Introduction to F Class

 600 yards

Washoe County Regional Shooting Facility

Hosted by the Palomino Valley Gun Club

June 15, 2024

Shooters who want to find out and experience what long range target shooting is about are invited to attend the Introduction to F Class at the Washoe County Shooting Facility on Pyramid Highway.  Bring your equipment and shoot at 600 yards.  This is not a match and is for people that have never shot F Class or long range.  Rookies only.  Please arrive at 7:30 am for registration and safety briefing on the 600 yard line. Spectators welcome.  The briefing will cover:

Range Safety

Shooting at 600 Yards

Target Operation in the Pits

Rifle Types and Calibers

Shooter Classification

Electronic Targets

All people attending must bring eye and ear protection.  If you plan to shoot, bring the following:

Rifle and ammunition (25-30 rounds)

Spotting scope or binoculars 

Something to lay on if shooting prone

Stool, pencil, clipboard

Bipods or other front rest and a rear rest for rifle 

Electronic pad or phone with web browser

Shooters will be divided into three groups, one will shoot, one will score and the other pulls a target.  All shooters will score, shoot and pull targets.  Once shooting is completed at 600 yards a demonstration will be done using electronic targets. Cost is $15 to shoot at 600 yards.  The event will last until at least 12:00 pm so bring water and food.

The minimum caliber at 600 yards is .223 Remington with 50 grain bullets. All loads must be supersonic at the pits.  No black powder, muzzle loaders, 50 cal., fully automatic weapons or ammunition that would be unsafe shooting at long range are allowed.  Any questions on load, calibers and twists can be directed to the contact below. Help will be available to get you on target.

The number of shooters will be limited to 30 people per session and they should sign up prior to the event.  We will try to accommodate shooters that show up at the day of event if the session hasn’t filled up on a first come basis.  All minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For more information and to sign up for this event please contact Robert Hoppe at:


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