Target shooting in Victoria state forrest

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Re: Target shooting in Victoria state forrest

Post by bladeracer » 07 Jan 2019, 1:39 pm

TassieTiger wrote:
JWD40 wrote:
southeast varmiter wrote:What’s the problem. You can sight in your rifle in a state forest. It just takes you 50 rounds to sight in. Damn scope.


Must be different in Vic, in NSW, you're not allowed to sight in your rifle in the state forest, has to be completed before heading out there.


Does that mean you must have access too private land/or a range to own a firearm in NSW - if you want to hunt?


I think all states that don't have public land for hunting require a club membership as part of a licence application.
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Re: Target shooting in Victoria state forrest

Post by Daddybang » 07 Jan 2019, 2:09 pm

bladeracer wrote:
TassieTiger wrote:
JWD40 wrote:
southeast varmiter wrote:What’s the problem. You can sight in your rifle in a state forest. It just takes you 50 rounds to sight in. Damn scope.


Must be different in Vic, in NSW, you're not allowed to sight in your rifle in the state forest, has to be completed before heading out there.


Does that mean you must have access too private land/or a range to own a firearm in NSW - if you want to hunt?


I think all states that don't have public land for hunting require a club membership as part of a licence application.


Don't have to be a member of a club in qld if you have access to private land thru either permission from landowner or being a landowner. :thumbsup: :drinks:
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Re: Target shooting in Victoria state forrest

Post by bigpete » 07 Jan 2019, 5:38 pm

bladeracer wrote:
TassieTiger wrote:
JWD40 wrote:
southeast varmiter wrote:What’s the problem. You can sight in your rifle in a state forest. It just takes you 50 rounds to sight in. Damn scope.


Must be different in Vic, in NSW, you're not allowed to sight in your rifle in the state forest, has to be completed before heading out there.


Does that mean you must have access too private land/or a range to own a firearm in NSW - if you want to hunt?


I think all states that don't have public land for hunting require a club membership as part of a licence application.


Nope.
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Re: Target shooting in Victoria state forrest

Post by JWD40 » 07 Jan 2019, 10:52 pm

TassieTiger wrote:
JWD40 wrote:
southeast varmiter wrote:What’s the problem. You can sight in your rifle in a state forest. It just takes you 50 rounds to sight in. Damn scope.


Must be different in Vic, in NSW, you're not allowed to sight in your rifle in the state forest, has to be completed before heading out there.


Does that mean you must have access too private land/or a range to own a firearm in NSW - if you want to hunt?


No, you are allowed to hunt in designated state forests, but you must hold a restricted licence (issued by the DPI). Part of the conditions of the licence are that you are not to sight in your firearm on the land. Your equipment must be ready to hunt before you get there and only used for hunting.

If you need to sight your rifle in, it either needs to be performed on private property or at a shooting range. I prefer to sight in at a range as a feel the environment is more controlled. I haven't used 'Target Shooting' as a genuine reason for my long arms licence, but this hasn't prevented me from attending ranges to sight in or practice.
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Re: Target shooting in Victoria state forrest

Post by southeast varmiter » 08 Jan 2019, 7:13 am

The only places we can’t sight in is at national parks where deer hunting is permitted.
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