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   107 Years !
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Clubroom and 25yd Range
Petworth & District RC Clubroom and Range

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107 Celebration Open Shoot - 29 & 30 November 2014

The one off shoot of 2007 to celebrate 100yrs of our club has now become our annual
November Open Shoot held on the last weekend in November.

Download the 107 Shoot 2014 entry form
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HISTORY: Petworth Rifle Club is a long established club whose origins date back to the 19th century with the Sussex Rifle Volunteer Corps ~ the 6th corp of which was formed in Petworth in 1860, then later in 1880 to be formed into D company, 2nd Sussex Rifle Volunteer Corps ~ see Eastbourne Museum & Regiments.org

The present club was formed on April 19th 1907 by the 2nd Lord Leconfield and the range opened on 25th November that same year. Originally formed as "Lord Leconfield's Miniature Rifle Club for Petworth and Neighbourhood" we are now known as the "Petworth & District Rifle Club" with 'Miniature Rifle Range' status under the Firearms Act 1968 and also incorporated as a CASC. However, we are not just about .22 shooting as about a third of our members also activly shoot full bore on an individual basis mostly at NRA Bisley. We are Home Office approved and NSRA affiliated.

RECENT: Crime and Security Act 2010, section 46 introduces a new clause 24ZA into the 1968 Firearms Act.
A new offence to prevent under 18s gaining unauthorised access (having the weapon with them) to airguns has been introduced by the government from 10 Feb 2011. This does not stop under 18s having authorised access under sec 23 as at present, it is intended to stop the possibility of "unauthorised access". Hopefully most shooters would already be concerned with the security of their air weapons, especially if under 18s were in the house, but now there is a law.

ACTIVITIES: We are a friendly club who meet regularly three times a week most of the year (Monday, Tuesday & Thursday) at our own indoor 25yd range on the edge of Petworth town. The club is active in prone .22 target smallbore shooting; Time Limit .22 prone target shooting; Lightweight Sporting Rifle (LSR) shooting in both standing and prone disciplines using both .22lr scoped sporting rifles and also PCP air rifles.

We shoot all year round and partake a number of postal leagues including:- Sussex County (prone and LSR), Worthing & West Sussex (prone), Hendon (LSR), Eley (prone & finals at Bisley).

Other activities include trips to Bisley for both smallbore (on the NSRA Lord Roberts 50m range) and fullbore shooting (NRA members only), visiting and entering into shoulder to shoulder competitions at other local clubs. A number of our members are also members of the nearby Fittleworth club offering Outdoor 50m and 100yd ranges.

CLUBHOUSE: The club range had a major re-furbishment in the summer of 2004 (new roof, stonework repairs, painting, wiring, ventilation) with grateful financial support from Chichester District Council. We have our own .22 25yd indoor range with 4 firing points, plus provision for LSR standing at 20yds, and standing air rifle/pistol at 10yd. We also have a good sized clubroom.

MEMBERSHIP: We have a fairly stable membership of around 30 members but always welcome enquiries from prospective new members both probationary and established shooters. Prospective new members may wish to download a printable single page LEAFLET about the club, and if you wish to enquire about joining (currently £80.00/annum) you should in the first instance please contact us via the email address below.

We are affiliated to the National Smallbore Rifle Association (NSRA) and this enables members to participate in open competitions throughout the country. Indeed trips to other clubs to enter competitions are encouraged, mostly in Sussex and neighbouring counties but in summer 2006 a group went as far as Jersey to shoot.

CONTACT US:
Club Secretary:   John Robbins    0844 7722 762 (BT 5p/min) 
Chairman:  Andy Tate    0844 7722 243 (BT 5p/min)   rifles©petworth.org.uk
Clubroom:   range officer    0844 7722 220 (BT 5p/min)  Text: 07511 071234

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