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Historic Miniature Methuen

Herts and Essex Shooting Association in association with HBSA
Miniature Rifle Open Meeting “Mini-Methuen”

Competitors: Members and Non-Members of the HESA, HBSA and LERA

Introduction: This match provides a loose representation of the Field Firing Training using targetry variously in use between the 1920’s and post Second World War. Rifles must use ∙22RF or other miniature rifle cartridge as approved by the HESA or HBSA (e.g. ∙297/∙230 Morris Tube, ∙310 Cadet or Air Rifle Pellet).

Match Conditions: As HBSA Rules 1995, (and this entry form). However, orthoptic accessories, a padded glove and a sling (two point or as-issued) may be used. A wrist rest may be used in sniping class.
Replica firearms in the "spirit of the original" (Rule G3.1) are permitted.
Multiple entries of each Match are permitted provided that a different firearm is used for each Entry. All arms shall be appropriately licensed and "in proof'.
Targets will be as shown (see last page).

Handicapping: 3%Handicap will apply for magazine use, (except Matches IX & X).
5% Handicap may apply, if you are unable to shoot in all three positions.

Distance: 25 yards for all Classes.

Course of Fire:
Unlimited non convertible sighter's (300 seconds)

Practice One – Ten shots, Prone at two Tin Hat diagrams scaled to 600 yards, five shots per diagram – 120 seconds.
Practice Two – Ten shots, in a series of five fifteen second exposures, including the time to change position.
First exposure – Two shots, Prone at Tin Hat diagram scaled to 500 yards – 15 seconds face, 15 seconds edge.
Second exposure – Two shots, Kneeling at Tin Hat diagram scaled to 300 yards – 15 seconds face, 15 seconds edge.
Third exposure – Two shots, Kneeling at Tin Hat diagram scaled to 300 yards – 15 seconds face, 15 seconds edge.
Forth exposure – Two shots, Standing at Tin Hat diagram scaled to 200 yards – 15 seconds face, 15 seconds edge.
Fifth exposure – Two shots, Standing at Tin Hat diagram scaled to 200 yards – 15 seconds face, 15 seconds edge.
Practice Three – Ten shots, Prone at two Figure 11 diagrams scaled to 300 yards, five shots per diagram – 90 seconds.
Practice Four – Ten shots, Prone at five 4A diagrams scaled to 200 yards, two shots per diagram – in a series of five exposures of 10 seconds face and 10 seconds edge.

Classes
Match I: Vintage (pre-1888) Any Rifles (any contemporaneous iron sights) (BP and smokeless permitted).
Match II: Classic Service (1889-1918) ∙22” & Service Training Rifles (issue sights) e.g. Long-Lee, SMLE.
Match III: Classic (1889-1918) Any Rifles (any contemporaneous iron sights).
Match IV: Veteran Service (1919-1945) Converted Service & Service Training Rifles (issue sights) incl. No. 7 & 9.
Match V: Veteran (1919-1945) Any Rifles (any contemporaneous iron sights).
Match VI: Post Veteran (1946-1960) Any Rifles (any contemporaneous iron sights) e.g. No.8.
Match VII: Modern Rifles (post 1960) with contemporaneous iron sights e.g. BSA internationals.
Match VIII: Sniper Rifles (any date line) single shot (Bolt or Lever Action) with telescopic sights.
Match IX: Semi Auto Rifles (Self loading) (Telescopic Sights).
Match X Semi Auto Rifles (Self loading) (Open/Iron Sights).
Match XI Air Rifles (Pre-charged).

Prizes: Certificates for winners and placing (depending on entries) of each Match. A Prize-giving will be held for competitors at the end of the event.

General: The Matches are squadded: competitors should report at the firing point 15 minutes before their shooting time. Classes may be adjusted on the day depending on the number of entries.

Entrance Fees: £6.00 for 1st entry (including limited edition pin), £5.00 for 2nd entry, £4.00 for 3rd entry.

Practice: In your own time at your own range.

Information: mini-methuen@hesa.uk.com or alternatively kim@455.org.uk

Miniature Methuen Target

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Tony Cattermole,
28 Aug 2017, 06:22