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

  • Save the date! (8/13/2017) - The OURC Annual Dinner will take place at Somerville College on Saturday, 25th November 2017. Details to be confirmed.  
  • OURC AGM 2017 (7/7/2017) - The OURC Annual General Meeting 2017 successfully took place at Hertford College on the evening of 19th May. Hi from our new committee!

 

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