Rifle


Key Information

Our main discipline is Small Bore rifle, with an Indoor Grand Prix series. This typically operates through the winter, is hosted across Scotland, and finishes with an electronic championship. The outdoor championship is held annually with both 50 m and 100-yard distances, as well as ISSF electronic 50 m on a weekend in Aberdeen during the spring coinciding with the Annual Ball. Many Scottish Students take part in other matches including those in local and regional areas, as well as several postal fixtures and private friendly matches.

Have a chat with your Sports Rep or Fixtures Administrator for more details and to enter!

Sport Chair: David Thompson
Contact: sssriflechair@gmail.com

Governing Body: Scottish Target Shooting 


Upcoming Rifle Events

Grand Prix: The traditional indoor GP series is comprised of 5 rounds. These take place on weekends at each of the University Rifle clubs as shoulder-to-shoulder competitions where our students can meet the wider student rifle community.  Students can compete individually and as part of a team, with classes A and B being suitable for experienced shooters, and a novice class for those new to the sport.

Indoor championship: shoulder-to-shoulder competition normally held in Perth during the spring with an electronic final.

Outdoor Championship: shoulder-to-shoulder competition normally held on a Saturday during spring in Aberdeen with both 50 m and 100-yard distances. On the Sunday there is a 50 m ISSF electronic competition with a knockout final.

Postal League:We are excited to be continuing our postal competitions for both individuals and teams which has the option for students to compete at your home range out with the established university rifle teams.

British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) Rifle programme covers Small Bore both short and long range as well as Full Bore competitions.

Full list of events for 2020 – 2021 will be updated shortly.


You might want to know…


  • 2019/20 saw the return of the SS Rifle Postal League which enables individuals and teams to have greater access to shooting competitions – particularly those who are unable to make it to weekend away matches! Your institution does not even need to have a full rifle team in order to take part!


Meet your Sports Chair

David Thompson

David has been the SSS Rifle Chair since 2020 and oversees the organisation and development of SSS Rifle.

David started shooting Small Bore rifle competitively in 2013 for a local club. When he started studying at Robert Gordon University in 2016, he joined the rifle club at the first opportunity. With the club David went on to compete in SSS Rifle, BUCS and local competitions. The highlight of his shooting journey so far was getting into the BUCS short range final with his university team and coming second in the team competition. David is a qualified RCO and scorer and has spent time as a match secretary.

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