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Shooting (Large Bore)


Mr Brett Hartnet

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Mr Geoffrey Wells (CFA Woodend)

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Competition will be a standard 3 x 10 shot matches at 600 yards.
NRAA rules will apply with A, B, C, Tyro, shooting on standard IFCA targets with F Standard, F Open & FTR shooting on the Silver mountain electronic target system.
All events are mixed, with no age restriction, and cater equally for males and females.
Beginners and new comers are most welcome.
Medals will be awarded for 1st place in every grade at all ranges provided the grade/division is contested by at least two competitors.
Medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd will be awarded to all grades for the days aggregate.

For all classes of shooting outside T.O.R.O division, appropriate target rifles must be used. If unsure, please reach out to the coordinators to confirm prior to registering.



A Grade $30.00
B Grade $30.00
C Grade $30.00
D Grade (Tyro/Novice) $30.00 (limited to 12 shooters only)
F Class Open $30.00
F Class Standard $30.00
FTR $30.00

Age Code


00  Open

Venue, Date & Time

This year the event will be conducted at the Castlemaine Rifle Range, 74 Tomkies Road, Castlemaine on Friday 31st of March 2023
Shooting will commence at 10.00 hours sharp with all competitors required to be at the range for a preshoot briefing at 09.00. This briefing is mandatory for all shooters.
Everybody attending the event must sign into the VRA/Castlemaine Rifle Range visitor book giving their full name and contact details for Insurance purposes at the morning briefing.


Castlemaine Rifle Range is conveniently located just an hour and a half drive from Melbourne, in the Central Victorian town of Castlemaine. With a 900yard range capability, this facility conducts Rifle Competitions for local clubs as well as annual prize meetings.
Food and beverages – Castlemaine Rifle Club will be selling sandwiches and hotdogs on the day. Can you please advise on your entry form if you intend to buy these from the range so catering numbers can be determined.
Tea and coffee making facilities will be available. Toilet facilities are available at the range. Under no circumstances can alcohol be consumed on the range or its facilities.

Special Instructions

Hearing protection must be worn on the actual range at all times unless advised otherwise from the Range Officers. Its encouraged that all attending this event should supply their own ear protection however, disposable ear plugs will be available on the day and distributed at the morning briefing.
All shooters/competitors ex, tyro/novice (D Grade) will be expected to mark targets at some point on the day. Details of this will be advised at the morning briefing.
Loan firearms (shared) can be arranged for competitors for the day. This will be restricted to 12 competitors in Tyro/Novice (D grade) and 6 competitors in C Grade. PLEASE REQUEST IN ADVANCE.
Ammunition can be purchased on the day if required for the loan rifles. PLEASE REQUEST IN ADVANCE.
Tyro/Novice (D Grade) will be a supervised event for 1st and 2nd time shooters only. After the 2nd year, the shooter will compete in C Grade if still ungraded.
Competitors who currently hold a grading from a rifle association are ineligible to compete in Tyro/Novice (D Grade).
F Standard & FTR shooters are restricted to .308 and .223 calibres, as per NRAA rules.
F Open shooters are restricted to any calibre and projectile up to and including 8mm.
Both F Standard and F Open will use a bi-pod or rest,
as per NRAA rules.
Range Officers will control the shooting proceeding on the day. It is expected of all attending the range on the day (including nonshooters) to follow all instructions of the range officers and/or their, nominated delagites. Failure to comply, the individual(s) will be asked to leave the range. No refund under such circumstances will be provided.
-The Castlemaine Rifle Range committee/council reserves to right to restrict any person from entering the range at their discretion. In addition to this, they reserve the right to ask any person who is attending the event (actually on the range) to leave the range if, so directed as per Castlemaine Rifle Range Cub rules, policy and procedures. No refund under such circumstances will be provided.

Teams & Individual Events

You are now required to enter and pay online for both individual and team events i.e. payment is now required for both individual and team events.  

Entry Form Information

Could all competitors please provide THEIR e-mail address, or agency address on entry to facilitate the sending of the relevant rules? Preference for sending rules will be by e-mail.