Lincoln County Rifle Club                          Safety, Sportsmanship, Responsibility, Respect 

Upcoming events

    • April 12, 2021
    • March 13, 2023
    • 23 sessions
    • LCRC Clubhouse

    Join your fellow members at our regular monthly meeting inside the Clubhouse.

    Monthly membership meetings are held at the clubhouse from 7 to 8 p.m. on the 2nd Monday of each month. All members are invited and encouraged to attend. Agenda items include club events, member services, facilities improvements and maintenance, new membership applications and issues relating to shooting sports.

    Club meetings will be held outside until such time as the coronavirus no longer presents a problem.  Please wear a mask until such time as the State mandate is lifted

    • April 27, 2021
    • March 28, 2023
    • 24 sessions
    • LCRC Clubhouse


    Board of Directors meets the last Tuesday of each month at the Clubhouse; the indoor range is closed at that time.

    • December 02, 2021
    • December 29, 2022
    • 57 sessions
    • LCRC Clubhouse
    For those who signed up for the winter Postal matches in December, Thursday evening can be the time to get together with others to shoot Postals from January through March.  General practice for the rest of the year.  Also welcome are those who have not signed up for the Postals but want to practice with their .22 rifle, .22 pistol, or air rifle and pistol.  On occasion some members practice with their centerfire pistols but it is not the focus of the gathering.  Postals are matches where Clubs around the State shoot the same type of targets and, these days rather than mail in the scores, the scores get emailed to Maine Rifle and Pistol Assoc for tabulation to see which Club did the best.   As with the Wednesday night shoots, it is a good way to socialize with members through the dark days of winter.  The time for meeting is fluid as some people show up as early as 4 and leave early and others show up later in the evening at 5:30 or so.
    • May 05, 2022
    • September 29, 2022
    • 22 sessions
    • Covered Firing Line

    Trap Shoot, multiple rounds. This is a shoot for club members and guests of members only.  YOU MUST USE STEEL SHOT TARGET LOADS - NO LEAD.

    These shoots run from the first Thursday in May through the last Thursday in September. We shoot every Thursday night; weather permitting, on the Trap Range outside of the covered firing line.

    Shooting starts officially at 4:30PM, but sometimes we start earlier. We will fit everyone into the shooting rotations and will shoot until everyone is done or it gets too dark to see the clay birds.

    First time shot gunners and younger shooters, accompanied and supervised by a member are encouraged.

    Cost: $5.00 for members and $6.00 for guests for each round of 25 clay birds; you supply your own ammunition. Steel Shot required. Limited amount of shot may be available for purchase at club if needed.


    • May 26, 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Club property


    Range will be closed to membership for training use by Lincoln County Sheriff Department from 8am to 4pm.

    • May 30, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • LCRC Bench House

    We will be shooting from rests set on the twelve concrete benches in the bench house. The meet starts at 9 AM with most competitors arriving before 8 to allow plenty of time to register and set windflags. 

    Each relay in turn will shoot a warm up followed by five scored matches. The meet allows for rifles in the following classes: Varmint for score, Hunter, Varmint hunter, AR (with brass catcher), and any factory rifle with any scope. 

    Cost: The match fee is $20 , plus an additional 300-yard fee. A catered lunch is available at a nominal cost. We are generally done around 3 PM. Competitors should bring their rifle and at least 50 rounds. 

    For additional detail regarding benchrest shooting, see the International Benchrest Shooters (IBS) website.

    Organizer: Orland Bunker 207-319-8733


    • June 04, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • LCRC Bench House


    We will be shooting from rests set on the twelve concrete benches in the benchhouse. The meet starts at 9 AM with most competitors arriving before 8 to allow plenty of time to register and set windflags.  Shooting 100 yards.

    Each relay in turn will shoot a warm up followed by five scored matches. The meet allows for rifles in the following classes: Varmint for score, Hunter, Varmint hunter, AR (with brass catcher), and any factory rifle with any scope.

    Cost: The match fee is $15 although slightly higher for State Tournaments and 300 yard events. A catered lunch is available at a nominal cost. We are generally done around 3 PM. Competitors should bring their rifle and at least 50 rounds.

    For additional detail regarding benchrest shooting, see the International Benchrest Shooters (IBS) website.

    Organizer: Orland Bunker 207-319-8733


    • July 09, 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • LCRC, Damaraiscotta, ME

    Buffalo Gong Shoot

    There will be events for the following firearm classes, all models in the spirit of the era, 1896 and earlier. Original rifles or modern reproduction rifles are acceptable. The Match Director will review admission of any rifles deemed to be of questionable style, chambering or thought to be improperly equipped.

