Come out and join us on our next Sighting-In Day. TBD – Ranges 2, 3, 5 and 6.
Hunting season is fast approaching and each year the Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA) allows the public to sight-in their firearms in preparation for hunting season. This includes rifles, shotguns, handguns, and muzzleloading firearms. ISRA or ISRA Range membership is not required to participate, but you are welcome to join that day. The ISRA has experienced instructors and shooters on hand to assist those who may not be familiar with their firearm.
Sighting-In Day serves several purposes:
- Safety is of paramount importance. Experienced instructors make sure each person knows how to operate their firearm. Ammunition is inspected to make sure it is the correct ammunition for the firearm and the proper ammunition for the game being sought.
- Sighting-In Day assists hunters in making sure their shot hits the mark exactly as expected. An accurate hunter is a safe hunter.
- Sighting-In Day helps make sure the game animals are not maimed, lost, or wasted.
In recent years Sighting-In Day has seen more casual shooters who are not hunters attend. Many new shooters, who are target shooters, show up to gain a greater understanding of how to adjust their sights and shoot more accurately.