Glenn Waddle of Tasmania - winner of the ACT Queen's Prize - November 2012.
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Target rifle shooting is a challenging sport with a proud history in Australia and most other
Commonwealth countries. Anyone interested in having a go at this sport, who is not being
personally introduced by a Member, need first to express their interest via an email to
interested in just having a look are welcome to come out to the McIntosh Rifle Range during any
club shoot at around 4.00pm on most Saturdays.
Competition for Members occur most Saturdays, generally starting at 1:30pm.
Telephone/FAX at the McIntosh Rifle Range: (02) 6241 5527
PO Box 31
Canberra City ACT 2601
Steve Lamb being presented with Life Membership of the Canberra Rifle Club
by Dr Peter Grundy - July 2011.
Full bore target rifle shooting is a safe sport. Male and female participants compete on equal terms at various levels ranging from C Grade at Club level through to Australian representative at the Commonwealth Games. The minimum age for participation is 12 years (with parental approval of course).
If you want to have a go then please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how to register for an introductory session that would cost you just $20. There is no obligation to either join the Club or to obtain a firearms licence just to have a go, and you would be supervised one on one by an experienced Club member.
If after a couple of tries you wish to join the Club, the annual subscription payable is no more than $98 for a full year. This subscription is heavily discounted in the first year for those who are brand new to the sport. Obtaining a suitable firearms licence is an expectation once you join the Club.
The subscription includes a National Rifle Association of Australia affiliation fee that entitles you to compete throughout Australia in open competitions, public liability insurance coverage whilst participating on an approved range, and access to standard ammunition and projectiles. You may at your option also subscribe to the Australian Target Rifle journal for $37 per annum.
You need not invest in any rifle or equipment until you feel ready to do so. Range fees and ammunition costs are about $42 per club shoot. Range fees are discounted for juniors and full time dependent students.
HistoryAbout Jim McIntosh OAM (1913-2003) after whom this range is named. Full bore target rifle shooting in Australia can trace its roots back to at least 1845, which marked the formation of the Sydney Rifle Club.
The Canberra Rifle Club is the city's oldest surviving sporting body. It can trace its conception to a report in the Queanbeyan Age newspaper of 6 May 1913 that "there was a representative gathering of riflemen at the residence of Mr Hector McIntosh, Canberra, on Saturday last, to discuss the proposal of forming a rifle club at that place..."
Previous rifle ranges were located at the present sites of the Black Mountain Peninsula Picnic Grounds and the Mt Ainslie Summit Road.
The Club's present facilities, located in the Majura Valley, were opened in September 1969. It is named the McIntosh Rifle Range after the Canberra pioneer family that has been closely associated with the Club since its formation.
In 1972, the McIntosh Rifle Range became the venue for the National Queen's Prize Shoot, which is conducted annually by the National Rifle Association of Australia.
In 2000, the Canberra Rifle Club Incorporated trading as the Australian Capital Territory Full Bore Target Rifle attained 'statehood' under the National Rifle Association of Australia.
In 2001, the Bungendore Rifle Club, which operates from the McIntosh Rifle Range, became an Affiliate of the Australian Capital Territory Full Bore Target Rifle.
In 2004 the Canberra Rifle Club together with the Bungendore Rifle Club ran the inaugral Canberra Queens Prize meeting.
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