    Sporting Rifle: Rifles will be single shot, exposed hammer, and breech loading. For example, most entrants will shoot Sharps Rifles, Remington Rolling Blocks or Winchester High Walls. Front sights are blade or globe. Rear sights are open, peep or Soule type. No scopes, hooked butt plates or palm rests. Metallic cartridges are to be loaded with black powder, black powder substitute or smokeless powder. Lead bullets only. Calibers of .375 or larger. Most entrants in this class will shoot rifles chambered in .45-70 Gov.

    Military Rifle: Original or modern reproductions. All external parts must be of the type originally issued including sights. Single shot, exposed hammer and breech loading. Lead bullets only. Caliber must be as originally issued. For example, most entrants in this class shoot Springfield Trapdoor rifles or carbines chambered in .45-70 Gov.

    Cowboy Action Rifle: Lever action, smokeless or black powder cartridge. Must be of a pistol caliber, no magnums. For example, most entrants shoot Model 1866 or 1873 Winchester reproduction rifles chambered in .44-40 or .45LC. Model 1885 Marlin lever guns, Model 1892 & 1894 Winchester’s of the appropriate chambering are acceptable as are Model 1860 Henry Rifles.

    Open sights. Tang sights are acceptable at the discretion of the Match Director. Lead bullets only.

    Single Action Cowboy Revolver: Black or smokeless powder cartridge or percussion black powder revolvers are allowed. .32 through .45 calibers, lead bullets or round balls only. Exposed hammer, single action six shot revolvers, original or modern reproductions characteristic of the era.

    Traditional Muzzle Loader: Flintlock or Percussion rifles with exposed hammer. Lead bullet or round ball of .36 caliber or larger. Iron sights. No modern “in line” rifles or plastic sabots.

    .22 Rifle: This is intended for vintage or modern single shot or lever action .22 rifles with ironsights. Target rifles with full aperture globe sights, palm rests, and hooked butt plates are not allowed. Scopes are not allowed. Semi-auto rifles are not allowed. Twenty-two caliber inserts for single shot buffalo type rifles (Sharps, Rolling blocks, Winchester 1885) are allowed. .22 LR ammunition only.

    A match consists of shooting 25 rounds for record at metal gongs placed at intervals between 50 and 200 yards. Off hand, shooting stick and bench rest positions are used. A long-range 300-yard side event for Sporting and Military class rifles will take place along with a 50 yard event for Single Action Cowboy Revolvers.
    There is a $15 entry fee for one rifle class and a fee of $5 for each additional class.
    For information please contact Dave Hanson at 677-3724

    • July 22, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • LCRC Clubhouse and Grounds


    Calling all members to volunteer!

    This is a work day to prepare for the IBS Benchrest on Sunday.

    Workdays should be a pleasant experience. Members tend to be friendly and helpful. This is a good way to get to know other members, especially if you are looking for a sponsor. Some of the areas that you may be asked to help with are:

    • General clean-up in the club house
    • Check and tidy-up the bathrooms
    • Clean-up the firing line area in the indoor range
    • Shovel and/or rake dirt on the berms
    • Help set up target holders for an upcoming shoot
    • Help bring trash to the dump

    You may find things that you can do without being asked, there is always some trimming or weed whacking to be done to help the place look neat.

    No one expects you to do work in areas that you are not comfortable with so don’t hesitate to speak up if someone asks you to do something that you can’t or shouldn’t do. If we all do a little, it will make it easier for everybody.


    • July 23, 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • LCRC Bench House

    We will be shooting from rests set on the twelve concrete benches in the benchhouse. The meet starts at 9 AM with most competitors arriving before 8 to allow plenty of time to register and set windflags.  Shooting  at 100 and 200 yards.

    Each relay in turn will shoot a warm up followed by five scored matches. The meet allows for rifles in the following classes: Varmint for score, Hunter, Varmint hunter, AR (with brass catcher), and any factory rifle with any scope.

    Cost: The match fee is $15 although slightly higher for State Tournaments and 300 yard events. A catered lunch is available at a nominal cost. We are generally done around 3 PM. Competitors should bring their rifle and at least 50 rounds.

    For additional detail regarding benchrest shooting, see the International Benchrest Shooters (IBS) website.

    Organizer: Orland Bunker 207-319-8733


    • July 24, 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • LCRC Bench House

    We will be shooting from rests set on the twelve concrete benches in the bench house. The meet starts at 9 AM with most competitors arriving before 8 to allow plenty of time to register and set windflags.  Shooting at 300 yards.

