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HBSA Long Range Competition Shot On Stickledown Bisley, Sunday 19th August 2018

posted 20 Aug 2018, 15:16 by Tony Cattermole   [ updated 20 Aug 2018, 15:17 ]
Dear Competitors 

Thank you for competing in this year’s Long Range Championship Meeting for Vintage, Classic, Veteran and First Generation Rifles. As I have said in previous years without your support these events would not take place.

The weather was somewhat challenging with a moderate to high wind, after a dull and somewhat chilly start the weather improved throughout the day becoming very warm in the afternoon sunshine. A moderate to strong left to right wind (calculated at 16mph I heard at one stage) persisted all day causing everyone trouble.

Entries were once more down on the previous years but still reasonably strong with 20 individuals.
We managed to secure a professional team of markers who provided an excellent service all day.
But credit must also go to the shooters we had very little radio traffic regarding fall of shot etc. even with the strong wind conditions.
With our usual band of travelling Riflemen from North Wales, Yorkshire, Belgium, Warwickshire and even as far away as Surrey.

HBSA prize certificates will be prepared and sent out ASAP.

I would very much like to thank all those who attended for their support and in particular. 
David Carroll managed the target and marker bookings and also acted as Range Conducting Officer with the assistance of Gary Shenton and Myself.

I hope everyone had a good day and that we see you all next year.
Best Regards 
Paul Smith

Please don’t forget that the Mid-Range will be held on Saturday 15th September.