General Rules

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  • This is a working sheep ranch; therefore, Any dogs brought onto the property MUST be on a leash at all times and MUST be inside your camping unit at night.
  • NO LOADED firearms are permitted in camp.
  • No illegal substances are permitted on the property.
  • No open fires. Above-ground fires of charcoal BBQ or wood in metal containers are OK, weather conditions permitting.
  • No alcoholic beverages are permitted on the ranges.
  • No smoking is permitted on the shooting ranges. 
  • Adults are responsible for the conduct of their children.
  • Children may not carry sharp dangerous objects (knives, hawks, etc.) without adult supervision.
  • LEAVE NO TRACE - Clean up your camp before you leave and PLEASE TAKE YOUR GARBAGE HOME with you.
Juniors are under 18 years old. Pee Wees are under 12 years old.
  • Write your name and shooter number on your scorecard before starting the trail walk.
  • Range masters are on duty for gun problems or trail walk help.
  • Load from powder measure only! DO NOT LOAD from horn, flask, or can.
  • Cap or prime on the firing line only! Do not leave firing line if you have a hang fire or misfire until the problem is resolved.
  • Use patched round ball. No greased patches.
  • Open iron sights only. No shaders or sight hoods. 
  • Keep loaded guns pointed down range.
  • Shooter must call all multiple point targets before a shot is taken.
  • The range master for the event will handle competitor challenges/disputes.
  • Other items will be decided by the rendezvous committee and that decision will be final.
  • NMLRA Rules, 1987 edition will prevail except where preempted by SVML club rules or SVML Rendezvous rules.
  • Eye and ear protection is recommended for all participants, and required for Peewee’s.
  • All shots are off-hand and behind the shooting stake unless otherwise posted.
  • Cap or prime on the firing line only!
  • Fire Start tinder will be provided by SVML. Flint must be natural stone.
  • Steel must be iron or steel and not half-soled. No other materials are permitted.
  • Char cloth must be free from combustion-promoting agents of any kind.
  • All shots are off-hand. 
  • Percussion Revolver Shooters will load one chamber only at each shooting station.
PEEWEE RIFLE TRAIL WALK RULES  (Trail Walk is at the Pistol Range)
  • Pee Wees must use cross-sticks or fence rails.
  • Pee Wees must be supervised and accompanied by a responsible adult.
  • Pee Wees MUST wear eye and ear protection while on the Trail Walk.

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