SPORTING SHOOTERS' ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA

BRISBANE BRANCH

Temporary Restrictions

09-02-2021

Dear Members

A TEMPORARY CHANGE TO RANGE CONDITIONS

All Clubs within the Belmont Shooting Complex have been requested to implement temporary changes to sports shooting behaviour to accommodate environmental noise assessments that are actively conducted. In consultation with key stakeholders; the SSAA Brisbane branch has been tasked with implementing a TEMPORARY measure to assist the Shooting Complex's overall footprint with noise emissions.

To achieve this goal, from 11th February 2021, SSAA Brisbane must implement a restriction on cartridges used on the rifle range (per SAMMI specification). As such, firearms used at this range will need to comply with the following new limitations;

  • Firearms will be capped to a maximum of 3200 ft/lb or 3500 fps during this trial period. (This measurement is roughly equivalent to a 180grn .308 Winchester load through a 20" rifle). Check the ballistic information printed on ammunition packaging OR refer to the reference chart below to ensure it falls within these guidelines;
  • A minimum 20” barrel length for all centrefire rifles (pistol calibres exempt);
  • Any firearm that exceeds noise thresholds during this period will be prevented from use.

As the largest sports-shooting club in the state, we understand that members may be frustrated however professional acoustic consultants have been engaged to provide advice for a permanent solution.

We appreciate your understanding and assistance during this period.

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Yours faithfully

SSAA Brisbane

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CLICK HERE FOR THE OFFICIAL NOTIFICATION

CLICK HERE FOR A REFERENCE CHART AS A GUIDELINE FOR AFFECTED CARTRIDGES

CLICK HERE TO CHECK YOUR LOAD INFORMATION TO CALCULATE MUZZLE ENERGY

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE RANGE SIGN REGARDING THESE RESTRICTIONS

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Range Safety Video

Please watch this safety video before visiting our range.



LEGAL COMPLIANCE

All Firearms Licence holders must present their current Firearms License for inspection. All unlicensed persons from age 11 must show current photo ID. All people attending the range must wear all personal protection equipment as directed, including wearing fully enlosed shoes.

All minors who are not accompanied by their parent /guardian are required to provide written permission to attend a shooting range signed by their parent/guardian.

No Comply - No Entry


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