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ATTENTION:  
Please note the scheduled Tuesday morning practice for the 5th of December has been 
transferred to Tuesday 12th December due to work on the communication towers.
 
 
 
 
Welcome to the Bathurst Rifle Club website!


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 Licence 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 09/12/2017

Bathurst Rifle Club Inc. 9th December 2017, Diggers and G James Cups, 300yards
 
            Saturdays’ 300 yard shoot gave everyone a chance to regroup and recalibrate both the targets and their sights. The performance of the electronic targets was right up to expectations but unfortunately the shooters could not replicate that performance. With the exception of Nick Cock, who again outshone all, the forward fishtail breeze was more than a match for even the F class shooters with their telescopes and rests. 
 
            Cock had another brilliant day shooting a pair of 50.05 possibles, his third double possible in the last four 300 yard shoots. The closest score to Cock was by Steve Williams who shot a 95.09, both stages sporting consecutive inner fours mid shoot. Graeme Brights’ form has been well down on his best and Saturday was no exception. Bright stayed away from the magpie threes but his inner four count was excessive. 
 
            The other target rifle shooters Gordon Shepherd, Ron Gibson and John Coghill were all at sea in the early conditions. Even though they all had improvement in their second stages they were never in the hunt for the days honours. 
 
            The telescopic aficionados’ were never going to break any records as the difficult breeze made their efforts look ordinary. Jeff Eppleston did best with 113.6 but he dropped consecutive points in both of his stages of 57.3 and 56.3. Ben Wright did his best to hang onto the National rep but dropped consecutive points in both stages to finish with 110.3. Colin Howell finished with the best stage of the day a 58.2, but his first stage 50.3 held him back. 
 
            Geoff Willis and grandson Isaac Bower played with various ammunition combinations, none of which did either shooter credit. A rethink of their strategy is a necessity for next week.   
 
            Cock continued his great form of recent months in winning the Lithgow Small Arms Rifle Club Open Prize meeting last week following on from his win at Fashions Mount (Wellington) two weeks ago. Although not winning a range, Cock was the only competitor to go through the day without dropping a shot. His 150.18 was a point clear of second place getter, Jim Jeffery from Lyndhurst Rifle Club in a very strong field.
 
            The next shoot is the final 500 yard range of the Diggers and G James Cups, and a Championship range, on 16th December.
 
 
Scores:  
 
by John Coghill


 
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