RANGES USED BY ORA

Proof of ORA membership is required at all ORA practices and matches, please ensure that you have your membership card with you.

CFB Borden

Mons Range – 1000yds
Amiens Range – 500yds
Vimy Range – 500yds
Langemark Range – 100yds
Fox Field Range – field range

Situated in the quiet pine forests of Base Borden you will find the rifle ranges located along Range Road. Mons range allows shooting of nearly any legal rifle, even .50 cal. The ranges that can be shot are from a 10 to 1000 yards. All rifle shooters are welcome Target Rifle, F-Class, Precision, Service Rifle,Swiss Rifle and Vintage. Only an about hour’s drive from Toronto, CFB Borden is well situated for many shooters.

Directions:

To get there take highway 400 North to exit 75.  Exit 75 is for Cookstown/Alliston/Simcoe Road 89.  Turn left and go west on 89 to Alliston where the road will come to an end at a ‘T’ junction. At this point there will be a Dairy Queen at the far left corner. Turn right (north) the road will take you right into CFB Borden. At the entrance there is a stoplight and guardhouse. Most of the time you’ll need to show identification to the guard. Follow along the same road (winds a bit) then turn left just before the fire station. Here you will go past the Range Control building on your right and through a barrier (you might stop if the barrier is down). After that just putt along the range road (seems like forever at 50kph) until you get to Mons range on the right hand side. Watch your speed on the range road as the MP’s are very active and they can give you a “real” speeding ticket.

Cedar Springs Rifle Range

Situated by the lake at Cedar Springs Ontario and nestled between a corn field and a forest this range is a joy to shoot at. Put the beautiful location with a great club and you have a glorious place to visit.

Check out the current practice and major match dates for the club on our Event Calendar.

Winona Rifle Range

The Winona Rifle Range is located in Winona Ontario, on Baseline Road. The Canadian military maintains a 300M rifle range on the edge of Lake Ontario, and is accessed off the QEW at the exits for Fifty Road or Casablanca Drive.

The range was recently renovated. This is a beautiful range to shoot at for beginners looking to shoot at 300M with minimal wind, or experienced shooters looking to practice holding, aiming, trigger control and release without the added challenge of significant wind reading. Most of the shooting takes place next to line of trees, so the wind has tended to be lower than other open ranges.

In 2012, in addition to practices for ORA members, a number of discipline shoots are planned throughout the year.

At Winona, it is mandatory for hearing and eye protection on the firing point, so don’t forget your safety glasses.

Non-ORA members are welcome to attend a practice provided they contact the ORA representative below ahead of time, and pay the $35.00 guest fee. See the FAQ page for more information about non-ORA members attending practices or shoots.

On a typical full day shoot, we arrive at 8am, do the range and butts set up and have the safety briefing by the RSO around 845am. A break for lunch and afternoon shooting and then tear down and clean up, we are finished the day by 4pm. Depending on the number of shooters, we run two relays in the morning and two in the afternoon. Each relay lasts about 75 minutes, so there is lots of time for shooting.

Evening shoots follow a shortened schedule, We are typically shootinging by 530pm, and wrap up by 830pm. We usually run two relays in an evening.

Directions

Take the QEW from Toronto or Hamilton towards Niagara. 

Get off at the Fifty Road exit and turn left so that you go back over the highway towards the lake. 

Go right on the service road at the base of the bridge immediately after passing over the highway.

Take the first left (100 yds?). Follow this road a bit through a residential area and you will see the range on the left.

If you get to some radio transmission towers on the left, a rest area on the right or the next exit from the QEW then you have gone too far.

Kingston Rifle Range

Regular practices are held at the Barriefield Range, located within the confines of CFB Kingston. Practices are shot between 300 and 600 yards based on the needs of the shooters at the time. In addition to regular practices Kingston hosts 2 matches a year which fill to capacity quickly, so book early to reserve a spot.

We invite all our members to attend a practice or match in Kingston while your family is off enjoying historic downtown Kingston and the waterfront.

Check the event calendar for current practice and match dates for all ORA events.

Directions

Take the QEW from Toronto or Hamilton towards Niagara. 

Get off at the Fifty Road exit and turn left so that you go back over the highway towards the lake. 

Go right on the service road at the base of the bridge immediately after passing over the highway.

Take the first left (100 yds?). Follow this road a bit through a residential area and you will see the range on the left.

If you get to some radio transmission towers on the left, a rest area on the right or the next exit from the QEW then you have gone too far.

Connaught range

Connaught Ranges and Primary Training Centre is readily accessible at Shirley’s Bay, approximately 30 minutes from downtown Ottawa.

Take the Queensway west, exit at Moodie Drive and proceed North (turn right as you exit the Queensway from downtown Ottawa). Three traffic lights later, you come to Carling Avenue. Turn left and proceed until you see the sign and turn right and proceed straight down the road until you have to bear left and you are at the entrance to the range.

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