Rifles

A rifle normally fires a single bullet and generally range in calibre from .17 to .45. All are used for target shooting.

  • The .17 and .22 rimfire is suitable for small animals such as rabbits and hares.
  • The centrefire .22 is suitable for hunting goats and foxes.
  • Minimum legal calibre, cartridge length and projectile weight are set for deer hunting in Victoria. Please check with DSE Customer Service Centre on 136 186.
  • Some cartridges such as the .308 Winchester, .270 Winchester, 30.06, and the .303 British are popular for hunting pigs and deer.