County Shoot Registration

It's time to get registered for the .22 Rifle County Shoot. This year’s shoot will be on July 20 at Clausen’s Ranch. Before you register, here are some things to know:

Hunter Safety Deadline

If you haven't already done so, get your hunter safety card uploaded to 4HOnline by July 1. This only has to be done once. The system will save it for the future.

County Shoot Registration Deadline

County shoot registration will close on July 7.


Members must have 4 practices to be eligible for county shoot. Even if you have not quite reached your 4 required practices, go ahead and register. It is easier to remove a member later (if needed) than to add one in.

Rifle Classes

You need to know what class(es) your member is shooting. Refer to your orientation packet, view the classes under Equipment on the .22 Rifle page, or talk to us at practice for guidelines.

Arrival Times

Members need to be at the range at least 30 minutes before their relay time to do check in, get ready, and sometimes we actually run a bit ahead of time.

Our first relay begins at 8 a.m. The last relay begins at 11 a.m. If needed we will add a 12 p.m. relay.


Set-up will begin at 6:45 a.m. Leaders always appreciate help as we have much more to set up for county shoot than for a regular practice.


Awards will be announced after the .22 Rifle and Muzzleloading relays are done, scores are tabulated, and the range has been torn down.


A grill master is needed to bring their grill and cook hotdogs and hamburgers (provided) to feed our hungry families. A SignUpGenius for the potluck will be sent out in early July.

Keep watching your email for updates as we get closer to the big day!

If you have any questions please talk to us at practice, or contact info is below.

See you at the range!

Ian Webb

Samantha Webb



Ian Webb

Samantha Webb


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 No subject is needed.

App – Available for your Android phone or iPhone. Choose “Join a class” and enter the class code @4h22.

Visit for details.


Practice Location

Front Range Gun Club

697 Denver Avenue #128B, Loveland, CO 80537


Jerry Clausen Ranch

12425 North County Road 27, Loveland, CO 80538




Subscribe to the Calendar for .22 Rifle

To subscribe using your Google account, click the +Google Calendar button on the calendar above. To access the calendar from other applications, use this link to subscribe:




Required Equipment

Eye protection.

Ear protection.

Rifle case.

Clear bore indicator.

Optional Equipment

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.

Bullet board.

Binoculars or spotting scope.

Rifle stand.

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).

Observe MAT:

  • Muzzle – pointed in a safe direction,

  • Action – open until done loading,

  • Trigger – finger off of the trigger until firing.




County Shoot

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.

State Shoot

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!

Download the eRecord book.

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.

Inventory Sheet

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.

Shooting Records

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.

Project Boards

Must be done on a 36" x 48" trifold board. Click here for Display Board Guidelines.

Standalone Projects

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.

Record Book and Project Workshops

For 2019, workshops to walk you through the record book and project are being held on Wednesday, June 19 and Wednesday, July 17 at 6:00 p.m. at the McKee Building. These are very helpful presentations and you can ask all of your questions! The presentation PDFs are also available for you to download and review here:

Project 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.