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Historic Miniature Rifle Field-Firing Match on Saturday 30th March 2019

posted 17 Feb 2019, 16:30 by Tony Cattermole   [ updated 17 Feb 2019, 16:32 ]
Herts & Essex Shooting Association in association with HBSA are holding their 12th annual Historic Field-Firing Match on Saturday 30th March 2019 at the

HESA Range Little Leighs Hall, Church Lane, Little Leighs, Chelmsford Essex CM3 1PG

Refreshments will be available with all profits to the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal

Closing Date for Entries: Monday 25th March 2019

Rifles must use ∙22RF or other miniature rifle cartridge as approved by the HESA or HBSA

(e.g. ∙297/∙230 Morris Tube, ∙310 Cadet or Air Rifle Pellet). 

This match provides a loose representation of the Field Firing Training using targetry variously in use between the 1920’s and post Second World War.

Multiple entries of each Match are permitted provided that a different firearm is used for each

Entry. All arms shall be appropriately licensed and "in proof'.

All shooting is at 25 yards for all Classes.

Course of Fire:          

Unlimited non convertible sighter's (300 seconds)

Ten shots prone (Sand bag may be used) at 5 Tin Hat targets (2 shots per bull) (120 seconds).

Ten shots kneeling from behind “Cover” (Available support and sand bag may be used) 
at 5 Landscape targets (2 shots per bull) (120 seconds).

Five shots standing shot over a “Fire Trench Parapet” (Available support and sand bag may be used) at 3 Figure 4A targets (5 shots on 3 bulls) (180 seconds).

Five shots standing shot over a “Fire Trench Parapet” (Available support and sand bag may be used) at 3 1931 snap targets (5 shots on 3 bulls) (1 per, 5 second exposure).


Matches for rifles: 
  • Vintage (pre-1888), Classic Service (1889-1918)
  • Classic (1889-1918) Any Rifle
  • Veteran Service (1919-1945)
  • Veteran (1919-1945) Any Rifle
  • Post Veteran (1946-1960) Any Rifle
  • Modern Rifles (post 1960)
  • Sniper Rifles (any date line)
  • Semi Auto Rifles (Self loading) - Telescopic Sights or iron.
Entrance Fees: £6.00 for 1st entry (including limited edition pin), £5.00 for 2nd entry, £4.00 for 3rd entry.

Or contact: kim@455.org.uk  or ffm@hesa.uk.com