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Shooting

The St John's Rifle Club has a long and proud history in the schools’ and cadet shooting arena. This is continued by those Old Johnian's who shoot for the Surrey Rifle Club and Great Britain.

Target-rifle shooting is split into two seasons: “small bore” (firing the air rifle and .22 on the indoor range at 5 and 25 yards) and “full bore” (firing the SA80A2 5.56 mm cadet rifle and the 7.62 mm cadet target rifle at ranges from 100 to 600 yards).

Rifle Club members start their training in the small-bore team, honing their skills and marksmanship principles under careful coaching. In the Autumn Term the team competes in the Stanniforth Cup against other teams from around the country and our most recent results have been satisfying. They also compete in one-on-one "shoulders" against local schools and clubs.

The full-bore team trains for two days over the Easter holidays and then weekly at the National Rifle Association Ranges in Bisley. They compete in regional and national matches on Saturdays during the Summer Term. The season is rounded off with a week competing at the national schools’ meet, culminating in the prestigious Ashburton Cup held again at Bisley.