Full Bore Shooting

Higher calibres at long distance

What Is Full Bore?

Too powerful to be shot indoors, this refers to full power rifles.  Instead we shoot these at outdoor ranges particularly the army range at Strensall, York.

Old historic guns which pre-date World War One, through World War Two and right up to date with the latest modern sniper rifles, if it shoots a rifle bullet, you can shoot it with our club. Ex-military rifles such as Lee Enfield, Mosin Nagant and even AKM’s are popular.

The highest calibre rifle you could possible own would be a .50 calibre but since there are only a couple of places you can shoot those in the UK – and the ammo is £5 a shot – ownership of those is rare.  Instead most members opt for the more common .223, .303, 7.62x39, 7.62x54R or .308 rifles where the ammo ranges from 30p to 90p per shot. 

Which one to get depends on how far you want to shoot, the larger calibres being more suited to longer distances whereas the little .223 runs out of steam after 600 yards or so.  Don’t worry about that yet, you’ll cover that during training and will have a chance to try small and large calibres.

The club has two modern scoped sniper style rifles in .223 and .308 calibre for members to use on our designated outdoor range sessions at York.

Club Full Bore Guns

Savage Axis .223

The Savage Axis .223 Remington Bolt-Action Rifle is a centrefire rifle with long/short bolt action and features a detachable box magazine with a 4-round capacity.

The rifle is designed with a carbon-steel barrel and a synthetic stock with matte finishes.

Savage Axis .308

The same rifle as the Savage Axis .223 but chambered in .308 Remington.

These rifle are extremely affordable and accurate.  They are a great introduction to centrefire rifles and we couple them with affordable telescopic sights that will teach you about bullet drops and hold over.

Mosin Nagant

This is a five-shot, bolt-action, internal magazine–fed, military rifle developed from 1882 to 1891, and used by the armed forces of the Russian Empire, the Soviet Union and various other nations. 

This rifle chambered in 7.62 x 54R is one of the most mass-produced military bolt-action rifles in history with over 37 million units having been made since its inception in 1891.

Full Bore News

Strensall Range Days

Strensall Range Days - A general guide! The day will begin at the range for 0830 – a mandatory safety briefing for ALL shooters whether they are in possession of their own NRA Safe Shooter Cards or not, therafter we’ll load the target frames onto the flat car...

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Strensall – Saturday 21st April – CANCELLED BY MOD

We have a range date at Strensall of Saturday the 21st of April as ever the postcode for the address you need to head for is as follows: Scott Moncrieff Road, Towthorpe, York, YO32 9XB Be aware however that the M.o.D and Landmarc have been cancelling dates far more...

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Strensall – Sunday 8th April

We have a range date at Strensall of Sunday the 8th of April as ever the postcode for the address you need to head for is as follows: Scott Moncrieff Road, Towthorpe, York, YO32 9XB Be aware however that the M.o.D and Landmarc have been cancelling dates far more this...

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