FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENT
Small bore rifle and Pistol shooting sessions are carried out on Monday evenings at the indoor shooting range in the Clubhouse of the Atglen Sportsmen's Club in Atglen, PA. Driving directions can be found under "Directions" in the left panel. The Clubhouse is a heated/air conditioned, well illuminated and HEPA-filtration system ventilated facility that supports eleven firing stations plus a bench rest for new shooters. There is a fifty foot shooting range with a metal/sand backstop. The shooting area is enclosed and separated from the rest of the clubhouse. Shooting lines and positions are well marked for safety purposes. A parent waiting area, telephones and bathroom facilities are available in the Atglen Clubhouse.
Small Bore Rifle Program Equipment
The SCCYSL's main activity is a Small Bore Rifle Program. We provide all of the equipment necessary to make the shooting experience meaningful and safe. Currently, the League has over forty .22 caliber rifles in various configurations. These range from true, 12 pound target rifles with sophisticated aperture sights to miniature "Cricket" rifles for the 8 to 10 year old group. The League has ten youth sized competition target rifles in right-handed configuration. These light rifles, imported by EAA, are CM-2 Youth rifles that are made by the same facility that makes the rifles used by the Russian Olympic Rifle Team. They have sophisticated aperture sighting systems, adjustable butt plates, chrome bores, thumb slot stocks and accessory rails. These rifles allow our shooters to experience high grade competition equipment. For our left-handed shooters, the League has four Savage Mark II Youth rifles and two, slightly larger, Savage Mark II standard rifles available in left-handed configuration.
The League also has six Anschutz Model 1903 .22 target rifles. Three of these rifles are in left handed bolt configuration. This assures that our left handed shooters will have optimal equipment during their shooting experiences.
The SCCYSL also has a computerized “Scatt Training Simulator” to assist our shooters in developing proper sight alignment, sight picture, breathing control, hold control, trigger control and follow through. Please go to: http://www.scattusa.com for a detailed description of this educational tool. The Scatt unit is used with individual youngsters to diagnose problems in shooting skills.
High Power Rifle Team Equipment
The SCCYSL has a High Power Rifle Team. The League has five Rock River Arms National Match A2 semiautomatic rifles in .223 caliber, five Celestron spotting scopes and stands all the necessary shooting accessories to field a complete High Power Rifle Team. These items were purchased with the help of two NRA Foundation grants. The five person team entered its first high power competition in July of 2012 and are progressing rapidly as competition shooters.
The SCCYSL has also purchased five .22 LR conversion kits for the Rock River rifles. This allows our shooters to practice indoors with the AR-15 style rifles using standard .22 long rifle ammunition. The youngsters can practice rifle handling, sling usage, sight alignment and trigger squeeze using relatively inexpensive ammunition.
Shotgun Program Equipment
The SCCYSL has a state of the art Shotgun Program. We provide instruction on trap shooting as well as sporting clays from May through October.
The SCCYSL has two Promatic Harrier trap machines. One is a straight throw machine for beginners and the second is an oscillating thrower appropriate for ATA Trap shooting. These professional machines allow the League to provide a high quality shooting experience to our youngsters. Both of these high quality machines were provided by grants from the NRA Foundation. The SCCYSL has two shotguns available for use by our youngsters. One is a Browning Citori Trap gun in 12 ga. and the other is a Bennelli 20 ga. pump. Most trap shooters prefer to use their own shotguns.
Pistol Program Equipment
The SCCYSL has five Ruger Mark III target pistols. These semiautomatic pistols have adjustable sights and 5 inch bull barrels. In addition, they have been outfitted with red/greed dot sights to assure excellent sight picture.
In addition to firearms, the SCCYSL provides shooting mats, eye and ear protection, targets, all .22 caliber rimfire ammunition, spotting scopes, slings, shooting jackets, kneeling rolls, cleaning equipment and appropriate safety literature.
Youngsters may bring their own firearms to shoot. However, small bore rifles must be able to be easily and safely loaded "single shot". Our Instructors will make a determination as to whether the youngster's firearm is appropriate to use in our program.