ELR Calibration Target Installed on the LRP
February 16, 2024: The CSEC LRP now has an Extreme Long Range (ELR) Calibration target measuring 12”x48” for fine tuning the bullet’s Ballistic Coefficient (BC) to match the bullet impact. The ELR Calibration target is placed at 1150 yards where for many 6mm, 6.5mm PRS match cartridges the bullet velocity enters the Transonic zone (1.2 Mach – .8 Mach). The ELR Calibration target is also suited for many .270 Win, .308 Win, 280 Ackley, and .30-06 cartridges.
Want to use the CSEC ELR Calibration Target? Ask the LRP RSO for (or download) the ELR Calibration target handout which contains more details.
LRP Baffles Improved
February 15, 2024: A team of CSEC staff and volunteers finished installing overhead sound mitigation material in the LRP shelter. With the addition of this material, the concussive effect of gunfire, especially for rifles employing muzzle breaks, is significantly reduced.
About the LRP
The LRP shelter provides 8 solid (1400lb) shooting benches and can also accommodate prone shooters. It also houses the LRP range office, where shooters can purchase eye and ear protection and rent shooting rests, bags and spotting scopes. Chronograph service is also available at this office.
The Long Range Precision range is open every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, except when reserved for special events. Please check the Calendar of Events if you are planning on making reservations for the LRP. Reservations on the LRP must be scheduled at least one full business day before desired date (e.g. reservations for Tuesday must be booked by Sunday), but no more than 1 month in advance.
The LRP is also available for private reservations on non-public days. Private reservations must be made at least 1 week in advance, but not more than 2 months in advance. Call the range office at (970) 464-1339 to make a reservation.
Periodically the LRP may be closed for special events.
LRP Targets and Hit Indicators
The Long Range Precision Range (LRP) provides a series of 42 steel targets ranging from 100 yards all the way out to 2003 yards. Targets at distances over 300 yards have electronic sensors that flash brightly for several seconds when the target is hit, and are easily visible over the entire length of the range, even in bright daylight.
Here is a video of a hit on the 1,000-yard 48″x48″ steel target, showing the flasher system in operation:
This aerial drone video shows a sequence of hits (and misses) on the 1,000-yard target.
The LRP terrain is complex, encompassing canyons and rolling hills, giving rise to sometimes challenging wind conditions. Wind flags are present every 500 yards down the range to aid the shooter in gauging the wind.
The image at the top of this page is a view of the Long Range Precision Range with all the targets marked and their ranges identified.
Here is a handy sheet to print out with the map and a target table listing the ranges and GPS coordinates of all the targets: LRP Targets & Table
Click Here to download a 11×17 PDF version of the file.
The Long Range Precision Range hosts a variety of competitive events, including the monthly LRP Jackpot Games
To minimize road damage, 4-wheel drive should be used (if equipped) on the access road up to the LRP (UTV’s are available for rent at the range office). The road is fairly steep in places.
Long Ranger Club
To celebrate the long-range and extreme long-range achievements of our shooters we have instituted the Long Ranger Club. Shooters achieving hits on select targets that are witnessed by a CSEC RSO or CSEC staff will be awarded a certificate as follows:
- Gold – 2,000 yards
- Silver – 1,760 yards (one mile)
- Bronze – 1,000 yards
In addition, their achievement will be recorded and listed on the Long Ranger Club page for bragging rights.
LRP Master Challenge
Do you seek the ultimate long-range and extreme long-range challenge? Come try the LRP Ultimate Challenge. In this contest you will be required to get a hit on each and every target on the LRP range. 35 targets range from 100 to 2,003 yards. And that last target is an 18″x24″ IPSC torso.
For more details, check out the LRP Master Challenge page.
Does you rifle shoot sub MOA? Can you shoot sub-MOA? You better, if you are going to complete the Chandler Challenge. This contest requires you to hit each of the 12″ x 12″ targets at or beyond 1,000 yards.
For more details, check out the Chandler Challenge page.
LRP Pictures and Videos
Here is a video of a hit on the 2,003-yard 48″x48″ steel target, showing the flasher system in operation:
Here is a video of a hit on the 2,003-yard 18″x24″ IPSC torso steel target, showing the flasher system in operation, (the flasher is a little difficult to see due to the wind vibration of the spotting scope):