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The Field Firing Match. Saturday 29th March.

posted 15 Mar 2014, 01:14 by Historical Breechloading Smallarms Association UK   [ updated 15 Mar 2014, 01:41 ]
The Herts & Essex Shooting Association Field Firing Match is an Open competition for any small-bore rifle, target, military trainer or sporting rifle. All shot “in class” so that you compete against similar; classic, veteran or modern rifles can be used. There are classes for open, target or optic sights, so you can expect to see a .22 SMLE next to a BRNO “bunny-basher”, Ruger 10/22 or Martini International.

 The course of fire is based upon pre-WW2 military training musketry instruction, with shooting timed, prone, kneeling, standing (supported over a fire trench) and snaps. The targets are a variety of tin hat, lolly pop, and “dazzle” and can make for some quite challenging but thoroughly enjoyable shooting. Shooting is at 20 and 25 yards in an indoor range.  More details here >>>

The Field Firing Match is open to HBSA members and is an opportunity to try-out a variety of different rifles on a variety of different targets.

 The competition and exhibition are in the HESA range and clubhouse, Great Leighs, midway between Braintree and Chelmsford. There is dual carriageway from the M11 (Stansted turning), so access is quite straightforward.

 Contact Details:

 There are event details on the HBSA website and HBSA will be presenting Prize certificates for some classes of historic rifle, as well as the HESA medals.

Field Firing Match entries and details: ffm@hesa.uk.com, www.rifleman.org.uk

In conjunction with the Field Firing Match, there will be a display of classic and historic sporting guns and rifles. If you would like to take part in the display, contact Chris Smith (01376 563214, 07703 218639, chris@smith8mm.fsnet.co.uk) so that space can arranged for you.

Chris Smith
Hon Sec HBSA