SPORTING SHOOTERS' ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA

BRISBANE BRANCH

Junior Target Shooters

Junior Target Shooters is a section of the SSAA where juniors can take part in competitive shooting of a modified, half match in the “Field Rifle” discipline.

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When

  • 8.00am to 11.30am on the first & third Sunday of each month (February through November only)

Please note: The 3rd Sunday in November is for current Junior Section members only as this is their "End of Year" competition day and trophy presentation, that is not open to new members on this day.

For who

Juniors aged 11 to 17 years of age (inclusive)

Normal section programme

  • First Sunday - Practice shoot and/or Postal competition
  • Third Sunday - Club Competition shoot (Trophy Shoot - Handicapped)

Requirements

Juniors must bring photo ID with proof of date of birth.  Parent/guardian must remain with juniors at all times.  Adults bringing juniors who are not the legal parent/guardian must bring a letter from the parent/guardian authorising the junior to attend the range to participate in the shooting activity.

Postal competition

During the year on the first Sunday of the month, Junior Target Shooters have the opportunity to shoot and compete in postal competitions in the disciplines of both Field Rifle (rimfire) and Metallic Silhouette (rimfire).

Course of fire for half match 'field rifle' competition

The course of fire for half match “Field Rifle” Competition consists of:-

  1. 5 rounds at 50 metres – Standing Post Rest
  2. 5 rounds at 50 metres – Sitting Post Rest
  3. 5 rounds at 25 metres – Off Hand
  4. 6 rounds at 25 metres – Rapid Fire (2 lots of 3 shots with the best 5 to count)

Equipment

Any .22LR rimfire bolt action sporting type, magazine fed, fitted with telescopic sight with a magnification that x6 or lower or adjustable to x6 or lower.  (Refer Section rule book for additional details).  Club rifles are available for use free of charge to juniors.

Dedicated target type rifles and thumb hole stocks are not permitted.

Attitude

Prepared to have a good time and be taught to shoot “Field Rifle”.  Competitive level depends on the individual’s choice.  A willingness to be well behaved and act in a mature manner is a mandatory requirement.

Special programme

Other special events during the year usually consist of:-   

  • S.S.A.A. (Qld) Junior State Championships each year.   
  • Australian Shooting Games each year.   
  • Various National, State and Zone competitions

Additional information

Membership of the Sporting Shooters Association of Australia is not initially compulsory for the Junior Target Shooter, however membership is expected after 3 attendances.   The junior must be a member to enter SSAA postal and other major SSAA competitions.

Range Safety Video

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Pistol Participation

Pistol participation returns for the period 1st July 2016 to 30th June 2017, ARE NOW DUE. The form is to be submitted to the club by 28th July 2017. Click here to download the form.

Range Hours

Monday to Thursday: 1pm-5pm

Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 8am-5pm

Range closed: Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day & half Anzac Day

Public Holidays Excluding Mondays: 8am-5pm

Office Open: Monday-Friday: 9am-4pm

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