Different Disciplines


There are several different forms of pistol shooting which vary in distance, stance, format and calibre of ammunition.

Through pistol clubs associated with Pistol Australia you can try different disciplines which can include calibres ranging from .177 (Air Pistol) to .38 (Centre Fire) aiming at stationary targets between 10m – 50m away. Olympic events for Pistol include 10m Air Pistol, 25m Pistol Women and 25m Rapid Fire Pistol Men

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There are several different forms of rifle shooting. The two distinct types are small-bore target rifle shooting and full bore target rifle shooting.

Small-bore is associated with the Target Rifle Association and includes disciplines from .177 – .22 aiming at a stationary targets 10m – 50m away. Olympic events for small-bore rifle shooting include 10m Air Rifle and 50m Rifle 3 Positions.

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Fullbore target rifle shooting is associated with the National Rifle Association of Australia and includes disciplines using an .223 to .308 calibre rifle aiming at stationary targets between 300m – 1,000m away while shooting in the Prone position.

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There are multiple types of shotgun shooting and 2 National bodies associated with Shooting Australia. Shotgun shooting is using a 12-gauge shotgun shooting at differing and moving clay targets.

Australian Clay Target Association offers various events ranging in difficulty including the Olympic events, Trap and Skeet, where traps come out from either directly in front of you or from either side of you.

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Sporting Clays Australia offers another type of shotgun shooting and involves clay targets of various sizes thrown from trap machines at various angles, trajectories, elevations, speed and distances laid out over natural terrain.

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