Durham University Rifle Club is a friendly target rifle shooting club hosting both Fullbore and Smallbore shooting disciplines as part of Team Durham. The team offer both social and competitive shooting for both the beginner and experienced shots alike.
Smallbore shooting is our most common discipline and involves firing live .22 rimfire calibre rounds at distances from 25 to 100 yards. DURC holds weekly training sessions in our dedicated range just outside Durham town centre where members have access to all the kit, rifles and ammunition they need to improve their shooting ability.
DURC also offers its members the opportunity to shoot Fullbore target rifle, which consists of firing .308 calibre projectiles at distances ranging from 300 to 1000 yards! DURC runs termly trips to the National Shooting Centre, Bisley in Surrey which is the most comprehensive and well-equipped venue for Fullbore shooting in the country. Historically, these trips have proved to be hugely successful, spurring on members to enter national competitions in the summer.
The team has seen successes at BUCS, most recently with members placing in the top 50 nationally in postal league competitions. Furthermore, DURC is home to members who shoot for GB U25, national and county level which provide the club with a wealth of knowledge and experience that can be passed on to our new and existing members. Whether you are a complete novice or experienced shot, DURC would love to welcome you to the club so reach out via the social media webpages, or the website.
General member training- Saturdays and Sundays 1-5pm
BUCS team training- Wednesdays 1-5pm
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.