Our Sport

Smallbore rifle shooting is a sport where you can have fun, be competitive and learn about the safe handling of firearms.

You can be as competitive as you like; or just come along for the sociality.  There is no obligation to enter competitions but if you do then competitions are graded so you are competing against shooters of the same ability as yourself.

Smallbore rifle shooting is an “Equal Opportunity” sport.  Men and women compete on equal terms

Age: Age is no restriction on shooting.  Our Clubs will allow children 14 and over to learn to shoot. Provided you are big enough to hold the rifle then you can participate.  We have members of school age right through to those well past retirement age.

Safety: All new members are given a good grounding in firearms safety and the safe handling of rifles.  All shooting is supervised by range officers.

Coaching: New members are allocated a coach, generally a senior member of the club, who in most cases is a qualified coach.  Coaching is available at all levels for hose that want it.

Costs: Subscriptions are about $200 per year for adults.  Nightly fees are between $4 – 10.  Ammunition is $5.00 – $12.00 for a box of fifty rounds depending on quality. Costs vary from club to club.

Equipment: The rifles used are .22 calibre single shot target rifles.  Sporting rifles using magazines are not permitted.  All clubs have rifles, jackets and other equipment for use by members who do not have their own.

What: Smallbore rifle shooting is shot all year round – Indoor in the winter and outdoor in summer.  Indoor shooting is generally shot at 25 yards with the normal course of fire being either 10 or 20 shots plus sighting shots.  Outdoor shooting is shot over a distance of 50 metres using the same rifle as indoor.  The normal course of fire is 30 or 60 shots plus sighting shots.

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