Range Location, Layout and Description

The BTSA oversees use of range facilities at the APRA Homestead Shooting Facility in Sibbald Flats, Kananaskis.

Location:
Kananaskis, Alberta
Located approximately 60kms west of Calgary

GPS Coordinates to the BTSA Entrance/Gate:
N51o 00′ 14.8″
W114o 46′ 19.4″

Directions:
See the detailed diagram/map for specific instructions

Homestead Shooting Facility

 

BTSA Range Configuration

The following information applies to users of the BTSA ranges to ensure the facilities are used appropriately and safely.

Failure to adhere to the designated range configurations and associated range rules may result in temporary or permanent suspension from the Homestead range and/or the BTSA and APRA.

The designations established here apply for general members use of the facilities.  Subject to approval of the BTSA Board of Directors the range designations may be modified for Board approved events, programs, and competitions.

ALL SHOTS MUST GO INTO THE BACKSTOP

The Action Ranges at the Homestead Shooting Facility are composed of the following components;

Convertible 100/200 metre range (100/200)
50 West (50W)
50 East (50E)
The Walking Trail (or Jungle Run)
–  Chrony bay
– 25 M(25E)
– 270 Bay (35M)

The locations of each facility is marked on the map below, and configurations for each of these ranges is provided below the map.

Note: Range rules and configurations are subject to revision and update. It is the range user’s responsibility to ensure you aware of the current information.

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200-meter Action Range

Default configuration: 200 meter rifle range – with 100 and 200-meter berms.

Primary usage: Rifle calibers up to the .338 Lapua template group

Secondary usage: All handgun calibers and horizontal shotgun (no aerial targets)

BEFORE SHOOTING, ENSURE THERE ARE NO SHOOTERS DOWN RANGE OR BEHIND THE 100 METER BERM.

The 100/200 meter range can be configured as either a 100-meter OR a 200-meter rifle range.

The firing line for this range is to be established at the bottom of the range, by the rows of benches in front of the clubhouse.  There is to be NO shooting from any point along the range, but this firing line.

There is to be no 100-meter shooting using the top 100-meters of the range, except as required during BTSA-sanctioned events.

Targets must be placed immediately in front of either the 100 meter or 200 meter berms.

ONLY during BTSA sanctioned competitions is this range to be configured as an action range.

All shooters must shoot from the same firing line.

This range is rated to a maximum of .338 Lapua and range usage is primarily for center-fire rifle.

If you wish to shoot any firearm at less than 50 meters, please use the 50 East or West ranges – as long as you are using a firearm which falls within the template for those ranges.

Note: There are gates on the north and south (left and right side) of the 200- meter range, beyond the 100-meter berm, which control use of the access road that crosses the range. These gates are closed and locked unless opened for official club, or event, use.  DO NOT USE THIS ACCESS ROAD IF THE GATES ARE CLOSED.

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50-meter West Range

DO NOT SHOOT ACROSS THE ROAD BETWEEN THE TWO 50-METER RANGES.

Primary use: Handguns, all calibers

Secondary use: Rifle up to .308 and horizontal shotgun only

The 50-meter west is primarily for handguns but may be used to fire center fire rifles, up to .308.

If you are shooting rifle and need to shoot between 100 and 200 yards, use the 200-meter rifle range.

Targets must be placed immediately in front of the berm.

Firing points and firing lines should be paced back from the berms/targets, with all firing points in line with one another (i.e. – shooters should all be at the same distance as one another).

ONLY during BTSA Board sanctioned events, programs and competitions is this range to be configured as an Action Range.  All shooters must shoot from the same firing line.

Note: There is a gate on the north side of the 50-meter East and West pistol ranges and Jungle run that controls use of the access road that crosses the 100/200m range. This gate is closed and locked unless opened for official club, or event, use.

DO NOT USE THE ACCESS ROAD IF THE GATES ARE CLOSED.

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50-metre East Range

DO NOT SHOOT ACROSS THE ROAD WAY BETWEEN THE TWO 50-METRE RANGES.

NOTE: STEEL TARGETS ARE PROHIBITED ON 50 EAST.

Primary use: Handguns, all calibres

Secondary use: Rifle calibers up to the .22 long rifle template group

The 50-meter East is primarily for handguns, if you are shooting rifle you should use the 200 meter rifle range, or 50-meter west range.

If you are shooting rifle and need to shoot between 100 and 200 yards, use the 200-meter rifle range.

Targets must be placed immediately in front of the berm.

Firing points and firing lines should be paced back from the berms/targets, with all firing points in line with one another (i.e. – shooters should all be at the same distance as one another).

ONLY during BTSA Board sanctioned events, programs and competitions is this range to be configured as an Action Range.  All shooters must shoot from the same firing line.

Note: There is a gate on the north side of the 50-meter East and West pistol ranges and Jungle run that controls use of the access road that crosses the 100/200m range. This gate is closed and locked unless opened for official club, or event, use.

DO NOT USE THE ACCESS ROAD IF THE GATES ARE CLOSED.

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Jungle Run

DO NOT SHOOT AT TREES OR PERMANENT STANDS

Primary usage: All handgun calibers

Secondary usage: Rifle calibers up to .22 long rifle

ABSOLUTELY NO CENTER FIRE RIFLES ARE TO BE FIRED IN THIS RANGE

Note: There is a gate on the north side of the 50-meter East and West pistol ranges and Jungle run that controls use of the access road that crosses the 100/200m range. This gate is closed and locked unless opened for official club, or event, use.

DO NOT USE THE ACCESS ROAD IF THE GATES ARE CLOSED.

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Chrony Bay

There is a small chronograph bay (5m long) for load-testing, located along the road leading up to the 50 Meter East and West Ranges and Jungle Run.

Allowable usage: All handgun calibers

This chrony bay will allow handgun users to work up loads for their firearms.

Users should check for large stones in the berm at the end of the chrony bay and remove them prior to firing to ensure they are shooting into soft earth.

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25-metre East Range

Primary use: Handguns, all calibers

Secondary use: Rifle up to .308 and horizontal shotgun only

The 25-meter East is primarily for handguns but may be used to fire center fire rifles, up to .308.

If you are shooting rifle and need to shoot between 100 and 200 yards, use the 200-meter rifle range.

Targets must be placed immediately in front of the berm.

Firing points and firing lines should be paced back from the berms/targets, with all firing points in line with one another (i.e. – shooters should all be at the same distance as one another).

 

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270 (35-metre) Range

Primary use: Handguns, all calibers

Secondary use: Rifle up to .308 and horizontal shotgun only

The 270 Range is primarily for handguns but may be used to fire center fire rifles, up to .308.

If you are shooting rifle and need to shoot between 100 and 200 yards, use the 200-meter rifle range.

Targets must be placed immediately in front of the berm.

Firing points and firing lines should be paced back from the berms/targets, with all firing points in line with one another (i.e. – shooters should all be at the same distance as one another).

 

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