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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 17/03/2018

Bathurst Rifle Club Inc. 17th March 2018, W Cutler Cup, 500yards
             Saturday had that summery feel with a hot gusty wind swinging in an arc from northwest to a head on southerly. With the obstructions in its path (Mount Panorama western ridge and the SSAA mounds) the wind swirled about the range in a very haphazard way.
             It was a nightmare trying to pick the strength let alone direction of the breeze as the flags flopped about in all directions at the same time. Phil Mahon our newest member showed everyone that he will be a presence in the trophy competitions in the months to come by easily out shooting the best of his F class competitors, dropping just two points in a first stage 58.2.
             The best that the more experienced group, including our international duo could do was a series of 56’s with Jeff Eppleston, Geoff Willis and Grahame Willis and Colin Howell all two points adrift of Mahon. Isaac Bower was put under pressure by his coach and grand dad, Geoff Willis, for handling his sight adjustment knob but still managed to shoot 54.2 in spite of the harassment.
             The Target rifle group was pretty much at sea and with the wind creating havoc only Steve Williams showed any semblance of control in shooting 47.03. Gordon Shepherd with 45.0, John 43.0 and Ron Gibson 42.0 did not have much idea at times.
             Whether the breeze settled as the afternoon wore on is debatable but the scores certainly didn’t improve as shooters tried to hold their own against the trying conditions. Geoff Willis did best dropping just three points for a total of 113.3 but one by one his competitors failed to reach the number required.
             Howell couldn’t beat his first stage 56 and finished with 112.3 whilst Eppleston dropped five points leaving him on 111.6. Grahame Willis suffered the ignominy of an inner four in each of his stages and Bower spoiled his stage with a double inner but did enough to get his first ever handicap win. Meanwhile Mahon came back to earth when a run of 5 inner fours sunk his day.
             As for the target rifle group Shepherd 46.02, Gibson and Williams both with 46.01 held their own but Coghill again suffered a meltdown with just 40.01, magpie threes again the bane of his day. Williams won the A Grade Cock of the Walk and Gibson B grade.
             Next week is the final range of the W Cutler Cup and a 600 yard Championship range. 
by John Coghill
Posted by Graham on Sunday 18 March 2018 - 15:05:51printer friendly create pdf of this news item
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