To All Fellow Shooters,
We at Colo Benchrest Shooting Club believe, now that our range is nearing completion of the construction phase, it is time that we let all Benchrest Bulletin followers know what our intentions are, for the usage of our range.
First and foremost, as the name suggests, Colo Benchrest Shooting Club is predominantly for Benchrest Shooting. We will be conducting Benchrest shoots throughout the calendar year. We have 50m, 100yd, 200yd and 300yd target lines and have also surveyed and set out for a five (5) Stand DTL shot gun trap (with construction soon to commence). We are all certified instructors and with that, will be conducting firearms licensing courses on/at the range. We are also looking at conducting Junior Development courses soon after opening the range.
Once per month, we will be holding a Club competition, incorporating a Custom and Factory class with medals for Top Three (3) and patches for Top Ten (10) place getters. Also once per month we will be having our own 300yd (not fly, not bat, not moth) but our own Bull Ant Shoot where patches will also be available.
Re-loading classes will be available every second month and registration will be required to confirm a place in the class. We have also approved for several larger Benchrest matches throughout the year with trophies and patches for Top Ten (10) places. We also have plans for at least one (1) shoot as a Perpetual Trophy, which may be incorporated into a "Super Shoot" if the numbers of shooters are interested.
For the day-to-day shooter (not competition rifles) we have badges for shooting under .750" for both five (5) and ten (10) shot groups respectively at 100, 200 and 300yds, to add to the interest.
We at Colo Benchrest Shooting Club (CBSC) have competed in the National Benchrest Championships throughout Australia along with competing in the Pacific Regional Shooting Championships in New Zealand. Peter has represented Australia by shooting in the World Benchrest Championships in France, with the team finishing second (2nd) in the Teams' event and placing in ninth (9th) position outright. We have finished in the Top Ten in many events within NSW and QLD titles. Kerry has won the NSW State Titles in the Experimental Class whilst Jason has won the 300yd Fly Shoot on several occasions along with most other awards at both the 300m and 500m Fly. With this behind us, we believe we are in a good position to conduct Benchrest Classes at our range at Colo.
Our monthly Club shoot's will certainly advance any new shooter to the world of "Benchrest Shooting".
We have rifles for hire ranging from standard .222 hunting rifles, to .243 Ackley through to some 6PPC competition rifles.
CBSC will be operating on Saturdays and Sundays from 9am-5pm during Summer time and 9am-4pm during Winter time. A decision on the addition of more days of operation will be made within 3-6 months of opening.
NOTE: We do have calibre restrictions of up to .308WIN (restrictions placed by the Firearms Registry) so please be mindful not to bring any calibre larger than a .308WIN.
Generator power is available at our large loading shed, kitchen, ammenities block, sign-in office and firing line. There is plenty of room for tents and caravans (you will need a small generator) as no power is available. We boast one of the nicest ammentities block seen at any range with an ambulant bathroom, re-loading area and carpark area, near the firing line. There is also a community BBQ area, for you to cook your own.
Entry conditions: Enjoy your stay and have fun shooting !!
Hoping to see you all soon (Firearms Registry timing permitted).