Bullets & Bones Sportsmans Club

36 Goodwin Road DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435

GENERAL RANGE & CLUB SAFETY RULES

BULLETS AND BONES SPORTSMANS CLUB INC.

CLUB POLICES AND RANGE RULES

 

1 GENERAL SAFETY RULES

The club bases its general safety rules very closely on the shooting range rules published by the Education and Training Division of the National Rifle Association. The sections below use the NRA Guidelines as heading for each subject.

REMEMBER :  TREAT EVERY GUN AS A LOADED GUN!!!!!!

1.1 ALWAYS POINT THE MUZZLE IN A SAFE DIRECTION.

1.1.1 It is not acceptable that any person ever be "swept" by the muzzle of any firearm.

1.1.2 While on the firing lines, every firearm should, at all times, be pointed either down range or straight up in the air.

1.1.3 Every firearm should be brought to the firing line in a suitable case, with the firearm unloaded. A firearm may not be removed from its case until the line is declared HOT.

1.1.4 If case is not available, the firearm must be brought to the firing line carried with the muzzle pointing straight up in the air, with the action open. In that instance the firearm must be brought to the line while line is HOT.

1.2 KEEP YOUR FINGER OFF THE TRIGGER, EXCEPT WHEN SIGHTS ARE ON THE TARGET.

1.2.1 It is the shooters responsibility to ensure that no unintentional discharges occur. See also Rule 1.4 below

1.3 KEEP THE ACTION OPEN AND THE FIREARM UNLOADED, EXCEPT WHEN SHOOTING.

 

 

 

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1.3.1 In general all firearms must be brought to the property unloaded, all loading must be done on the firing line, and all firearms must be unloaded before being moved from the firing line. However, persons legally authorized to carry a weapon, concealed or visible, may carry their weapons in the manner authorized by statute while on club property.

1.3.2 Whenever the firing line is declared COLD every firearm must have any detachable magazine removed, must be unloaded, must have its action visibly open (if necessary by placing an obstruction into the mechanism to hold the action open), and it must be placed in a secure position on a bench, on the ground, or in the rifle racks behind the firing line.  No firearm or ammunition may be handled while the range is in the COLD condition and all shooters will move away their equipment.

1.3.3 Every firearm left unattended on the firing line, especially when the firing line is declared COLD, but also at any other time the shooter moves away from the firing line, must be unloaded and lift with its action open.  It is the responsibility of the shooter to ensure that the action is visibly open, if necessary by placing an obstruction into the mechanism to hold the action open.

1.4 BE SURE OF YOUR TARGET-AND WHAT IS BEYOND.

1.4.1 Every target must be of a height to ensure that all bullets fired at it will impact on the berm.  Aerial shots and ground skips will not be tolerated.

1.5 KNOW WHERE OTHERS ARE AT ALL TIMES.

1.5.1 The firing is maintained in one of two states: HOT or COLD.  When the firing line is HOT shooters are free to fire, and no one may go forward of the firing line.  When the firing line is COLD shooters are free to move forward of the firing line to work on targets, and no one may handle any firearm or ammunition.

1.5.2 It is the responsibility of every shooter to know the current state (COLD or HOT) of the firing line at all times.

1.5.3 It is the responsibility of every shooter to ensure that all others on the firing line are made aware when the firing line is declared COLD or HOT.

1.5.4 It is the responsibility of every shooter to ensure that the firing line is not declared HOT until all others are behind the firing line.

1.6 MANDATORY EAR AND EYE PROTECTION.

 

 

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1.6.1 Everyone on any firearms or paintball range must wear ear and eye protection whenever the range is HOT.

1.7 KNOW AND OBEY ALL RANGE COMMANDS.

1.7.1 At any moment each range is considered to be in one of two states: "The line is COLD":  This is the safe condition for the firing line.  No firearm and no ammunition may be handled.  Shooters may go forward of the firing line to place targets. "The line is HOT":  This is the firing condition for the firing line.  No person may go forward of the firing line.  Shooters may fire in a safe manner with other rules.

