Prone rifle takes place on Tuesday evenings from 7pm. The discipline uses a bolt-action, single shot rifle with aperture sights. Each card displays 10 small targets, and you fire one shot at each of these targets from 25 yards. The discipline is shot from the prone (lying down) position on the floor and you wear a special jacket, glove and sling to help support the rifle. This is the same style of shooting that is contested at the Summer Olympics. Full members can also shoot on Monday evenings and some Saturdays (monthly) during the day.
Lightweight Sporting Rifle (LSR) takes place on Thursday evenings from 7pm. LSRs are semi-automatic or repeating rifles with 10-shot magazines and telescopic sights. The discipline is shot from the standing position at 20 yards and does not use special clothing. Each round consists of 3 targets with 10 shots on each, giving a score out of 300 (yes, LSR shooters get through a lot more ammo than prone shooters!). Full members can also shoot on Monday evenings and some Saturdays (monthly) during the day.
Following our applications for grants (see our thanks to our generous sponsors on our front page) money has been found for all the materials to convert our .22 range to allow the shooting of pistol-calibre Sporting Rifles at 20 yards, and similar Pistols at 10 yards! More information will be available here once range approval and certification has been completed.