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HBSA Mid Range Competition 2018

posted 16 Sept 2018, 09:37 by Tony Cattermole   [ updated 16 Sept 2018, 09:38 ]
Shot On Stickledown Bisley, Saturday 15th September 2018

Dear Competitors

Thank you for competing in this year’s Mid 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 turned into one of those glorious autumn days warm and sunny, the wind was a little on
the strong side during the afternoon but did not create and big problems.

Unfortunately due to range space we had to shoot at 500 in the morning and 300 during the afternoon, not what we would have liked but it did not appear to cause anyone any real problem.

Entries this year were an improvement over previous years with 22 individual entrants, competing in 36 match entries. Unfortunately 4 people had to drop out at the last minute due to health and personal issues.

The recently introduced NRA/HBSA Historic targets are now being used. This appears to have reduced the overall scores. However they are the same for all who compete and are used at all the major historic events.
These targets provide a common platform for all and although being more of a challenge seem to have been widely accepted by all the competitors.

Once more we had our usual band of travelling Riflemen from far flung parts of the world, Isle Of Wight, Belgium, Warwickshire, Leicestershire, Wiltshire and even 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 Steve Isherwood acting Range Conducting Officer with the assistance of myself and David Carroll who booked the targets and markers.

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

Best Regards
Paul Smith

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