Old ranges?

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Old ranges?

#1 Postby dhv » Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:26 pm

How would one go about finding out the locations of old rifle ranges with a view to reactivating them?

Particularly in the areas of NSW just outside the ACT?

Any ideas?

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#2 Postby RAVEN » Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:53 pm

Try your state library or state achieves

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#3 Postby johnk » Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:44 pm

Look for streets called Rifle Range Road.

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#4 Postby Paul Janzso » Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:35 pm

Check with your state rifle association.
They should know of someone who is knowledgable on the history and whereabouts of past rifle clubs.
For instance the R C I am a member of had a club but on wheels and they moved it to each range so shooters could have a beer before and after they shot but not while they were shooting.
I purchased a book on R C's in QLD and there was a club in the town I live in.
It was formed in 1948 but closed down in 1962. The book also lists several clubs in QLD that had 1 mile long ranges.
By the way I am trying to get a rifle club up and running here in Isisford, it will be a long windy affair.
Time's a wasted wot's not spent shooti'n BARNARD 300WSM's

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#5 Postby DannyS » Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:11 am

Try Trove,,online old newspapers, in the old days most papers reported rfile club results. There is some great reading.

I used it to help locate the first Hamilton rifle range.


Ps,,beware it can be very addictive. I had someone show me a cup that had been in their family since 1885. I was able to ring them back in half an hour with the scores.

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Old Ranges near ACT

#6 Postby bobeager » Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:22 am

YASS, closed many years ago, some 5 + years back there was a guy from the SSAA trying to get it reopened, but nothing heard since.

BUNGENDORE, Closed by Landowner. "Rolph'y' knows the story.

QUEANBEYAN, Underneath "Cooks Estate" housing.

TARAGO, I have tried but not able to find its location.

BRAIDWOOD, I have been told roughly where it was, just at northen end of town before the highway turns sharp right into main street.

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#7 Postby BillyBushCook » Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:23 am

Greta, Hunter valley.

I grew up almost next door to it. An 800yd range with about 15 - 20 target frames in the butts (from memory) , EX Millitary. Google earth shows the butts as 90m wide
I'll try a post the KMZ, placemark.
No can do.
Go to -
Longatude - 151°22'11.30"E
Lattatude - 32°42'24.22"S

Now private property on Tuckers Lane between Greta & Nth Rothbury.


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