooting glove.||Shooting mat, kneeling roll, bullet board, sling, shooting pants, binoculars or spotting scope, rifle stand.|
|Scope||.22 caliber rifle with scope sights (maximum 4x magnification). Use .22 long rifle ammunition.||4 target pages each with 2 sight-in bulls and 10 scoring bulls. 1 shot per scoring bull at 50 feet.||Prone, Standing, Kneeling, Sitting.||Safety glasses, ear protection, rifle case, clear bore indicator (CBI).||Shooting mat, kneeling roll, bullet board, binoculars or spotting scope, rifle stand.|
Please see the State Contest Rule Book for full descriptions and information.
Eye protection is required.
Ear protection is required.
County shooting sports waiver must be completed with enrollment and before practices.
Follow all safety rules as listed in the Larimer County Shooting Sports Handbook.
Anyone at the range can call a cease fire.
Muzzle control is important. Shooters can and will be pulled off the line for endangering themselves or other shooters, and incident reports will be filed with the Extension office.
All firearms must be cased and use a clear bore indicator (CBI).
Muzzle – pointed in a safe direction,
Action – open until done loading,
Trigger – finger off of the trigger until firing.
Members compete in two age groups: Juniors = 4-H age 8–13, Seniors = 4-H age 14–18.
Register for the Shooting Sports project and .22 Rifle discipline by the March deadline.
Attend at least 4 practices. (Rifle members who are doing both Air Rifle and .22 Rifle may meet this requirement by attending two Air Rifle practices and two .22 Rifle practices.)
Members do not have to compete at the county shoot to complete the project.
Orion Scoring System
Larimer County Shooting Sports uses the Orion Scoring System for county competitions. This tool greatly streamlines both the scoring process and tabulation of results.
For .22 Rifle, the targets are scanned and scored by the software.
Complete hunter safety and upload a picture of your hunter safety card to 4HOnline before July 1.
Place in the top 6 in your chosen discipline(s) at the county shoot.
Complete a project and record book, and earn at least a blue or red ribbon.
Pay the state shoot registration fees, $20 per person plus $5 per discipline, at the county fair project check-in.
2019 State Shoot Information
Saturday, August 17 for Seniors
Sunday, August 18 for Juniors
Pueblo West Sportsman’s Club, no street address.
(Google Maps knows where this is, but click here to view a detailed map.)
On-site food sales or bring your own.
Pop-ups and chairs are helpful.
Projects and Record Books
County fair is not until August, but members should start keeping records now!
Members only complete and submit one shooting sports record book for fair, regardless of the number of disciplines they participate in.
Record books may be completed by hand or on the computer. If you choose to fill it out by hand, use your best handwriting.
Keep one record for all shooting sports. Do not include ammunition or consumables. After fair, keep track of this page to make next year easier.
Include scores from practices. (Members don’t have to list all scores from every practice.)
Notes on any particular skills worked on during practice.
Thoughts on how each practice went, factors that might have affected scores, etc.
Mileage to orientation night, to practices and trainings, to the store to buy supplies, etc.
Meals purchased due to practices, trainings, etc.
Costs to put together your Record Book and Project for fair.
Take them early and often so you have a lot to choose from for books, boards, etc.
Save your pictures to the cloud.
Must be done on a 36" x 48" trifold board.
Must be no larger than 3' x 3' to be displayed at State, otherwise a notebook can be used showing how and what was made.
Dos and Don’ts
Do choose one shooting discipline to feature for your Shooting Sports project.
Don’t create a project for each discipline you participate in.
Do include a minimum of four project-related photos with captions in your record book. Pictures of demonstrations and community service may be included as well.
Don’t include any photos that show violations of 4-H safety procedures.
Do spend a little time each week gathering ideas, photos, and materials for your fair project.
Don’t wait until the last week, or the last day, to complete your project and record book.
Do include inventory and expenses in your eRecords for all disciplines you take part in, as well as the log for each discipline’s activities.
Don’t include blank eRecord pages for the disciplines you do not participate in.
Do ensure that your record book information is legible and can easily be read by someone other than you.
Don’t bring dangerous items as part of your standalone projects (live ammunition, arrows with field tips or broadheads, sheet metal with jagged edges, etc.).
Do make sure that your display board is a non-overlapping, tri-fold, and is the proper size (36" x 48").
Don’t attach standalone projects to a display board. Generally display boards should consist of flat materials such as photos, paper, glue, or paint. Header panels across tri-fold boards are not allowed.
Do sign up for interview judging online and be prepared for your interview time.
Don’t be nervous during your interview. The judges are genuinely interested in your thoughts and experiences and want to hear your story.
Do remember to bring both your project and your eRecords book to interview judging.
Don’t forget signatures for you, your parent, and your leader on the front page of your eRecord book.