Welcome to the West Australian Rifle Association
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The National Rifle Association of West Australian was formed on the 12th of July 1901 and in 1965 changed its name to the West Australian Rifle Association. West Australian Rifle Association is the "sports peak body" overseeing the administration of competitive rifle shooting in Western Australia.
The West Australian Rifle Association's mission is:
To promote excellence in the international sport of fullbore target shooting, whilst encouraging the inclusive participation of competitors regardless of age, gender, experience or skill, and educating all people in the safe handling and responsible use of firearms
Western Australia has 70 rifle clubs across the State, and provides a safe and controlled environment for the pursuit of the sport of marksmanship for all. Many of our members, both male and female, regularly represent their State at National Team Championships and some go onto represent Australia in International Competition.
In Western Australia competitive target rifle shooting has three main disciplines, Target Rifle (TR), F Class (FClass) and Service Class.
Target Rifle (TR) is shot off the elbows with the aid of a sling and aiming is achieved through iron peep sights. There are two calibres used, 7.62mm and 5.65mm.
(FClass) is shot with or without (Optical Class) the aid of a front rest or bi pod and rear bag, with aiming achieved through a telescopic sight. Generally two calibres are used, 7.62mm and 5.65mm however, this discipline has the provision for open class, which allows the shooter to use any calibre up to 8mm.
Service Class any legal unmodified military rifle up to 7.62mm. Magazines are permitted and matches are fired over 100 to 300 yards/metres. Service rifle matches are conducted as they were in the Military forces.
If you are interested in competitive rifle shooting take some time to look around our site. We have information for people wishing to try the sport, locations of rifle clubs, contact details and range locations. We even have a well equipped shop, staffed by rifle shooters of both disciplines, which can assist you all your shooting needs.