Information and FAQs

What we are about at WSRC

Welcome to WSRC"s page,

Our fundamentals are based around learning skills that will help both your shooting accuracy in target shooting as well as real world hunting, we teach shooting Techniques in Prone( Lying down),Seated, and Kneeling positions..we do not have the necessary range set up to do Standing position at this time. Our Club night is on each Thursday night starting at 7pm , and on a separate night from our WSRC Club night ,usually the third Monday of each month(see Calendar on left) we provide a Coaching / Training night where we teach shooting technique's ,..breathing, setting up for your shot, firearms handling and maintenance amongst other things, something that shooters both new and experienced can benefit from !.

No special type of .22 rifle are required, we have a broad mix of rifles in our club from Remington's,Ruger 10/22, Norinco and CZ to Anschutz and weihrauch Target Style rifles it is a up to you which you choose to bring along. We also have a mix of both Left and Right handed WSRC Club CZ and Anschutz Sporting rifles we have for hire at $3 a night.

On your first visit you will be required to sit in on one of our 50 shot details to get a feel for how we do things on our range after which you will be able to have a go yourself.

Note: Non FAL Licensed shooters will be required to have a Licensed FAL holder to supervise you which depending on attendance on any given night is not always possible so it is suggested that if you have a friend/ relative that holds a FAL it would be useful to bring them along to insure you get a shoot.   

** Safety Glass's, Hearing protection and rifle Chamber flags are a mandatory requirement on our range , all of which are available at our club for use and /or hire **


Basic info


Price Range $$ (10-30)

Hours Thu18:30 - 22:30

Our team Paul Carmine (Club President )
Darin Grenz ( Club Vice President / Range Officer )
Ewing (Club Secretary / Treasurer / Chief Range Officer )
Adrian Brausch (Club Captain / Range Officer )

For more information you can contact me (Adrian Brausch) on Mob. 02102760398



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WSBRC March Newsletter 2013




March 2013 Newsletter


Well the start of the season has now started with a mixed bag as some are having to remove the cob webs from their rifle barrels.


Hopefully our 2013 order of targets arrive soon.





You should have received an email/message from Rob Dixon the secretary of TSA, requesting people to indicate what teams if any they wish to nominate for.


You don’t have to be in Master Grade to nominate for anything. The Teams of ten are being held in Levin this year, and from what I can gather the Secretary of WSBRC is the only one who has entered from Target Shooting Auckland. In my weekly Ramble I said that his first score at the range for 2013 was 93.1!


Please just reply to Rob and say you would like to be selected for this team or that. They can only select you if you nominate.





From time to time people ask about local air rifle/pistol air gun range.

One should look up the internet. It shows there are clubs in Greenhithe and Howick.


What it doesn’t seem to show is the club in Mt Eden.

I did some inquiring of my own and eventually found the name of the guy in charge, plus the address and phone number.

( I did try to contact one of our guys at the time but he wasn’t available).




Contact for Air Rifle Club Mt Eden


Robert Berger

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Ph: 021969159


Thursdays Club night


28 Disraeli St

Mt Eden







A working bee was held on the 3rd March, just before the opening day. The continuing thing to be done with the butts was the painting of same. The painter and his side kick are

due to be repairing the target boards to get them up to scratch.


The one thing that wasn’t done, due to a low turn out, was the leveling/flattening to an even surface of the inwards drive/slope.




Subs are slowly rolling in. In case anyone didn’t see the Feb Newsletter in their email, it is posted in the WSBRC web site.  Just look at this for the subs and their respective  breakdowns. You will also see the club’s bank a/c number in which to put your money.

Which is:  03  0155 0176043 00 


If you can it would be good if you can get these in by April 9th please.





Below is a bit of a ramble. Hope you can follow it..


Having trouble with `floaters’, blurring eyes, losing focus?

I am using vitamin supplements that contain bilberry and lutein. I looked up the net last year to see if there was a `natural ‘ pill, or potion that will help the eyes. I saw that the combination of the bilberry and lutein did the trick.




It says this `potion’ slows the macular degeneration…whatever that means!

I went to a health shop and picked up one of the brands available that contain the `good oil’.  I took one a day for several months and SAW the difference!

On one of the sites I looked up re this supplement I saw advertising for an American brand. Since then I get info on that brand as well as eye advice.

In January this year I bought this brand from USA. The dosage is four pills a day. The cost difference is almost nil. In fact with the USA dollar the way it is, it’s cheaper than the one bought here.

………….Anyway…  I know its good as against all the eye specialists telling me I would need glasses to drive… I managed to pass the test so I don’t have to!

I don’t have the floaters and blurring so much either.

The local brand (maybe Aussie) is good. There are other vitamins in it. As I said it made a difference.


The USA brand has all the vitamins you need each day, plus this eye `food’. Well I’m trying it out. The info said that it works after about four months worth.



It does help. I think so anyway. Do try it!!





The club held an open day for beginners on Sunday the 10th March. Six new people had a go.  Four were juniors and two were senior.


Club night 12th March, saw Cara progress to wearing a jacket as her groups at the Open day were very good. Allan then Bruce assisted her into a jacket and sling to fit the rifle. She used rifle no.9 first but then was fitted to a lighter rifle. That did the trick as her groups were very good indeed.

