5th and 6th October, 2019 - Rankins Springs Target Shooting Complex, off the Lake Cargelligo Rd, Rankins Springs, NSW

[ Big Game Rifle ]


Friday 4th October:  Camping - Setup from 10.00am.  Range available for practice from 12.00pm to 4.00pm.

Saturday 5th October, Rifle Events:

Rifle Scrutineering at 10.00am. Briefing at 12.00pm. Competition begins at 1.00pm.

Event 1: Match 17.1.11. Pot Rifle (2) (15 Rounds).

Event 2: Match 5.3.1.  Special Snap.  (8 Rounds).

Event 3: Match 5.3.3.  Group One. (20 Rounds) & Match 5.3.4.  Black Powder Express. (20 Rounds).

NSW Big Game Rifle State AGM after cessation of Rifle matches.

Sunday 6th October, Rifle Events:

Rifle Scrutineering 8.30am. Briefing at 9.15am. Competition begins 9.30am.

Event 4:  Match 5.3.2   Stalking Double Rifle. (14 Rounds).

Event 5:   Match 5.3.5   Stopping Double Rifle. (10 Rounds).

Event 6:   Match 5.3.6.  Group Two. (14 Rounds) & Match 5.3.7 Bore Guns and Rifles. (14 Rounds).

Event 7: Match 17.1.7 Light Nitro / Hunting Class (20 rounds)

For further information Email:

Adriaan Shields          [email protected]                 Phone: 0429 915 095

Herman De Waal        [email protected]            Phone: 0438 420 327


Nominations will only be accepted upon a duly completed nomination form, together with payment of the nomination fee of $60, covering entry to all events of the State Titles. Nominations for Juniors are half-price, i.e. $30. 

Upon nomination, competitors will be squadded into shooting details. Please advise if you are sharing equipment with another competitor, and whom they are, so as we can ensure you are in separate details, and both have an opportunity to compete successfully.

A hearty Country Dinner will be served in the Rankins Springs Hotel on Friday & Saturday night at

 7.00pm.  BBQ facilities will be available at the range.

Nominations to be received by Tuesday, 17th September 2019. All cheques/money orders are to be made out to:

SSAA Griffith Branch Inc.

Post to:            SSAA BGR NSW State Titles

                        PO Box 25, Griffith NSW, 2680.

                        Post early enough to reach the branch by the above date.

If paying via Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT):

  • Account name: SSAA S15.1 – Rifle,
  • BSB: 325-185,
  • A/C: 01015633,
  • Reference: Competitor Name & BGR,

Then email your completed nomination forms to either of the addresses below.

Please note that nominations received after Tuesday, 17th September will be accepted at the organiser’s discretion.


All Rifles must be in a sporting configuration, meeting the calibre and energy criteria of both the Group and Event which you intend to enter. They are rifles which would ordinarily be used for the harvesting of Big Game and are ‘in the Spirit of the Event’. Heavy – barreled, long – range rigs or rifles with muzzle brakes or ‘ported’ barrels are not permitted.

Range Restrictions:

  • Maximum calibre not exceeding 14.65mm (.577)
  • Maximum muzzle energy not exceeding 5600 ft/lbs. (7593 J)
  • Range is not approved for most Group 3 calibres.


1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Medals provided for all individual rifle events.

SSAA (NSW) State Medals are provided as follows:

  • NSW Big Game Rifle Champion.
  • NSW Big Game Rifle Ladies Champion.
  • NSW Big Game Rifle Junior Champion.
  • NSW Big Game Rifle Veteran Champion.

The award ceremony will be conducted at the end of shooting on Sunday.


A BBQ lunch will be provided on Saturday and Sunday at 12.00pm.

Bush Camping and Caravans permitted at the Range from Thursday to Monday. Toilets are available at the Range. Hot showers are available at the Rankins Springs Hotel.

Rankins Springs Caravan Park is located a short distance away, offering powered sites, Phone:  (02) 6965 1900

Rankins Springs Motel is located a short distance away, offering rooms,

Phone:  (02) 6966 1260

(Number of rooms is limited. Early bookings are recommended)

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