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Lower Ranges Closed

April 23rd, 2016 - The lower ranges will be closed from Monday April 25th through Wednesday April 27th, for gravel spreading, and culvert repair on the lower range roads. They will open again on Thursday April 28th, 2016.


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Lower Ranges Reopened

April 9th, 2016 - 

 

LOWER RANGES ARE NOW OPEN PER NORMAL SCHEDULE

Lake Cotting Dredging is completed and the lower ranges are now open per normal schedule

During the week of April 11-22, Lake Services will be demobilizing their equipment.  At times, you will need to stop and wait for their tractor trailers loaded with barges and heavy equipment to pass.

During the week of April 18, we will be pulling up the concrete blast walls.  This could take two days and during this time road traffic to all the lower ranges, including the Lea Valley Range will be halted.  Call the Club or check the Webpage to see if the ranges are open. 

The strong road shoulder is on the left side of the road when approaching Lake Cotting and on the right side of the road when going towards the Clubhouse.  Vehicles that can pull off to the strong shoulder (their right) must do so to let the other vehicle pass.

Once the lead reclamation process is completed (we have recovered more than 150,000 pounds of lead shot in the first week of operations) and the shotgun fields regraded, we will repair all the roads and bring them up to their final condition.  

Thank you for your understanding and patience during this process and continue to be cautious when driving on the lower range roads.   

 

 


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Virginia State Smallbore Silhouette Championships

April 6th, 2016 - Fairfax Rod & Gun Club will be hosting the State Smallbore Silhouette Championship for 2016. The details for the matches are posted below:

 

2016 Virginia State Smallbore Silhouette Championship

Sponsored by the Fairfax Rod & Gun Club

7039 Signal Hill Road

Manassas, VA 20111-4212

 

Dates: Match 1 (Standard Rifle) July 9, 2016

    Match 2 (Hunting Rifle) July 10, 2016

Course of Fire: The course of fire will be a total of 120 shots (an aggregate of Two 60 shot matches each day). To clarify this: Saturday will be a 60 shot match, then another 60 shots match after a short lunch break. This will constitute the Standard Rifle Championship. Sunday will be the same course of fire, and will be the Hunting Rifle Championship. Each relay of 8 competitors or fraction thereof will shoot 15 Targets and then rotate off the firing line so the next relay can Shoot. Relays will rotate until they have shot 15 targets at each bank. There will be a short break, then the second 60 shots will be fired. The winner of the Standard Rifle Championship will have shot both those 60 shot matches.

Competition: Open to all members of the NRA

Rules: Current NRA rules apply. Classification books and Rulebooks Will be available at the range. All rifles will be checked for proper weight and Hunting Rifle Triggers will be tested for proper pull weight before the match. All ties will be determined by shoot-off.

Location: Lea Valley Range. Once inside the 2nd gate, the Lea Valley Range is approx. 200 yards, on the left from the shotgun ranges. If you get to the lake you’ve gone too far.

Entry Fee: Entry fees will be $35.00 for Standard Rifle and $35.00 for Hunting Rifle. Entry fee will be $60.00 if competitor enters Both matches. Junior competitors’ entry fees will be $15.00 For either Standard or Hunting Rifle or $25.00 if shooting Both matches. (NRA fees included).

Registration: Pre-registration is advised since range capacity is 24 Competitors per day. Contact Roger Estes at 703-409-0497, Anytime of the day up to 9 p.m. any day of the week for Pre-registration. Pre-registration cut-off date is July 8,2016. If pre-registering, please advise your email.

Fairfax Rod & Gun Club has a security gate code which will be advised to all shooters, by email prior to the practice day. Can also use email for contact at rce497@comcast.net Walk on entries will be taken up till 10 a.m. each shooting day.

Sighting In: Range will be opened for match shooting competitors only, for practice & sighting in from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, July 8, 2016. Match entries will also be taken in this time frame. Competition begins: July 9, practice @ 7:30 a.m., Match begins at 8 a.m. July 10, practice @ 7:30 a.m., Match begins at 8 a.m. There will be an hour lunch break after the completion of the First 60 shots each day. Target setters will be provided.

Scorers & Spotters: Previous Relay of competitors scores for next relay. Competitors can bring their own spotter.

Awards: Award Plaques will be presented as follows:

State Champion Smallbore Standard Rifle State Champion Smallbore

Hunting Rifle Non-resident Champion if required

Standard & Hunting Rifle Honors will be awarded for: First Place Master, AAA 1st & 2nd Place, AA 1st & 2nd Place,A 1st & 2nd Place, B 1st & 2nd Place;

3rd place will be awarded if more than 7 shooters in one class, High Junior, High Intermediate Junior,   High Sub-Junior, High Woman, High Senior.

Camping: There are spaces available with electrical and water (no sewer) Connections at the Clubhouse for motor homes, trailers or Tents. There is a $5.00 connection fee.