We put Tyrell with an Anschutz rifle as opposed to the Vostok he used at the open day, and his groups tightened considerably.

Ryan has progressed too with his groups improving card by card. Very good!





The entries for TSNZ postal/online championships will be processed early May so everyone has a chance to enter if they wish. The fee is $15.00 per person per entry for the individual 10 x 10 card  aggregate, shot over several weeks,  $15.00 for  the Individual Championship ( 3 x 20 shot/3 x 10 shot), and $15.00 per club teams of three in grades.


Treasurer Bruce says the club hasn’t taken part in this shooting opportunity for some years now.


Whether we enter all of these postals remains to be seen. The committee will go over this at the next committee meeting at the end of this month.






Keep on looking up Waitakere Smallbore Rifle Club, Target Shooting Auckland, and Target Shooting New Zealand internet sites for ongoing info on your sport.





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Waitakere Speed Shoot Week 2

At the club coaching a speed shoot, 10 shots in 90 seconds, was held. At all club coaching Sunday's a speed shoot will be held with a aggregate winner taking out a trophy.


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Waitakere SBRC Open Champs







    Saturday 31 August 2013 at the Waitakere SRC Range, 1253 or 1251 Scenic Drive North,

Swanson, Waitakere City.


Range opens at 9.00 a.m.

Food available all day

Raffle prizes supplied by Shooting Stuff and Cara’s Cakes


  CHAMPIONSHIP:         All grades 3 x 10 shot cards (300.30)                ENTRY FEE   $20.00

  E GRADE:               3 x 10 shot cards on rests for new shooters      ENTRY FEE   $20.00

  DOUBLE:                       All Grades 1 x 20 shot card (200.20)                 ENTRY FEE   $ 5.00

  GRAND AGGREGATE:  Championship plus double (500.50)

  PRIZES:                         Grand Aggregate $50.00.            Cash prizes all grades and Double.



1.        TSNZ Rules will apply. 

2.       TSNZ membership cards must be shown.

3.       Self-squadding with pre-squadding if required.

4.       Squadding closes 2.00 p.m. 

5.       If not graded, shooter must bring last six official scores certified by Club Secretary. 

6.       Ties will be broken by count-back.

7.       The Club reserves the right to combine squads.


                                                     SPECIAL PRIZE

              Special ladies prizes to a maximum of $300.00 ($50.00 per grade) are added to the

              grade aggregates by the Gordon McKenzie Family Trust.

             The highest scoring lady shooter in each grade (including E grade) will receive a prize of $50.00

             subject to the following:

             1. That there be two or more ladies competing in any one grade.

             2. Only ladies competing in their own grade will qualify for the Special Ladies Prize.

           3. If there is only one lady entrant in any one grade, that entrant will receive a consolation prize of $20.00.



                                                                      Good luck and good shooting, ladies!




                          Enquiries: Phone Lawrence:  (09) 444 8771, 0274 951 217 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.





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Today several of our club members shot at the  Howick Rifle Range along with the rest of the Auckland team shooting against Waikato.
Each Assn put up an Open team of 10, An A grade team of 5, a B Grade Team of 5. A Junior team of 5 and a Ladies team, of 5.
The reserves of each team also shot.
From what I gathered it was a clean sweep by Waikato.
Not helped by the `someone' who needs the guide dog. He is a Waitakere `veteran' after all!!!
Below is the list and scores of all the Waitakere members with the best score down, off the rifle.
Bruce Millard                97.7    98.4     =  195.11      Open
Steph Bickerstaff          97.3    95.3     =  192.06      Ladies
Steve O'Donnell            97.1    95.4     =  192.05      Open
John Dyer                    96.5    95.2     =  191.07      B grade
Peter Toy                    95.3    96.2     =  191.05      B grade   res
Ken Snowden              95.2    95.5     =  190.07      B grade
Steph Bickerstaff         93.1    96.3     =  189.04      Juniors
Allan Manson              92.0    95.5     =  187.05      Open
Lawrence Moodie         91.0    95.3     =  186.03      Open
Cara Newcomb            89.4    94.3     =  183.07      Ladies  res
Matthew Sutherland     92.1    88.0     =  180.01      Juniors  
John Ke                      90.0    89.1     =  179.01      Juniors
Bruce was the only member of the Auckland Provincial BSA Team which is a world wide competition.
He shot two scores of 96 totaling 192 points.   (These BSA targets have no inner bulls).


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Champion of Champions Reps for 2013

Hi Everyone,
The Waitakere people to shoot at this years Target Shooting Auckland
Champion of Champions shoot on Wednesday the 16th October at the
 Auckland Club ( Waitakere Range ) are :
Master Grade    Mark Clapson         shoots 2 x 20 shot cards
A         Grade    Bruce Millard          shoots 1 x 10 and 1 x 20 
B         Grade    Ken Snowden         shoot   1 x 10 and 1 x 20 
C         Grade    John Ke                 shoot   3 x 10
D         Grade    Peter Toy               shoot   3 x 10
Lady                 Cara Newcomb       shoot   1 x 10 and 1 x 20      
Junior               John Ke                  shoot   3 x 10
So be prepared for Wednesday evening. John Ke has to do a marathon
of 6 cards.  It starts at the usual time of 7.00pm.
Best of shooting to all our champions.


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