1.7.2 Except during authorized matches, the Club operates the ranges by cooperation between the shooters on the firing line.  Any shooter may request that the firing line go COLD.  In general shooters will cooperate to make the firing line COLD when convenient for all shooters.  In particular, shooters should be allowed to complete partially fired strings before the firing line goes COLD.  Shooters will cooperate to make the firing line HOT by consensus all shooters on the firing line.  All shooters will be given time to complete work on their targets.

1.7.3 Normally the state of the firing line is declared by voice commands: The line is COLD by any effective means. On these ranges any tone on a whistle or the command "CEASE FIRE" will only have one meaning of "THE RANGE IS TO GO COLD IMMEDIATLY."

1.7.4 It is the responsibility of every shooter participating in any match held on Club property to be familiar with the range commands used in that type of match.

1.8 DON'T MIX ALCOHOL AND DRUGS WITH SHOOTING.

1.8.1 Under no circumstances will alcohol or drugs be permitted on the property at any time. Shooters must not under any circumstance go onto the firing lines or handle any firearm after consuming alcohol or any other substance likely to impair normal mental or physical bodily functions. Shooters are reminded that in addition to illicit drugs, prescription drugs and over the counter drugs can impair judgment and cause undesirable physical side effects, such as loss of coordination, vision difficulties, tremors, and drowsiness.

1.8.2 Shooters should also be aware of the effects of fatigue on shooter performance. Members are responsible to ensure that they and their guest are in safe condition whenever they come to the firing line.

 

 

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2. LOCAL SAFETY RULES

This section defines rules specific to this club not already covered by the previous section, including rules for each individual range.

2.1 WHOLE CLUB PROPERTY.

2.1.1 SHOOTING TIME ON THE RANGES ARE FROM 8am TO 6pm

2.1.2 No tracer, armor piercing, incendiary, explosive, or other projectiles carrying any form of active component are allowed.

2.1.3 All rounds must be fired from designed firing points, as defined for each range below.

2.1.4 Except for the specific exception of the shotgun range noted below, all rounds must be fired in a manner such that the bullets strike the impact berms of the range on which the rounds are fired. Rounds must never be fired out of the range which they are fired from. Rounds must not be fired into the ground in front of the berms or into the non-impact side berms, since they will ricochet and may travel out of the range. Shooters are responsible for ensuring that their targets are dimensioned and positioned to ensure that rounds fired at them strike the impact berms.

2.1.5 No persons are allowed on the impact or side berms of any range except for purposes of authorized and scheduled maintenance.  Shooters will be permitted onto the footing of the impact berm, but no climbing on the impact berm is allowed.

2.1.6 No hunting is permitted on the property.

2.1.7 Children must be adequately supervised at all time while on the property.  In particular, minors (persons under the age of 18) must be directly, immediately, and continuously supervised by a member while they are in manual possession of a firearm.

2.1.8 No Pets. The report of a firearm can damage the hearing of your pet due to their increased sensitivity.

2.1.9 Members and their guests should be aware that the property is in a remote area and is subject to many of the risks (and benefits) of a rural environment.  The area is well populated with a number of animal species which could be dangerous: wild hog, deer, bobcats, snakes, spiders, etc.  All are advised to be careful!

 

 

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2.1.10 Vehicles must be operated in a safe manner on the property. Speeds must be maintained below 10 miles per hour on the whole property. ATV's shall be used to check range targets on the 100,200,300 yard ranges.  But same rules apply along with no horseplay.

2.1.11 Shooters are required to clean up all trash generated by their activities on the property. Unwanted brass cartridge cases should be placed in the 5 gallon buckets. All unfired unwanted rounds should be brought to the office. All other trash should be placed in the garbage cans.

2.1.12 Glass bottles, bowling pins, produce, buckets, metal objects, may not be used at any time,(other than the steel targets that are provided by the club.)

2.2 PISTOL RANGE 50 YARD

2.2.1 Paper targets are the recommended targets for the use on all range. Bottles, cans, and other "garbage" targets may not be used on this range. Targets other than paper targets must be placed against the berm, and shooter may not shoot steel targets from any closer than 15 yards.

