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HBSA 'FOUR TYPES' COMPETITION – SUNDAY 28th JULY 2019

posted 12 Aug 2019, 07:55 by Tony Cattermole   [ updated 12 Aug 2019, 07:56 ]
MARKING THE 150th ANNIVERSARY OF THE NRA IMPERIAL MEETING
This 'Snaps and Rapids' Competition continues to be a popular event, with 23 entrants this year firing rifles and carbines of differing types as used in the Boer War, WW1 and WW2 plus a few 'sporting rifles'. 

Last year it poured with rain all day and the conditions were dreadful, but this year the weather was kind with sunshine and light winds. Our now celebrated 'Turning Targets' and  Fig11/NRA DP1 faces, marked up with a vertical 'Bull' area 4 inches in width worked well.  As we were only shooting at 100 yards, they took quite a hammering but the markers coped admirably  with several  breakages.  My thanks go to all those who turned up early so that we could start shooting at 0835.

As in 2018,  the course of fire was 5 shots single snaps, 30 seconds to reload (5 rds only) and then 5 rds rapid in 20 seconds.  Scoring:  Bull area : 5 points and all other hits within target border : 3 points.

RESULTS

The Siege of  Ladysmith Trophy – Boer War Era Rifles – sights as issued only.
Long rifles:

Name                                        Rifle                                  Score                           Place

B Ellis                          7 x 57  L. Loewe Boer Mauser       41                               Winner
G Tondryk                    .577/.450 M.H. Mk111                   40                                2nd
W Turmeau                  .44/40 Winchester 1892                  34                                3rd
S Pearce: .303 BSA MLM, 32; B Russell: .303 BSA Long Lee, 31; A Cattermole: .303 LLEnfield Mk1, 31; K Whelan:   .577/.50 MH Mk 4, 22; W Turmeau: .303 BSA  Long Lee, 28; K Whelan: .577 Snider Enfield Mk 11**, 19; B Russell:
.303 Martini Enfield, 14; A Dagger: 6.5 x 53R Fraser Mannlicher, 5.

HBSA Prize Certificates to:  Bruce Ellis, George Tondryk and  Bill Turmeau

Carbines:

R Stenner                       .303 BSA Lee Speed                      32                                1st
A Dagger                       .303 Martini Enfield Mk 111          0                       

HBSA Prize Certificate to:  Ross Stenner

The 'Old Bill' Trophy – WW1 Rifles - Iron sights as issued

Name                                      Rifle                                       Score                         Place

B Ellis                                   7.92 DWM Mauser G98            48                             Winner
W Midgley                           .303 Winchester P14                   42          }                  
F Cooke                                .30 '06 Remington 03/A3           42             }              Joint 2nd
R Stenner                              .303 Enfield SMLE                    42          }              
F Cooke                                 6.5 x 55 Carl Gustav  M96        41                             3rd
W Midgley: 6.5 Arisaka T38, 40; C Reid: 6.5 x 55 Carl Gustav M96, 40; G Tondryk: .303 BSA SMLE Mk 111, 38;
M Cutler: .303 SSA SMLE 111*, 37; G Tondryk: .303 BSA Enfield No 4 Mk1, 36;  J West: .303 BSA SMLE, 33; R Collins: .303 BSA SMLE, 32; K Whelan: 7.5 Schmidt Rubin Mod 1911, 32; R Collins: .303 BSA SMLE (No 15607) 32; C Reid: .303 BSA SMLE Mk111*, 30; R Cutler: .303 BSA No18 (1907) 30; W Turmeau: .303 BSA CLLE, 27; 
D Carroll:  7.92 DWM Mauser G98, 24; R Cengarle: .30-'06 Winchester P14, 24; B Russell: .303 LSA SMLE, 23; R Cengarle: .30-'06 Eddystone  M17

HBSA Prize Certificates to : Bruce Ellis, Warren Midgley, Fred Cooke and  Ross Stenner

WW1 Rifles with Target or Optical sights

M Townsend                     .303 Enfield SMLE Mk 111 (PH 5A  tgt sights)         44         Winner
S.Pearce                            .303 Enfield SMLE Mk 111                                        30         2nd
A Dagger                           .30 Ross Mod 1910  (Win A5 scope)                          25        3rd

HBSA Prize Certificate to:  Mike Townsend

The 'Two Types' Trophy – WW2 Rifles – Iron sights as issued

Name                            Rifle                                          Score                           Place 

B Ellis                              .303 Enfield No 4                           50                                  Winner
A Cattermole                    .303 Enfield No 4                          46                                   2nd
K Whelan                         7.5 Schmidt Rubin Mod 1911       44                                   3rd
P Fearon: 7.5 Schmidt Rubin K31, 42; J Cranfield: .303 Enfield No 5, 39; A Cattermole: .303 BSA SMLE Mk1*, 38;
P Fearon: 7.92 Mauser K98, 38; J West: .303 Enfield No 4, 38; W Midgley: .303 Enfield No 4, 38; W Midgley: 7.7 x 58 
Arisaka T99, 36; K Whelan: 7.5 Swiss S/Pull K31, 36;  J West: 7.92 Mauser K98 , 32; W Turmeau: .44-40 Win Mod 1892, 32;  R Stenner: .303 Maltby No 4, 31; J West: 7.62 Moisin Nagant M38, 23;  A  White: 7.92 Mauser K98k, 23;
C Reid: 7.62 M Nagant M38 (Tula), 19; A White: .303 SMLE Mk111, 11;  A Dagger: .30-30 Win Mod 1894 Carbine, 5.

HBSA Prize Certificates to: Bruce Ellis, Tony Cattermole and Kieran Whelan

WW2 Rifles with Target or Optical sights

Name                             Rifle                                             Score                           Place
P Fearon                             6.5 Swedish Mauser M41                50                      Joint Winner
S Pearce                            .303 BSA  No4 T  (scoped)               50                              Joint Winner      
J Cranfield                         .303 Enfield RO(F) No5                   46                              2nd
F Cooke: .303 Enfield No (4T), 38; B Ellis: 6.5 Carl Gustav M41B, 37; D Hamilton, 7.92 M48, 30; A White: 7.62 x54
Moisin Nagant, 21

HBSA Prize Certificates to:  Peter Fearon, Stephen Pearce and John Cranfield

Other Rifles (Including non-historics)

D Hamilton                        .303 Parker Hale No4 Sporter             35                            Winner
M Kanareck                        7.92 Mauser Sporter                             6                             2nd
M Kanareck: .223 Rem 700, 36; M Kanareck: .22rf Norinco 98K Lookalike, 32.
HBSA Prize Certificate to : David Hamilton

This was a very enjoyable competition, well supported  and with plenty of competitor assistance on the firing point. However, the rising cost of targets and our own 'Private' markers led to a small overall financial loss.   
Next year, we will run the same style of shoot, but the entry fee will have to rise to £18 per head.

Mike Townsend