Saturday, 24 October 2020 – 1730hrs – CRC BBQ
Social Dinner (in town):
Friday, 9 October 2020 – 1900hrs – Venue TBC
A draw for shooting order will normally be conducted 10 minutes before the scheduled shooting time, which is 1330 hrs unless otherwise stated.
If a decision to start shooting is delayed (e.g. by inclement weather) beyond one hour of the scheduled shooting time, then a practice shoot only may be held and no competition will be decided on such a day.
All club shoots, excluding service, long range rimfire matches, are to be conducted on Electronic Targets in either A or B Block assuming that there is someone present who is familiar with the mandatory set up and put away protocols for those targets.
Ad Hoc Range Use
Members wishing to use the range at other than the programmed dates and times must first obtain the Range Booking Manager’s approval. Other users must have the Committee’s approval.
The Range Booking Manager will advise on what targets may or may not be used, and will resolve any booking clashes as they see fit.
Booking and range fees will be levied for every instance of ad hoc range use (including usage by members) in accordance with a schedule approved from time to time by the Committee.
It may also be necessary to obtain the approval of external authorities in order to meet conditions of the ACT Firearms Act and the Club’s tenure over the range and its danger zone.
Range Standing Orders
All shooting on the range shall be conducted in accordance with the Range Standing Orders. A copy is posted on the club website.
In particular it states: “The firearm action can only be closed and/or cocked when the firearm is pointed directly at the target/butts from the firing point, and all shots are to be fired so that projectiles are safely captured by the relevant stop butt.”
All persons on the range are advised to wear hearing and eyesight protection at all times whilst shooting is in progress.
Service Rifle Shoot
The 300m Service Rifle shoot will be shot on manual targets. This will be the only match that day; ie ETs will not be used alongside. Participants must be at the draw given that competitor marking MAY be required. Normal range fees will apply. A new format for a Service Rifle Shoot including ability to shoot multiple disciplines (including 0.303) if being investigated.
Danger Signs and Flags
No shooting may be conducted anywhere on the range, including the Zero Range, unless ALL danger signals have been deployed. At the conclusion of shooting, these signals must be returned without fail to their allotted storage location.
The firing point is located on top of the mantlet at the North Eastern end of A Block. All shots are to be fired into the stop butt. Any intending users of the zero range must arrive early enough to ensure they have vacated the area 60 minutes before the scheduled start of shooting. This is when the butts area set up will start. The Range Officer may request that the zero range be vacated at any time.
All members and users of the range may be required at any time to satisfy the Club that they hold a valid Firearms Licence as issued by the State or Territory in which they reside.
This is especially the case when purchasing ammunition or ammunition components from the Club. Consequently, you should carry your current Firearms Licence and your current NRAA Membership Card at all times.
One of the conditions for the renewal of your Firearms Licence is that you can demonstrate actual use of your firearms. In the context of target shooting, the basic test is firing a shot at an approved event conducted by an approved Club on at least four days per annum.
A prospective member, even someone not in possession of a relevant Firearms Licence, may shoot a rifle under the supervision of an Authorised Instructor.
Although the Association has direct access to firearms safety courses which are accepted respectively in the ACT and NSW, it is often more expedient to approach a commercial supplier of such courses, e.g. SSAA ACT.
Authorised Instructors are appointed iaw with a scheme approved by the ACT Firearms Registrar / NSW Firearms Registry.
The Committee reserves the right to alter the published programme for whatever reason. A championship shoot cancelled for any reason (including inclement weather) will only be rescheduled if it is the second occasion of that particular distance being cancelled in the current season. In that case the shoot will take place on the next available spare day or 900 metres day – the Roberts Spoon days are only to be used as a last resort.
Conditions of Competitions
Subject to Committee discretion, an award will only be made where at least two members in the relevant discipline / grade / category have fully qualified for the relevant competition.
Target Rifle Competitions – Off-Rifle
 OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP (DOUCH MEMORIAL), B GRADE CHAMPIONSHIP and C GRADE CHAMPIONSHIP – Aggregate of best TWO scores at each distance during the year, possible 1,200 points, from nominated shoots.
 UNDER 25 CHAMPIONSHIP will be awarded to the highest placed competitor in the OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP whose 25th birthday falls after the end of the shooting year (30th June).
