North Valley Sportsman's Club
Columbia Falls, MT
Address: Mile Marker 4 1/2, North Fork Rd, Columbia Falls, MT
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Both Centerfire and 22 Rimfire allowed at this range
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY THE USE OF SMITH AND WESSON M&P 15/22’S AT AN APPLESEED ARE HEREBY TEMPORARILY PROHIBITED DUE TO RECENT SAFETY ISSUES.
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Rifles must be cased and left in vehicle until after the Safety Briefing. Do Not bring your firearms out until instructed to bring them to the firing line. No loaded firearms on the range unless on the firing line and load command has been given. Eye and ear protection required. No illegal firearms are allowed. Some ranges are .22 rimfire only. At ranges that allow centerfire no rifle cartridges over 8mm cal are allowed.
Range Fee: $5.00 per person for the event
Primitive camping in national forest nearby, RV campgrounds about 4-5 miles away in Columbia Falls.
Village Inn, 774 Railroad St East, Columbia Falls, MT. About 3 miles from the range.
Many other hotels, motels, and B&Bs within 5-10 miles of the range.
From downtown Columbia Falls head north on Nucleus Ave until it dead-ends at Hwy 486. This is the North Fork Road. Turn right and proceed 3.6 miles to the range driveway (on your right). There will be a “Shoot”sign indicating the driveway. Turn right and proceed .4 mile to the range gate on your right. Park and leave rifles in the vehicles until after the safety briefing.
GPS: N 48 degrees 25.455 minutes, W 114 degrees 09.372
State Laws to be aware of:
It is the responsibility of attendees to know and comply with all Montana and Federal Firearms Laws.
Montana has very friendly gun laws; if in doubt follow the laws of your home state and you'll be well within compliance.
Bring your .22's and save money! Or you can bring your centerfire, as the range will accommodate either. We may or may not have the opportunity to fire at known (looong) distance) out to 400 yards, depending on other activity at the club range on sunday afternoon.
Also, bring plenty of warm and waterproof clothes appropriate for the weather, as there is very little shelter at the range and we will be outside all day. Bring whatever you need to be comfortable in outdoor (field) conditions. A folding style camp chair is quite handy. Water, food (we have working lunches), sunscreen, etc.
For the rifle don't forget to bring ammo (400 rounds minimum), ear protection, eye protection, sling, mat or pad, several magazines, hat, staple gun, sunglasses.
Check out this list at http://appleseedinfo.org/smf/index.php?topic=101.0.
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For more information contact:
Name: Jared Sibbitt via personal message to 'Lumberjack55' on the Phone: 928-221-3481
Name: MT State Coordinator Email Address: MT@appleseedinfo.org
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