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Colo Benchrest Rifle Club Pty td

The much anticipated opening of CBRC is getting fairly close so the time is now opportune to inform the modus operandi and facilities of the installation.

Firstly it is to be fully understood that the establishment is privately owned and will be operated accordingly by the Armstrong family. Initially the range will be for rifles that are shot from benches at 50 metres, 100, 200 and 300 yards for calibres up to .308.

Following the Australia Day Light Bench event in Canberra (27th January, 2018) the principals of CBRC Pty Ltd, Peter Armstrong and Kerry Richards will host an informal information session. All interested parties are welcome but into the future relevant information from the Committee of Management will be via the anticipated web site .

Peter and Kerry are putting together an information package for perusal at the show and tell session in Canberra that will consist of the layout of the establishment on a white board and A4 photographs of facilities that are already completed.


1. Manner in which the establishment will be run and organised
2. Anticipated times for use of the range and rules pertaining to competitions
3. Structure of CBRC membership and range attendees relations
4. Matters potential range users may wish to have considered by the Committee of Management
5. Matters the Committee of Management may wish to solicit from potential range users
6. Questions and/or clarifications

This communication is presented with the full approval of the CBRC Pty Ltd Committee of Management.

Hi, is there any more updates

Hi, is there any more updates regarding the range opening or a website for it?

Colo Benchrest Rifle Club

A report on the information session held during the Australia Day matches will be prepared shortly and will be posted on this forum. No firm date for commencement of operations as yet as there are still a couple of items requiring finalisation and earth works to be completed. No date for a dedicated web site at this time.

Thanks for that.

Thanks for that.


This report is filed with the approval of CBRC Pty Ltd Chairman. Following the first event at SSAA (ACT) Inc. Jim McKinley Range on 27/1/18 Peter Armstrong displayed on a white board a "mud map" of the facilities at CBRC supported by photographs of same along with others of the picturesque surroundings.

Location - 800 metres off the Putty Road - Newcastle is 175KM and Windsor 70KM away. Not sign posted yet but will be when operational.
Facilities - 25 covered Benches on a concrete pad - Frames at 50 metres, 100, 200 and 300 yards
Direction - firing line to targets West to East.
Calibres - will be restricted to .22 through to .308
Range proper has 3 metre high side berms (FAR requirement)
Loading Shed - is 24 metres X 12 metres and is approximately 80 metres and slightly uphill from the firing line
Sign in office will be off limits except of course at the sign in counter

Toilet facilities - for Male and Female adjacent to the loading shed, described as up market and schmick. Other toilet facilities located at the end of the firing line for ambulants only.
Dam - water primarily for fire fighting as required by authorities. Several water tanks for general use and amenities
All power will be via a remote generator but long term solar
This establishment is first and foremost a private enterprise and will be run as a business. Colo Benchrest Rifle Club Pty Ltd
holds the lease and options. The Pty Ltd Company is owned and operated by the Armstrong family. Colo Benchrest Rifle Club is an entity affiliated with the Pty Ltd Company. Members of CBRC will have the right to use the range, but only when open and staffed but will have no voting rights to CBRC Pty Ltd.

Range attendances will be recognised for Target and Hunting. In the first instance days of operation will be Saturday and Sunday but once operational another acoustic report will be undertaken with a view to put the establishment in a position to extend days of operation.

Input regarding suggestions for future developments, events, sponsors and/or matches from parties outside CBRC Pty Ltd will be welcomed but to ensure all proposals are transparent and without ambiguities should be in written form. Upon receipt of a proposal same will be considered and either approved or rejected by the CBRC Pty Ltd Committee of Management and the decision will be binding.

Owners and potential club members are anxious to see the range operational. This could be expedited with some additional hands, so if you have a couple of hours to spare give Peter a ring on 0417064478 or email him on

Patience is required as all i's will be dotted, t's crossed and every shred of approval documentation in place before operations are underway. The wheels of bureaucracy move slowly.
A dedicated web site will be set up in due course.
Trust this information is helpful and clears any misconceptions or rumours.

Thanks for the update.

Thanks for the update.

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