Durham University Rifle Club is a friendly and inclusive target rifle shooting club which offers both Fullbore and Smallbore shooting disciplines.
DURC holds weekly training sessions just outside Durham town centre where members have access to all the kit, rifles and ammunition they need to improve their shooting ability. Smallbore shooting is our most common discipline and involves firing live .22 rimfire calibre rounds at distances from 25 up to 100 yards. Members also have the opportunity to shoot Fullbore target rifles, which consists of firing .308 calibre projectiles at distances ranging from 300 to 1000 yards.
Every term the club organises trips to the National Shooting Centre in Surrey, known as the most comprehensive and well-equipped venue for Fullbore shooting in the country. Historically, these trips have proved to be hugely successful, encouraging individuals to enter national competitions in the summer.
Our team has been successful in BUCS competition and in recent years members have placed in the top 50 in National Postal League competitions. The club is also home to members who are training for GB World Championships Teams and who shoot for GBU25, national and county level, providing the club with a wealth of knowledge and experience that can be passed on to our new and existing members.
Club Captain: Miles Horton-Baker
External Site: durhamuniversityrifleclub.co.uk/
General member training- Saturdays and Sundays 2-5pm
BUCS team training- Wednesdays 2-5pm
For new members, the club runs taster sessions at the beginning of first and second term where everyone is welcome to come and try the sport. After these introductory sessions, individuals are able to join the club as full members and attend regular sessions.