2.2.2 All patterning targets must be placed at the foot of the impact berm.

2.2.3 This range is primarily for pistol shooting. It is, however, acceptable to fire other types of firearms. Shooters using high power rifles with loud reports should give consideration to the other shooters particularly by moving to the east end of the line.

2.3 RIFLE RANGE 100,200 YARD

2.3.1 No person shall set up a temporary firing position in front of the fixed benches unless cleared by the range safety officer.

2.3.2 Paper targets are the recommended targets for use on all riffle ranges.  No garbage targets are to be used on this range.  No steel targets are to be used.  High powered riffles damage steel targets and can send sharp metal back to the shooting line.

2.3.3 Particular care needs to be exercised on this range to insure that bullets strike the impact berm.  The permanent firing points are higher than the ground level in the range, so targets need to be placed at a proper height.

2.3.4 This range is primarily intended for rifle (long gun) shooting.  It is, however, acceptable to fire other types of firearms.  Shooters using handguns should give consideration to the trajectory of their bullets.  The bullets may fall sufficiently below the line of sight and strike the ground instead of the berm; this is not allowed.

2.3.5 All shotguns must shoot either slugs or sabots, NO pattering shot is allowed.

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2.4 RIFLE RANGE 300 YARD

2.4.1 No target may be placed closer than 200 yards from the permanent firing line.

2.4.2 This range is primarily intended for high powered rifle shooting. It is, however, acceptable to fire handguns or small bore rifles. Shooters using the handguns or small bore rifle should give consideration to the trajectory of their bullets. The bullets may fall sufficiently below the line of sight and impact the ground instead of the berm; this is not allowed. Shotguns may not be fired on this range except when using single projectiles (slugs or sabots). It is particularly important that the bullets fired on this range strike the end impact berms.

2.5 SHOTGUN/ SKEET/TRAP RANGE

2.5.1 The skeet/ trap range is located on the far west side of the pistol ranges.  The berms are on all 4 sides of the shooting area as well as the small berms that are to stop shot from hitting the clay pigeon throwers.

2.5.2 Only standard clay bird targets may be used on the shotgun range.

2.5.3 No shot larger than 7 1/2 may be used.

2.6 POND ON PROPERTY

2.6.1 The pond carries a large variety of largemouth bass and brim.  Fishing is permitted with a fully paid day to use the rage.  All Fishing is catch and release only.

2.6.2 The pond is inhabited by snakes, some are poisonous.  Small children should be accompanied by an adult/ parent/ guardian with the understanding that there is a risk of harm or death from snakes.

2.6.3 There is no swimming at any time in the pond.

 

PAINTBALL RANGE RULES/

TOURNMANT REGULATIONS

 

 

 

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3.0.0 5 man teams. Alternates are recommended in case of no shows & to allow player rest. If you have less than 5 people in your roster that is fine but no handicaps will be given to other to teams to compensate.

3.0.1 Upon registration team captain must have a team name as well.

3.0.2 NO team swapping when the Tournament has started you can only play for the team that has you indicated on their roster of players and you can only be on one team’s roster this is to include alternates as well

3.0.3 Team captain = Represents & Governs on Team affairs

3.1.0   REGERSTRATION

3.1.1 Team Capt. Is responsible for team Roster & producing the Tournament entrance fee for his/her team.

3.1.2 $ 15.00 is required for every person the player roster to include alternates (to pay for trophies & prizes)

3.1.3 Capt. Must leave at least two POC (point of contact) numbers. Email address also if possible.

3.1.4 Teams can drop out and receive a full refund of entrance fee but not after the 3 week entrance dead Line.

3.1.5 Registration is to be done in person by the Team Capt.

3.2.0 GEAR & EQUIPMENT

3.2.1 Rental gear is Available I.E. Gun, gas tank, hopper and face mask

3.2.2 Personal gear - all personal gear will be under the discretion of Bullets & Bones Sportsman’s Club Staff on whether or not it is safe & fair. I.E. faulty mask, homemade markers, to include “HOT “firing guns and anything that warrant’s attention of the Ref.

