Oxford University Rifle Club is the precision rifle shooting club in Oxford. OURC trains young shooters of all abilities from those who have never shot before to seasoned shooters. The Club provides a relaxed environment where the key aim is to enjoy shooting whilst shooting well. Smallbore is shot in Oxford and fullbore at the National Shooting Centre in Bisley, where the fullbore varsity is also held.

Coaches and shooters in the Chancellors match

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The fullbore varsity is one of the oldest varsity events at the university, having been shot for over 150 years. Shooting can be an expensive sport but as a university club catering for students OURC makes shooting as accessible as possible for anyone who is interested. OURC relies on grants and the generosity of alumni to keep the club afloat.

Vs and 3s team photograph

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Fundraising drive: fullbore rifle rebarrelling

This year we are looking to rebarrel several of our fullbore rifles that have become unserviceable, something that has had a severe impact on training and competition for many members. We have a target of rebarrelling three Target rifles and at least one Match rifle before Easter Bisley 2024. This will cost around £4000 in total.

Other projects include converting all Target rifles to adjustable aperture and ladder foresights to enable more members to shoot long-range competitions. This will cost around £200 per rifle.

Any gifts, no matter how large or small, are greatly appreciated.

There are many ways you can help, from offering training tips to helping with the provisioning of new (or used) equipment.

Here are some of the ways in which your donation can make a difference:

  • £20 will pay for a rifle handstop, a bipod, or a rifle cover
  • £40 will pay for a sling
  • £200 will pay for an adjustable ladder foresight
  • £1000 will pay for a new fullbore barrel
  • £1500 will pay for a new smallbore rifle
  • £2500 will pay for a new fullbore rifle

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Make a donation:
Gifts will be directed towards the Rifle Club’s area of greatest need.