The Pennsylvania Rifle and Pistol Association will be holding a Junior high power rifle clinic on Saturday May 17th at Reade Range near Fallen Timber PA. Directions to the range can be found at the Reade Range web site: . The clinic will begin at 9:00am. The clinic teaches the rules and techniques of competing with a national match service rifle (AR-15). High power service rifle competition is fired from the standing, sitting and prone positions at 200, 300 and 600 yards with rapid and slow fire stages.

The clinic is open to all experience levels. We will teach safety, rules, the course of fire, the use of equipment, the three different shooting positions.


The clinic will begin at 9:00a.m. Please show up at the range by no later than 8:30 a.m. We will break for lunch at noon. Please bring a lunch and refreshments. Lunch will not be provided. The clinic will finish at the 600 yrd firing line at approximately 3:00 PM.

There is some equipment available, such as: rifles, shooting coats, shooting mats, spotting scopes etc.., if needed. We will be shooting approximately 80 shots. Shooting a .223 service rifle at 600 yrds requires specialized match ammo such as 77 grain Federal Gold Medal Match or 77 grain Black Hills match. If possible, please bring enough ammo for the clinic. A limited amount of Federal Match ammo is available if needed. Other equipment that is highly recommended: hearing and eye protection, long pants, sweatshirt, hiking/work boots, rain gear, baseball hat, etc… Please contact me with any questions about appropriate apparel and equipment. Also, please contact me ahead of time about any equipment you need to borrow so I can make arrangements.

If you are interested in participating or helping, please contact me via e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Michael Bottiger
Junior High Power Director.