The University of Exeter Rifle Club welcomes everyone, from beginner to international level, and provides the equipment and access to coaching that makes us a competitive inter-university club. Whether you shoot already or have never touched a rifle, we offer a safe and fun environment in which to learn, train and compete.
We train three evenings a week at our indoor range, and also go on weekends away to the National Shooting Centre, Bisley, where we shoot at distances up to 1,000 yards using fullbore rifles. Our November and Easter Bisley trips are a great opportunity to shoot and socialise and are a highlight of our annual calendar.
Regardless of experience or desire to compete, the Club offers all you need to have a good time shooting!
Raise your sights
The University of Exeter Rifle Club aims to introduce novice shooters to target shooting, to improve already competent shooters, and to compete in the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) leagues in both smallbore and fullbore disciplines, which we do with a high success rate. Within the Rifle Club, we have a very active social calendar and strive to create a welcoming and close-knit atmosphere that forges life-long friendships.
Weekly training is held on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 18:00 – 21:00 at Fonthill Range. Here, we work on our smallbore shooting skills. At the beginning of the year, lessons are conducted to introduce new shooters to the techniques, ensuring improvement in skills and understanding of the sport as the year unfolds.
Trips to the National Rifle Association (NRA), Bisley, are also organised throughout the year, where members have the opportunity to train on the larger calibre rifles the club has at its disposal. This is also where the team trains for the summer’s ‘Imperial’ shooting competition which is held at the NRA Bisley.
Apart from improving members’ skills with fullbore rifles, trips to Bisley are also great fun: socials are organised through the trip, and ‘fun-guns’ such as AR-15s or Lee-Enfields are often hired which are shot purely for fun.
Look for our Freshers’ taster sessions on our Facebook page – we look forward to meeting you!