The ISRA owns and maintains a Range
facility just west of Kankakee, IL near the community of Bonfield.
The facility boasts some of the most active organized shooting activities in the
country including the largest evening Highpower Rifle League according to the
sanctioning body, the NRA.
As you enter the tree lined gates into the facility the first range on your left
is the 50 yard pistol range. There are 50 firing points with a firing line
divided at the control tower into two ranges of 25 points each. There are Combat
leagues, Bullseye leagues using this range and Bullseye matches are shot here. Basic and Advanced Pistol Instruction
are also provided on this range.
Passing the Pistol Range you will see the picnic pavilion on your right. This
attractive metal roofed structure has plenty of picnic tables for you to enjoy
your lunch in a tree lined outdoor setting.
Very near the picnic pavilion are our restrooms. There you can wash up before
lunch or even take a shower if you are camping on the facility!
Camping?? Yes camping... members are issued electronic key cards that allow
access to the facility 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Although shooting is only
allowed from 8:00AM till dusk, you can enter the facility at any time. We have
80 acres of property and less that 40 is developed into ranges at this time...
there are quite a few acres of woods to camp in, enjoy the fresh air yet still
have access to modern washroom facilities.
Traveling further east on the property the next range on the left is the 300
yard Highpower Rifle Range. It has a beautifully manicured 300 yard grass firing
line for competitive shooters and a concrete firing line with a few shooting
benches for those hunters that would like to get great zeros on those handloads
before they leave on that trip of a lifetime! The 200 yard firing line, used for
sitting and standing position shooting, has been rebuilt in the spring of 2005 and will be
manicured just as the 300 yard line is currently.
The 300 yard Highpower Rifle Range has 30 firing points with target pits. (What
are target pits?) The target pits is a concrete catwalk behind a concrete wall
and heavy earthen berm. The berm is several meters thick and the top is
approximately 9 feet higher than the catwalk. Standing with your back to the
wall and firing line there are target carriers to your front between you and the
impact berm. Each carrier holds a target frame that is around 5 foot square. In
an organized shooting activity, the match is divided into several relays, some
of which shoot while others pull their targets. If you are pulling you are on
the catwalk with the shooters firing a few feet over your head and as the
bullets pass through the target you pull it down score it and send it back up
with markers so the shooter can see at 300 yards.
The next range is the 100 yard benchrest range. This range has concrete benches
for the use of those shooters that demand the utmost in accuracy from their
firearms. They require a shooting surface that is immobile and unshakable in
order to get shot groups that measure sometimes less than .010" center to
center... yes that is thousandths of an inch! The Benchrest League shoots on
The last range is the 100 Meter range. This range is covered with a metal roof matching that of the picnic
pavilion and is actually set up for 100 yard position
shooting. There is a smallbore (.22 rimfire) league that shoots on Thursday
evenings on this range.
Weekends sometimes have scheduled shooting activities or classes, please check
the schedule on the range page of this site. During the week there is often
little or no activities on the ranges. If your work schedule allows, come visit
us during the week. If not, come out on the weekend and enjoy, there is rarely
more than one range with an organized activity in progress at a time.
Range membership is a premium with dues paid that are separate from required ISRA membership.
300 Yard Range
100 Yard Range
100 Meter Range