THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN THE SPRINGFIELD BENCHREST RIFLE CLUB.  THIS DOCUMENT IS TO PROVIDE INFORMATION ABOUT THE BENCHREST CLUB AND TO ANSWER SOME COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS.

 

  • THE SPRINGFIELD BENCHREST RIFLE CLUB HAS BEEN IN EXISTENCE SINCE 1968.  SOME OF THE ORIGINAL, FOUNDING MEMBERS ARE STILL ACTIVE IN THE CLUB.   THE #911 EMERGENCY  RESPONDER ADDRESS TO THE RANGE IS 646 KASTENDIECK ROAD, BILLINGS, MO.

 

    1. *IF ONE EVER NEEDS T0 CONTACT #911 EMERGENCY RESPONDERS, ASK “EMERGENCY HELP” TO RESPOND TO 646 KASTENDIECK Rd., BILLINGS, MO.)
    2. CURRENTLY, THE CLUB HAS A LIMIT OF 275 DUES PAYING MEMBERS.  WE ALSO HAVE A NUMBER OF NON DUES PAYING, LIFETIME MEMBERS, WHO ARE OVER THE AGE OF 65 AND HAVE ELECTED TO ACCEPT THE OVER-65 RULE.  THESE MEMBERS MAY MAKE YEARLY DONATIONS TO THE CLUB, BUT ARE NOT CONSIDERED “DUES PAYING MEMBERS.”
    3.  FACILITIES AT THE RANGE ARE VARIED.  FROM EAST TO WEST, THERE IS A COWBOY RANGE WITH METALLIC FIGURES TO SHOOT AT WITH CAST BULLETS ONLY, AN OUTHOUSE, AN ENCLOSED 25 YARD LINEWITH COVERED SHOOTING BENCHES, A 75 YARD LINE, 100 YARD LINE, 200 YARD LINE AND 300 YARD LINE—ALL WITH COVERED SHOOTING  BENCHES,  A RANGE shed WITH ELECTRICITY AND A WOOD STOVE, A COVERED PATIO BEHIND THE RANGE SHED, 2 INFORMAL CLAY BIRD THROWERS  IN FRONT OF THE RANGE SHED, tO THE WEST MORE COVERED SHOOTING BENCHES THAT FACE A LONG 50 YARD LINE.  THERE ARE HANGING METALIC SILHOUETTES AT EACH YARD LINE TARGET BACKER THROUGH 100 YARDS.  THESE ARE FOR PRACTICE WITH .22 RIM FIRE, L.R. CARTRIDGES ONLY.  ANY CENTERFIRE WILL DESTROY THE SILHOUETTES.  LOOKING DOWN RANGE FROM THE 75 YARD SHOOTING POSITIONS, THE CLUB HAS AN EQIPMENT TRAILER, WHICH SITS BEHIND THE 25 YARD BERM.  **** CONTINUING WEST FROM THE 50 YARD LINE BENCHES, YOU WILL COME TO THREE SEPARATE PISTOL RANGES WHICH ARE MOSTLY USED FOR NRA ACTION PISTOL MATCHES AND FOR PISTOL PRACTICING FOR THE NRA ACTION PISTOL MATCHES.  THE FIRST PISTOL RANGE FEATURES TURNING TARGETS, THE SECOND PISTOL RANGE FEATURES TWO FALLING METALLIC PLATE RACKS AND THE THIRD PISTOL RANGE FEATURES A MOTORIZED MOVING TARGET.  IMPORTANT** ONLY LOW POWERED HANDGUN ROUNDS MAY BE FIRED AT THE METALLIC FALLING PLATES,
    4.         NO RIFLES, NO SHOTGUNS MAY BE SHOT AT THE FALLING PLATES ON THE PISTOL RANGES.
    5. THE SBRC RANGE IS TO BE LOCKED DURING NON MATCH DAYS.  ACCESS FOR PRACTICE IS ONLY ALLOWED TO MEMBERS AND TO GUESTS, WHEN THE ACTUAL MEMBER IS PRESENT TO LET THE GUEST IN AND OUT OF THE RANGE AND TO ENSURE SAFETY RULES ARE COMPLIED WITH.
    6. RANGE FACILITIES ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC DURING SCHEDULED MATCHES.  THE MATCH DIRECTOR ENSURES COMPLIANCE WITH RANGE SAFETY RULES DURING MATCHES.

 

  • DUES:  FOR FIRST YEAR MEMBERS, THERE IS A $200.00 FIRST YEAR NEW MEMBER INITIATION FEE IN ADDITION TO $200.00 FOR DUES = $400.00 FOR YOUR FIRST YEAR.  AFTER THAT, DUES ARE $200.00 PER YEAR.  *1ST. YEAR DUES ARE PRO-RATED QUARTERLY, FOR THOSE WHO JOIN THE SBRC AFTER MARCH OF EACH YEAR.

