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

Shooting Competitions

Club Level
Each Saturday over the shooting season we shoot a different distance from 300 yards to 1000 yards. We shoot two strings (two convertible sighting shots and 10 shots to count).

We have a number of competitions within the club, competing for a range of trophies within each grade. The main competitions are:

  • Best season Double Aggregate, best shoots over 300-1000 yards over the season
  • Short and Long Aggregates on nominated days
  • Club Championship, shot over one day, all ranges

Regional/ National Competitions
There are a number of matches held throughout NZ over the season. Petone Rifle Club members travel to many of these competitions.

National Championship
The New Zealand National Rifle Championship meeting is held over a week in early January each year. This is the largest Fullbore competition held in NZ and many overseas competitors attend. The Ballinger Belt is shot for; this is the oldest sporting trophy in New Zealand, and this has been held by Petone Rifle Club members a good number of times. In fact the famous Ballinger Belt is named after a past Petone member!

Internationals and Commonwealth Games
Representing New Zealand as a member of any of the following teams; Under 25, Veterans, Ladies or a member of the New Zealand Rifle Team is a huge honour and shooting for New Zealand in the Commonwealth Games is the ultimate goal of a competition shooter.  Petone Rifle Club has had members shooting their first season who have been selected to represent New Zealand.

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.