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Long Range Target Shooting

The South Australian Rifle Association controls the sport of Long Range Target Shooting within South Australia. There are 34 affiliated clubs operating from 27 rifle ranges all over the state and Broken Hill offering easy access to our great sport. Our Mission is to provide a safe, educational and encouraging environment, to promote firearm awareness and safety, and to facilitate the sport of Competitive Target Rifle Shooting at all levels.

-Types of Shooting-

Target Rifle

The traditional long range shooting - 300m to 1,000m. Shot from the prone position using peep sights. The rifles used are either 223Rem or 308Win calibre. This discipline is shot in the Commonwealth Games.


Usually shot in conjunction with the Target Rifle. Still shot from the prone position but the rifles are shot using rests and any sights (scopes etc) are allowed, includes F Open, F Standard and F/TR

Match Rifle

Match Rifle Shooting is long range target shooting conducted over the distances of 1000, 1100 and 1200 yards or 900, 1000 and 1100 metres  - i.e. where normal full bore target shooting stops, Match Rifle shooting starts!

Service Rifle

Uses any legal unmodified military rifle up to 8mm. Magazines are permitted and matches are fired from 100m to 300m. Service Rifle matches closely follow those conducted in the military.

Sporter Class

A newer class in Australia. It caters for shooters of sporting/hunting rifles that are more commonly available and used by thousands of existing shooters. It provides an oppurtunity to experience the challenges of shooting long ranges in a safe club environment with experienced long range shooters.