The Darling Downs Rifle Club specialises in the shooting sport categories of Fullbore Target Rifle, Field and Rimfire and Practical Rifle. The club is based in Toowoomba, Queensland Australia.

Affiliated with the NRAA and the QRA, the club aims to promote the sport of Target Shooting  and it’s Field and Rimfire divisions through participation from it’s members and the wider shooting public.


Full Bore

Fullbore target rifle (TR) is a distinctively British and Commonwealth of Nations shooting discipline that evolved from Service rifle (SR) shooting in the late 1860s

Fullbore Target Rifle involves prone position single shot precision shooting using adjustable aperture sights at 'round bull' targets at distances from 300 to 1000 yards, with each shot being carefully scored and analysed

To level the playing field as much as possible without stifling progress, and to make it possible for riflemen of all budgets to compete seriously, the rifle or all its component parts must be 'readily available in quantity'

See our shooting calendar for match dates


F Class (TR)

Target rifle is simply a different class of Fullbore shooting. TR class is target rifle, “F” class shooting or Field Class, this allows the shooter to lie down or use a bench to shoot off with telescopic sights fitted.

In Optical Class shooting, the shooter lies prone, uses the normal sling set-up, and has a scope mounted to the rifle.

These matches are shot in the same fashion as the full bore matches with the shooter firing from prone position, single shot precision shooting at 'round bull' targets at distances from 300 to 1000 yards, with each shot being carefully scored and analysed

See our Shooting Calendar for match dates


Field, Rimfire and Practical

Practical Rifle is one of Australia's fastest growing shooting disciplines. It is an exciting and dynamic sport, calling for the shooter to be very familiar with his rifle, Ballistics and the wind, all whilst shooting from awkward real world firing positions.

Matches are typically conducted at ranges from 25m through to 500m and beyond depending on the ranges limits. Stages are shot on steel targets, from varying shooting positions including off barricades. Each stage is allocated a time and round count and shooters are challenged with engaging targets at multiple ranges.

The nature of this sport generally means the man or woman most familiar and skillful with their firearm will be the victor regardless of their equipment

See our Shooting calendar for match dates.


Despite being a Toowoomba based club we are currently based out of the SSAA Dalby, Mt Pleasant Rifle Range. 

Whether you are new to the shooting sports or a seasoned shooter, we have something for you.  Contact us today to discuss your shooting goals and to find out where in our club you fit.

Darling Downs Rifle Club

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