Members of the SSAA Albany Lever Action Rifle Club in Western Australia have much to boast about. Not only do they have access to a lush and well-equipped shooting range, their hometown offers unrivalled views of some of the world’s most beautiful naturally protected waterways, which are enhanced by dolphins, seals and humpback and Southern Right whales. The town was also Western Australia’s first European settlement and was the place of assembly and departure for some 30,000 troops serving in the Great War and Gallipoli in 1914. Home to Australia’s first official dawn service, Albany has an intense connection with the Anzac legend.
The range is 18km west of Albany and just 1km from a beautiful swimming, fishing and surfing beach. The range is surrounded by coastal flora, both in and outside of its boundaries.
We shoot every 2 weeks with members shooting a wide range of lever action rifles from .22 calibre Winchester and Marlins, through to .30/30, .44 and 38/55’s up to the high end rifles like the Browning BLR’s with flutted S/S barrels and complex peep sights.
Unlike other shooting sports Lever Action Rifle shooting covers very different shooting styles. We start our day with 100m precision event, then to 50m precision. Once these are shot the real fun starts. Timed fire only has the target facing for 3 seconds with 7 seconds between exposures, shot for 10 rounds at 50m.
Rapid fire is next, 5 rounds in 15 seconds, shot twice at 50m. Then the running boar event that has a boar shaped target darting across a gap for 3.5 seconds at 50m.
The Albany Lever Action Rifle Club has multi National rifle champions in our memebership, including 3 Lever Action Hall of Fame inductee’s.