 

  1. HOW TO GET ON THE SBRC NEW MEMBERSHIP LIST. AND BECOME A CLUB MEMBER:  PLEASE COMPLETE THE APPLICATION AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE AND RETURN ALONG WITH THE $200.00 FIRST YEAR MEMBER INITIATION FEE TO  SBRC PRESIDENT MIKE ESHLEMAN.
  2. BY .U.S. MAIL TO SBRC, P.O. Box 4543, Springfield, MO  65808.  YOU MUST BE SPONSORED INTO THE CLUB BY A CURRENT MEMBER.  IF YOU DO NOT KNOW ANYONE CURRENTLY IN THE CLUB, ASK MIKE ESCHLEMAN FOR SOME IDEAS ON HOW TO FIND A SPONSOR.  ONCE YOUR APPLICATION IS RECEIVED, IT WILL BE VOTED ON AT THE NEXT, REGULARLY SCHEDULED SBRC BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ MEETNG.  IF TENTATIVELY APPROVED BY THE SBRC BOARD OF DIRECTORS,    THE NEXT STEP IS TO COMPLETE SBRC RANGE ORIENTATION.  THIS IS IMPORTANT.  IT TAKES ABOUT 45 MINUTES.  ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE MADE TO MEET WITH THE PROSPECTIVE MEMBER AT THE RANGE.   SBRC BY-LAWS, RANGE RULES, EMERGENCY PROCEDURES, WHERE NEIGHBOR’S HOMES ARE IN THE AREA, WHAT YOU SHOULD BRING TO THE RANGE WITH YOU, WHAT CAN NOT BE SHOT AT THE RANGE, EXPECTATIONS AND SBRC HISTORY AND TRADITION WILL BE COVERED.   ONCE THE PROSPECTIVE MEMBER COMPLETES SBRC ORIENTATION, AND PAYS HIS/ OR HER INITIATION FEES AND DUES, THE APPLICANT WILL RECEIVE A RANGE GATE COMBINATION, A SBRC MEMBERSHIP CARD AND BE MADE AN OFFICIAL, ACTIVE MEMBER OF THE SPRINGFIELD BENCHREST RIFLE CLUB.
  3. THE STRENGTH OF THE SPRINGFIELD BENCHREST RIFLE CLUB IS ITS OUTSTANDING MEMBERSHIP:  cLUB MEMBERS COME FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE.  YOU WILL MEET SOME GENUINELY NICE PEOPLE AT THE RANGE.
  4. EXPECTATIONS:   CLUB MEMBERS MUST BE UPRIGHT, LAW ABIDING CITIZENS, WHO ARE LEGALLY ABLE TO OWN AND PURCHASE FIREARMS IN THE STATE OF MISSOURI.  ALL MEMBERS AND GUESTS ARE EXPECTED TO ABIDE BY THE RULES OF THE CLUB AND TO CONDUCT THEMSELVES IN A SAFE, POLITE MANNER, SHOWING RESPECT TO OTHER SHOOTERS ON THE RANGE.  MEMBERS AND PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS ARE ASKED TO CONTRIBUTE THEIR SKILLS TO THE CLUB BY THEIR PARTICIPATION IN SCHEDULED WORK DAYS AT THE RANGE.
  5. HOW TO FIND THE RANGE:  THE SPRINGFIELD BENCHREST RIFLE CLUB IS LOCATED at 646 KASTENDECK ROAD, WHICH IS ABOUT ONE AND ONE HALF MILES WEST OF BILLINGS, MO.  DIRECTIONS FROM BILLINGS ARE:  GO WEST ABOUT ONE AND ONE HALF MILES ON HIGHWAY 60 TOWARD MARIONVILLE, MO.  TURN RIGHT ON KASTENDECK ROAD.  *THIS IS THE FIRST ROAD ON YOUR RIGHT AFTER YOU PASS THE YELLOW BLINKING SIGNAL LIGHT AND GO THROUGH THE PASSING ZONE ON HWY. 60.  AFTER you HAVE TURNED RIGHT ON KASTENDECK ROAD, IT COMES TO A “T” AFTER ABOUT TEN YARDS.  BEAR TO THE LEFT, GO PAST A SMALL WHITE HOUSE, OVER THE RAIL ROAD TRACKS AND ABOUT 500 YARDS DOWN THE ROAD, YOU WILL SEE THE RANGE FACILITY ON YOUR LEFT.

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