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HBSA "Two Types" competition


Open to HBSA members and their guests with FACs.  

Two Types
The aim is to evoke WW2 battle shooting, so the rifles used must be service rifles of a type that was actually used in the Second World War.  The date of manufacture can be later than 1945, provided the pattern is authentic to WW2 (Lee-Enfield Mk.1/2,1/3 and Mk.2 rifles are specifically permitted together with manually operated versions of semi- and fully-automatic rifles).  

  • In the category of “Telescope / optical / target sights”, the sight does not have to be of a military pattern, but should be of pre-1950 design
  • A competitor can enter multiple times, with the same or different rifles
  • Practice will available from about 8:45 am (to allow time for range rigging). Each shooter who reports to the firing point by 9:15 am will be allowed a maximum of 15 minutes practice (irrespective of number of rifles)
  • A sling (as issued with that rifle or any two two-point sling) and a rest or sandbag can be used


  1. “As issued” iron sights
  2. Telescope / optical / target sights


  • Ten rounds (five rounds snap-shooting, five rounds rapid): fired from the prone position
  • Those unable to shoot prone may shoot from a shooting bench, if one is available
  • Target will be NRA DP1c or ARA Fig12 (head & shoulders)
  • Hits within the 300mm circle will score 5 and on the remainder of the figure 2


1. Snapshooting:  the Range Conducting Officer will order the shooter “"With a magazine of five rounds, Load.  Reload with a further five rounds at will”.  Shortly after the order “Watch and shoot, watch and shoot”, the target will be shown for five exposures of approx three seconds each, one shot to be fired at each exposure. The target will disappear for between five and ten seconds between exposures.

2. Rapid Firing:  After a break of approx twenty seconds (during which time the firer will reload a further 5 rounds) the target will reappear for one exposure of 20 seconds to fire five rounds. 

The target will then be marked.  The position of hits will be shown by spotting discs and the scores shown on the scoreboards attached to the target frame or sent by radio.

Multiple entries are encouraged, with the same or different firearm. The best score of a particular firearm / shooter counts for the competition.

Examples of service rifles used in the Second World War 1939-1945: Short Magazine Lee Enfield, No4 Lee Enfield, Mauser K98, 1903 Springfield, Mosin-Nagant, Arisaka. (Other rifles can be used provided the member can provide good evidence that the type was used in the Second World War: this effectively includes virtually any rifle from the Great War as well!)