rifle shooting

Petone Rifle Club

Messines Avenue,
Heretaunga 5018
New Zealand

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Tour of our Club

Petone Club House
Competition trophies
BBQ after shooting - a family afair
Club chronograph in use
New shooter training
Young shooter on the range with a coach

Full Bore Rifle Shooting

Petone Rifle Club caters for all types of full bore target rifle shooting common to New Zealand.  Full Bore Target Rifle shooters predominately use a 7.62mm (.308) calibre rifle and shoot in prone position (lying on the ground) They fire from a firing point (shooting mound) at a ringed target using aperture sights to sight through . You shoot off your elbows in a shooting jacket and use a sling to support the rifle.

Target Rifle (TR)
The grades within TR shooting are:

  • Tyro, first year of shooting, who are allowed the assistance of a wind coach
  • C grade
  • B grade
  • A grade

The grades are determined by a ranking system set by NRANZ, the National Rifle Association of New Zealand.

F TR (F Class Target Rifle)
A 7.62mm target rifle with a scope. F TR rifles are allowed the use of a front bipod and a rear sand bag.

F Open
Up to 8mm calibre rifle with a scope and a front rest and rear sand bag

You can find out more at the International Confederation of Fullbore Rifle Associations website. See ICFRA Rules.

Latest News

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Scores from the WRA Bert Dickson inter club teams match shot at 300, 500 and 600 yards at Trentham on 8 February.
FTR Teams: , 1st...

At the completion of a very tiring nine days of shooting, along with everything else that goes on in the background, I can report that...

Saturday 23rd of Nov saw the annual Wellington interclub shoot by graded teams of three.  Petone entered teams in A, B, C, Tyro and...

This is the second newsletter of the 2013-14 season.