Dacorum Rifle Club

About target shooting.

The object of target shooting is to fire a series of shots into the smallest possible group. There are many ways of making that simple sounding process challenging.

Rifles with a variety of calibers are used in three different positions, standing, kneeling and prone. Pistols are illegal in England, Wales and Scotland, but are still allowed in Ireland, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands.

Perhaps the most popular discipline is Small Bore rifle using a caliber of 0.22inch, closely followed by Full Bore rifle with a caliber of 7.62mm. Other types of firearm that are popular include the Black Powder rifle and Carbine, and there is a large number of clubs providing for air weapon shooting.