John Whipp AM CSM Australian Sports Medal
Michael G Hill
Michael G. Hill BCom CPA
Onslow Rifle Club Trentham New Zealand
Welcome to Brisbane Mariners Rifle Club Inc
Brisbane Mariners Rifle Club Inc (BMRC) is a target rifle shooting club situated at the Belmont Shooting Complex. Originally the Queensland Naval Detachment Rifle Club formed in 1895, the Club became the Royal Australian Naval Reserve (RANR) Rifle Club when the RAN was formed after Federation. Since the early 1970s the Club has been known as Brisbane Mariners and is Incorporated (No 1A 19249) in Queensland. In 2015 BMRC will be celebrating its 120 year anniversary with an 800 yards competition in November, run in conjunction with the MDRA’s Saturday afternoon practice on Duncan Range.
Today, the Club is open to anyone who meets the age (over 12 years) and other criteria specified in the Queensland Weapons Licence Act 1990.
Full bore target rifle shooting is a Commonwealth Games sport and is open to both men and women. In fact it is the only Commonwealth Games discipline where all participants compete on an equal basis. Full bore target rifle shooting is from a prone position ie on the elbows using either open sights (TR) or scope sights (F class) using a front and rear support for the rifle, in either .308W ( 7.62 NATO) or 5.56 calibres. F Class shooters in Open class have the option of using other calibres. Range distances “Duncan Range, Belmont” are from 300 yards to 1000 yards.
Come and Try Target Rifle Shooting. If you are interested in trying our sport contact the Club’s Master at Arms (Rod) on telephone No 0417410122.
When you attend the range you will need to be appropriately attired (long pants are recommended) wear a hat and have enclosed shoes. You will need to carry with you either a current motor vehicle driver’s licence or another form of photographic identification. The club has a number of TR and F class rifles available for new shooters and under the instruction of a licenced club member you will be permitted to shoot in the club’s Saturday afternoon competition on Duncan Range. You must shoot three (3) times under this arrangement before you can apply to join our Club. To continue shooting with the Club after joining, new members are required to attend a safety course run by the Queensland Rifle Association before applying to the Weapons Licencing Branch of the Queensland Police for a weapon’s (firearms) licence.
BMRC has a Child Safe policy and persons under 18 years of age are supervised by a Club appointed coach holding a Blue card. These coaching positions are reviewed annually by the Club’s executive to ensure compliance with legislation. The Club has also adopted the QRA’s Code of Conduct, a copy of which is appended.
The Club Executive :-
Vice Captains Cathy and Colin
Mariners Team Wins A Reserve Fixture
Brisbane Mariners Rifle Club has won the first Fixture’s competition shoot for 2014. Shot over the recently re-made 400 yard range at Belmont’s Duncan Range, the Mariners A Reserve team emerged clear winners at the end of the MDRA competition held on Saturday 23 March 2014. Team captain Col said that ” the team was short one of its top shooters and wind coaches however Steve had been able to fill in in as a wind coach . Steve then went on to take out top score in the team beating, his nearest rival Richard by 2 V Bulls”.