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HBSA McQueen Sniper Rifle Competition

posted 10 May 2014, 14:28 by Tony Cattermole   [ updated 10 May 2014, 14:39 ]
Shot on Short Siberia Bisley, Saturday 10th May 2014

Dear Competitors

 Thank you for competing in this our 2nd event for Historic Sniper and Service rifles.

Without your support these events would not take place. We were once again lucky with the weather, following early heavy rain and some light showers the morning turned out to be cool and windy with good light.

 We had 11 individual shooters who managed to complete 36 match entries. The course of fire was the standard McQueen using a modified Huns Head and Castle (10x3 second exposures at random intervals above and behind cover).

 Following last year’s comments the targets were modified for the IRON sighted matches, a standard DP14 “Huns Head” was attached to a white backer and only appeared over cover. This worked well allowing the shooter to see the target but maintained the difficulty associated with such a small target.

 The results are attached some individuals may notice that I have moved them into a more appropriate match. If you spot any deliberate errors please let me know.

 HBSA prize certificates will be prepared and sent out ASAP. (Please be patient as I am about to go on holiday)

I would very much like to thank all those who attended for their support and in particular Maurice Kanareck and Tony Cattermole for their assistance acting as Range Conducting Officer and collating the scores.

 Our usual team of markers did a tremendous job without any problems other than the fact that we lost a target due to the wind at one point.

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

Best Regards

Paul Smith