Rawlins County Sportsman's Association
Fire at the range 07/05/22
There was a fire at the RCSA range that started behind the handgun targets and burnt south south east. There was no damage done to the range and the only casualty was a cedar tree that gave it's life for the cause.
The Great Outdoors Gun Shop works closely with the Rawlins County Sportsman's Association (RCSA) with membership sales and shoot advertisement. Memberships are sold at the gun shop and are payable in cash or check. Dues are $50 for a single membership and $60 for a family membership. Memberships are due on the first Saturday of February at the annual RCSA banquet.
The gun range is located NW of Atwood and has several ranges available to shooters. The handgun range is concrete from 10 yards to 25 yards with several different metal targets and also a 4'x8' target board. The main rifle range is used for several different purposes and has several covered and open benches. There are silhouette targets used for IHMSA shoots, 100 yard, 200 yard and 300 yard target boards. There are also several different metal targets hung at ranges from 50 yards out to 986 yards. There is a dedicated 100 yard sight in range and a .22lr silhouette range. We have the best and longest range in the area and host many shoots during the year. Across the road to the north of the rifle range, we have a 3 position trap range and a skeet range.
As with any of the shoots that the RCSA has, you do not have to be a member to participate. If you would like to observe at a shoot or two before you compete, that would be perfectly fine.
The RCSA has their own Facebook page available here:
Shoot times and dates may change without the gun shop knowing. Please refer to the RCSA Facebook page or contact one of the match directors directly.
President: Greg Green
Vice Pres : Ken Smith
Secretary: Tim Colgan
Treasurer: Tim Colgan
Exec board @ large: Jim Engel
Exec board @ large: Scott Carlson
Exec board @ large: Mike Schnee
Exec board @ large: Wilbur Henry
Long Range Shoot
The Long Range Shoot is divided up between 3 different classes. There is a 1 minute sighting period before each yardage change. Everyone shoots at the same targets and they are painted before each run.
Heavy Gun: Centerfire rifle weighing 12 pounds or more. Shoot 5 rounds at each distance of 500m, 600m, 700m, 800m and 986yds.
Light Gun: Centerfire rifle weighing under 12 pounds. Shoot 5 rounds at each distance of 200y, 300y, 400m, 500m and 600m.
Semi Auto: Semi auto rifles regardless of weight. Shoot 5 rounds at each distance of 200y, 300y, 400m, 500m and 600m.
The long range shoots will be held on the 3rd Sunday of the month, starting in April, weather pending. Always check the RCSA Facebook page to confirm shoots or contact a match director.
This is a fun shoot specifically for .22lr rifles. There are different coarses of fire and may change between matches to keep it fun. The ranges usually are from 25 yards to 300 yards. All you need is a .22lr rifle with a scope.
The new date for the .22lr shoots is the first Sunday of the month. Always check the RCSA Facebook page to confirm shoots or contact a match director.
The .22lr shoots are patterned after the NRL22 course of fire and some of the rules are the same. This match is to be fun and inclusive to all levels of shooters.
These shoots follow the International Handgun Metallic Sihlouette Association (IHMSA) guidelines.
For more information, you can call Tom Carroll daytime @785-626-3732 or evenings @ 785-626-3625.
Second Sunday of the month at 9am. April through October. Always check the RCSA Facebook page to confirm shoots or contact a match director.
Trap shoots are not ATA certified but use the rules set forth in the ATA guidelines. There are several trap shoots in the area and ours is usually on the third Tuesday of the month and go from April until October. The last shoot in October is usually on a Sunday.
Always the third Tuesday of the month @6pm. April through September. October shoot is the first Sunday. Always check the RCSA Facebook page to confirm shoots or contact a match director.