Karori Rifle Club is pleased to announce the winner of the Dick Travis VC 303 National competition for 2016 – Richard Liddell.

Richard was sitting in 3rd place after day one but secured top place by the end of 500 yards on day 2. He showed his skills and kept his cool in demanding wind, retaining his lead to the end.

2nd Place went to last year’s winner Nicole McKee and 3rd place to John Ball from Opotiki.

Visitors from all over the North Island entered the competition, the weather held (although the wind didn’t) and we thoroughly enjoyed the camaraderie amongst competitors.

We again hosted the family of Dick Travis VC to Seddon Range, a very special addition to the commemorative shoot. Dick Travis’ great great Grandson paid a visit too.

Thank you to the Karori Rifle Club members who got in behind this event and helped make it the success that it was.

Richard picked up the $500 prize money sponsored by Firearms Safety Specialists NZ as well as earning another shield on the Dick Travis VC trophy.

Photos on the Karori Rifle Club Facebook page

19-20 March 2016

FIRST PRIZE – $500 & DTVC TROPHY Cloth badges for 1st to 10th places – cash prize proudly sponsored by Firearm Safety Specialists NZ Ltd

DTVC Entry Document 2016

Dick Travis V.C. Trophy

Sgt. R. C. Travis
V.C., D.C.M., M.M., Croix de Guerre (For.)

Entries are available for the fifth Dick Travis VC National .303 Target Rifle Competition.

Once again, this will be a national competition for .303 rifles in target configuration. Hosted by the Karori Rifle Club, it will be held at the historic Trentham Rifle Range over the weekend 19-20 March 2016. Six matches will be shot over 300, 500 and 600 yards.

A spit roast dinner and social function will be held by the Karori Club on the Saturday night for $15 per head.

Some basic accommodation is available as well as tent sites. There are motels close by.

Entry conditions and costs are available now and can be downloaded from the link above or email the Match Director, Duncan McKee at le303@xtra.co.nz

This competition will be the fifth WW1 commemorative shoot of this type that is a part of the Wellington Rifle Association program.  It is held annually every March.  The aim is to provide a venue and occasion for competitive use of accurised historic .303 rifles.

Lest We Forget

2015 National 1000 Yard Championships of New Zealand

Details of Event:
When:              Sunday, 06 December 2015
Sign in:            At Karori Rifle Club from 0800 hrs
Cost:                 $40 per entry, score cards will be handed out at KRC rooms
Where:             Seddon Range, Trentham
Details:            Self squadding on the mound before the range briefing

2 x 10 counting shots plus 2 sighters

1 x 15 counting shots plus 2 sighters

At the end of each string your squad is to move 2 targets to the right and one person up the Board

The best warm up a shooter can get before the 2016 Nationals. A great day to experience 1000 yards with three events scheduled for the day:

Badges awarded for: A, B, C, Tyro, FO Class and FTR Class

Teams to be entered before the completion of first 1000 yard event.

  • Entry Fee all classes – $40
  • Entries will be in the Karori Rifle Club
  • Manual Targets will be used
  • Range briefing on the mound at 8.55am
  • Shooting to commence at 9.00am sharp
  • NRA Rules to apply
  • NRA Grading will apply. (Competitors may enter a higher grade if they wish)

Email: karyn.flanagan@karoririfleclub.co.nz

Advance notification of your intentions to shoot would be appreciated to assist with the planning of markers etc.

NZ Police have recently changed the process for purchasing a firearm, ammunition and air guns through mail order. Below is the link to a comprehensive pamphlet outlining the new requirements along with the new form that is to be used for all mail order purchases.  If you purchase firearms, ammunition or airguns through any type of online sales you will need to fulfill these new requirements.

Nga mihi
Nicole McKee




Weather is looking great for 500 yards on Saturday.

The WRA Try Target Shooting is on in the morning, Karyn & Steve will be there helping out with their FTR rifles.