500 Meter Range

Welcome to the 500 M Range page.  The 500 Meter range is now available to members to shoot on during scheduled times.  The range will only be available for members to shoot on when an SKSC approved Range Officer is present.  The 500 Meter range may not be shot on by anyone unless there is an RO present.  You can determine when the range is scheduled for member shooting by clicking on the link to the 500 M Range calendar.  A scheduled shooting time is indicated on the calendar by the words: ‘RO Assigned.Open Shooting.’ appearing in a time slot.  This means that an RO will be present and the gate will be open for you to access the range during that time.

Link to 500 M Range Calendar:  https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=ro.cal.sksc%40gmail.com&ctz=America/New_York

NOTE:  To shoot on the range you must show the RO your membership ID card (yellow card with combination on it) and some form of picture ID such as a driver license.  Your non juvenile guests must also provide a picture ID.  Everyone will be logged into and out from the range.  No Exceptions!

You must transport your firearms to and from the firing line in a case in an unloaded condition.  Your firearm will be examined and you will be logged in by the RO who will have a Safety vest and ID badge on.  Please follow their directions.  Everyone who approaches the firing line or is on the line must have eye and ear protection on.  Do not attempt to move firearms to and from the firing line if a red flag is displayed on the hill approaching the firing line.  This flag is used to indicate the range is cold and firearms are not to be handled on or near the firing line.

Open Chamber Indicators are to be used on all firearms on the firing line.  One will be loaned to you if you do not already have one.  You must have your own target stands and targets.  You may also be asked by the RO to verify your zero by shooting at a club target at the 200 and/or 300 meter backstops.

You may contact the RO Supervisor at this email:      sksc500ro@gmail.com

2018 / 2019  500 M RO Class

SKSC 500 Meter Range ROs have the privilege of shooting on the range during normal club hours (with another RO present). For this privilege, each RO works on the range for 8 hours each shooting season for a 2 year time period. This is currently done in three sessions beginning in March and ending in November.

To become an RO you must attend the RO training class and pass the test. If you are interested in becoming an RO for our 500-meter range, you may sign-up for our training class at the following link.


A $20 fee is required to cover the cost of the class. Be sure to include your email information so we can send you the necessary documents before you attend the class.

The current schedule is:

  • Wednesday, February 27, 7 to 9 PM
  • Sunday, March 3, 1 to 3 PM
  • Wednesday, March 20, 7 to 9 PM
  • Sunday, March 24, 1 to 3 PM.

All training classes will be conducted at the SKSC club house on the dates and at the times indicated. Sunday classes include activity on the 500 meter range, weather permitting. Please wear appropriate clothing.

You must show your current membership card to attend. The class costs $20 and you will be required to pass an exam to be qualified. Renewing ROs and NRA certified RSOs are free.

For questions concerning the class please contact the range officer supervisor at: sksc500ro@gmail.com or 616 457 9111.


Members can request access to the 500 meter range by sending an email to the Range Officer Supervisor at sksc500ro@gmail.com, or by calling 616 457 9111 between 9 AM and 9 PM weekdays. Please provide at least a 5 day notice so that a volunteer RO may be found to open the range for you. During the winter months, November through early March, this will be the only way the range may be used since we do not plow the range road and access to the backstops may be difficult.

Range Operation

Access gate: The gate is now locked and can only be opened by the RO supervising the range.

Operation: When the gate is open, members and their guests may enter the range and sign-in by presenting a picture ID and their SKSC Membership Card.  The RO controls the operation of the range, starting with you bringing your equipment to the firing-line and setting up.

Working with the RO: The RO is there to ensure the safety of our members, their guests as well as our neighbors.  There is an expectation that your rifle is sighted-in for at least 200 meters before coming to this range.  If this is not the case, please go to our 200-meter range first and check your “zero” at 50, 100, 150 and then 200 meters.

500-meter Range Calendar

Use this link to access our 500m RO Calendar here.