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HBSA McQueen Sniper Rifle Competition

posted 9 May 2015, 10:41 by Tony Cattermole   [ updated 9 May 2015, 10:42 ]
Shot on Short Siberia Bisley, Saturday 9th May 2015

Dear Competitors

Thank you for competing in this our 3rd event for Historic Sniper and Service rifles. Without your support these events would not take place.

We were once again lucky with the weather, the morning turned out to be cold and windy with good light.

This year’s event proved to be challenge, firstly our usual markers could not mark for us this time, and then to make life really difficult the NRA/NSC reduced our allocation from 2 to 1 Castle.

And then the radio pair did not work so we had to make a very rapid exchange.

However I think it may have done us a favour; we had the same entry level as last year with less financial outlay. Although being a little busy mid morning I think it all went very well once we managed to get a third pair of hands in the butts.

We had 11 individual shooters who managed to complete 33 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).

For the benefit of those competing in the IRON sighted matches, an original non PC “Huns Head” target attached to an enlarged backer which only appeared over cover was used.

This worked well allowing the shooter to see the target but maintained the difficulty associated with such a small target. (modified scoring was used, 5,3 & 1)

The results are attached 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 for his assistance as Range Conducting Officer
  • Griff Elliott for his assistance in the Butts
  • Anthony Sims & Matt Francis (my son in-law) for the sterling work they did marking all morning.
I hope everyone had a good day and that we see you all next year.
Best Regards
Paul Smith