Hat Creek, CA – Hat Creek Rifle and Pistol Club

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Burney, CA 96013

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  • Website: www.hcrpclub.org

    NO "LOANER" Rifles available!
    Due to the recent passage of California Assembly Bill 1511, we will no longer be able to lend rifles to attendees in the state of California.
    AB1511 bans loaning of all firearms, unless "to a spouse or registered domestic partner, or to a parent, child, sibling, grandparent, or grandchild".

    Both Centerfire and 22 Rimfire rifles are normally allowed at this location. Please check each particular event for details though since some events have different requirements.


    Please Read: How to Prepare for an Event

    Safety Notice:

    Rifles must be cased and left in vehicle until after the Safety Briefing. Do Not bring your firearms out until instructed to bring them to the firing line. No loaded firearms on the range unless on the firing line and load command has been given. Eye and ear protection required. No illegal firearms are allowed. Some ranges are .22 rimfire only. At ranges that allow centerfire no rifle cartridges over 8mm cal or handgun cartridges over .45 cal are allowed.

    Range Fee: No range fees

    Camping Available:

    By arrangement with eaglescouter@yahoo.com at least one week in advance.
    Wood fires are prohibited



    The Hat Creek Rifle & Pistol Club range is located 60 miles East of Redding on Hwy 299E. The range is 1 mile East of the Pit River bridge on the North side of the HWY (10 miles East of Burney and 8 miles West of Fall River Mills). The entrance is the second green gate on your left as you travel East of the Pit River.

    See map at range website.

    GPS: 40.9872076,-121.5325347

    State Laws to be aware of:

    State gun laws at the NRA: nraila.org/gun-laws/state-gun-laws/.aspx
    State gun laws at GLBS: gunlawsbystate.com/#!/states/-gun-laws

    It is the responsibility of attendees to know and comply with all and Federal Firearms Laws.

    State Laws to be aware of: Check State Laws: www.ag.ca.gov/firearms/

    *No detachable box magazines may be brought into state with capacity exceeding ten rounds.  Unless you owned them prior to Jan1, 2000; then it's OK. All Tubular-magazine 22s are OK.
    *“Assault weapons” ban- If you’re registered with CA DOJ already, you’re fine and can shoot your AK, AR15, G3 etc. with no problem.  Might want to Xerox the DOJ document and keep it in the rifle case.  Do not bring an unregistered “assault weapon” into the state.  Do not bring an unregistered “assault weapon” to the range.  Similarly, unregistered 50 BMG is not legal.
    Out of state shooters, don’t bring military-pattern semiautomatics as they’re almost sure to fall under the “assault weapon” ban.  M1 Garand and most 10-shot fixed-magazine SKS' are OK, however. 

    There is one SKS exception: Zastava SKS Carbines 59/66 are considered destructive devices in California and therefore may not be purchased, possessed, imported, or kept for sale without a permit. 

    (Having said all that about “assault rifles”, there is provision in state law for out-of-state shooters to bring “assault rifles” to CA shooting events; anybody wants to try that out might want to read the statute for themselves and consult a lawyer-welcome to California.

    Transport rifles and pistols unloaded.  Pistols and “assault rifles” go in padlocked containers.  Car trunk is considered a locked container, but glove compartment, even if it locks, is not OK.  (I go the extra mile and padlock everything: firearms in one padlocked container, ammunition in another padlocked container.  More th


    Both centerfire and .22 rimfire allowed at this is range.

    Approximately 500 rounds of ammunition will be required for these events.

    No alcohol permitted

    No campfires. Camp stoves are OK

    For more information contact:

    Name: Joe Gassaway - Private Message to 'eaglescouter' on the Appleseed Forum Email Address: AppleseedCalifornia@gmail.com Phone: 530-207-0477