What does it cost to join?
Fullbore is more expensive as it requires more accurate ammunition and larger, outdoor ranges. Members should also be prepared for the cost of the residential training trip during the Easter Vac and the cost of the Imperial meeting in the summer. However, these aren’t as expensive as one would imagine, and many colleges offer grants and subsidies for sporting activities.
The club supplies all kit for new members, but for those shooters who stay on and who are serious about continuing the sport during their time at Oxford, we recommend they begin to buy (over time) bits of their own kit.
Having your own kit means that you don’t have to worry about other people using the same kit as you, making changes or using it when you want to, and it means that things will fit you properly. Your shooting will rapidly improve as a result of having your own kit. Kit costs may seem expensive, but when you compare them to other serious Blues’ Sports at the university such as cricket, tennis or lacrosse and so on they are not so bad. In fact, they’re around about the same.