133 Bee Farm Road Springwood NSW 2777
Springwood Smallbore Rifle Club
Competitors fire 60 shots per match on a 50 metre range using a .22 target rimfire rifle with standard velocity ammunition. The shots are fired from the prone position in a total time limit of 75 minutes.

The men's rifle must not weigh more than 8kg and the women's not more than 6.5kg.

Prone is the most contested singular event in Australia and would be regarded as the most popular. There are local variations that include a short range event at 20 metres, and a long range event over 90 metres.

Aiming with a prone smallbore target rifle involves lining up three separate points: a pair of sights (a rear sight and a fore sight) with one at each end of the rifle, and the target as the third aiming point. The image the shooter sees  when looking through the sights is called the 'sight picture'. When all three elements of the sight picture are aligned  accurately the shooter should hit the 10 ring on the target.

A resource which may give you a good background in the basics of prone shooting is a Beginners Guide to Prone Shooting by Don Brooks.

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Prone

10m Air Rifle

The air rifle match consists of a 60 shot event for men and a 40 shot event for women using a .177 calibre target air rifle weighing no more than 5.5kg.

The event is shot in the standing position over a distance of 10 metres usually on an indoor range with set lighting standards.

In international competition, there are separate events for men and women, although both genders jointly contest many of the events in Australia. Air Rifle is an inexpensive way of getting into shooting, and it is an especially appropriate way to introduce juniors to shooting.

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50m Bench Rest

Benchrest shooting is a sport in which very accurate and precise rifles are used to fire shots at paper targets.

The rifles ride on front and rear rests. The rests may or may not be joined, depending on the rules of a particular competition. The rest sits on a table or bench, hence the name 'benchrest'. The shooter simply sits at the bench, in contrast to other shooting disciplines, where the shooter holds and aims the rifle without the benefit of a rest.

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Shooting is an individual sport and we all strive to improve our scores and confidence levels. Once you become a member your scores are included in the Club Championship. For all disciplines shooters are put into grades according to the New South Wales and Smallbore and Air Rifle Association these being A - D, according to your competence level.

Springwood Smallbore Rifle Club conducts a Prize meeting every year on the 1st weekend in May. All members are encouraged to come along and shoot as well as volunteer their time to assist with the running of the event.

Other clubs throughout the state also conduct similar events, as well as  State Championships (run by the NSWSARAI) and National Championships (run by Target Rifle Australia) held annually. If you really want to take your sport to a high level you can compete for selection at international level.

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Shooting Disciplines

The shooting disciplines shot at Springwood Smallbore Rifle Club are conducted under the auspices of the ISSF, these include: Prone, 10m Air Rifle and 50m Bench Rest.
Aiming with a prone smallbore target rifle involves lining up three separate points: a pair of sights (a rear sight and a fore sight) with one at each end of the rifle, and the target as the third aiming point. The image the shooter sees  when looking through the sights is called the 'sight picture'. When all three elements of the sight picture are aligned accurately the shooter should hit the 10 ring on the target.