The NSW Rifle Association began in the late 1800’s, and is still operating today. Rifle shooting and target sports have had several eras of popularity, most notably around times of war. Before the Army Reserve, the NSW Rifle Association trained soldiers in gun use.
The Casino Kyogle Rifle Club began 15 years ago and brings people together from all walks of life. Target sports are able to be enjoyed by anyone – exceptional fitness is not a prerequisite. It is a great sport for the physically impaired, and the rifle range complex at Casino has wheelchair access.
The Shooting Range in Full swing
People of all ages can have a go, and it is also one of very few sports where there is no discrimination of gender; men and women compete on equal footing.
There are several disciplines, such as fullbore, match rifle and service rifles classes. The major skill in target sports is gauging conditions, such as light or wind, and predicting where the target will be hit.
Firearm safety is taught, along with marksmanship. Visual perception is a skill that becomes highly developed through target sports. Competitions are held regularly at both club and district levels.
For more information on how you can get involved in rifle shooting as a target sport, call club secretary Graeme Hoskins on 6621 3944.
The range caters to all gun enthusiasts