Welcome to the Oxford University Rifle Club (OURC)

Oxford University Rifle Club (OURC) is formed primarily of students from the University of Oxford. We compete in both small-bore and full-bore (target & match rifle) classes. If you would like to join, please email us by contacting the secretary of the club on secretary@ourc.org.uk. Do also explore our website to learn more about the club and rifle shooting in general.

One of the disciplines you can shoot in with OURC is small-bore. This is performed with a small-bore target rifle over a (usually indoor) range of 25 yards. Small-bore rifles shoot a .22 inch diameter bullet and are single shot, breech loading rifles. Most of the shooting we do is prone (i.e. laying down).
Each ‘detail’ involves shooting a 10 target card. A perfect score is 100.

The other form of shooting practiced by OURC is Full-Bore. This involves both Target Rifle (TR) and Match Rifle (MR) disciplines. This form is outdoor, and involves distances ranging from a minimum of 300 yards in TR, to the furthest of 1200 years in Match Rifle. The rifles are again single shot and breech loading, but fire a much larger 7.62 mm caliber round.

OURC is a discretionary full blue club, who competes against Cambridge University Small-Bore Club (CUSBC) in small-bore varsities; the Heslop (mixed) and Bentata (Womens) as well as against Cambridge University Rifle Club (CURA) in full-bore varsities; the Chancellor’s (Target Rifle) and Humphry (Match Rifle).

Latest News – Read more in our news page

  • Join us at our 2016 taster sessions! (10/9/2016) - Dear all, If you’re interested at all in trying out smallbore rifle shooting, please join us at our taster sessions. Simply click on “join us” above, subscribe to our mailing list and get in contact with us for more information about how to sign up to the sessions! See you on the range! The OURC
  • Join us at our give it a go sessions! (10/9/2015) - Dear all, If you’re interested in trying out target shooting at our smallbore range in summertown (north Oxford) then sign up using this web form (“join us” above) and we’ll be in touch about dates and times in the next few days! See you on range! OURC


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