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Target Rifle Shooting

 

Shooting is split into two seasons: Smallbore during the Winter and Spring Terms and Fullbore Shooting during the Summer Term.

Smallbore .22

Oakham School Rifle club meets 3 times a week and shoots on the school's purpose-built 25m indoor range. All members fire .22 Target rifles and come from all year groups of the Middle and Upper school houses with the Lower School having the opportunity to shoot independently on Fridays during the activities session.

During the Winter and Spring terms, shooters enter into several competitions depending on their ability. These are mainly the British Schools Smallbore Rifle Association and the Northamptonshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Target shooting Leagues. They also compete in a number of “Shoulder to Shoulder” competitions against other local Schools throughout the year.

Fullbore Shooting 7.62mm

During the Summer Term, the shooters hone their skills at Fullbore shooting and get to shoot at distances of up to 1000 yards with open sights. They train at a local range complex and in preparation for the season the club also runs an Easter shooting Camp at Bisley.  The season ends with a week competing at the prestigious Schools Meeting held at Bisley in Surrey, where everyone enters various competitions including the Ashburton Shield.