Location #391 - Rifle Range 1000 Yard Butt On eastern terrace above Birnie's Gully, opposite the rifle range just north of location #241.
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|1||various - see notes||Bannockburn Rifle Club||Details|
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|Note||Date||Short Description||Note Text|
|3322||various||Owners / Residents||Cromwell Rifle Volunteers Bannockburn Contingent - 1901 - 1912, Cromwell Rifle Club - 1912 - 1914, Lapsed during WW1, Local residents reused the range - 1927 - 1930, New Cromwell Rifle Club formed as part of Wakatipu Club - 1930 - 1932, Cromwell / Bannockburn Defence Rifle Club - 1932 - 1943, (used for training home guards and army training corps), Club reformed by ex-servicemen - 1945 - c1950, Club wound up - c1960.|
|3323||1932||General notes.||The Bannockburn Defence Rifle Club held their annual competitions on the rile range (location #209). Most events were shot off from distances of 300, 500 and 600 yards, firing towards the western Carrick Range. These Butts or firing positions were within the area of the rifle range. However, for some events a range of 1000 yards was required and location #391 was used. This meant firing across Birnie's Gully to the terrace at the western end of the rifle range.|
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|Image Id||Source||Date||Short Description|
|1299||Paul Crump - Bannockburn||9 Mar 1949||Bannockburn Rifle Range - Birnies Gully (location #209)||View Image|
|1301||Paul Crump - Bannockburn||2007||Bannockburn Rifle Range - Birnies Gully||View Image|
|1307||Paul Crump - Bannockburn||2007||Bannockburn Rifle Range - Birnies Gully||View Image|