Clubhouse: The Clubhouse will be open for use of the restrooms and showers Friday & Saturday evenings. There is also a Snack Bar in the Clubhouse that opens at noon on Saturday and Sunday. The Club will be offering box lunches for a small fee of less than 10 dollars each, each day.

Directions: Navigate to the Prince William County Parkway, Virginia Route 294. If Southbound from Manassas, make left turn on Ellis Road approx. 1 mile outside of Manassas. If Northbound from Woodbridge, make right turn on Ellis Road which is the next road North of Yates Ford Road, a main road at a traffic signal. Continue on Ellis Road without turning. Ellis road runs into Signal Hill Road. Follow Signal Hill Road until it dead-ends into Fairfax Rod & Gun Club in approx. 1 mile.

Contact Person: Roger Estes – 6416 Washington Blvd.,Arlington, Va. 22205 Phone – 703-409-0497 Email – rce497@comcast.net

 

 


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Zembiec Memorial Golf Tournament

April 6th, 2016 - The folks from PS Charities have asked us to help spread the word regarding the Maj. Douglas A. Zembiec Memorial Golf Tournament this year. All proceeds from the tournament will be turned over to the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation. Please click on the link below, to download the tournament flyer for more information:  


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Bowling Pin Tournaments resume in April

April 10, 2016, the Bowling Pin Match begins again!  Join us on the second Sunday of each month from April thru September 2016.  We will again be shooting pistols at the Sieger range from 9am until Noon.  The course is the same as last year.  Shoot at six real bowling pins at 7 yards with a maximum of 10 shots. Then shoot at six bowling pin shaped steel plates at 15 yards with a maximum of 10 shots.  It is $5 per round, with a round being the six real pins and the six steel pins.  Sign up at the check in table for your shooting slot.

 

This is a fun shoot.  We take your time on each round, plus a 3 second penalty for pins left standing or left on the table.  The clock runs until you shoot all six pins down or you shoot your 10 rounds.

Lowest time for each category wins a free round at the next scheduled Bowling Pin Match. 

Separate divisions for Men, Women and Junior's.  Any non-magnum hand gun round can be used, semi-auto or revolver.

 

Come on down, bring family and friends

 


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Lower Ranges Are Closed Through March - Lea Valley Range Opens for Weekday Use on April 4th

For the remainder of March 2016 – the lower ranges will be CLOSED during the weekdays. The lower ranges will be OPEN on the weekends.

Dredging operations continue to exert a toll on the road to the lower ranges and the “hair pin” turn at the Lake is too dangerous for both cars and 100,000 pound dump trucks to use at the same time. 

Dredging operations will stop early on Friday and the roads will be cleaned and additional gravel put down at the curve by the Lake, so that weekend travel is safe.

Starting April 4th, the Lea Valley Range will be open for use – with no weekday restrictions. Cars must yield to the trucks or other cars by pulling over to the gravel shoulder on the Right side of the road when leaving the Lea Valley Range – do not play “chicken” with these trucks. The trucks and cars going up towards the Club House will yield to cars going to the Lea Valley Range.

We are approaching the end of dredging – just a few more weeks!

Preparations for lead-soil separation is starting on March 21, 2016. The equipment is here and is being set-up.

Watch the Website for updates on the status of both the Shotgun Fields and Lower Ranges…

Thank you for your understanding and patience and be cautious when driving on the roads during the weekend.


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Contact Information Updates?

February 24th, 2016 -  Hello members! Annual Dues notices will be mailed out very soon. In an effort to minimize the number of dues notices returned to the Club, we are asking any member who has changed residences in the previous year to Contact Vice-President Fred Kappus (vice.president@fxrgc.org) to make certain that we have your current mailing address. Thanks very much!


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Signal Hill Supply on Facebook

January 21st, 2016 - Hello members - The Pro Shop now has a Facebook page, which will help keep you informed when varying items arrive in the shop. If you are a Facebook user, click on the link below, and 'like' the page. You'll then be kept up-to-date with the various supply levels in the Pro Shop. 

Signal Hill Supply


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Special Use Permits!

May 9th, 2013 - Special Use Permits are now online - as either a downloadable hard copy, which may be filled out and mailed to the club; or as an electronically submitted form here on the website. The hard copy form is located in the Document Library, in the folder titled "Member Forms". The eForm is located by navigating to the bottom of the Members tab, on the upper right hand side of the menu bar.


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Highpower Rifle Matches

 January 13th, 2011 - Highpower Rifle matches & clinics are held throughout the year at the club. Many of these are open to non members, or active competitors needing to qualify. Please check the calendar for upcoming matches, or contact our Rifle & Pistol Chairman for more information.


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Bowling Pin shoot video

fairfax rod & gun club January 13th, 2011 - A short YouTube video of a Bowling Pin Shoot from August 8th.

 


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