"Promoting safe participation in the firearms, archery and the shooting sports since 1924"

Please send all correspondence to:

PO Box 4220
Schenectady, NY 12304

Schenectady County Junior Rifle Club

During the fall of 1980, the Iroquois R&G Club invited the Schenectady County Junior Rifle Club (SCJRC) to provide a smallbore rifle program for junior boys and girls. Since then, the Iroquois Club has been the base of operations for the SCJRC.

The mission of the SCJRC is to provide an opportunity for local boys and girls between the ages of 12 and 20 to learn the basics of smallbore rifle marksmanship and, hopefully, develop the skills for precision rifle shootng required for competition. 

The SCJRC training for club members is specifically designed to develop competition rifle shooters; competition matches sanctioned by the NRA, USAShooting, and the Civilian Marksmanship Program are used throughout the year to develop competitive rifle shooting skills. Competitive shooting is not only a means to proficient shooting skill but necessary if the club member wishes to participate in a college shooting team.

SCJRC meets every Thursday night from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at the Iroquois range. From October to May, club practice is held at the Iroquois 50-ft. indoor range. During the summer months, SCJRC practices are held at the covered outdoor range opposite the Iroquois clubhouse. Hence, SCJRC members have the chance to develop both indoor and outdoor rifle shooting skills.

SCJRC has an inventory of single shot target rifles, along with shooting jackets, gloves, mats and scopes that members can use as part of their membership. Currently, SCJRC membership is $60 per year, renewable at the start of each year. If prospective members have a junior membership with the Iroquois Club, SCJRC membership is $50 per year.

Anyone interested in more info about SCJRC are asked to contact Chuck Meyer by e-mail cmeyer1@nycap.rr.com or phone 518.265.3555.

Small Bore

590 Feuz Road
Rotterdam, NY 12306

Tel:  518.356.7273


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​The website is for reference only. The content is subject to change. Club Rules and Calendar of Events are posted at the Club.

Outdoor Ranges are open.

Outdoor firearm ranges – other than clay bird

Be safe: if multiple ranges are in use, all ranges should be in a “clear” condition before going down range to change targets. That includes trap and skeet.

The handgun outdoor range is closed, a new range is being designed.

All rifles and shotguns with slugs must be fired through the blockhouse.

Use the target frames provided, attach your target so you don't shoot up the frame, and put them away when done. Paper targets only unless approved by the Chief Range Officer.

The smallbore range (under the baffles) is for smallbore 22 only!

Available 8:00 am to dusk.

General rules – all ranges

All firearms must be unloaded except when actually on the firing line or position. This is known as a cold range policy.

All firearms must be kept pointed in a safe direction at all times. Handle all firearms as if loaded.

Be safe: eye and ear protection required on all firearm ranges, including on-range spectators (indoor range).

Orders of a range officer must be obeyed – they are not open for debate.

Hours of use: Regardless of normal hours of use of the facility, do not shoot on any range unless you can clearly see the background as well as the target. Dawn and Dusk are the ends of safe shooting light outdoors.

Sign-in: Everyone shooting must sign in with their name, firearm type or archery range, and any other requested information, except unless participating in any scheduled practice or competition, where participants sign a score sheet maintained by the range officer.

Special rules may be posted at the range, read and obey them.