    Each relay in turn will shoot a warm up followed by five scored matches. The meet allows for rifles in the following classes: Varmint for score, Hunter, Varmint hunter, AR (with brass catcher), and any factory rifle with any scope. 

    Cost: The match fee is $20 , plus an additional 300-yard fee. A catered lunch is available at a nominal cost. We are generally done around 3 PM. Competitors should bring their rifle and at least 50 rounds. 

    For additional detail regarding benchrest shooting, see the International Benchrest Shooters (IBS) website.

    Organizer: Orland Bunker 207-319-8733


    • August 20, 2022
    • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • LCRC, Damariscotta, Me

    Preparation for prone match scheduled for the following day.  Need volunteers to help with setting target brackets and numbered shooting positions.

    • August 21, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • LCRC Damariscotta, ME

    The 86th .22 Maine Prone State Championship will be held on August 16th. 

    RULES: NRA rules will govern, Rifle rules 3.2
    COURSE OF FIRE:        ANY SIGHTS

                    MATCH 1 50 yds    A23/5        40 shots
                    MATCH 2 50 yds    A27            40 shots
                    MATCH 3 DEWAR    A23/A25  40 shots
                    MATCH 4 100 yds    A25          40 shots

                    MATCH 5   ANY SIGHT AGGREGATE
                    MATCH 6   TWO PERSON TEAM (SCORES FROM MATCH 3)

    CLASSIFICATION:    NRA OUTDOOR CONVENTIONAL PRONE OR ASSIGNED

    OPEN TO:    ALL NRA MEMBERS, NON-MEMBERS, AFFILIATED CLUBS

    ENTRY FEE:    $30 PER PERSON, $15 JUNIORS USING IRON SIGHTS
                            $20 PER TEAM FEE
    ENTRY LIMIT PER DISCRETION:   40 COMPETITORS   20 EACH RELAY

    CHALLENGES: $1.00 PER CHALLENGE WIHIN ONE HOUR OF SCORE POSTING

    AWARDS:    OPEN WINNER IN MATCH 5; 1ST IN EACH CLASS IF OVER 4
            OTHER AWARDS IF PARTICIPATION WARRANTS

    GENERAL:  COMPETITORS WILL CHANGE TARGETS AND BACKERS
            COMPETITORS WILL POLICE THEIR FIRING POINTS
            CAMPING AVAILABLE, BUT NO HOOKUPS

    NOTE:    BRING YOUR OWN TARGET CLIPS!!!!

    • September 30, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • LCRC Clubhouse and Grounds


    Calling all members to volunteer!

    This is a work day to prepare for the IBS Benchrest on Sunday.

    Workdays should be a pleasant experience. Members tend to be friendly and helpful. This is a good way to get to know other members, especially if you are looking for a sponsor. Some of the areas that you may be asked to help with are:

    • General clean-up in the club house
    • Check and tidy-up the bathrooms
    • Clean-up the firing line area in the indoor range
    • Shovel and/or rake dirt on the berms
    • Help set up target holders for an upcoming shoot
    • Help bring trash to the dump

    You may find things that you can do without being asked, there is always some trimming or weed whacking to be done to help the place look neat.

    No one expects you to do work in areas that you are not comfortable with so don’t hesitate to speak up if someone asks you to do something that you can’t or shouldn’t do. If we all do a little, it will make it easier for everybody.


    • October 01, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • LCRC Bench House

    We will be shooting from rests set on the twelve concrete benches in the benchhouse. The meet starts at 9 AM with most competitors arriving before 8 to allow plenty of time to register and set windflags.  Shooting at 200 yards.

    Each relay in turn will shoot a warm up followed by five scored matches. The meet allows for rifles in the following classes: Varmint for score, Hunter, Varmint hunter, AR (with brass catcher), and any factory rifle with any scope.

    Cost: The match fee is $15 although slightly higher for State Tournaments and 300 yard events. A catered lunch is available at a nominal cost. We are generally done around 3 PM. Competitors should bring their rifle and at least 50 rounds.

    For additional detail regarding benchrest shooting, see the International Benchrest Shooters (IBS) website.

    Organizer: Orland Bunker - 207-319-8733


    • October 02, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • LCRC Bench House

    We will be shooting from rests set on the twelve concrete benches in the bench house. The meet starts at 9 AM with most competitors arriving before 8 to allow plenty of time to register and set windflags. Shooting at 300 yards.

    Each relay in turn will shoot a warm up followed by five scored matches. The meet allows for rifles in the following classes: Varmint for score, Hunter, Varmint hunter, AR (with brass catcher), and any factory rifle with any scope. 

