Welcome to the Rosedale Rifle Club website
This is the official website of the Rosedale Rifle Clubs Inc, an affiliate of the Victorian Rifle Association. The Club is the sole occupant of Rosedale Rifle Range which is situated near the town of Rosedale on the Princes Highway 180 km east of Melbourne, Australia.

The purpose of this site is to provide information for intending visitors to this great rifle range, and for people who might be considering joining our Club. Target shooting is a very challenging and enjoyable sport, with a rich history and world-wide participation. It is attractive to all ages, and we welcome both youth and experience - some of the top competitors in our sport are in their seventies.
 
PUBLIC SAFETY INFORMATION For details about the Range Danger Area and shooting days CLICK HERE.
 
2020 OPEN PRIZE MEETING !!POSTPONED!!   Due to the COVID 19 Pandemic situation, our 2 day Open Prize Meeting SCHEDULED for March 21 and 22 has now been RE-SCHEDULED twice. It is now scheduled for the weekend of November 28 and 29. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
 
 
Some Information About Our Range
Targets
There are 6 target emplacements, and all standard target sizes are available for all ranges. Most targets are manually operated and marked, but two are electronic, which reduces the workload, and provides other useful functions.


Available Ranges
There are raised mounds at 300, 400, 500, 600, 700, 800, 900 and the longest range of 1000 yards has a roof over the mound. All distances are used regularly throughout the season. The terrain is flat apart from a slight depression between the 300 yard mound and the targets.


Active Membership
The Club has about 30 members, and on a normal Saturday we have about 10 shooters, comprising a mixture of F-Class (who use scope sights and rests), and Target Rifle (using open sights and slings). Pictured is Target Rifle shooter Ken Tatterson.


Conditions
Because of the flat terrain, mirage can be severe at the longer ranges, and is used extensively as an indicator of wind changes. An effort has been made to keep adjacent trees to a minimum, which increases the reliability of the flags.
 
Range Clubhouse
The clubhouse was funded and built by local club members in the mid-80s. It has mains power, a well equipped kitchen, toilets and showers, and a large floor area for dining, presentations, meetings and other gatherings.


Camping Area
The area around the clubhouse is sheltered with numerous shade trees. Visitors to our Open Prize Meeting in April are encouraged to bring a caravan or tent and stay overnight on the range. All sites are powered.
Location Map of the Range
From the centre of Melbourne, Rosedale is a 2 hour drive east, down the Princes Highway. Turn right at the roundabout, drive south for 1.8km, then turn left into the Rosedale-Stradbroke Road. Drive along this road to the first corner (about 1.2km) and instead of following the bitumen road around to the right, go straight ahead onto the gravel road, and the Range gateway is about 800 metres further on the right-hand side of the road.


