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Air Rifle

Air Rifle Shooting is an Olympic and Commonwealth Games Sport.

In this sport, the shooter must stand and hold the rifle. They are allowed to use a canvas or leather jacket, as well as canvas or leather pants and special flat soled shooting boots. The target is set at a distance of 10 metres, the skill involved to hit the 10 in this standing position is incredible.


Each competition shot fired can score a maximum of 10 points. In Air Rifle, as the target is so small outward gauging is used to score the target. This means that a small gauge is inserted into the shot target, and depending on the outside position of the gauge as to what the score will be. There are also electronic scoring machines available, there are much faster and more accurate than the manual gauge method.

In Air Rifle there are two types of targets to shoot at, the first is a single target, this is a square piece of cardboard with one target printed in the middle (as below left photo). The second is a strip containing 10 targets. The scoring method is the same regardless of which type of target is used.

A single Air Rifle Target

The shot is close to the 10, but hard to tell if it is a 10 or 9

Once the gauge is inserted and the line outside the gauge is not broken then the shot is in, this shot is a 10

Upcoming Events

27th and 28th of January - Target Rifle Geelong Prize Meeting

2018 Presidents 1200 Air Rifle Postal

Pennant Series

50m Prone Pennant: 6th February - 16th April

20m Bench Pennant: 23rd May - 31st July

20m Prone Pennant: 2nd May - 7th August

10m Air Pennant: 22nd August - 30th October

10m Air Supported Pennant: 22nd August - 30th October

50m Bench Pennant: 5th September - 13th November