    Cost: The match fee is $20, plus an additional 300-yard fee. A catered lunch is available at a nominal cost. We are generally done around 3 PM. Competitors should bring their rifle and at least 50 rounds. 

    For additional detail regarding benchrest shooting, see the International Benchrest Shooters (IBS) website.

    Organizer: Orland Bunker 207-319-8733


    • October 15, 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • October 16, 2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • Club property

    Project Appleseed will be running a rifle marksmanship and early American heritage program.

    The outdoor range and Clubhouse will be in use by them from 9am to 5pm.

    Please yield to their use of the range.

    If interested please email Bruce Howes at monkmedic@gmail.com.

Past events

May 12, 2022 Damariscotta Police Dept Training 8am to 3:45 pm
May 09, 2022 Lincoln County Sheriff Dept use 8am to 5pm
May 08, 2022 IBS Benchrest 300 yd match
April 21, 2022 Adult education pistol class-outdoor pistol range
April 11, 2022 US Customs training use 9am to11am
April 02, 2022 IBS Benchrest 100 yd match
March 28, 2022 US Customs training use 9am to11am
March 20, 2022 Frozen Fingers .22 lr Match - 100 or 200 yd option
March 19, 2022 Benchrest Practice Match
February 19, 2022 Benchrest Practice Match
February 12, 2022 Frozen Fingers .22 lr Match
December 04, 2021 Outdoor .22lr 200 Yard Rimfire Rifle Match
December 01, 2021 .22 rifle/air rifle fun shoot
November 22, 2021 Police training - outdoor range closed
November 09, 2021 Lincoln County Sheriff use 8am to 9pm
November 03, 2021 Paving underway - range closed
October 27, 2021 Adult education pistol class-outdoor pistol range
October 25, 2021 Range closed all day for paving of entryway
October 20, 2021 Adult education pistol class-outdoor pistol range
October 16, 2021 Buffalo Gong Match Shoot
October 11, 2021 Monthly membership meeting cancelled
October 10, 2021 Project Appleseed marksmanship program
October 09, 2021 Project Appleseed marksmanship program
October 03, 2021 IBS Benchrest 300 yd match
October 02, 2021 IBS Benchrest 200 yd match
October 01, 2021 IBS Match Workday
September 16, 2021 Damariscotta Police Dept Training/Practice Day
September 11, 2021 Single Shot Match
August 27, 2021 Lincoln County Sheriff Dept use
August 26, 2021 Lincoln County Sheriff Dept use
August 22, 2021 22 lr Maine State Championship
August 21, 2021 Set-up day for .22 lr Prone Maine State Championship
July 25, 2021 IBS Benchrest 300 yd match
July 24, 2021 IBS Benchrest 100/200 yd match
July 23, 2021 IBS Match Workday
July 10, 2021 Buffalo Gong Match Shoot
June 06, 2021 IBS Benchrest 100 yd match
May 31, 2021 IBS Benchrest 300 yd match
May 09, 2021 IBS Benchrest 300 yd match
May 06, 2021 Weekly Trap Shoot
May 06, 2021 Weekly Indoor Pistol Practice
May 06, 2021 Police Training 8am to 3pm
April 18, 2021 .22lr Rifle Funshoot Match (raindate)
April 11, 2021 IBS Benchrest 100 yd match
January 21, 2021 Damariscotta Police Training
January 16, 2021 Benchrest Practice Match
January 11, 2021 Membership Meetings Cancelled Until Further Notice
December 29, 2020 Board of Directors Meeting
December 14, 2020 Membership Meeting Cancelled
November 24, 2020 Board of Directors Meeting
October 27, 2020 Board of Directors Meeting
October 19, 2020 Lincoln County Sheriff -Police Training-Range Closed
October 18, 2020 IR 50/50 .22lr Rifle Match
October 14, 2020 Range Closed for Police Practice
October 12, 2020 Monthly membership meeting
October 04, 2020 IBS Benchrest 300
October 03, 2020 IBS Benchrest 200
October 02, 2020 IBS Match Workday
September 29, 2020 Board of Directors Meeting
September 12, 2020 Single Shot Match
September 06, 2020 IR 50/50 .22lr Rifle Match
August 25, 2020 Board of Directors Meeting
August 16, 2020 22 lr Maine State Championship
