Nowra Rifle Club Inc is a multi-disciplined club offering a wide range of options. The club actively encourages members to participate in as many varied disciplines as they wish.

Black Powder Shotgun

Black Powder Shotgun


  • Longarms
  • Air Rifle: shot at a distance of 10 metres, using .177 cal target rifle
  • Blackpowder Breech Loading: Cartridge blackpowder shooting
  • Blackpowder Muzzle Loading: firearms used are flint or cap lock rifles the type Davy Crockett & Daniel Boon used.
  • Black Powder Muzzle Loading.

    Black Powder Muzzle Loading.

    Blackpowder Shotgun: breech & muzzle loading

  • Centrefire: shooting from 100 to 300 metres with telescopic sights. Centre fire rifles vary in calibre, 8 mm maximum.
  • F.Class: Any centre fire rifle up to 8mm calibre fitted with a telescopic sight. Shot at a distance of 300 to 800 metres.
  • Fullbore: long distance target shooting 300 to 800 metres, .308 or .223 calibre rifle with aperture or telescopic sights.
  • Service Rifle: ex-service rifles shot from a target distance up to 300 metres where ‘snap’, ‘rapid’ and ‘application’ style of shooting is employed.
  • Shotgun Nitro: most shotguns used are 12 or 20 gauge. A clay target is launched from a spring-loaded thrower. The shooter has to hit a moving target.
  • Single Action: shooters follow the shooting style of the 1880’s. Using black powder pistols, lever action rifles and shotguns.


Benchrest shooting


  • Smallbore: shot using a .22 calibre rifle, targets placed at 50 metres. Shooter uses either aperture or telescopic sights. Prone and benchrest position.
  • Smallbore Benchrest: sporter class and open class.
  • Smallbore Metallic Silhouette: animal silhouette shot from the offhand position at distances of 40, 60, 77 & 100 metres.





Pistol shooting

Pistol shooting 25m


  • 25 Metre
  • 50 Metre
  • Air Pistol
  • Black Powder
  • Metallic Silhouette
  • Rapid Fire
  • Standard
  • Service
  • Single Action
Pistol range & old club hut.

Pistol range & old club hut.