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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 27/08/2016

Bathurst Rifle Club Inc 27th August 2016 W & J Brown Shield 900 yards

             The rescheduled 900 yard last range of the W & J Brown Shield was held on Saturday in very pleasant weather conditions; bright sun, little wind but a strong mirage to upset the equilibrium.
             Early conditions were quite readable, but as the day wore on gremlins got into the system and scores plummeted. At the start of the second stage conditions suddenly turned upside down with quick wind strength and directional variations resulting in some very unusual results from the very best in the club.
             When you get outer two’s from Australian team members you know that the conditions are unusual to say the least. There was a bright side with Graeme Bright and Jeff Eppleston making everyone look like novices. Bright, returning from his Brisbane trip where he contested the QRA State Championships shot a 99.06, streets ahead of his nearest competitor.
             Eppleston’s Brisbane sojourn saw him win the State Championship in FTR class, this after two Queens Prize wins in F Standard class in recent years. Eppleston’s win in Brisbane sets him up for selection in the Australian team to Canada to contest the 2017 World FTR championships. Using the lightweight bipod, his prize for his Queensland win, Eppleston held a tight group to record 117.6/120 despite the difficult conditions.
             Aside from Bright and Eppleston there were some good efforts in the first stage but the second stage was almost universally dismal. Nick Cock 49.04, Steve Williams and Gordon Shepherd with 48.03 each and Grahame Willis 57.4, all performed creditably but their second stages were very disappointing as the breeze and mirage toyed with them. Williams was the exception scrabbling to a repeat 48 with one centre bull’s eye.
             Dennis Lavelle again performed best of the B grade group although he couldn’t avoid a couple of magpie three’s in his second stage. John Coghill and Ron Gibson each collected more than a sugar bag full of magpies with an occasional outer two thrown in.
             It was a similar story for the F class contingent with Willis holding it together for just half of the shoot. Ben Wright had a forgettable experience and Matt Allen and Colin Howell continued their difficult initiation.
             The last shoot before the shutdown is a 300 yard Diggers Cup round next Saturday   

G Bright TRA 99.06 (2 ¾) 100
J Eppleston FTR 117.6 (7 ¾) 100
G Shepherd TRA 94.06 (6 ¾) 100
S Williams TRA 96.04 (4 ¼) 100
J Coghill TRB 85.03 (12) 97
N Cock TRA 95.05 (1 ½) 96 ½
D Lavelle TRB 88.03 (7 ¾) 95 ¾
G P Willis FSA 106.5 (8) 95
R Gibson TRB 77.0 (12) 89
B Wright FSB 93.0 (12) 87 ½
M Allen FSB 104.4; C Howell FSB 98.4

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