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 yards in MR. The rifles are again single shot and breech loading, but fire a much larger 7.62 mm calibre 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 (ladies) 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 2018 taster sessions! - Have you heard about shooting? Have you imaged yourself holding a rifle? Do you want to try a precision sport? Now is the chance! Oxford University Rifle Club is providing Taster Sessions from 5th Oct to 12th Oct for those who have no experience at all. You can click here to register if you are […]
  • OURC Annual Dinner 2018 - The OURC Annual Dinner will take place at Trinity College on Saturday, 3rd November 2018. Details to be confirmed.


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