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Arms Act Consultation

Phase 3 - due 12 October

This is a reminder that Phase 3 consulation on the Firearms Registry closes on 12 October. The Firearms Registry affects...

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School Nationals


2022 Inter-Secondary Schools Inter-Island Match Many thanks to everyone who shot, coached, range officered,...

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It is with sadness we advise of the passing of Don and Marion Lawrence

The East Otago Smallbore Rifle Assn was recently saddened by the passing of Don and Marion Lawrence. Marion passed away on August 20th....

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(Outdoor / Air / 3P events noted *  **  ***  are Designated Matches for International Selection)

Dates are as accurate as possible but may be subject to change until an EVENT POSTER is available.

About Target Shooting

"Smallbore Target Rifle Shooting is a sport which is enjoyed by male and female, young and old, able bodied and people with disabilities, people with good eyesight or those who have the need to wear glasses, in fact people from all walks of life."

You can be as competitive as you like; or just come along for the sociality.  There is no obligation to enter competitions but if you do, then competitions are graded so you are competing against shooters of the same ability as yourself.

Smallbore rifle shooting is an “Equal Opportunity” sport.  Men and women compete on equal terms.

Age is no restriction on shooting.  Provided you are big enough to hold the rifle then you can participate.  We have members of school age right through to those well past retirement age.

All new members are given a good grounding in firearms safety and the safe handling of rifles and all shooting is supervised by range officers.

The rifles used are .22 calibre single shot target rifles.  Sporting rifles using magazines are not permitted.  All clubs have rifles, jackets and other equipment for use by members who do not have their own.Smallbore rifle shooting is shot all year round – Indoor in the winter and outdoor in summer. 

Indoor shooting is generally shot at 25 yards with the normal course of fire being either 10 or 20 shots plus sighting shots. Outdoor shooting is shot over a distance of 50 metres using the same rifle as indoor.  The normal course of fire is 30 or 60 shots plus sighting shots.

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Left-hand Gloves on special! $30 only! TSNZ have overstocked on L/H gloves. We have a lucky dip bargain box of left-handed short and long fingered gloves available....

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Capapie 1034 Row Sports Bag

Capapie 1034 Row Sports Bag

ROW SPORTS BAG Item Code: 1034 Rifle on wheels is a uniquely patented design by Capapie. This Rifle on wheels (Row) sports bag holds everything that you need for competitions....

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Capapie 1033 Turtle Mini Bag

TURTLE MINI SUB BAG Item Code: 1033 The perfect all-in-one packing solution for shooters. It comes with equipment storage, laptop storage compartment and separate...