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What's Been On and What's On Soon
Sat 4 January 2020 Rosedale. Starting 12:30 pm, 2 x 10 shots at 500 yds. Cancelled due to Total Fire Ban.
Sun 5 January 2020 Rosedale. Starts 8:30 am, long range training day.
Sat 11 January 2020 Rosedale. Starting 10 am, 2 x 10 shots at 400 yds Results. Starting 12:30 pm, 2 x 10 shots at 600 yds. Results.
Sat 18 January 2020 Rosedale Championship Stage 1 Part 2. Starts 12:30 pm, 2 x 10 shots at 300 yds. Followed by Range meeting. Results.
Sat 25 January 2020 Rosedale. Starting 10 am, 2 x 10 shots at 500 yds Results. Starting 12:30 pm, 2 x 10 shots at 800 yds. Results.
Sat 1 February 2020 Rosedale. Starting 12:30 pm, 2 x 10 shots at 500 yds. Results.
Sun 2 February 2020 Rosedale. Starts 8:30 am, long range training day.
Sat 8 February 2020 Rosedale. Starting 10 am, 2 x 10 shots at 300 yds. tarting 12:30 pm, 2 x 10 shots at 800 yds. Results.
Sat 15 February 2020 Rosedale. Starting 10 am, 2 x 10 shots at 500 yds. Rosedale Championship Stage 2 Part 2. Starts 12:30 pm, 10 shots each at 500 and 600 yds. Results.
Sat 22 February 2020 Rosedale. Starting 10 am, 2 x 10 shots at 400 yds Starting 12:30 pm, 2 x 10 shots at 900 yds. Results.
Sat 29 February 2020 Third Pennant at Rosedale. Starts 11:00 am, 10 shots each at 900 and 1000yds. Results (pdf).
Sat 7 March 2020 Rosedale. Starting 9 am, 2 x 10 shots at 500 yds Then long range practice with FCWC F-Open coaches.
Sun 8 March 2020 Rosedale. Starting 9 am, long range practice with FCWC F-Open coaches.
Sat 14 March 2020 Rosedale. Starting 10 am, 2 x 10 shots at 300 yds. Rosedale Championship Stage 3 Part 2. Starts 12:30 pm, 10 shots each at 700 and 800 yds. Results.
Sat 21 March 2020 Rosedale Open Prize Meeting Day 1. POSTPONED Starts 12:30 pm, 2 x 10 shots at 700 yds. First range is rerun of 14 March 700 yds. Results.
Sun 22 March 2020 Rosedale Open Prize Meeting Day 2. POSTPONED
Wed 25 March 2020 !! ANNOUNCEMENT !!. AS A PRECAUTION AGAINST THE SPREAD OF COVID-19, ROSEDALE RIFLE RANGE IS CLOSED TO ALL SHOOTING UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
Mon 22 June 2020 !! ANNOUNCEMENT !!. WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT ROSEDALE RIFLE RANGE IS NOW OPEN TO CLUB MEMBERS ON NORMAL SHOOTING DAYS. NOTE THAT COVID-19 PERSONAL HYGIENE AND DISTANCING REQUIREMENTS STILL APPLY.
Sat 27 June 2020 Rosedale. Starting 9 am, 2 x 10 shots at 400 yds Starting 1 pm, 2 x 10 shots at 600 yds. Results.
RANGE CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS. For final results (scratch only) for season 2019-20 CLICK HERE.
Sat 4 July 2020 Rosedale. Starting 9 am, 2 x 10 shots at 500 yds Starting 1 pm, 2 x 10 shots at 900 yds. Results.
Sun 5 July 2020 Rosedale. Starts 8:30 am, long range training day.
Sat 11 July 2020 Rosedale. Starting 9 am, 300 yds on manual targets Starting 1 pm, 700 yds on ETs.
Sat 18 July 2020 Rosedale. Starting 9 am, 400 yds on manual targets Starting 1 pm, 800 yds on ETs.
Sat 25 July 2020 Rosedale. Starting 9 am, 500 yds on manual targets Starting 1 pm, 600 yds on ETs. Saturday Hexta Data
Sat 1 August 2020 Rosedale GRA Teams Trials and AGM. Cancelled. Rosedale. Starting 9 am, 300 yds on manual targets Starting 1 pm, 900 yds on ETs. Friday Hexta Data  Saturday Hexta Data
Sun 2 August 2020 Rosedale. Starts 8:30 am, long range training day. Hexta Data
Wed 5 August 2020 !! ANNOUNCEMENT !!. AS A PRECAUTION AGAINST THE SPREAD OF COVID-19, ROSEDALE RIFLE RANGE IS CLOSED TO ALL SHOOTING UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
Tue 15 September 2020 !! ANNOUNCEMENT !!. WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT ROSEDALE RIFLE RANGE IS NOW OPEN TO CLUB MEMBERS ON NORMAL SHOOTING DAYS. NOTE THAT COVID-19 PERSONAL HYGIENE AND DISTANCING REQUIREMENTS STILL APPLY.
Sat 19 September 2020 Rosedale. Starting 9 am, manual targets Starting 1 pm, 500 yds on ETs. Saturday Hexta Data
Sat 26 September 2020 Rosedale. Starting 10 am, 400 yds on manual targets Starting 1 pm, 700 yds on ETs. Friday Hexta Data Saturday Hexta Data
Sat 3 October 2020 Rosedale. Starting 9 am, manual targets Starting 1 pm, 800 yds on ETs. Friday Hexta Data Saturday Hexta Data
Sun 4 October 2020 Rosedale. Starting 9 am, 1000yd on ETs. Sunday Hexta Data
Sat 10 October 2020 Rosedale. Starting 10 am, 500 yds on manual targets Starting 1 pm, 900 yds on ETs. Saturday Hexta Data
Sat 17 October 2020 Rosedale. Starting 10 am, 300 yds on manual targets Starting 1 pm, 1000 yds on ETs. Saturday Hexta Data
Sat 24 October 2020 Rosedale. Starting 9 am, manual targets Starting 1 pm, 1000 yds on ETs. Saturday Hexta Data
Sat 31 October 2020 Rosedale. Starting 10 am, 500 yds on ETs. Starting 1 pm, 600 yds on ETs. Friday Hexta Data Saturday Hexta Data
Sun 1 November 2020 Rosedale. Starting 9 am, 1000yd on ETs. Sunday Hexta Data
Sat 7 November 2020 Rosedale. Starting 10 am, 300 yds on manual targets. Starting 1 pm, 700 yds on ETs. Friday Hexta Data Saturday Hexta Data
Sat 14 November 2020 Rosedale. Starting 10 am, 400 yds on manual targets. Starting 1 pm, 800 yds on ETs.
Sat 21 November 2020 Rosedale. Starting 10 am, 500 yds on manual targets. Starting 1 pm, 900 yds on ETs.
Sat 28 November 2020 Rosedale Open Prize Meeting Day 1. Starts 9:00 am, 10 shots each at 500, 600 and 700 yds, plus One Shot Wonder at 1000 yds. Details and Flyer.  
Sun 29 November 2020 Rosedale Open Prize Meeting Day 2. Starts 9:00 am, 10 shots each at 800, 900 and 1000 yds. Details and Flyer.  
   
