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, 7.62×39, 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 is still on – weather update!

Good News! Strensall is still on for Saturday the 21st - it looks like the rain is going to hold off till 1700, with temps somewhere around 12-14 C: BBC Weather Strensall Windspeeds could be in the vicinity of 6.5 metres per second upto 9 m/s - predominantly from the...

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Strensall Range Day – Saturday 5th August

Good News! We've arranged another couple of Strensall (Near York) range days for WRPC - this being the second of the two on Saturday the 5th of August. The day will begin at the range for 0830 – a mandatory safety briefing for ALL shooters whether they are in...

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Strensall Range Day – Sunday 23rd July

  Good News! We've arranged another couple of Strensall (Near York) range days for WRPC - this being the first of the two on Sunday the 23rd July. The day will begin at the range for 0830 – a mandatory safety briefing for ALL shooters whether they are in...

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