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MRPC NEWS 1-12-17



This Saturday  1-14-17    11am  from 600 yards   22 rounds or less


From either a Prone or Bench position

At the White City Historic Military Rifle Range

Off Kershaw Road, through White Metal Gate.

Drive thru gate & Stay to the Left as if you were going to the Drag Strip.



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Fun with Pistols, Rifles & Shotguns


The wet and cold weather will be going away soon, and the range will be hot again!

We have 2 matches scheduled this year: April 29, 2017 and July 29, 2017.

We just wanted to get the dates out to you early

so that you can put them on your yearly calendar.

Please e-mail back if you plan on attending.


Here’s a YouTube link about getting started in 3-Gun



Matches will begin at 0700 at the Jackson County Competition Range off of Corey Road.

We are planning some fun stages for this year,
and would welcome any input for stages that you may have.

If you would like to design a stage, please let us know as soon as possible.


Also, there are other 3 gun matches in Southern Oregon at Grants Pass and Keno.

If you are curious regarding those matches, please inquire with for Grants Pass, or

email Josh Wesley at for information on Keno matches (near Klamath Falls).


Have a great 2017!

Contact Jake Whitmire & Tom Cail  at MRPC Multigun < for more information



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Army Seeks Seed-Bearing Ammo

The new munitions would be embedded with specialized seeds

capable of growing plants that aid in the breakdown of dispensed rounds.


Probably since the first rock was fastened to the tip of a stick,

the need to be aware of one’s surroundings has been a cornerstone of military training.

But recently, the U.S. Army took this environmental appreciation a step further

by seeking bids for the development of biodegradable ammunition that could be used during training exercises.


The request was made via the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, and offered some unique and specific guidelines.

Namely, the Army wants this new ammo to be embedded with specialized seeds capable of growing plants

that will aid in the breakdown of the dispensed ammo, shell cases or packaging.


In reality, this RFP is focused on the weaponization, if you will, of seeds that have already been created

by the Army Corps of Engineers. The Army’s Cold Regions Research and Engineering Lab (CRREL) bio-engineered

these seeds with a delayed germination feature.


So after the round is fired, the materials housing the seeds are given enough time to break down,

And do not hinder the seed’s growth.


Due to the firing mechanisms of small arms, like rifles and machine guns,

the initial targets for such training ammo will be larger projectiles where small debris shouldn’t compromise weapon functionality.

So initially this green ammo would replace the metal grenades, mortar shells and field artillery rounds currently in use.

The leading material candidate right now is biodegradable plastic.

Research has also been done involving the use of reinforced bamboo fibers.


And although no official reference has been made, the prospects of 3D printing these rounds can’t be ignored.


Once the contract is awarded, the work will be divided into three phases,

with the first focusing on 40 mm grenades and 120 mm anti-tank training rounds.


Contractors have until February 8 to submit proposals.


Reported 1-12-17 by IEN TODAY



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YouTube Tutorials


Have you ever thought about reloading?


Handloading for Rifle—–Beginners


Handloading for Pistols




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Sent: 1/11/2017 10:48:02 A.M. Pacific Standard Time



A Message from Your Governor

There will be many challenges this year in the 2017 Session –

Click this link to the website:

Gov. Kate Brown talks gun-control, pensions, budget and more

Thanks Sal


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American Red Cross

Severe Winter Blood Shortage Alert


There’s no way to say this gently: this is an emergency.

Hectic holiday schedules for many regular blood donors contributed to about 37,000 fewer donations in November and December. Snowstorms and severe weather have also impacted supplies. More than 90 blood drives were forced to cancel in December, resulting in thousands of uncollected donations. The American Red Cross is announcing this crisis on national news and media outlets, calling for donors across the U.S. to help.

The most vulnerable and critical patients across the U.S. may face delays in critical medical care unless generous donors like you can help make up for the gap.


Will you commit to make a donation?





If you recently donated blood or have an appointment scheduled, thank you on behalf of the patients whose lives you may have touched.

At age 16-17 depending on state, individuals in generally good health who meet weight and height requirements may become eligible to donate blood. Please review our eligibility requirements as some states require parental consent. When donating, bring your Red Cross blood donor card or other form of ID.

Blood drive locations and hours are subject to change. Visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

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This information is provided to our members solely as a service.

The opinions expressed are not the official position of MRPC, its Board, Officers or Directors.

Each member is encouraged to conduct their own study of these matters.





December Newsletter

Fullbore Rifle Practice

(Any Optic, any Caliber <35 cal., Any Weight Rifle)


We will shoot from 600 yards this Saturday at 11 AM.

on the

Camp White Historic Military Range

Off Kershaw between Corey and Hwy 140

If you want to shoot 22 rounds instead of 17 rounds you can.

Try something different.

Bring out that old rifle that’s been gathering dust.

Frank 541 899 6872





Klamath Action Steel

Contact :    Bill Watson <>


This month’s Klamath Action Steel match will be this Saturday in Keno.

Registration at 9:00 with shooting to begin at 9:30.

We will be shooting from under the cover with the wood stoves going!!!

Please show up early if you can to help with setup.


Bill & Larry Watson




Why Aren’t You Shooting More?


I’m often surprised when a fellow member tells me…..

“I haven’t used the club this year as planned and I’m not renewing my membership”

Is it because………

You don’t want to get the 25% discount on next year’s Club Memberships? or

You lost your gun and it feels funny pointing your finger at the target and yelling BANG! or

You moved next door to the Police Station, and now you feel much safer? or

You’ve developed a new “dry-fire” training program that allows you to be a crack shot, without ammo? or

You became a Vegetarian, so you gave up hunting? or

You used up all your bullets on your first trip to the range, and haven’t bought more this year? or

You forgot the combination to your new gun safe, and can’t get your gun out? or

Did your dog bury your gun in the backyard? or

You found you had an allergy to the Blue Paint that we used on the building? or

Your Security FOB for the Club’s front door wore a hole in your pocket? or

You can’t stand to think of the Security Director watching you while you shoot? or

You haven’t yet found your second 3M foam rubber earplug?

You came to shoot, and everyone left?  Maybe it’s the mouthwash!

You won the lottery and now have a body guard?


Except for the last one

I’m glad it’s none of those reasons.

Here’s an idea how to make your practice time better

Plan a short practice,

15- 30 minutes is often adequate

Plan on shooting

50 rounds or less

Establish a goal to your practice

“to put all your shots in a certain size circle”

Come to the range with a plan

10 shots at 5 yards to warm up,

10 shots from 7yds, then 10 yards.

Two quick 5-shot strings, < 15 seconds each,

10 Slow shots from 10 yards making each one count

Take one of MRPC’s FREE Training Classes




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Merry Christmas!               Happy New Year!


This information is provided to our members solely as a service.

The opinions expressed are not the official position of MRPC, its Board, Officers or Directors.

Each member is encouraged to conduct their own study of these matters.









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Their customer service is nowhere near that of the previous host so I am moving the host were you are currently reading this page.

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