 ACTFBTR/VREEKAMP, HOWELL, THOMAS, MAHER and O’DONNELL MEDALS – Aggregate of best SINGLE score at each distance in the nominated shoots, possible 600. Medals for top scorers in each grade. The ACTFBTR/VREEKAMP medal series will be the best Aggregate of six scores in the twelve nominated shoots, possible 600 (ie best 300, best 400).
 H G McINTOSH SERVICE SHIELD – Best Score in A, and B & C grade combined for the Service Rifle Shoot.
 VETERANS MATCH (TBC) – SERVICE RIFLE SHOOT – Best Score in A, and B & C grade combined for Service Rifle Shoot. Awards TBA.
 BISLEY TROPHY – Best Score in A, and B & C grade combined.
 CAMBRIDGE 900m – Aggregate of best THREE scores at 900m on the nominated days. A single trophy for the top TR scorer regardless of grade. Possible 300.
Target Rifle Handicap Competitions
 HANDICAP CHAMPIONSHIP (GORDON HAY MEMORIAL) – As for the OFF-RIFLE CHAMPIONSHIP, using handicap adjusted scores.
 BRACK and JACK LLOYD MEMORIAL TROPHIES – Aggregate of handicap adjusted scores at nominated shoots, possible 300.
 ROBERTS SPOONS – Awarded to top scorer, after handicap adjustment, for each of the nominated shoots.
Long Range Rimfire
This event will be shot on paper targets and are programmed approximately one a month alternatively on a Saturday morning. Participants must be at the draw at 0800 hrs given that competitor marking WILL be required. To promote participation in these shoots a reduced range fee applies if competing in the championship shoot in the afternoon, otherwise standard fees apply
F Class Competitions – Off-Rifle
F/TR, F Standard and F Open as defined by SSRs.
 ANNUAL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES. Donors: F/TR – WIGNEY
FS – CHARLTON
FO – GRUNDY
 ACTFBTR MEDAL SERIES – as per TR. Medals for F/TR, FS and FO.
 H G McINTOSH SERVICE SHIELD – Best score in FS and FO & F/TR combined for the Service Rifle Shoot.
 VETERANS MATCH (TBC) – SERVICE RIFLE SHOOT – Best Score in FS and FO & F/TR combined for Service Rifle Shoot. Awards TBA.
 TRINDALL 900m – as per CAMBRIDGE 900m in TR. Trophies for both FS and FO.
Range Medals – Off-Rifle
Aggregate of best THREE scores at the nominated distance during the year.
300 TR ROBINSON FS/FO - 2/30th BTTN
400 TR COURTNEY FS/FO - PAYNE
500 TR CHALLEN FS/FO - REID
600 TR FOX FS/FO - CORELLA
700 TR GRIBBLE FS/FO - CLIFFORD
800 TR NEGUS FS/FO - CLIFFORD
 CRC “100” and CRC “120” – Awarded to each member recording at least one double possible under Target Rifle and F Class conditions respectively in any one year. The number achieved to be acknowledged on award.
 TARGET RIFLE 10 “V” POSSIBLE; F STD 120 DOUBLE POSSIBLE – Gold medal for the first such possible in any one year, bronze medal for each such possible thereafter.
 TARGET RIFLE SERVICE POSSIBLE – Gold medal for the first such possible in any one year, bronze medal for each such possible thereafter.
Mid-Week and Sunday Morning Shoots
Mid-week and Sunday morning shoots have not been programmed; they can be called upon on an ad hoc basis. A minimum of four (4) members are required to be present with a Range Officer to conduct the shoot. Normal range fees will apply.
Bisley Trophy Matches
The Bisley Trophy Match will be shot on Electronic Targets, with two shooters per target Bisley Style (a maximum of 20 shooter per detail is therefore possible). If more than 20 shooters compete, the details will be split into disciplines where possible. The planned course of fire is 2 sighters and 10 counting shots at 300, 2 and 10 at 600, and 2 and 15 at 900m. The winner (for trophy engraving) in each discipline (TR, FS, FO and FTR) will be determined by the highest aggregate in either of the two planned matches (ie best aggregate score from either match, not combined scores). Note that this match is ungraded, and will be shot per discipline based on off rifle scores. The match will begin at 10:00am. No other match / practice will be shot alongside on these days. A presentation and BBQ will be held at the end of shooting.