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HBSA Open Mid-Range Championships 300 & 500yds

Sunday 26th September 2021: “HBSA Open Mid-Range Rifle Championships”
(there will be a practice day on Sunday 19th September - pay on the day)

Championship is ONLINE BOOKING only
Please do not book more than two (2) entries since we could not squad you for more.
Non-members must pay a £5 Registration as well as their Match Entry(s).


INTRODUCTION:  All firearms must be appropriately licensed and be “in proof” for the ammunition to be used. (Note recent concern over 7.62mm NATO/.308 Win. rifles with Lee-Enfield actions).

  • As HBSA Rules 1995.  However, orthoptic accessories, a padded glove and a sling (two point or as-issued) may be used
  • A wrist rest may be used with a Match, Sniping, or Any Rifle
  • For Vintage Rifles, propellant must be 100% black­powder. 
  • Fixed ammunition only shall be used with Military and Service Target Rifles.  
  • Wiping-out between shots is permitted only with Vintage Match Rifles.  
  • Replica firearms in the "spirit of the original" (Rule G.3.1) are permitted. 
  • No HME rifles (ME greater than 4500 J / 3319 ft.lb) are permitted.  
  • Competitors must produce a NRA Safety & Competency Certificate before they will be permitted to shoot
DISTANCES:  300 and 500 yards for all Classes 

  • NRA/HBSA 'Historic' 2016 faces
  • Round Bull for Vintage, Any Rifle Post Veteran TR, and Tin Hat for all others
  • 300 yards: Aiming Mark 18" dia.  V 5", Bull 7.5", Inner 18", Magpie 30", Outer 35" Hit 46" x 46"
  • 500 yards: Aiming Mark 36", V 10", Bull 15" dia., Inner 36", Magpie 48", Outer 72", Hit 72" x 60"
  • Scoring diagrams for these targets can be downloaded here >>>>

COURSE OF FIRE:  At each distance, two convertible sighters,  ten shots to count

MATCH I: The "Hythe" for Large Bore Vintage Service Rifles (BP only, cal. over 0.476").

MATCH II: The "Woolwich" for Medium Bore Vintage Service Rifles (BP only, cal. up to 0.476")
MATCH III: The "Dollymount" for Vintage Match Rifles (BP only, iron sights)

MATCH IV: The "Classic SR(a)" for Classic (pre-1919) Service Rifles (issue sights)

MATCH V: The "Classic SR(b)" for Classic (pre-1919) Service Target Rifles (contemp. target sights)

MATCH VI: The "Veteran SR(a)" for Veteran (1919-1945) Service Rifles (issue sights)

MATCH VII: The "Veteran SR(b)" for Veteran (1919-1945) Service Target Rifles (contemp. target sights)

MATCH VIII: The "Hesketh-Pritchard" for Classic and Veteran (pre-1946) Service Sniper Rifles.

MATCH IX: The "Any Rifle", pre-1946, any class, contemporaneous iron or optical sights.

MATCH X: The “Green Spot” for Post-Veteran First Generation 7.62mm TR (using SR pattern bolt action, contemporary iron sights, conventional stock: handstop & single-point sling permitted)
PRIZES: Commemorative Certificate for winner of each Match and for lower places dependent upon the number of entries - claim your certificate here >>>

GENERAL:  The Matches are squadded: competitors should report at the firing point ten minutes before your  shooting time. Four details at each distance:  AM 300 yd., PM 500 yd. Those not firing in a Detail may be required to act as Range Officers.  Latecomers may not be able to shoot.