Ladies Comp and Junior Shield 11/4/21

A perfect autumn day on the range for the Ladies’ Competition and the Junior Shield.

The ladies posted some good scores:

Amalie 485, Kerry 481, Deanne 475, Vanessa 472 and Carol  443.

The Juniors were even better:
Riley  492, Amalie 485, Teon 481,  Jarrod 457

Well done to Amalie, our newest junior and clearly a crack shot!

Ole Smokey, Gleniffer Shield, RO Davies and Centrefire

The first round of the RO Davies Shield (rimfire light barrel) was held on 10th Jan:

1 Josh on 489

2. David S 486

3. Adam L and Bruce T 485

Aaron B 484

Ian J 482

Pat L 480

Tony H 478

Shaun B 467

David B 462

Bill Y 445

Col F 427

This was followed by the Centrefire Shoot, measuring the distance between the 2 widest shots at 100 and 200 metres.
100 metres:  Tony H 25mm, Derek B 25mm,  Josh B 40mm

200 metres:  Tony H 11mm (impressive!)  Derek 23mm

A great day for target shooting – light breezes and sunshine.  What more could you want?

The first round of the Ole Smokey Shield on 31st Jan 2021 yielded some good scores:

Ian 495

Derek 494

Tony 486

Bruce 485 tied with David S 485

Pat 484

Josh 478

David B 476

Bill Y 456

Col F 452 tied with Shaun B 452

The Gleniffer Shield (unsupported, no bench rests or bags) scores are as follows:

Derek B 461

Pat L 386

Tony H 385

Ian J 321

Bruce T 278

Josh B 239

Col F 238

Junior Shield and Ladies Comp 1/11/20

A good roll up today saw all benches filled and there was keen competition between the ladies and the Juniors.  The fellas kept themselves amused with a “lie detector” shoot at fox targets placed at 100m using .22 rimfires.

Round 2 of the Junior Shield saw Riley take top spot with a score of 492/500,  with Amalie coming in second place with 482.  A great score, considering this is only Amalie’s 3rd shoot.   Teon was close on Amalie’s heels with 480, followed by Jarrod on 461.
The Ladies Comp saw Kerry shoot very well with an impressive 496, closely followed by Vanessa with 490 then Deanne on 485 and Amalie on 468.
Don’t forget our next shoot on 22nd November, being our Christmas shoot with a BBQ lunch provided, cooked of course by Fitzy our 4 star chef.  There will be some interesting .22 competitions run, with prizes including a ham and turkey breast up for grabs so mark it on your calendars so you don’t miss out on a fun afternoon.
A reminder also of our general meeting at Mylestom Hall (River St Mylestom) on Wednesday 25th Nov starting at 7.00pm.   This is a COVID Safe meeting with plenty of room, and hand sanitiser will be provided.  Unfortunately we won’t have Skype or Zoom facilities, but will aim to have these for our Annual General Meeting in February.

R O Davies and Gleniffer Shield

It’s good to be back!  There were 2 matches shot today 27th September, the R O Davies Shield (light barrel) and the Gleniffer Shield (off the elbows, no supports allowed).

Some good scores were posted in the RO Davies match… 

Ian 492 
Shaun 471 
Brett 470 
David 469 
Josh 467 
Deanne 460 
Pat 441 
Derek 420 
Fitzy was disqualified for shooting 1 target twice and writing naughty swear words on his target.

The Gleniffer Shield sorted out the pretenders… 
Derek 439 
Ian 365 
Brett 343 
Josh 276 
Fitzy 248 

The next shoot is Sunday 1st November, with round 2 of the Ladies’ and Juniors’ Competitions.

Ole Smokey Round 2, and Centrefire

Gusty and unpredictable winds made for a challenging but fun day on the range today.  The results of the second round of the Ole Smokey Shield are: 

Derek 493
Ian 490
Tony 486
Fitzy 476
Josh 465
Despite the wind we also shot the centrefire match.  The aim is to shoot the smallest 5-shot group at 100m and 200m.

