About Target Shooting
Full bore target rifle shooting is a Commonwealth Games Sport open to both men and women.
In fact, it is the only Commonwealth Games sport where both males and females compete on an equal basis!
Full bore target shooting is practiced from the prone position – that is, lying on your elbows using either open sights (for target rifle shooting), or scope sights and a rear and front support (F class shooting).
Brisbane Mariners Rifle Club uses either .223 calibre (5.56mm) or .308 calibre (7.62mm) single shot, long-range target rifles.
As well as the target rifle class (TR), the internationally recognised F-TR and F-open classes (up to 8mm) are also available to shooters.
The matches shot in Queensland are normally 21 round events, shot in two serials. These matches are timed and range from 300 to 1,000 yards.
The discipline involves muscle and breathing control as well as the science of ballistics and weather, all of which is taught at club level.