See the current Syllabus N.B. Due to the uncertainties around Covid-19 restrictions Australia-wide, there will be no printable Syllabus for 2020-21 until things become clearer. In the meantime, please use this home page to see what's happening for the next few weeks.
   
Standard Shooting Rules Download a copy of the current SSRs in Adobe Acrobat format.
   
  N.B. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat reader installed on your PC, then you can download and install it by clicking here.
 
Current Shooting Categories at Rosedale
Target Rifle
This is the traditional category of shooting, which uses military calibres, open (metal) sights, and slings to support the rifle in the prone shooting position. Nationally, it has the biggest following of any of our categories.

Allowed calibres are .308 Winchester and .223 Remington. There are restrictions on rifle weight, projectiles, trigger weight, sight specifications, and many other aspects such as jackets and mats.

The target rifle category tests a greater variety of shooting skills than F Class (below), and for most, has a longer learning curve. To succeed at the top level requires a very steady hold, and excellent visual acuity.
Standard F-Class
This category is restricted to the same basic rifle as for Target Rifle, but allows the addition of telescopic sights, and front and rear rests. It was introduced as an affordable way of continuing to shoot competitively when having difficulty with open sights and/or prone shooting with a sling. However, there is no requirement to serve an apprenticeship in Target Rifle, and a growing number shooters are preferring to start their target shooting in F-Class.

With the aid of scope sight and rests, the emphasis of shooter skill turns mostly to wind-reading ability. It has been well received at Rosedale, and on a normal club saturday, Standard F-Class shooters are usually well represented.
Open F-Class
This category allows all the advantages of Standard F-Class, and in addition removes most of the restrictions for the rifle. Any calibre up to 8mm is allowable, the rifle weight limit is increased, and the trigger can be much lighter. Consequently, the F-Class Open shooter has a significant advantage, particularly at long range (800 to 1000 yards) and in windy conditions.
F/TR
F/TR is the international equivalent of F-Standard (which is unique to Australia). It is growing steadily in popularity, mostly because it provides an opportunity for international competition (as do Target Rifle and F-Open). Allowed calibres are .308 Winchester and .223 Remington, but without restrictions on projectiles and powder which apply to Target Rifle and F-Standard. And it has significant differences in allowed specifications and accessories to F-Standard.
Other Categories
While the above 4 categories currently comprise all of the regular competitive shooting at Rosedale, we hope this will change over time. There are other types of shooting which are compatible with the facilities, including Field Class, which caters for hunting and similar rifles.
 
Please Support Our Valuable Sponsors  
 
H & S FIREARMS
we are grateful to Geoff Abrahall for once again supporting our OPM as a major sponsor.

For a huge range of firearms and accessories in an impressive new store, visit H & S Firearms on the Princes Highway east out of Sale.
 
Some links to other websites which may be of interest
Weather Forecast West and South Gippsland district forecast from Bureau of Meteorology website
Melbourne Radar Radar image showing current rainfall patterns within 512km radius of Melbourne, from Bureau of Meteorology website
VRA Shop Current price list from the Victorian Rifle Association shop
SARA Shop Current price list from the South Australian Rifle Association shop
ozfclass.com Australian F-Class website with discussion groups
   
 
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