Rules and Policies
Eyes and Ears - Vision and hearing protection are required on all ranges.
ID Cards- Membership ID Cards must be worn at all times when you are on club property.
Dues - Annual dues must be paid by December 31st each year. There is a grace period until 1/31 with a 25% penalty.
Newsletter - The club newsletter is available on the club website. Due to the increased cost of publication and mailing, newsletters will be mailed to all members only twice per year. It is the official publication of the Club and all rules changes, match schedules, range closings, etc. will appear in the newsletter. Please contact Jim or Lil Alverson at 336-342-5573 or LilA@rockinghamcountygunclub.com with news, for sale items and suggestions.
Changes in Address, email, etc. - If you have any change in home address, email address or phone number, contact the club secretary as soon as possible, because the secretary maintains the Club membership database. You can phone, e-mail, or write the secretary.
Smoking in Buildings - Smoking inside buildings is prohibited.
Speed Limit - The club is posted with a 10 mph speed limit. You are asked to observe this speed limit not only for safety but to keep down dust. No one wants their gun or case covered with dust.
Guests - Must be accompanied by a member at all times. You may bring two guests with you per visit and you must accompany them individually on the firing line. Guests are limited to three visits.
Trash - Receptacles are located at each range and dumpsters for bulky items are located at the pistol, trap and skeet trap ranges. You are required to pick up spent brass and hulls and to remove your targets from the target boards when you leave.
Automatic Weapons - No fully automatic weapons are allowed on any range.
Rifle & Pistol Ranges - No centerfire rifles based on the .50 caliber BMG are allowed on any range. On the centerfire and rimfire ranges you may shoot only from the designated firing line. When a shooter needs to go downrange in front of the firing line for any reason, all shooters must open the action on their rifle. When someone is downrange in front of the firing line, no one may handle their rifle. The centerfire range has a string of red lights which should be turned on when someone goes downrange and turned off when it is safe to shoot. Shooting may resume only when everyone is safely behind the firing line.
Rimfire Range - The Rimfire Range is only for rimfire rifles and pistols. If you are seen using a centerfire weapon on the rimfire range, you may be expelled from the club. The rimfire range will be closed during matches at the centerfire and pistol pits.
Handicapped Parking - There is handicapped parking beside the benches at the centerfire range and at the utility pit. You must display a state issued handicap parking permit to park there. Others may use these areas to unload guns and gear but then must move their vehicle to an adjacent parking lot.
Multi-Use Pit - The multi-use pit is a short distance range. It has target boards at 25 and 50 yards. It is for sighting in scoped rifles, open sight rifles, black powder firearms, shotgun slugs, and other firearm configurations which are too powerful to shoot in the pistol pits. There are four wooden benches under a shelter for shooting from a rest. No shooter may go downrange to shoot if someone is shooting from one of these benches.
Trap & Skeet Fields - Trap and skeet shooters are not to load their shotguns unless they are on a designated shooting station. Actions always remain open otherwise; even when walking to and from the field. Never load more than 2 shells at one time. It is common practice to load 2 shells when shooting skeet. Trap shooters should not load 2 shells unless they are shooting doubles.
Skeet shooters are not allowed to shoot at targets that are out of bounds. At Station #8 the target will pass you if you don’t break it quickly. You are not to turn around and shoot at it after it has passed you. This is a serious safety infraction.
Unlike sporting clays shooters, trap and skeet shooters are allowed to shoot at each target only once.
A round of trap or skeet is 25 targets regardless of where you shoot them. You owe for a round each time you shoot at 25 targets. If you shoot trap doubles, that is 50 targets and you owe for two rounds.
Ammunition for clay targets: You are advised to shoot target ammo at trap and skeet. Most hunting loads are too heavy and recoil can be a problem. Trap is best shot with #7 ½ or #8. Skeet is usually shot with #9 but #8 is often used. Shot larger than 7 ½ is not effective for trap and skeet and is discouraged on these ranges.
When you finish shooting clay targets: Return the release to the house. For Trap: Decock the throwing arm on each trap and then turn the pump off. For Skeet: Unplug both cords. Do not decock; leave the switch in the On position. Refill the carousel for the next shooter. Break down the target boxes and take them to the dumpster near the fields. Pick up your hulls. Fill in the log book at the field where you were shooting. Deposit your payment in the drop box at that field or remember to mail your payment to the club PO Box and mark it either trap or skeet. Pay for trap rounds and skeet rounds separately. Do not combine payment for both ranges. Trap and skeet fees are kept separate for club accounting. You, your spouse, and dependents pay club rate for clay targets; guests are charged more. NOTE: Members will be charged for their non-paying guests' rounds at the current guest rate.
Patterning Shotguns - Patterning boards are available on both the trap and the skeet fields. You may also pattern your shotgun at the Utility Range.
Crossbows - You are not allowed to shoot crossbows on club property.