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Historic events at the NRA Bisley in 2015

posted 17 Feb 2015, 08:51 by Tony Cattermole   [ updated 17 Feb 2015, 08:51 ]
Firstly, I would like to thank you for your time and support at the historic and classic meetings to date.

We apologise for the delay in confirming the detail for IHAM this year, and we have now confirmed the dates – 4-5 July 2015. This will be a refined meeting and will include the most popular 100m and 200m events (including Rapid and Snaps, and prone and standing on the Round Bull and Sand & Sky targets) on Short Siberia, and Classic Sporting Rifle at BSRC – Running Deer at 110 yds and Running Boar at 55 yds.

We have been considering the best way to get people interested in historic and classic shooting and are therefore actively broadening the opportunity for historic shooters to take part and compete this year. We are continuing to run IHAM and the Trafalgar; incorporating a significant additional Historic element into the key Gallery Rifle meetings; and promoting more niche events run by the likes of HBSA and LERA, such as the HBSA Miniature Rifle Meeting in August 2015. There will also be two NRA Historic Service Rifle matches, in April and October.

The first opportunity for Classic shooters to take part is the Spring Action Weekend, 21-22 March 2015. The Classics element has been incorporated into this weekend on the Sunday, with the most popular 200m events (including Rapid and Snaps, and prone and standing on the Round Bull and Sand & Sky targets) running on Short Siberia, and over 20 more events at 25m on Cheylesmore range for rifles and muzzle loading pistols and revolvers. These will include the Bobber, MLAGB, Slowfire, Duelling and Surrenden events.

Again, we hope that by making the broader meetings more inclusive it will allow classic shooters to become more involved at Bisley and also encourage clubs outside the south east to participate.

We will be emailing out a general update to competitors shortly, and we hope you will also take part in these additional events.

As always, your time and experience is also crucial to the running of these events, so please do let me know if you are interested in working the classic elements of the broader meetings.

Again, very many thanks to you all.

Best wishes, Sally

Sally Wilson
NRA Deputy Head of Shooting and Training