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Fixed Bayonet No Bayonet Competition 2019

posted 26 Feb 2019, 14:33 by Tony Cattermole   [ updated 26 Feb 2019, 14:33 ]
The first competition of the year was shot on Sunday 24th February. The weather was almost perfect, following a misty start we had sunshine and virtually no wind for the shoot.

There were 24 contestants each shooting 4 cards of six shots each. 2 standing, 2 kneeling and 2 prone. As the competition name suggests these could be shot with or without attached bayonet.

The scoring was 5 for any shot in the central circle and 3 points for a hit anywhere on the body of the DP11 targets used. See the results here >>>>

Whilst there were some good scores, nobody got the holy grail of 30 points with or without bayonet. The overall impression gained was of a good mornings shooting, helped no doubt, by the weather.

As ever it was a privilege to see the variety and quantity of historic kit possessed and used by the members. Getting this out on the range is, I believe, a very important function of the HBSA.

My thanks to all who took part and particularly those who helped on the morning: Chris Reid, Rob Davidson, Bruce Ellis, Alan Berlin. The problem with listing names is that I may have forgotten someone, if so, I apologize.

David Carroll