Common Questions We Are Getting
Do I need a firearms license?
Yes, all course participants will need a valid A/B class firearms license.
Can I attend if I reside in another state?
Absolutely, you just need to have a valid A/B class firearms license that has been issued by your state firearms authority.
Can I bring a folding stock rifle?
No, folding stock rifles are classed as a prohibited in NSW. If coming across the border to shoot in NSW please read up on state laws as to whether your firearm is legal. Below is a link to the NSW Firearms Registry page where you can find the correct info - https://www.police.nsw.gov.au/online_services/firearms
What experience do I need?
No experience shooting long range is needed, we will teach you the correct shooting form in which to be successful at all LR shooting.If you can shoot a sub MOA group at 100m or yards, so a 3 round group smaller than 1 inch then you are more than capable to take the course. With LR shooting you are simply applying the same fundamentals at 1000m that you’re doing at 100, the only change is we are teaching you the science to dial your turret to the correct number of mils or moa plus how to call your wind to make the shot.
What rifle and scope setup do I need?
Your general hunting rifle and 3-9x40 scope will not cut it for our LR courses, however they are perfect for our Precision Hunter Course.
This is mainly due to sporter barrels heating up to fast and causing accuracy to suffer. Heavy barrel rifles are usually better for the type of shooting we would be doing on the range but also medium contour barrels will still get the job done, the bellow scopes are classed as LR scopes.
•March scopes FFP and SFP line (we highly recommend these)
•Bushnell elite DMR, HDMR, LRHS.
•Nighforce ATACR, SHV, NXS, beast.
•Schmidt & Bender PM2.
•Vortex PST Gen2, Razor gen2.
•Khales FFP Line.
These are the type of scopes we use, they need to have at least 12mil or 40moa from your 100m zero to be able to dial the distance. Be sure to check scope specs before purchasing to ensure you’re getting a scope with the right amount of internal elevation.
Also scopes with 1" main tubes generally will not have enough internal elevation. You will find that it's a minimum of 30mm and up.
What is the calibre limits?
Minimum for the Hunter course is .223
Minimum for the LR courses is 6mm
Maximum calibre we can use on the range is 8mm as we are operating on a 8mm trace, .338 and above cannot be used.
What ammo will I need?
We work on a 100 rounds per day, we advise a minimum of 200 rounds for a two day course. You will need to use either Match grade LR ammunition or carefully hand loaded ammo, a high BC projectile must be used. An example would be –
•Hornady ELD/ELD-X projectiles
•Sierra Matchking/Tipped Matchking projectiles
•Hornady Match ammunition
•Hornady Precision Hunter ammunition
•Federal Gold Medal Match ammunition
Can I camp out at the range?
Yes, we all usually camp out at the range. You are free to arrive the day before the course and setup camp, we have seen everything from caravans to basic swags being used. The range has minimal facility’s so please keep this in mind and treat it as if your going away camping in the bush for the weekend.
As stated above most students choose to camp out at the range with us, you are more than welcome to choose to stay at a motel. Gunnedah is a 20-minute trip to and from the range, Tamworth is a 50-minute drive either way, please keep this in mind when looking at accommodation.
Do we need to bring food and water?
Yes, while we supply lunch and dinner on course dates, you will need to bring food any food, drinks and snacks you will think you need outside of what 365 will supply. Due to extreme weather conditions out at the range the drinking water cannot be relied on. Please bring enough water to maintain good hydration throughout the course.
Can I pay the course fee off?
Yes, once a deposit is paid you can make payment instalments to pay off the amount owing. Final payment must be made 2 weeks prior to the course start date.
Can woman attend?
Yes, we encourage woman to come and take the course.
The range has minimal facilities, although not as convenient it helps provide that experience of getting away to the peace and quiet. The range has toilets, a BBQ hotplate and a old shower system. The shower runs off an old donkey system that’s not real efficient, we advise to plan as if there are no showers. We hope to see this fixed in future.
The Nioka range is located Rangari RD in Kelvin NSW, the closest town is Gunnedah NSW. We have students fly from all over Australia to attend our courses.
Do you run private one on one training?
Yes, we provide one to one training, the one-one training packages have become very popular. We tend to get a lot of people attend who are going overseas for safari or a trophy hunt. We tailor the one-one packages to suit the client’s needs and wants.