In 1965 the club won its first Bisley team competition.
Bisley competition (City of London Cup). The club also won the National Short Range league for the first time and the national team of 8 knock out competition (Mackworth Pread) and the team of 4 knock out competition (Borough of Watts) in 1966.
Bedford Rifle Club built a 100 yard range in 1967, and the club won the Aster for the first time (British Championship Team). John Flynn won the British long range championship (Earl Roberts).
Frank Balcombe a long standing club member represented England in the 1974 Commonwealth Games.
Bedford Rifle club joined forces with BCR & PA in 1978 to build a 10 point 25 yard indoor range and added a 6 point Air weapons range and 10 point 50 metre range in 1988.