Cessnock Rifle Club Incorporated (CRC) welcomes visitors to experience the challenging sport of competitive target shooting. Ammunition is available for sale each Saturday afternoon and target rifles can be arranged for visitors to use. Please e-mail us several days prior to your arrival so that the necessary arrangements can be made to ensure that your visit with us is memorable.
CRC is a target rifle club operating at Cessnock Rifle Range in South Cessnock (see map). Competition is conducted every Saturday afternoon (weather permitting) except for the period from about mid December to early February every year (see range program). Competition commences at 1230 pm in the winter months and 1 pm in the warmer summer months.
CRC members use bolt action target rifles for competition at distances from 300 yards to 900 yards in 100 yard intervals (except at 400 yards where no firing point is available). Also available is a 25 yard zero range and 100 yard and 200 yard firing points although these are not included in normal competition activities
Members compete in different classes/disciplines over the same range at the same time. All shooting is from the prone position only and maximum calibre allowed is 8 mm (note that 338 Lapua is not allowed). The classes/disciplines competing are:-
- Fullbore (Target Rifle): Calibres 308 W (7.62 mm), 223 R (5.56 mm) and 303 only. Aperature sights only using sling support in the prone position.
- F Class Standard: Calibres 308 W (7.62 mm), 223 R (5.56 mm) and 303 only. Telescopic sights used in the prone position with bipod or rest support.
- F Class Standard (Light): : Any calibre up to 8 mm (338 Lapua not allowed). Telescopic sights used in the prone position with Harris style bipod. Rifle profile to be “light” barrel hunting with no heavy target barrels allowed. Ranges limited to 300 yards and 500 yards only.
- F Class Open: Any calibre up to 8 mm (338 Lapua not allowed). Telescopic sights used in the prone position with bipod or rest support.