As our section name suggests we shoot older style firearms which use Black Powder as a propellant. This powder is usually only encountered now in fire works, but has hundreds of years of history behind it , and is characterized by its smell and copious amounts of smoke.
The sport can be very competitive at whatever level you wish to go for and is hugely popular in many parts of the World, particularly Europe and the U.S.A.
New Zealand has had great success in International Competitions over the years in Rifle, Shotgun and Pistol events.
At the RR&GC we shoot twice monthly, on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays, on No.2 Range, using muzzle loading rifles, Black Powder cartridge rifles and shotguns.
Although we do have some section competitions and other Annual events, feel free to come along and join in with whatever Black Powder firearm you have. Be assured you will get any help that you need and pick up heaps of knowledge.
If you are new to the sport it would probably be to your advantage to come and have a chat with us before even buying a firearm and accessories.
For further information please contact Scott on 027 4909 504.