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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