Yaupon Creek Silhouette Association

Yaupon Creek Silhouette Association Range Safety and Rules

Last Revised December 1, 2021

The following range safety rules are in place for Yaupon Creek Silhouette Association and all match participants are expected to adhere to them at all times. If a guest is being hosted, then it is the member's responsibility to make sure the guest adheres to these rules. Failure to abide by the rules subjects the member or guest shooter to be required to withdraw from the match and leave the range as well as potential bans at future matches as determined by the club officers and Board of Directors. All club members are provided with a copy of the rules upon initial and renewal memberships. Acceptance of the rules are implicit upon application and renewal of club membership.

  1. Under no circumstances is a live round to be inserted into any rifle NOT ON THE FIRING LINE. It makes no difference if you're simply running a chambering test or whatever test you might be making; it is a violation of this rule subjects the violator being invited to put his equipment up for the duration of the match and leave the range.
  2. No one is to walk in front of the firing line, on either side of the concrete break, until a "cease fire" has been called and rifles removed, or in the process of being removed, from the firing line.
  3. If you have a live, stuck cartridge case in your rifle during the course of fire, the rifle is to remain on the line until the cartridge is removed. DO NOT RETURN TO YOUR TABLE TO ATTEMPT REMOVAL. Call for assistance if needed and an alibi will be granted if you have not completed your course of fire during a match.
  4. During live fire, all muzzles are to remain pointed down range.
  5. While your rifle is in the cleaning cradle and you have finished your cleaning chores, a safe chamber indicator is required. This can be in the form of your blow tube, cleaning rod, or an NRA OBI (open breach indicator) inserted in the chamber.
  6. If an unsafe condition is observed, please report it to the Range Master calling the match. Please remember that if any unsafe condition is observed on the firing line or downrange during a relay, ANY MATCH PARTICIPANT MAY CALL A CEASE FIRE to get the problem corrected.