2016-17 NSDRA Champion of Champions

On Saturday 17th June the NSDRA Champion of Champions match was held at Hornsby Rifle Range. Hornsby Rifle Club was represented by Alan Ashworth in F Std and Cathy Burnitt (that is me!) in Target Rifle. The match is shoot over four ranges, 300m, 500m, 700m and 800m. There were some excellent scores over the afternoon and I am thrilled to say the Alan came first in F Class with a perfect score of 240.28. Alan shot superbly all afternoon and the club is exceptionally proud of his effort. Cathy came second  in target rifle , only dropping 1 point for the day with a score of 199.24. I would also like to thank those members of our club that came up in support of Al and Cathy – it was very much appreciated by the two shooters.

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Last shoot for 2016

We had our last shoot for 2016 on Saturday 17th December. The conditions for shooting were not the best but it was great to see a good roll up to shoot and enjoy the festive afternoon tea. I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

January 2016

Welcome back to all our member and hope you all had a Merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year.

The weather today wasn’t sure what it wanted to do – rain or shine. We managed to get through the afternoon basically dry though. I am looking forward to seeing you all on the range in the coming weeks.

Christmas 2015

A very hot day on the range today to finish off the first half of the shooting year. I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and safe and happy New Year.

Annual presentation

We had a wonderful annual presentation lunch today for members and friends at Asquith Bowling Club. It was a thoroughly enjoyable day, the meal was excellent as was the company. Thank you to all who came along and made it a success.

Here are some photos from the day.

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August 22 2015

A sad day for Hornsby Rifle Club today as we remembered one of our long serving members, Simon. Simon had been a member of Hornsby Rifle Club since 1985 and life member since 1993. Simon was a tireless worker for the range complex and had  been the president of the range complex committee since it’s inception 20 years ago. Simon will be sorely missed by our club and our range. Our thoughts go out to Simon’s family at this time.

We had a brief rememberance ceremony with a minutes silence and the ‘last shot’ for Simon today. It was great to see so many of our members at the range today to remember Simon.


July 18th 2015

A rather cool day on the range today saw some interesting scores @400m, with a nice little tricky wind to keep us all on our toes. At least we managed to get through the afternoon without getting wet!

Prestigious shoot

What a glorious day we had for our annual prestigious shoot on June 28. The weather though a bit chilly to start with was a beautiful crisp sunny winters day. The shoot is the culmination of our shooting year when the top shooters get to shoot off against each other. The competition was fierce and went down to the last range just as did our shooting year. I must congratulate the eventual winners :- Geoff King (Doug King Masters), Peter Allman (Captains Trophy) and Warwick Gordon (Ku-ring-gai Pistol Club Masters).

Here are some photos from our day.


We also had a nice winters afternoon for our first shoot of the year on the 4th July. Three of our members were representing our district in the annual teams match at Malabar and the rest of the members enjoyed a pleasant afternoon of shooting at Hornsby. Next weekend is the first of our teams matches at Hornsby and hopefully our target rifle and F class teams can get off to a good start against the teams from the other clubs on our range.

2015 – Final results for the year

Well what an exciting finish to our shooting year. It really did come down to the wire and it is really encouraging to see so many of our shooters shooting really well at present. I am hoping that you will all really consider putting your name forward for the teams matches that are coming up in the near future. Cangratulations to our winners for the year – Geoff King (Target Rifle A Grade), Peter Allman (Target Rifle B Grade) and Michael Moss (F Std).

We will not be shooting during June but members please come up and support Geoff and Michael as they compete in the Champion of Champions on the 13th June.

Hornsby Rifle Club News

Another glorious day on the range yesterday for our 400m shoot. We only have 3 shooting Saturdays left to finish off our championship year and there certainly have been some good scores lately. The competition this year has been the closest for a number of years and it is great to see. A reminder to members that your annual subs are now due so please come on up and have a shoot and renew your membership.