Request from NRANZ – can you help?

Powder for Aust F Class Team Jan 2015

All club secretaries,
With the shortage of specialists powders at present in NZ we find ourselves in the position of having no 2209 powder to provide to the visiting Aust F Class Team for Jan 2015. These visitors can bring some loaded ammo with them, but not enough to shoot all events required for the Ntnl champs in Jan. In particular ADI 2209 powder. At this stage I need to locate approx. 3 bottles of 2209 powder (0.5kg) for the visiting Australian team. I’m happy to take part bottles if this is all that we can find.

Can you please circulate this email to your members to see if we can locate a few bottles of 2209.

André Doyle, Secretary, NRANZ

National Rifle Association of New Zealand Inc.
PO Box 47-036 Trentham, Wellington, New Zealand 5143 email:
Telephone +64 4 528 4843

Results National 1000 yard Championships 8 December 2014


Grade Name Club 1000yd 1000 TOTAL
A John Phillips Petone 48.05 29.01 77.06
Ron Johansen Gisborne 43.02 34.01 77.03
Bruce Millard Clevedon 43.01 33.03 76.04
Mike Collings Te Puke 44.06 31.00 75.06
Di Collings Te Puke 45.02 30.01 75.03
Alan White Malvern 44.02 28.01 72.03
Casey Goldsmith Trentham 34.00 33.02 67.02
Kevin Win Trentham 36.01 28.00 64.01
Irene Cameron Te Puke 32.01 31.04 63.05
Paul Tidswell Taranaki 41.02 22.00 63.02
Helen Frieman Petone 34.00 25.01 59.01
Amy Hatcher Kaituna 30.00 30.00
B Grace Reeves Petone 37.02 32.02 69.04
Charlotte Flanagan Karori 37.01 32.02 69.03
Barry Scott Petone 38.00 28.00 66.00
Mick Buckley Te Puke 37.01 28.01 65.02
Ross Mason Trentham 34.00 28.00 62.00
Jared McMurdo Petone 36.01 21 57.01
Kevin Harper Malvern 32.01 19.01 51.02
C Coby Snowden Ashburton 37.00 29.01 66.01
William Van Asch Kaituna 31.01 28 59.01
Vic McMurdo Petone 33.01 20 53.01
FTR Eben Fourie Trentham 49 36 85
Saul Reid Karori 44 31 75
Erica Alexander  Malvern 37 26 63
Daniel Alexander Christchurch 37 32 69
Phil Greaney 26 31 57
FO Chris Brown  Malvern  34  29 73

An entertaining Prize Giving at the Karori Rifle Club

Hello to all .303 shooters

This is the first of a few posts that will contain information on the upcoming Dick Travis VC .303 Nationals at Trentham 20125.
Please take time to read the course of fire and the entry conditions and rules. Entries can be accepted some time down the line but do give your entry some thought re accommodation, meals etc.

The 2015 shoot is going to be special if for no other reason that it is hard up against the centennial commemorations of the Gallipoli landings a calendar month after the DTVC. There will be a ceremony in some form this year to pay special homage to our mighty ANZAC soldiers.

Start you rifle and ammo preparation early, get your load development done and get those zeros. Remember that we shoot 300/500/600 yards. To get a zero for these distances you only need have a good 100 yard zero and a fairly good idea of your muzzle velocity. This is enough to extrapolate the required elevation adjustments for the longer distances.

The Sierra infinity program is good although any ballistic chart should be enough. For what it is worth a .303 174grain projectile travelling at the leisurely military speed of 2440 feet per second will require a point of impact of plus 6 inches at 100 yards for a dead zero at 300 yards.

500 yards is up 9 minutes more and 600 yards is up 6 minutes more. Works for me!

Any assistance with loads and zeros I am happy to help.

A good load is a Hornady 174 gr FMJBT with 42 grains of 2208.

There will be quite a lot of photos put up on the Karori Rifle Club website in the very near future so dial up the site and have a look at Trentham and some of the DTVC regulars.

Any queries about anything just email me

Duncan McKee
Match Director

DTVC invite 2015

DTVCEntryDocument 2015 

A quick congratulations to the KRC F-class shooters who made the NZ team for the inaugural match against Australia in January….GO NZ/KRC GO! ♥

New Zealand F Class Rifle Teams to complete against Australia Monday 12 January 2015, are as follows:

New Zealand F Class Rifle Team – F Open
Captain, Joey Meldrum , Christchurch
Wind coach, Owen Whiteman, Masterton.
Nik Chiew, Clevedon
Graeme Cook, Karori
Les Grimsey, Bruce
Paul Hoffman, Gisborne
Paul Neal, Franklin
Maurice Subritzky, Karori
Reserve, Frank Duckett, Masterton
On call, Iain May, Whangarei.

New Zealand F Class Rifle Team – FTR
Captain, Michael Shearer, Petone
Wind Coach, Anita Benbrook, Petone
Matt Culver, Petone
Rob Kerridge, Te Puke
Graham Piper, Hamilton Whatawhata
Wayne Subritzky, Karori
Darren Swaney, Malvern
Charles Watson, Whangarei
Reserve, Steve Flanagan, Karori
On call, Karen Flanagan, Karori

Come on one and all – KRC want to enter teams in the upcoming WRA spring meeting.

The WRA have changed the format and there is now a team’s event at 900 yards on Saturday 15th November. The teams are for TR, FO and FTR and will consist of 4 shooters in each team. We can submit more than one team. They are coached events so you don’t have to be “good enough” in order to be part of the team…we have some very good wind readers in the club who will help.

Email me if you are interested

Any questions just ask!




SAT 15 and SUN 16 NOVEMBER 2014


Read down for team information.

$40, A, B, C, F Open, FTR, $30 Tyro

Shooting starts 9am, entries down the range, self squadding

Manual marking: a feature of this season has been the improved marking
with a regular Butts Officer

10 shots at 300, 600 and 900 yards

This will be followed by a coached teams shoot at 900 yards, TR teams of 4 firing 15 shots each, cost $25, time limit 80 mins, shooting for the Collins Shield

F Class teams of 4 firing 15 shots each, cost $25, time limit 80 mins, cost $25, Trophy to be advised.