Rimfire Range & Plinking Pit

Range Director:
                  Jeff Gonzalez                                             336-637-6517


Eye protection and Hearing protection are REQUIRED.




Rimfire is a type of firearm cartridge. It is called rimfire because the pin strikes the rim of the base. Examples include .17, .22 short, and .22 long. Rimfire cartridges are limited to low pressure calibers because they require a thin case so that the firing pin can crush the rim and ignite the primer.

The Rimfire Range is clearly marked with a large sign outlining the club rules for its use. Only rimfire rifles and pistols (.17 and .22) are permitted on the Rimfire Range.

    RIMFIRE AMMO - Perfect for this range.               CENTERFIRE AMMO - NOT ALLOWED here.
  The firing pin strikes the rim of the base.            The firing pin hits a primer in the base center.

You may NOT shoot any centerfire guns on the Rimfire Range or Plinking Pit. This means NO centerfire rifles, pistols, shotguns, or black powder guns. The Utility Pit (Pistol Pit #4) was constructed to accomodate all of these centerfire guns with the exception of shotguns. 


BB and air guns ARE allowed on the Rimfire Range. The Plinking Pit,

immediately to the right side of the Rimfire Range, is for BB, air guns and .22 short, long or long rifle ONLY.


.22 magnum and .17 rimfire weapons may be fired on the larger Rimfire Benchrest Range and also on the Centerfire Rifle Range from the bench firing line.

Shotguns may be fired ONLY on the Trap and or Skeet Ranges.


Anyone shooting centerfire guns or shotguns on the Rimfire Range is subject to suspension or expulsion from RCGC.


Place all spent cartridge cases in the buckets provided. If you do not want yours, there are others who will be happy to get them.

Rimfire Benchrest shooting is a perfect starting point for anyone interested in learning to shoot; men, ladies and young people. Jeff Gonzalez will provide education, go over the rules, answer all of your questions and give you a chance to practice. He will provide ammo, targets, eye and ear protection and even have a variety of weapons for you to try. Rimfire shooting is an inexpensive way to have lots of fun with a great group of people.

Call Jeff at 336-637-6517.


First timers always get all the help they need. Check it out! On match days, the Rimfire Range is closed to shooters not participating in the match until the match is finished.

Matches are held on the 1st or 2nd Saturday of each month beginning at 8:00AM.
Entry Fee: $7 for members and $10 for non-members.


The trophies for the top 3 in each class for the year are presented at the February match.






 Friendly Club Members are always ready to share advice. 


Range Director Bob Yerkes shows his shooting form. Come out and try shooting one of these matches. You don't need an expensive rifle. Bob has a class for every shooter. It's big fun for little money!

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