HBSA Historic Miniature Rifle Matches
2022 Bookings closed, will re-open mid 2023
To encourage multiple entries, your own firing point for either the Morning or the Afternoon costs just £20.
We anticipate that there will be time for at least 6 details in that period (more if everyone is prompt!)
Alternatively, you may book just two entries (AM or PM) for £8
(Add to Cart and repeat for multiple bookings)
Following 2014’s successful relaunch of the Historic Miniature Rifle event we have clarified and expanded the classes. The idea of this event is to provide a competition for earlier single shot, repeating (slide, bolt or lever actions) and modern Gallery rifles, both Target and sporting, competing in the “Spirit of the Original”. We are able to use once more the historic 25 yard Winans range complex at Bisley (the old Pistol Gallery, fitted with a good roof!), now restricted to lower-powered rifles (up to 2000 fps and1200 ft.lbs energy). More recently we have moved the event to the bigger Cheylesmore range.
This is ideal for standing (offhand) shooting, and in addition we also offer the option of the ‘Standing Supported’ matches, to be run in parallel with the standing matches. The Standing Supported part of this event revives an Edwardian tradition where competitors could rest the back of their non-trigger finger hand against an angled wooden support so as to steady their aim. The rifle itself should NOT contact the rest, which is not load-bearing. This was originally for ladies and youthful shooters, but now some of our senior competitors also find it to be of benefit.
All NSRA August competitors will be particularly welcome.
All competitors shall be members of an NRA or NSRA-affiliated club. Any rifle classification issues will be decided by the Match Director on the day. Please bring your Firearms Certificate and Shooters Certification Card (SCC). If you do not yet have an SCC you may shoot under “one to one” supervision subject to availability of SCC holders to do so.
DISTANCE: 25 yards
MATCH 5: Historic Breechloading .22 Rimfire repeating rifles (pre-1946 design)
MATCH 6: Historic Centrefire repeating Gallery Rifles, up to .44-40
Course of fire: 5 minutes for sighters, then five shots fired standing in 15 seconds on each of the Rat, Rook and Rabbit targets. Any Iron sights. To be run as a separate detail within 30 minutes.
MATCH 10: .22lr Military Training rifles such as the 1906 WO Pattern, and other converted centrefire rifles e.g. Lee-Enfield Mk 8. Iron sights.
MATCH 11: Historical Sporting .22 Rimfire Rifles (pre-1946 design) with contemporary iron sights
MATCH 12: Vintage Breechloading Centrefire Rook Rifles (pre-1900, blackpowder only) contemporary iron sights
MATCH 13: Centrefire Classic Rook Rifles (pre-1919) with iron sights
MATCH 14: Centrefire full-stocked Training rifles such as the .310 Cadet
MATCH 15: Any Historic .22 lr rifle fitted with a ¾” tube or less telescopic sight
MATCH 16: Any Historic c/fire rifle fitted with a ¾” tube or less telescopic sight
Course of fire: Two HBSA 1906 Bullseye targets will be set up, with 12 shots at each, and the best 2 x 10 shots will count. NO sighters. To be completed within 30 minutes. Highest possible score is 140 points. Bullseye is 2”, scores 7. For tie-breaks there is a 1″ carton
MATCH 20: .22lr Military Training rifles such as the 1906 WO Pattern, and other converted centrefire rifles e.g. Lee-Enfield Mk 8. Iron sights.
MATCH 21: Historical Sporting .22 Rimfire Rifles (pre-1946 design) with contemporary iron sights
MATCH 22: Vintage Breechloading Centrefire Rook Rifles (pre-1900, blackpowder only) contemporary iron sights
MATCH 23: Centrefire Classic Rook Rifles (pre-1919) with iron sights
MATCH 24: Centrefire full-stocked Training rifles such as the .310 Cadet
MATCH 25: Any Historic .22 lr rifle fitted with a ¾” tube or less telescopic sight
MATCH 26: Any Historic c/fire rifle fitted with a ¾” tube or less telescopic sight
Course of fire: As above for Standing
- Details will last for thirty (30) minutes, or less. Competitors will be expected to get into position with spotting scopes, etc. promptly.
- All matches (except those for historic ‘scopes) may use aperture, bead or blade front sights, and any design of rear sight
- Competitors will be expected to enter and pay online in advance
- Match cards will be issued on the day after competitors complete the Range Register
(to speed up registration, please have your list of rifles ready)
- Results will be posted online here >>>> early the following week
Contact Richard Oldfield at firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 07740812261