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LRSC Sydney Expressions of Interest

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Presidents Report – Inaugural FCSA Factory Class Shoot

The inaugural FCSA sanctioned shoot was held in Australia on the 14th of may at the SSAA Cardross range, the range is one of only 2 ranges approved for 50 BMG in the state of Victoria.

The event was a worldwide milestone in our sport as it was the first sanctioned event outside of the USA and now places our sport as a genuine world competition . Australian members will be attending the world titles in June in the USA.

The event has also solidified the genuine reason for ownership of 50 BMG’s in Australia.

The 600 yard factory rifle event was chosen to allow as many competitors to compete as  the majority of rifles in Australia are factory standard, and also the range is 600m in length.

Practice was held on the Friday and competition began at 10.30 am on Saturday and finished at 4.30 pm.

Over 40 spectators and competitors from 3 states attended and competed in the FCSA 600yd event and other competitions.

The FCSA 600yd event was restricted to FCSA members and 10 members competed.

The event was one by husband and wife team John and Michele Harbor from Sydney. Michele winning the highest score and John winning the best group.

The firearms used were Mcmillan, Armalite and Steyr and yes females can quite easily shoot these large calibres as the recoil is similar to a 308 calibre rifle.

It was interesting the comment from an F Class title holder that this was a whole new experience and extremely challenging.

The events success has encouraged the club to host a fcsa sanctioned shoot approx. every three months, these dates will be posted on our website (www.lrsc.org,au). Firearms will be available for use in the competitions on the day

Cheers

Paul cohrs
President

FCSA Sanctioned Shoot – May 14th

Long Range Shooting Club Inaugural 600yd FCSA Sanctioned Shoot

Location

SSAA Cardross Range, Mildura VIC. (Visit ssaamildura.org for map)

Dates

Practice – Friday 13th May, 10 am start.

Competition – Saturday 14th May, 10am start.

Competitions

FCSA 600yd Factory Class Fifty Calibre Rifle – 50BMG Calibre only

A firearm will be available for use on the day.

Click here to download the FCSA 600YD Factory Class Match Rules

Please note: These rules are modified to suit individual ranges in Australia.

Awards for

Total Score: 1st, 2nd and 3rd   Place

Smallest Aggregate: 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place

Notes

You must be an FCSA member to be eligible for official recorded scores and awards.

This is a modified sanctioned shoot, current modifications, all factory ammunition allowed only.

Targets used to be Australian ICFRA – 500yd targets.

Further modifications to rules may be required on the day and this will be at the discretion of the match director.

Nomination fee – $30.00

The following events if time permits

LRSC 600m Marksmen Event www.lrsc.org.au/events/600-metre-marksmen-event/

LRSC Feral Shoot consisting of the 300m & 500m distances

Any calibres permitted may be used in these events but no awards or placing’s will be recorded.

Nomination fee for both these events $5.00

For further information please contact Paul Cohrs on 0427 221 576 or pcohrs@lrsc.org.au

Applying for Approval in NSW as an approved Club

The LRSC is currently applying for approval in NSW as an approved Club.

This will allow NSW residents shooting at the SSAA Cardross Victorian range, to use as a range attendance in NSW.

Monivea Range Council Approved

The LRSC and its NSW counterpart the Monivea Sporting Club inc are extremely excited to announce the monivea range and camping ground at Ivanhoe NSW has now been granted a development consent by the local council and range construction can now commence.

It is estimated  work will now commence July 2016 and take approximately 3 months for stage 1 to be completed.

We are seeking volunteers to help with construction of the fencing etc. This is an opportunity to help build the largest rifle range in Australia.

The club is specifically looking for an engineer to certify the structures for a NSW council construction certificate at a minimum or no cost basis ASAP.

A discount on range fees will be implemented for volunteers.

Interested volunteers can contact Monivea Range Development Officer Paul Cohrs on 0427 221 576 for more information.