All shooting is carried out using air rifles or air pistols which don't
exceed the legal power limits defined in the 1968 Firearms Act as
requiring a “Firearms Certificate” (FAC).
Much of the rifle shooting undertaken at the club involves Field
Target type targets.
Field Target shooting involves shooting at steel targets at ranges
between 8 and 55 yards (7 – 50 meters).
The small white disc in the centre is 1.6 inches across (40 mm) and this is the knock down zone. A hit in the knock down zone will collapse the target and score one point; hitting the black (known as the face plate) scores no points. Smaller targets known as reducers (1”, 25 mm) and minis (0.6”, 15 mm) may also be encountered. On the practice range you'll see an adaptation of this concept; a practice target has two target zones but doesn't collapse on being hit.
A more recent form of Field Target shooting known as HFT will score two points for a knock down and one for a face plate.
Club members also participate in 10M match shooting, although normally an indoor form of shooting, our members shoot under outdoor conditions, which may prove more trying.
The club competes in 25 metre bench rest shooting, which is proving very popular. There are summer and winter competitions and now a springer only version of the competition.
Pistol shooting is also catered for and is a developing area within club activities.
Milton Keynes Air Rifle Club was formed in 1999 to provide a local venue for the safe enjoyment of air rifle shooting sports. We're a not for profit club affiliated to the National Small-bore Rifle Association (NSRA).