Question: Do you have facilities for the use of Shotgun and Handguns?
Answer: No, this club only has SAPOL approval for TR (Target Rifle) Service Rifle & F-Class (these to a maximum calibre of 8mm).
Question: Do I need to provide my own ear and eye protection?
Answer: Yes, you should supply your own PPE. The club has some Protective equipment for an emergency but these resources are limited.
Question: Can I use a 22lr?
Answer: You can use a 22lr; we have a short range target which is available.
Question: Do I need to provide my own targets?
Answer: At WRC your weekly range fee will entitle you to the use of shared club targets.
Question: Do I need to be a member?
Answer: You don’t need to be a member to start with. After 3 visits, when you find your feet and decide Long Range Target Shooting is for you, we would encourage you to join. You can initially join as a Provisional member (valid for 3 months – once only)
Question: Can the kids come along and shoot?
Answer: Minors aged between 12 and 18 years of age are allowed to participate in target shooting under club member supervision.
Question: How do I get an SA firearms license?
Answer: To obtain an SA firearms license you must meet a few requirements;
- Complete a PD303 (Application for a Firearms Licence) and forward to SAPOL,
- On receiving Approval Letter present letter and attend training at club and/or TAFE,
- On successful completion of training attend centre for photo ID for firearms licence and make payment with documentation for licence.
Question: When are club shoots?
Answer: WRC meets weekly during our sporting season which occurs between the months of February and December. During that time club shoots are held every Saturday from 8:30am until approximately 11.30am apart from the very occasional exception.
Question: What are the weekly costs involved in Long Range Target Shooting.
Answer: Generally the weekly cost of Target Shooting is fairly minimal. To shoot you must pay a weekly range fee. The range fee is currently $3.00. The only other cost is ammunition. Shooters generally supply their own as they use handloads. Palma or Target ammunition is definitely recommended over hunting rounds.
Question: How do I join Waikerie Rifle Club?
Answer: Joining our club may depend on a number of factors (if you currently have a firearms licence or not);
- Complete a membership form and return it to the club,
- Complete referees form and return it to the club,
- If you don’t have a firearms licence, help will be given to arrange this,
- If you do have a firearms licence, ensure that it is endorsed for class B firearms and has POU 1 (Purpose of Use – Club),
- The club will then contact SAPOL Firearms Branch for a “fit and proper person to become a member of a recognised club” check,
- Complete application for membership to South Australian Rifle Association.
Question: What if I don’t have a firearms license?
Answer: That’s Ok you can still shoot, as long as you meet the following requirements:
- You must be at least 18 years of age.
- Children between 12 and 18 years age can use firearms approved for use on our range, under club supervision.
Question: What if I don’t have a firearm, can I borrow a friend’s or is there one I can use at the range?
Answer: Waikerie Rifle Club has one TR rifle for visiting shooters to use under the supervision of a club coach (book ahead to ensure club rifles are taken to the range). Visiting shooters are welcome to use a friend’s firearm with the permission of the range officer on duty providing;
- The owner is licensed to be in possession of the firearm
- Both parties have signed the range register
- It is suited to the range we are shooting from
- The owner is present at the time of its use
Question: My rifle has a muzzlebrake; can I use it at your range?
Answer: No you can’t use it with the muzzlebrake; these are not permitted under the SSR’s (Standard Shooting Rules) of the NRAA. If your muzzlebrake is removable you can use the rifle without the muzzle brake attached.