Buffalo Rifle Association of Australia organises regular shoots on an 1000 yard range at Cooyal (near Mudgee); as well as Matches at Nioka range (near Tamworth) in May, August and September.

The main event of the Club is the ‘Billy Dixon’ Match held at the Nioka Range in September each year. The ‘Billy Dixon’ Match is named after the legendary American Scout and Bison Hunter 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.¬† The Nioka Range range is 1000 yards long, with provision to shoot out to 1200 yards.

Matches shot by the Buffalo Rifle Association of Australia (BRAA) are governed by the Sporting Shooters Association of Australia (SSAA) ‘Long Range Precision Shooting Rules’ sanctioned by SSAA and the NSW Firearms Registry.

They are shot at distances from 100 to 1000 yards. Groups of 10 shots are taken at each distance, shooting from either the ‘free-hand’ position, or from cross-sticks. The latter are shot sitting on the ground or on a low stool.


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