rifle range

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n rifle range a range where people can practice shooting rifles "during the war they turned the bowling alleys into rifle ranges"
    • n rifle range the distance that a rifle bullet will carry "the target was out of rifle range"
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Usage

In literature:

While he hesitated, the rifle rang out, and the heavy bullet found its mark just back of his fore-shoulder.
"The Watchers of the Trails" by Charles G. D. Roberts
In addition, each cantonment has a rifle range, drill, parade, and maneuver grounds of about 2,000 acres.
"World's War Events, Vol. II" by Various
Suddenly the dull crack of a rifle rang out, and Jack started.
"Camp-fire and Wigwam" by Edward Sylvester Ellis
We were then in bivouac on the west bank of the Sandy within short rifle-range of the buildings of Crocker's Ranch on the other side.
"Starlight Ranch" by Charles King
The National Rifle Range, Ma'am, as maybe you know.
"Dorothy on a Ranch" by Evelyn Raymond
We approached him within rifle-range, and opened fire.
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot
The country must be thoroughly reconnoitered by patrols within long rifle range.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
A rifle-shot rang out, and a bullet "pinged" over the water and splintered the side of the canoe where Dingley sat.
"Northern Lights" by Gilbert Parker
When they had come within short rifle-range, Capt.
"The Farmer Boy, and How He Became Commander-In-Chief" by Morrison Heady
The advance to within long-range rifle fire.
"The Chronicles of a Gay Gordon" by José Maria Gordon
Suddenly the crack of a rifle rang out.
"The Watchers of the Plains" by Ridgewell Cullum
A party of savages coming from the Glades would have to pass us before coming in rifle range of the convicts' camp.
"The Boy Chums in the Forest" by Wilmer M. Ely
I'm sure they're within rifle-range now.
"The Young Alaskans in the Rockies" by Emerson Hough
Once more Dickenson's rifle rang out, and he shifted it back now to his right, to fire his fourth shot almost without aiming.
"The Kopje Garrison" by George Manville Fenn
He told them all about the new high-powered, long-range rifle which he had ordered.
"David and the Phoenix" by Edward Ormondroyd
Fabian fired, but his rifle having a shorter range, the shot only drew from the Indian at whom he aimed a cry of rage.
"Wood Rangers" by Mayne Reid
His speed would soon carry him beyond rifle range.
"El Diablo" by Brayton Norton
The shore of the lake was very far off, and they would soon be in the range of the rifles on the falua.
"Friars and Filipinos" by Jose Rizal
Two rifle-shots rang out from the enemy trench, and right through the sheet they went.
"How I Filmed the War" by Lieut. Geoffrey H. Malins
Cattle grazing on rifle ranges have been poisoned by lead from the bullets.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
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In poetry:

Bright the rebel beacons blazed
On the river left and right;
Wide awake their sentries gazed
Through the watches of the night;
Sharp their challenge rang and fiery came the rifle’s quick inquiry,
As the little launch swung into the light.
"Albemarle Cushing" by James Jeffrey Roche

In news:

BEIJING — Everything was fine with Jason Parker leading up to the Olympic men's 10-meter air rifle competition at the Beijing Shooting Range Hall on Monday.
The Yolo Sportsmen's Association in Woodland recently received two grants from the National Rifle Association totaling almost $10,000 to help fund the YSA Junior Rifle Team and improve range facilities.
On a May night in 2006, a dozen or more reports from an assault rifle rang out in a working-class neighborhood on the west side of town, near Josey Lane.
Rifle range reopens after stray-bullet injury.
State law might protect rifle range.
These few items can prove indispensable in the field and on the range as you learn about your rifle.
The current interest in long-range shooting isn't just because of the fine rifles, ammunition, and optics available.
The NRA National Silhouette shooting championships began with first-day competition Sunday at the Ridgway Rifle Club smallbore range.
The American Legion is hosting a Turkey Shoot for veterans (anyone who has served or is serving) only on Aug 25 at the Peninsula Long Rifles Shooting Range on Slab Camp Road.
If you're in the market for a new muzzleloader, be sure to check out the Long Range Hunter from Knight Rifles.
PUNXSUTAWNEY — Several area police officers recently spent a day qualifying on handguns, shotguns and assault rifles (ARs) at the Punxsutawney Borough Police firing range in Young Township.
1885 Rifle Range Road Mount Pleasant, SC 29464.
For the average hunter that carries a rifle during a Michigan hunting season a 200 yard shot is often out of range.
IN EFFECT UNTIL OCT 15, 4:30 p.m. CENTRAL KITSAP — Kitsap Rifle and Revolver Club is expected to reopen its shooting range Tuesday, if not before, said Marcus Carter, the club's executive officer.
The Natrona County homeowner whose house was hit by a bullet that apparently traveled about a mile from a shooting range west of Casper has agreed to wait on a National Rifle Association study before any further action is taken.
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