The J & W Bruce Rifle Range

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Last Updated 19th July 2024 - Range Availability and NEW "Factory" class Updated on Home Page

SSAA Newcastle Range will be OPEN for General Admission on Saturday 20th July and OPEN for General Admission on Sunday 21st July.

Competitions Saturday

8:30 AM - Centrefire "Heavy" Class Rifle "Score" shot at 100 Yards
CF Pre-nom by 5 PM Friday for bench draw. Enter using Be onsite by 7:30 AM to register, phone the office 02 4988 6110 Saturday morning if unable to attend.

Competition Sunday

8:30 AM - .22 cal "Rimfire" Rifle "Fly" target shot at 200 yards (Including Factory)

9:00 AM - .22 cal RimfireRifle "Field"
12:00 PM - .22 cal Rimfire "Light" Class Rifle "Score" shot at 50 metres (Including Factory)

ALL Pistol activity is cancelled until further Notice.

Have you ever wanted to try Benchrest Competition Shooting but didn't know how to get started? SSAA Newcastle welcomes members and visitors to join our Sunday Competitions with a new "Factory" Class. Compete using factory rifles, bipods and everyday shooting gear instead of custom setups.

Join us on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month. Bring your .22LR with subsonic or standard velocity ammunition and participate in all four competitions. Come with friends, test your skills, and enjoy some friendly banter, or just have a great morning
Arrive around 7:30 - 8:00 am and speak to our Range Officer Kim who will oversee these exciting events, See you at the Seaham Range.

Please refer to online Range Calendar for latest information on Events and Range availability.
On an Android or Apple Device if there is No EVENT detailed by a "small green box" being displayed then the Range is NOT OPEN for General use.
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Along with safety and shooting fundamentals, we follow the legal responsibilities of firearms ownership, and practice correct firearms use.

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As we at East Seaham are a Branch of SSAA NSW and as we are all members of SSAA NSW, all membership changes are on the SSAA NSW web site. There is a link to SSAA NSW on the front page of this web site, You can join, renew or change contact details.