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Field Firing Match Sat. 8th April 2017

posted 27 Jan 2017, 07:10 by Tony Cattermole   [ updated 27 Jan 2017, 07:13 ]
Herts & Essex are again running their Field Firing Match for Rifles of ∙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). This is an Open event and HBSA and others are most welcome to shoot or take part in the accompanying display of British Sporting Rifles and pistols.

This match provides a loose representation of the Field Firing Training using military training targetry variously in use between the 1920’s and post Second World War.

It is mainly a timed shoot, 30 shots per series shot: Ten shots prone (Sand bag may be used) at 5 Tin Hat targets (2 shots per bull) (120 seconds); Ten shots kneeling from behind “Cover” (Available support and sand bag may be used) at 5 Landscape targets (2 shots per bull) (120 seconds); Five shots standing shot over a “Fire Trench Parapet” (Available support and sand bag may be used) at 3 Figure 4A targets (5 shots on 3 bulls) (180 seconds) and finally Five shots standing shot over a “Fire Trench Parapet” (Available support and sand bag may be used) at three 1931 snap targets (5 shots on 3 bulls) (1 shot per 5 second exposure).

There are classes for all ages of rifles - full details in the attached Invitation and Entry Form.

Details and returned forms to: FFM@hesa.uk.com

The event is at the Herts & Essex range. Midway between Braintree and Colchester.

There will also be an exhibition of British Sporting Rifles and pistols. To exhibition, contact FFM@hesa.uk.com
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Tony Cattermole,
27 Jan 2017, 07:10