Fullbore Rifle


Attention Long Range Rifle ShootersThe Medford Rifle and Pistol Club’s FULLBORE RIFLE Shooting Group has either a 300, 500 or 600 yard shooting practice every week. Weather Permitting.

Typically time is given for a shooter to fire 20 to 25 rounds.The shooting is held at the High Power/Long Distance Rifle Range of the Jackson County Sports Park. The range is located between the Drag Strip and the Circle Track, and is accessed through the white steel gate off Kershaw Rd., South of Highway 140. The gate is typically opened about 1/2 hour before the practice, with a safety meeting and squad assignments being held before shooting begins. These practice sessions typically last 2 to 3 hours.A rifle with any optics can be used, and with any caliber up to 35 caliber. It is asked that “muzzle breaks” be removed from rifles dues to the close-quarters nature of the firing line. Shooting is typically done from either the prone position or from provided shooting benches. Shooters will be required to pull and score targets in the target pit for their shooting partner.Cost is $5 which includes the County’s Daily Range Fee, Target Repair Costs and Insurance. Be sure to bring your Sight and Hearing Protection.These practices are also open to the general public. New Shooters are WelcomedFor more information contact Frank Scarlata @ 541-899-6872 or at frankscar@q.comAsk to be place on the groups e-mail list to get updates concerning schedule or weather changes.

Fullbore target rifle (TR) is a distinctively British and Commonwealth of Nations shooting discipline that evolved from Service rifle (SR) shooting in the late 1960s, and is governed in the UK by the rules of the National Rifle Association, UK (NRA).

Similar rules are used in several Commonwealth countries, but the issue in 2009 of the rule book of the International Confederation of Fullbore Rifle Associations (ICFRA) has provided an alternative basis for the administration of the sport.

Modern target rifles are extremely accurate, and have ‘iron’ aperture sights which are fully adjustable for elevation and windage. To level the playing field as much as possible without stifling progress, and to make it possible for riflemen of all budgets to compete seriously, the rifle or all its component parts must be ‘readily available in quantity’. This stipulation also keeps faith with the longstanding traditions of the NRA that the rifles used in competition should be of a type that, if necessary, could be readily used for homeland defense.

Fullbore Target Rifle involves prone position single shot precision shooting using ‘iron’ aperture sights at ’round bull’ targets at distances from 300 to 1000 yards, with each shot being carefully scored and analysed.

The usual caliber used is 7.62×51 NATO. In the UK the ‘home’ of target rifle shooting (and match rifle competition) is the NRA’s extensive ranges at Bisley, Surrey. The worldwide influence of Bisley on the sport is illustrated best by the South African terminology, where Target Rifle is called “Bisley Shooting”, the governing body is the South African Bisley Union (SABU) and almost any target shooting competition is known as a “Bisley”.

Fullbore Target Rifle Shooting has been established formally in the United States and is administered by the National Rifle Association of America NRA Annual National Championship is currently held during September at the Wittington Center, Raton, NM.