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Rook & Rabbit 2021 Covid-19

ONLINE BOOKING (2 hour detail with 3 events @£15)

Because of Covid-19 we are only permitted 4 competitors on the range at any one time. We have divided the day into Four details each of 2 hours, during which the 4 competitors will be able to shoot Three events. The booking system will only accept 4 bookings for each 2 hour detail, after which you will need to choose a different time. With such limited capacity, please only book one turn.

To make best use of the limited time, there will not be any sighting series, and the course of fire will be the best 10 shots from 13 fired in 10 minutes, once sitting at 50yds and once standing at 25yds.



Holland's Hammerless Rook Rifle
These Championship Meetings are intended for traditional British single shot Rook & Rabbit sporting rifles (and their foreign equivalents) from the 1865-1914 period.  They are held twice a year - spring in Bisley and autumn in Stourport.
  • Full-stocked military training rifles such as .310 Cadets and .22 WO Training rifles are welcome, and have their own categories
  • Early 0.22” R/F repeaters are also welcome within their own category (the "BSA"), and shoot an additional rapidfire stage (two strings of 5 shots in 20 seconds on a rook target0
  • In Stourport, there are also categories for modern .22 Light Sport Rifles with open or optical sights (generally LSR)


Members of the HBSA, SSRPC (and Non-Members subject to available range space).


  • Each Rifle shall be a single-shot rifle weighing under 6¾ lbs, or a double rifle, and shall be chambered for a cartridge for which the Factory Loading Muzzle Energy is less than 450 ft.lbs. 
  • Sights shall be contemporaneous to the class of Rifle and may be iron or telescopic
  • A hooked butt-plate, palm-rest or ring (aperture) foresight shall not be used
  • Fixed ammunition only shall be used and must be loaded singly. For Vintage Rifles, the propellant must be 100% blackpowder
  • Orthoptic accessories, slings and padded gloves are not permitted, but at 50 yards the firer may sit or kneel on a groundsheet, padded mat or a small stool (equivalent to a straw bale) may be used
  • All Rifles shall be in Proof and appropriately licensed.
  • DISTANCES: 50 yards (Sitting, Kneeling or Standing) and 25 yards (Standing)Participants at an HBSA Rook & Rabbit Competition
  • TARGETS: HBSA 20yd Pistol, one Scoring Target at each distance
  • The targets will not be scored until later in the week


At each Distance, 13 rounds fired in 10 minutes - best ten shots to count. Competitors will fire at 50 yards first, then at 25 yards

MATCH I:       The "Parkerifle" for Historical Rimfire Rifles (pre-1946) with contemporary sights.
MATCH II:      The "Hollands" for Vintage Breechloading Rifles (pre-1900, blackpowder only) contemporary sights.
MATCH III:     The "Greener" for Centrefire Classic Rifles (pre-1919) with contemporary sights.
MATCH IV:     The "War Office" for .22lr Military Training rifles like the 1906 WO Pattern.
MATCH V:      The "Cadet" for Centrefire full-stocked Training rifles such as the .310 Cadet.
MATCH VI:     The "BSA" for Historic .22LR Repeating Rifles, designed before 1960.
MATCH VII:    The "Manton" for Vintage Muzzleloading Rifles (pre-1900, blackpowder only) contemporary sights. 
MATCH X:       The "Fearn" for Historic breechloading double-barrelled Rook rifles only, using both barrels alternately.

Stourport only:

MATCH VIII:  The "Stourport" Any Rimfire Rifles with open sights (generally LSR).
MATCH IX:     The "Severn" Any Rimfire Rifles with optical sights (generally LSR).

PRIZES: Commemorative Certificates will be awarded for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place in each Match
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