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The purpose of this site is to provide information for members, visitors and those considering joining Bathurst Rifle Club.

Bathurst Rifle Club is located on Mt Panorama, Bathurst, NSW, Australia.

Established approx. 1864 as the Bathurst Militia.
Inaugurated into the New South Wales Rifle Association in the early 1870’s.
Incorporated 1992.

Catering for Long Range Target shooting most Saturdays from 1:00pm. Visitors are always welcome! Come try your scoped sporting rifle at 300yds or the clubs 308Win. or 223Rem. rifle at any range.

Bathurst Rifle Range has firing points located from 300 to 900 yards.
All classes are fired from the prone position. Target Rifle is conducted using 308Win. or 223Rem. cal. rifles using a sling and adjustable rear aperture sights. F Class Standard shoot 308Win. or 223Rem. cal. rifles using a telescopic sight, front rest or bipod with rear sandbag and F Class Open can use any calibre up to 8mm.

Bathurst Rifle Club members compete in Target Rifle and F class club competitions.
Normal Saturday afternoon club competition comprises 2x stages of 2 sighters and ten counting shots to give a max possible of 100.20 ( 20 centre bulls) for Target Rifle, or max possible of 120.20 (20 super centres) for F class shooters.

Contact Information Enquiries can be posted via our Contact Us page or join our Forums and drop in for a chat and post your questions.

For information about Joining Bathurst Rifle Club and/or Obtaining a Firearms License please refer to our FAQ section.

Range address The range entrance is located where Boundary Road meets Barry Gurdon Drive, just past Hinton Road (Pit Straight) at Mt Panorama. Google Maps Reference: -33.43821,149.546456

Full Bore Range opening times: 12:30pm - 7:00pm Saturdays. (Check BRC Program).



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Weekly Review 25/03/2017

Bathurst Rifle Club Inc. 25 March 2017, K Redding 700 Trophy, 700yards
 
             Dark foreboding skies greeted shooters on Saturday for the K Redding 700 yard Trophy. Although threatening to bucket down all day, only the odd misty scud fell on shooters backs. The light was fairly even though very dark and the first stage was shot in very calm conditions with little wind and zero mirage. A few gusts started to appear and the wind built up to a strong westerly as the day wore on. There was enough movement and variation to keep all scores in check.
 
             Nick Cock set the tone with a 48.03 with Graeme Bright (47.05) and Steve Williams (47.02) on his coat tails. John Coghill copped the first magpie three when he missed a quick gust but managed to salvage some credibility with a 46.02. Gordon Shepherd was not in control in his 45.01 whilst Dennis Lavelle peppered the target with a 41.01.
 
             The second stage was a Cock benefit with a string of 7 centre bull’s eyes a feature of his 49.07, but just a small wobble at the end spoiled his game. Williams also put together a string of centre’s in his 48.05 as Coghill, Lavelle and Bright scrambled to 46’s. Shepherd punctured Coghill’s hopes of more bragging rights with a 48.02 to beat him by one point.
 
             In F-class Geoff Willis led with 58.3 from Ben Wright 57.3, Colin Howell 56.0 and Grahame Willis in the unfamiliar role of rear guard with 55.0. The second stage for the “effies” proved a definite downer and as the wind increased so the scores decreased. Grahame Willis was right off his game and lost a great chance to consolidate his Championship lead. But no one else did any better with Wright retreating 8 points and Geoff Willis 5 points over their first stage scores. Howell put the wind up his more experienced opponents by almost grabbing the Cock of the Walk but could not quite get enough super centres’ to seal the deal. 
 
             Shayne Barnsley and Kelvin Moss have attended the range over the past few weeks to conduct their black powder practice with varying results. Barnsley’s persistence is paying off but wind is a major factor in their chosen discipline because of their large slow projectiles.
 
             Williams won the K Redding 700 Trophy and Coghill was runner up. With a large contingent of club shooters attending the VRA Queens Prize Shoot in Bendigo next week only a small number are expected to contest the first stage of the Captains Trophy at 800 yards.                

Scores: 
S Williams TRA 95.07 (5 ¾) 100
J Coghill TRB 92.03 (8 ¾) 100
C Howell FSA 111.1 (8 ¼) 99 ½
D Lavelle TRB 87.03 (12) 99
N Cock TRA 97.10 (1 ¼) 98 ¼
G Shepherd TRA 93.03 (4) 97
G S Willis FSA 111.3 (5 ½) 97
G Bright TRA 93.06 (2 ½) 95 ½
B Wright FSB 106.5 (7 ¾) 94 ¾
G P Willis FSA 106.0 (7) 94 ¼

Black powder: 
S Barnsley 46/100
 
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