Gosford District Rifle Club is a long-range target shooting club. The club shoots at the Kariong Regional Shooting Complex,
which is located off Woy Woy Road, Kariong.
The club shoots over ranges which start at 300 metres and extend to 600 metres. Many of our members also regularly shoot at Hornsby and Malabar ranges which both extend to 800 metres. To achieve accuracy at these ranges, our members use purpose-built precision target rifles. The main calibres used are .308 and .223.
‘Off the shelf’ sporting rifles are not suitable for our particular discipline.
Our club conducts a shoot on most Saturdays commencing at 1pm (the program can be found on our website). Members arrive around 12 Noon to prepare the range and set up equipment. With prior approval, prospective members may attend as visitors to observe the club shoot, but must arrive no later than 12:30pm because access gates are locked as part of our safety procedure.
For those considering membership, the costs are listed below:
Annual Club Membership $257
Weekly Range Fee $15
Ammunition for weekly club shoot (24x.308) $31.20
Rifle costs vary, advice is available from the club.
Gosford District Rifle Club was founded at the Kariong Range site in 1947.
One of the founding members and first Captain was a local man, Jim Sweet, who became known nationally as one of the best Australian shooters in the 1950’s
Kariong Regional Shooting Complex is now home to three rifle clubs and two pistol clubs. Following is a brief overview of the three rifle clubs:
Central Coast Small Bore and Air Rifle Club
This club uses .22 rim-fire rifles and air rifles up to 50 metres.
Webpage PDF: http://goo.gl/WDdu8n
Central Coast Muzzle Loading Hunting and Sport Shooting Club
This club uses a wide variety of centre-fire sporting and military rifles. They also have sections catering for shotgun and black powder rifles and pistols.
They shoot over ranges from 50 metres to 300 metres.
Our Club - Gosford District Rifle Club
Our club uses .308 and .223 purpose-built target rifles in two classes; Full bore Target Rifle (Central - Iron Sights) and ‘F’ Class (Scope)
We shoot over ranges from 300 metres to 600 metres.
If you would like to arrange a visit to Gosford District Rifle Club, or would like any further information, please call 0408 984 422.
Information about Firearm Licences can be found at: Website:
Nine club members attended the Wingham two-day Open Prize Meeting on the long weekend.
As usual, the Wingham Club worked very hard to put on another great shoot, with near perfect weather. Grant Roberts won badges for a First and two Third placing's in TRB. In F Open, Anne Smith won badges for a First and Second, Mariette Rigby for two Seconds, Ian Elliot for a Third placing and Third in the Daily Aggregate and John Slack for a Third placing - Full results HERE!
DISTRICT RIFLE ASSOCIATION TEAMS MATCH AND CITY vs COUNTRY MATCH
Several Gosford members represented North Shore District in the DRA Teams and City vs Country matches on the 2nd and 3rd of July and fared very well against some strong competition.
The DRA teams match was held at Anzac Rifle Range and both North Shore DRA Teams (F/Std and F/O) were outright winners on the day. The F/std team beat the competition by one point thanks to captain Gary Faulkner with the only F calss double possible over the 10 and 15 shot match with a 60.9 and a 90.6. Despite tricky conditions Alan Seaman’s ability to read the fluctuating wind during the day on both ranges was impressive as he hadn’t been to Malabar for 12 months.
F/O under the captaincy of Phil De la Rue, had a win with high scores and possibles being recorded by many shooters, along with Michael Singleton coaching the team to a convincing win.
Sunday saw the City Vs Country F/Std shoot won by country with a 12 point margin. Although some good shooting by City wasn’t enough to beat the more experienced team despite the efforts of some excellent coaching from Alan, we were out-gunned on the day.
F/O had no worries with Phil De la Rue and Michael Singleton steering their team to a convincing win, with Michael top scoring on the day.
All in all it was a good result by both teams with a good representation of Gosford shooters comprising of Alan Seaman, F/std coach, Michael Singleton, F/O coach/shooter, Rick Singleton F/std, Ian Elliott F/O, Terry Howell F/Std. A special thanks to Phil and Gary for their captaincy & Chris Rigby, although injured, scored for both teams on the day.