3.2.3 Marker specs - BPS (Balls per Second) cap is 15

- FPS (Feet per second) cap will be 280

- Firing mode = not regulated

 

 

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3.2.4  If perceived cheating by not complying with marker specs or dawning gear on that field that the Ref has told you that is unacceptable Dispensary measure can be taken I.E. Game time penalty , player sit outs for 1 or multiple games and even player expulsion from the tournament all of these are dependent on severity of the infraction.

.3.3.0 “GRACE PERIODS”

3.3.1 5 Min for individual sanctioned games then the team has 2 choices Forfeit that match or play with the players they have on hand

3.3.2 Tournament starts @ 9 am which means we need the teams there at this time the game time itself will be at 11am. At the bare minimum we at least need team captains to be present @ 9 am so that we can fill the brackets up.

3.3.3   Foul Weather - If The Weather Forecast for the Tournament day is Unfavorable or unsafe to play in BULLETS & BONES Paintball Staff will Contact the Team Capt. to cancel the Tournament for that day.

3.3.4  In case of Foul Weather the Fall Back day will be 1 week Later I.E. if its canceled on a Saturday it will be Rescheduled for the following Saturday.

3.4.0   All Regular play Field safety & educate rules apply

3.4.1   Failure to comply can result in Dispensary measures I.E. Game time penalty, player sit outs for 1 or multiple games and even player expulsion from the tournament all of these are dependent on severity of the infraction.

3.5.0   Excessive Arguing with Referee - This can be perceived by Refs and can Result in game penalty I.E. Time Penalty or even player sit outs for 1 or Multiple matches pending on severity.

3.5.1   Inappropriate Team Names = common sense applies here.

3.5.2   The 15 dollars is just a Tournament admission Fee you still need to purchase regular Field admission, paint, air, and rental gear if you do not have your own gear though Bullets & Bones Sportsman’s Club. Your 15 dollars goes to course improvements minus a small part with will be used to purchase the Trophies.

 

 

 

 

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ARCHERY RANGE RULES

 

BULLETS & BONES SPORTSMANS CLUB INC.  Prides itself as an organization that serves to provide safe, fun outdoor recreation to individuals and families with an interest in practicing and promoting those skills inherent to shooting traditional archery equipment which include longbows, recurves and self-bows. Bow shooters have multiple opportunities to perfect their skills. The range is comprised of a series of life size 3-D foam animals ranging from rabbits to elk. Participants are stationed at designated shooting stakes in mock hunting situations and lose their arrows, in turn, at the foam targets with points given for specific shot placements.  Regardless of location; all bow shooters are required to follow specific rules in order to make the shoot safe and enjoyable for all of our members. Failure to follow these rules will result in removal from the range.

 

3.6 PRACTICE RANGE RULES

3.6.1All shooters must stand behind shooting line at all times until arrows are collectively pulled.

3.6.2   No shooter shall cross the shooting line until an "RANGE COLD" has been issued by the designated Range Officer.

3.6.3   Bows shall be hung on the designated bow racks when arrows are pulled. No bows shall cross the shooting line at any time.

3.6.4   Never leave bows or arrows lying on the ground.

3.6.5   Nocked arrows shall only be pointed down range. Never point a nocked arrow at anything or anyone except the target butt.

3.6.6   Shooting will only resume when the Range Officer issues a second "RANGE HOT" after    ALL shooters have returned to the shooting line.

3.6.7   Parents are responsible for their children.

3.7     COMPETITION & FUN RANGE RULES

3.7.1 All shooters must stand at the target stake when shooting. At no time will arrows be loosed from any location except the designated target stake.( Men, orange; Women/Youth, green; Cubs, white)

3.7.2   All shooters shall stand behind the target stake until all archers have loosed their arrows.

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3.7.3   Archers shall shoot one arrow per target, in turn.

3.7.4   Nocked arrows shall always be pointed down range. Never point a nocked arrow at anything or anyone except the 3-D target.

3.7.5   If a person is walking down the trail, refrain from shooting until they have passed.

3.7.6   All bows are to remain at the target stake while arrows are scored and pulled.

3.7.7   Never leave bows or arrows lying on the ground.

3.7.8   If looking for lost arrows, always leave at least one group member at the target stake.

3.7.9 Parents are responsible for their children.