Long Range Lever Action Information

Long Range Lever Action Match Rules

The course of fire for the Long Range Lever Action Rifle Match will be identical to our BPCR Grizzly match, 60 shots for score, 10 shots each at 200 (offhand), and 300 to 600 yards any position using cross sticks. The targets are steel of various shapes and sizes. 200 yd target is 12″X16″ rectangle, 300 is an 18″ round disc, 400 is a diamond 30″ from tip to tip, 450 is a 30″ circle, 500 is a 38″ square with the corners cut off and a 10″ swinger in the center, and 600 is a walking grizzly bear 40″ tall and 50″ long. We recommend that you bring at least 100 rounds.

Any pre-1899 lever action rifle, or replica, shooting a cartridge originally chambered in that particular model, and equipped with iron sights may be used. All ammunition must be loaded with cast lead bullets with or without gas checks.

The match will begin promptly at 0900 with practice starting as soon as it is light enough to shoot.

Target Information

New! Important - Please read before shooting at GSR

It is extremely expensive and takes a lot of work to repair targets which have had holes punched into them due to careless shooting, and due to recent damage to the targets at Golden Spike Range, the linked PDF file should be downloaded and read before shooting in any of our matches. This document will tell you which calibers and bullets may be used on which targets. If, after reading this document, you are still unsure about which targets are available for shooting, PLEASE ASK a range manager before firing.

Target Information for Golden Spike Range - Click Here

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Eye and Ear Protection

Eye protection is ABSOLUTELY REQUIRED on or near the firing line, and this includes spectators. This rule will be strongly enforced. Ear protection, while not required, is strongly recommended.


Safety, of course, is the first and foremost point of attention in the match. We are using real firearms and live ammunition to participate in a sport that we love. With that comes the serious responsibility to pay attention to what you and those around you are doing. Everyone is a range officer, and has the responsibility to see that every shooter conducts themselves in a safe manner. Each range will have their own specific safety rules. Pay attention to, and abide by their rules. The result will be an unending source of shooting fun.