Results at 100m:

Derek 25mm
Tony 44mm
Josh 53mm
Al 77mm
At 200m, new shooter Josh read the wind much better than the older fellas:

Josh 52mm
Tony 54mm
Derek 82mm

Next shoot is 27th September, with the RO Davies Shield (light barrel) and Gleniffer Shield (off the elbows, no supports allowed).  See you there!

Junior Shield & Ladies Comp 26/07

A wet day on the range, but still a great day for target shooting as there was no wind. Two juniors, Jarrod and Amalie, had their first competition shoot and posted some excellent scores. The results for the Junior Shield and the Ladies’ Competition are:


Riley 495

Jarrod 483

Teon 482

Amalie  475


Kerry 495

Vanessa  480

Deanne  479

Amalie 475

R O Davies and Field Rifle 28 June

A perfect winter’s day on the range for the RO Davies and Field Rifle events.  With social distancing requirements we were able to utilise every second bench which suited the 9 competitors.

The results of today’s R O Davies Shield (light barrel) are:

1st  Ian 489
2nd Pat 488
3rd Aaron 483
4 David 475
5 Fitzy 473
6 Derek 465
7 Josh 463
8 Riley 458
9 Brett 454

The Field Rifle event, involving a total of 22 shots over 50 metres from the standing unsupported position:
1st Derek 108
2nd Ian 56
3rd Brett 51

Next Sunday 5th July we have the Dairyville Range from 12 Midday, which will be a practice day for sighting in or for people who would like to try shooting.  We can also do Firearm Safety courses or R licence courses if required on the day.
If you know someone who would like to try shooting this is the day to bring them along where they will be required to complete a P650 form and then be fully supervised by a licenced shooter or firearm instructor.

Range Re-opening

The Coffs Harbour Rifle Club will be re-opening the Dairyville range on Sunday 31st May. This is under the current Level 1 restrictions, so there can only be a maximum of 10 people on the range at any one time. These restrictions are expected to be eased in June, which will allow up to 50 people on the range but with social distancing maintained. This will limit the number of firers to about 10 at a time (every second bench). The Bellingen Rifle Club will hold our first shoot on Sunday 7th June – see the Program page for details.

AGM & Prizes for 2019


The AGM was held at the Mylestom Hall on Wednesday, and luckily the flyscreens worked because the Mylestom mosquitoes were there in their millions.

Brian, one of the Club’s founding members and Club President for the last 20 years, has decided to step down and spend more time away doing what he enjoys (ie shooting).  Derek was elected as new Club President, with Tony continuing as Secretary and Ian as Treasurer.

The prizes for 2019 were awarded, and here’s a run-down:

Gleniffer Shield (50m, no benchrests)

1 Derek B

2 Peter M

3 Tony H

Junior Comp (under 18’s)

1 Riley B

2 Bailey L

Ladies Comp

1 Kerry J

2 Deanne T

3 Carol S

Ole Smokey Shield (50m benchrest)

1 Derek B

2 Tony H

3 Ian J

RO Davis Shield (50m light barrel)

1 David S

2 Derek B

3 Ian J

50/100m rimfire and 100/200m centrefire


A rather wet day on the range today, but a very good roll-up for our first longer range events of the year.  First was rimfire at 50m and 100m, followed by centrefire at 100m and 200m.  The events were scored on the size of the smallest group at each range.  The Club also conducted Firearms Safety Courses for Amellie and Olivia, two ladies new to the sport of target shooting, and both passed with flying colours.

Rimfire at 50m and 100m:

Dave S 15mm, 81.07mm

Vanessa S 23.8mm (50m)

Bailey L 16.16mm, 52.92mm

Adam L 18.03mm, 61.65mm

Olivia B 16.19mm, 16.53mm

Derek B 5.22 mm, 12.43 mm

Pat L 18.13 mm (50m)

Aaron B 22.38 mm, 28.16 mm

Tony H 14.19 mm, 35.14 mm

Centrefire at 100m and 200m:

Tony H 35.58 mm (200m only, ‘cos he shot on the wrong target!)

Derek B 23.04 mm, 66.40 mm

Peter M 20.58 mm, 80.00 mm

Aaron B 37.19 mm, 96.45 mm