Club Range 

The branch has a rifle range with covered bench-rest facilities in the Rimutaka Incline recreation area in Kaitoke. The range is certified to modern standards and provides for shooting up to 200 meters.

 The range certification restricts smokeless centre-fire rifles to a maximum of .45 calibre and black-powder to .75 calibre. Tracer and similar types of ammunition are not permitted at any time due to the fire and ricochet danger.

Inquiries about range use and keys only to: HVNZDA.range@gmail.com

All general inquires including membership to HVNZDA.info@gmail.com

Range Access

The range is licensed for use only to financially current NZDA Hutt Valley Branch members. There is no public access at any time. Committee members in attendance will  check for identity and a current firearms licence. Anyone without proof of membership or licence will be expected to leave the range immediately.

All current financial members that have a current firearms licence are able to utilise the range.  To access the range we recommend obtaining a range gate key (see below).  This will allow you to drive to the range.  Without a range gate key there is an 800m walk from the Rimutaka Incline car park to the range. 

You are expected to bring your own target frames and to remove all rubbish.

Shooting at glass or the use of tracer/incendiary type ammunition is not permitted. Users must comply with all rules and conditions.

The range is available for use by clubs and members 7 days per week from 08:30 through to dark  unless booked. Bookings are advertised on the range page however access is not guaranteed at any time and HVNZDA reserves the right to cancel access at any time.All users are expected to make way for contractors and maintenance work.

All members and visitors who use the range, by doing so, agree to comply with club rules and current range standing orders.

Range Calendar

Competitions are held most Sundays at our range by the branch and other shooting organizations. Morning shoots usually start at 08:30 with afternoon shoots starting at 13:00 through to a preferred finish time of 16:30. To avoid getting to the range on a Saturday, or in some cases a week day, only to find that there is an organized shoot in progress check the Range Calendar page before you leave.

Note:

  • No firearms are to be used BEFORE 08:30 any day of the week out of respect for our neighbours.
  • For member's casual use of the range please check the club website for bookings and availability.
  • The range may be closed without notice if there is work required in the area adjacent to the range.
  • At all times, one member must act as Range Officer
  • The Kaitoke Pistol Club runs casual shoots at the range every Tuesday night from 18:00, during daylight saving. Visitors are welcome to join them and have a go. The range is still able to be used by club members for other shooting
  • Alcohol is not permitted during shooting events

Range Gate Keys

A gate access card (key) can be issued to senior financial members. The loaning of keys to non-members is not permitted as the range is a private facility and requires users to be financial club members, comply with club rules and be fully conversant with the current Range Standing Orders.

Keys and locks are changed on ANZAC Day each year.

Note:  Gate keys are available at the monthly branch meetings. Print out a copy of the Key Lease agreement and bring a signed copy along with your firearms licence.

There is a fee payable on pick-up each year.  

By using the range, it is considered that you have agreed to abide with all rules and conditions.


Range Rules

Before using the range please ensure you have read and understood the range standing orders.  It is a requirement of your membership that you abide by these rules. 

The RSOs and general range rules are attached to the key lease documents above.

NZDA Club Shoots

The club holds monthly shooting competitions and all members are welcome to come and try their hand. Suitable for all levels of expertise,shoots cover field positions using rim-fire and centre fire rifles. Click on Branch Shoots - competitive/coaching on the sidebar for more information.



 

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