La Crosse Area Deer Hunter’s Sight-In 2013

November 9th & 10th, 2013, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

$5.00 Donation Per Firearm

Members of LRC help a Hunter's Sight-In Participant

Members of LRC help a Hunter’s Sight-In Participant


  • Targets, Benches, Rests & Ear Plugs.
  • Sight In from 50 to 300 Yards.
  • Controlled safe environment.
  • Qualified Staff to analyze and help.
  • Combined knowledge/experience of 200+ years.

For all the reasons below, you should take your gun out and shot it before the big day. Where you sight in is up to you but it is best to do it early enough so if something needs fixing there is time to get it done. We hope the following tips are helpful. Good Luck!

Did you know the first shot thru a perfectly clean/oiled barrel will shoot low?
It’s best to foul the barrel with 4-5 rounds before taking that most important shoot. What better way than to sight the firearm in with a few rounds just to make sure it’s dead on? Then, do not clean the barrel, just go hunting. After the season, clean and oil your gun thoroughly and put it away till the next season.

Did you know different brands/loads of ammo will shoot better groups or different points of impact?
It is good to experiment and find the right brand/load of ammo for your gun. When you find that brand/load, go back and buy more (if it is available). Use it for that gun only.

Did you know scopes can go bad?
Yep, all it takes is a shot or a bump or wet weather. When looking at purchasing a scope, the saying you pay for what you get couldn’t be truer. Invest in and buy a good quality scope. Over time it will last longer and pay for itself.

Did you know screws will come loose?
Believe it or not, one of the most frequent things we find as we help people sight in is loose action screws or loose ring cap screws. Check them, but if they move, you must sight your gun in because you have just changed the point of impact.

Did you know wood will warp and crack over time?
Unfortunately, due to changes in weather conditions or storage conditions wood will warp and crack. It is a good idea to check your gun over for any cracks and to see if the barrel is touching the wood around it or free floating. There are many schools of thought, but competitive shooters who demand the absolute tightest groups believe in free floating the barrel. You can check this buy running a dollar bill between the barrel and the wood to see if it touches or not. If it’s touching the wood, it is best to see your gunsmith.

Did you know that you cannot sight in your firearm legally the Friday before Deer Gun Season Opener except at an established rifle range?
That is the law. Take the opportunity offered to you by our range or others throughout the coulee region. Preparation will give you the best chance at success.

Did you know the people who volunteer to help you at LRC really want you to succeed?
Yep, that is why we hold this event and volunteer our time. Use them as much or as little as you want or visit another area sight-in. We just enjoy seeing people succeed and participating in the sports that we love.

Do you know how to get to the La Crosse Rifle Club?
Directions: Take Highway 35 South out of La Crosse to the Goose Island intersection. Turn left onto County K, go about 2 miles. Turn Left onto N. Chipmunk Rd. Go about 1.8 miles, the club is on the left-hand side at W4844 N. Chipmunk Road, just past Chipmunk Coulee Cemetery.

Event Contact: Bill Q. at 6 zero 8-7 eight 7-5421. 

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