Buffalo Rifle Association of Australia (BRAA)


The Buffalo Rifle Association of Australia (BRAA) Inc. was formed in 2009 to promote the use of single-shot, black powder rifles traditionally used by Buffalo (Bison) Hunters, United States Army and Settlers during the late 1800s in the American West.

The Club is formally incorporated and affiliated with the Sporting Shooters Association of Australia (SSAA) and, SSAA Membership is a prerequisite to joining BRAA.

BRAA is also approved by the NSW Firearms Registry as a Shooting Club, and a Collectors Club for these types of Firearms.


BRAA conducts regular shooting matches on an approved range at Cooyal (near Mudgee), as well as an approved range at at Nioka (near Tamworth).

BRAA’s main annual event is the ‘Billy Dixon’ Match held at the Nioka Range in September each year.

The ‘Billy Dixon’ Match is named after the legendary American Bison Hunter and Army Scout who helped found the Adobe Walls settlement, and fired the famous long-range buffalo rifle shot (1538 yards) at the Second Battle of Adobe Walls, knocking one Indian dead off his horse.