Victorian Rifle Association

Established 1860

Horsham Rifle Range



The Victorian Rifle Association governs the operation of rifle ranges and target shooting clubs throughout Victoria. The sport allows licensed shooter to use target rifles in competition at distances from 300 to 1000 yards. The disiplines of Target Rifle and F Class using scopes are both enjoyed by Members.

Membership: New members receive a discount when joining the VRA and pro-rata memberships are also available. For more information see Memberships or phone 03 5449 3153 or email

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Upcoming Prize Meetings

Goulburn Valley Rifle Championships - 2nd August

Karramomus Picnic Shoot - 3rd August

New Conditions for the Running of Prize Meeting Events

It is the responsibility of the Association or Club running the Prize Meeting to check for current Membership and also verify the grade being entered against the VRA Grading list for all lower grade competitors.


Congratulations to Rod Mahon (F Open), Rod Dolman (F Standard) and Tony Barker on their appointments

as Victorian State Team Captains.

Nominations are now called for:

National F Class Teams - Brisbane, August 2015

Shooters and Coaches for the F Open and F Standard Teams.

Target Rifle Team - Sydney, September 2015

Shooters and Coaches for the Target Rifle Team.

Nominations maybe made to the VRA Office by Phone or email and will close

on 31st August 2014 at 4:00PM.


  The dates for the 2015 Syme and Queens Series are as follows:

Syme - Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th April

Queens - Friday 17th, Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th April


Notice of Meeting - The VRA Annual General Meeting will be held on 18th October 2014.


The VRA herby calls for nominations for the following Council vacancies:

Position of Chairman

Position of Councilors - three positions

Nominations must be delivered to the Executive Officer by 27th August 2014 at 4pm.

Nominations must be on the form provided by the VRA.


 Victorian Shooters gain more success at the Bisley Queens

  Robbie Sandlant

Rob Sandlant at work with text book style.

 Congratulations to Rob Sandlant (2nd) and James Corbett (4th) at the Bisley Queens.

At 1000 yards Rob Sandlant of Australia, Richard Jeens of NLRC and Simon Carson of Ulster all joined the chase producing a frenzy of nameplate swapping and sweeping on the leader board. With Corbett an early finisher on 5 off, the race settled into a nail biter between Jeens, Sandlant and Carson each creeping up shot after shot with just 3 off.

Jeens, Sandlant and Carson finished on 297 counted out by 44, 33 and 30 centrals with Corbett fourth after his win last year.

Queens Final List

Rob also won the Friday Aggregate on 11th July - Friday Aggregate List

Rob looks forward to shooting trips to Bisley each year.

Rob is passionate about shooting and has represented Australia in five teams, travelling to South Africa, Bisley, New Zealand and Canada. He has been competing in international events since 1998 and teamed with Helen Griffiths in 1999 to win a gold medal in the Commonwealth Shooting Federation Championships in New Zealand.


Bisley The Queen's Prize

Produced in 1986, this film covers the history of The Queen's Prize target rifle match, shot at Bisley during the Imperial Meeting each year


VRA wishes Geoff and James the best of luck.

The fullbore rifle team of Geoff Grenfell and James Corbett, will be aspiring towards green and gold glory, following solid performances across the selection period. Currently at the top of their form, between them, the pair has won National competitions and a highly sought after HM Queen’s Prize at Bisley.

Competition Schedule:

Friday 25th July - Queen's Prize Pairs

Saturday 26th July - Queen's Prize Pairs

Sunday 27th July - Queen's Prize Individual

Monday 28th July - Queen's Prize Individual

Tuesday 29th July - Queen's Prize Individual

John McDiarmid

John McDiarmid looking relaxed and ready for the start of proceedings.

Sea Mist

Scotland sea mist.

Barry Buddon Shooting Centre

Geoff Grenfell on the mound at the Barry Buddon Shooting Centre




NRAA Member Upate 40

SSR Rule Changes as at June 2014

F/TR SSR Extract

Call for NZ F Class Captains

NRAA Member Upate 39

NRAA Standard Shooting Rules - July 2013

ICFRA Marking & Scoring


Geoff Evans

From the Council

Latest -State Team Nominations

Updated 6/2/2014

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