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What We Do

We use 7.62mm (Winchester .308) or 5.56mm single-shot bolt-action rifles. We shoot at inanimate flat paper targets - a round black spot on a white background. We compete against other clubs over the distances of 300, 500, 600, 700, and 800m.

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What we Don't Do

We do not use small-bore rifles, shotguns, clay targets, or pistols. We don't hunt, or provide vermin-control - we just shoot at paper targets.

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Minimum Age

The legal minimum age requirement to participate in our sport is 12 years old. Boys and girls between the ages of 12 and 18 must have a parent or guardian present whilst attending the club and participating in club activities, including shooting.

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Location

Location of Mosman-Neutral Bay Rifle Club at Anzac Rifle Range, Malabar

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Operating Hours

The range is open most Saturday afternoons from 12:00

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Equipment

Any new sport involves the acquisition of new equipment. Target Rifle shooting is no exception, but everything a new member needs can be borrowed from the Club for free.

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Membership - frequently asked questions

We have an annual membership fee, which includes fees payable in respect of compulsory club, state, and national associations, of between $250-$300.

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Firearms Licensing

Firearms Licencing is dealt with by a department of the New South Wales Police Force, based in Murwillumbah in the far North of NSW. The Club can offer informal advice, but the Firearms Registry will be the most up-to-date source of information. Their powers include the right to create new regulations without reference to parliament within certain areas of the legislation.

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Have a go - Shooting for Visitors to the Club

If you do wish to try out the sport, please don't hesitate to contact us. We will organise for a time for you to visit.

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Safety

Safety is the watchword. Shooting is one of the safest sports there is and all shooters learn to practice safety routines so that it stays that way.

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