August 15, 2020 Set-up day for .22 lr Prone Maine State Championship
August 08, 2020 Buffalo Gong Match Shoot-Cancelled
July 28, 2020 Board of Directors Meeting
July 26, 2020 IBS Benchrest 300
July 25, 2020 IBS Benchrest 100/200
July 24, 2020 IBS Match Workday
July 05, 2020 IR 50/50 .22lr Rifle Match
June 30, 2020 Board of Directors Meeting
June 21, 2020 IBS Benchrest 100
June 20, 2020 IBS Match Workday
June 08, 2020 IBS Benchrest 300
June 04, 2020 Trap Shoot
June 01, 2020 Lincoln County Sheriff Dept use
May 26, 2020 Board of Directors Meeting
May 20, 2020 Damariscotta Police Dept Training/Practice Day
May 17, 2020 IR 50/50 .22lr Rifle Match - Cancelled
May 09, 2020 IBS Benchrest 300 - Cancelled
May 08, 2020 IBS Match Workday- Cancelled
April 28, 2020 Board of Directors Meeting CANCELLED
April 26, 2020 IR 50/50 Rifle Match- CANCELLED
April 13, 2020 CANCELLED MEMBERSHIP MEETING
April 12, 2020 IBS Benchrest 100-CANCELLED
April 11, 2020 IBS Match Workday -CANCELLED
March 31, 2020 Board of Directors Meeting
March 26, 2020 Postals and General Funshoot - .22 and air pistol and rifle
March 25, 2020 .22 Rifle/Air Rifle Fun Shoot
March 21, 2020 Benchrest Practice Match
March 19, 2020 Postals and General Funshoot - .22 and air pistol and rifle
March 18, 2020 .22 Rifle/Air Rifle Fun Shoot
March 12, 2020 Postals and General Funshoot - .22 and air pistol and rifle
March 11, 2020 .22 Rifle/Air Rifle Fun Shoot
March 05, 2020 Postals and General Funshoot - .22 and air pistol and rifle
March 04, 2020 .22 Rifle/Air Rifle Fun Shoot
February 29, 2020 Frozen Fingers .22 lr Match - 200 yards
February 27, 2020 Postals and General Funshoot - .22 and air pistol and rifle
February 26, 2020 .22 Rifle/Air Rifle Fun Shoot
February 25, 2020 Board of Directors Meeting
February 20, 2020 Postals and General Funshoot - .22 and air pistol and rifle
February 19, 2020 .22 Rifle/Air Rifle Fun Shoot
February 15, 2020 Benchrest Practice Match
February 13, 2020 Postals and General Funshoot - .22 and air pistol and rifle
February 06, 2020 Postals and General Funshoot - .22 and air pistol and rifle
February 05, 2020 .22 Rifle/Air Rifle Fun Shoot
January 30, 2020 Postals and General Funshoot - .22 and air pistol and rifle
January 29, 2020 .22 Rifle/Air Rifle Fun Shoot
January 28, 2020 Board of Directors Meeting
January 25, 2020 Frozen Fingers .22 lr Match
January 23, 2020 Postals and General Funshoot - .22 and air pistol and rifle
January 22, 2020 .22 Rifle/Air Rifle Fun Shoot
January 18, 2020 Benchrest Practice Match
January 16, 2020 Postals and General Funshoot - .22 and air pistol and rifle
January 15, 2020 .22 Rifle/Air Rifle Fun Shoot
January 13, 2020 Annual Meeting of Members
January 09, 2020 Postals and General Funshoot - .22 and air pistol and rifle
January 08, 2020 .22 Rifle/Air Rifle Fun Shoot
January 02, 2020 Postals and General Funshoot - .22 and air pistol and rifle
December 21, 2019 Benchrest Practice Match
December 18, 2019 .22 Rifle/Air Rifle Fun Shoot
December 11, 2019 .22 Rifle/Air Rifle Fun Shoot
December 04, 2019 .22 Rifle/Air Rifle Fun Shoot
November 21, 2019 Range Closed
November 16, 2019 Benchrest Practice Match
October 19, 2019 Deer Hunting and Military Rifle Match & Sight-in Day
October 15, 2019 Range Closed
October 13, 2019 USRA-IR50/50 Match
October 12, 2019 Outdoor Range Safety Orientation
October 06, 2019 IBS Benchrest 300
October 05, 2019 IBS Benchrest 200
October 04, 2019 IBS Match Workday
October 03, 2019 Damariscotta Police Department Training & Practice
October 01, 2019 Women's Network Meeting
September 21, 2019 Ladies Day & Open House
September 12, 2019 .22/air rifle/pistol practice
September 12, 2019 Trap Shoot
September 09, 2019 Monthly Club Meeting
September 07, 2019 Outdoor Range Safety Orientation
September 06, 2019 Single Shot Match
May 07, 2019 Women's Meeting


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