The POTF SHOOTING RANGE
The POTF SHOOTING RANGE is our answer to what a shooting range should be! It is what we have dubbed a Discrete Shooting Range! Where a serious hunter/shooter can come and peaceably work with his or her firearm to attain the greatest accuracy or proficiency.
We book only 1 person, or group on the Firing Range at any one time. Groups of 3 or 4 are fine, but only 2 people beyond the firingline (a shooter & a spotter or instructor “No Guns Banging next to you throwing off your shot – No Static atmosphere restricting or infringing how or when you want to fire or check your targets… “Our Goal is to have this as close to having your own private shooting range as possible”
Bring your own equipment or rent ours for a modest fee – shooting bags, lead sled, spotting scopes, chronograph or our State of the Art Bullseye Target Camera System /and or a UTV to check down range targets…
The Range is available by appointment only (same day appointments are common)
POTF SHOOTING RANGE FEATURES UP TO 700 YARD RIFLE SHOOTING
PISTOL SILHOUETTES, A PLINKING GALLERY (Members Only)
We also provide the unique opportunity for those that reload to develop and tailor your loads in our reloading & shooting hut… bring your prepped case, powder & seating die and have at it! Press & Digital Powder Scale on site!
If you have an interest in our described service then by all means give us a call – let’s chat and discuss your goals & wishes and hopefully take advantage of the unique services and arrangements we offer.
Per Shooter Pricing
• Basic Use of Range – basic use of range is $10 an hr. Minimum 3 hours PARTY OF 2 SPECIAL $25 ea. 3 hours
Rentals are per session– spotting scope $5 –Range finder $5– Bench Rest Bags $5 – Lead Sled $10 – ATV $15, Chronograph $15
PRS & Range Update News
Our 700 yard range now specializes in a format that enhances the shooters abilities and preparation for Precision Rifle Shooting Matches! Offering an array of various Barricades to hone ones skills!
Simulated Rooftop, porthole and rope positions along with tank trap and elevated prone bench! Winter time heated shooting house and a 100 yard berm with plywood, for initial sight in or to check zero on site is our newest addition to the 700!
2019 will bring our newest station called the Somali Pirate Shot a suspended boat to fire from that will test even the most talented!
Spring 2019 will also bring the first shooting matches to the POTF Range! Introduction to PRS Match! A TEST THE WATERS EXPERIENCE (planned for late April) is a non-sanctioned match with current PRS Competitors acting as tutors with Targets ranging from 100 to 700 yards! This is a fun/learning match to prepare and expose those that have been thinking of joining the ranks of NYS PRS Competition! Got a Gun Jump in and see what it’s all about!
Fall 2019 Will bring the First Annual “FLATS SHOOTOUT MATCH” this match will be an open and fun match where entrants range from Doctors & Hunters to Members of SWAT, Homeland Security, Border Patrol and various other Law Enforcement agencies and of course Precision Rifle Competitors! Everyone has a chance! Keep in mind a Local Dr. that has never shot in a match holds the Range record of 19 for 20 @ 700, and many have come close!
The Above Matches are in the planning and infancy stages at this writing! To Keep Fully Abreast of Developments please tune in to our Facebook Page or drop us your email.
POTF Shooting Range
POTF is actually 2 separate Shooting Ranges a 400 & a 700 yard range.
The 400 yard range is 100 to 400 yards, has a Shooting House with 2 benches and an outdoor bench. This we refer to as our Beginning or Intermediate Range and is open to everyone while our 700 yard range requires Documented Previous Long Range Experience or Demonstrated MOA accuracy at 400 yards!
On the 400 yard range there are Berms with Plywood for paper targets at 100, 200 & 400 yards! We use a portable stand to hold paper targets at ranges in between. There is Also Double Metal Spinning Targets at 200, 300 & 400 yards, these are 11” inverted squares with a MOA Paddle target next to it! We also have a full metal coyote target with moving vitals that can be set at various ranges.
The 700 yard range is our more advanced range! Berm with plywood at 100 yards for checking zero than a large 20’ x 12’ berm at the 700 mark. There are various size silhouette steel targets every 50 yards from 200 to 700 yards – 500, 600 & 700 also have the Double Metal Spinning Targets!
The firing line consists of several barricade variations to offer an array of different and challenging shot opportunities – There is a Concrete Bench for Dead Still Shooting a heated shooting house, our PRS Barricade that incorporates several positions such as simulated Roof Top, Porthole and Rope Swing shots! Then there is a Tank Barricade, and a elevated prone bench! In the making for 2019 is what we call the “Somali Pirate Shot” a boat hanging on springs should challenge the most skilled of shooters J
The 4 Rules, and they apply ALL THE TIME.
Always remember, safety is a state of mind and not a device!
• All firearms are loaded. - There are no exceptions. Don't pretend that this is true. Know that it is and handle all firearms accordingly. Do not believe it when someone says: "It isn't loaded."
• Never let the muzzle of a firearm point at anything you are not willing to destroy. - If you are not willing to see a bullet hole in it do not allow a firearm's muzzle to point at it. This includes things like your foot, the TV, the refrigerator, the dog, or anything else that would cause general upset if a hole appeared in it.
• Keep your finger off the trigger unless your sights are on the target.- Danger abounds if you keep your finger on the trigger when you are not about to shoot. Speed is not gained by prematurely placing your finger on the trigger as bringing a firearm to bear on a target takes more time than it takes to move your finger to the trigger. Negligent discharges would be eliminated if this rule were followed 100% of the time.
• Be sure of your target and what is behind it. - Never shoot at sounds or a target you cannot positively identify. Know what is in line with the target and what is behind it (bullets are designed to go through things). Be aware of your surroundings whether on a range, in the woods, or in a potentially lethal conflict.
Liability Waver Must Be Sighed & Dated before Entering Range Area
Our Additional Rules are for everyone’s safety and listed, but not limited too. All personal actions can and will be monitored and mediated at the discretion of our Staff / Range Supervisor or Instructor …
Only 2 people in firing range at a time. Shooter /Spotter or Instructor (Fenced Area)
Only one firearm and one shooter at a time in firing area. (Fenced area)
Only one firearm and one shooter at a time in firing area. (Fenced area)
Ear & Eye Protection Mandatory at all times!
All shooters must sign in Range Log Book with date, time& caliber of weapon/s. Shooters except full responsibility of every round fired!
All uncased firearms chambers must be open at all times, bolts open, actions open, slides locked open or cylinders open!
During log range rifle shooting 1 shot chambering of load, and only when firearm is in rest position, horizontal with muzzle facing down range & level
When checking down range targets – Firearms must be taken from rest and placed in a vertical position with chambers open, magazines empty or removed! NO EXCEPTIONS
Absolutely no semi-auto or rapid fire unless accompanied by an instructor or range supervisor.
Plinking & Pistol Shooting Rules (this section is open only to Pheasants on the Flats Members or Law Enforcement )
Any One under the age of 18 must be accompanied by legal parent or guardian and waver of liability & responsibility signed by Legal Guardian! All NYS Laws pertaining to firearms must be adhered too. It’s your responsibility to know them!
Range Supervisor or Instructor Must be Presented and Documented experience attaining to Level of Proficiency & Experience Presented.
No Quick Draw or Draw from holster fire allowed without above documentation listed above.
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Created July 29th 2010