Open Long Range Championships
2022 Bookings closed, will re-open mid 2023
We will book a practice day, usually in the week prior to the Championships. Check the HBSA Calendar for the date. The practice day is payable on the day, and is open to all members as well as competitors.
Championship is ONLINE BOOKING only – limited to 36 match entries
Please do not book more than two (2) entries since we could not squad you for more.
Non-members must pay a £5 Registration as well as their Match Entry(s).
INTRODUCTION: The Vintage and the Classic & Veteran Long Range Championships have been combined. All firearms must be appropriately licensed and be “in proof” for the ammunition to be used. (Note recent concern over 7.62mm NATO/.308 Win. rifles with Lee-Enfield actions)
COMPETITORS: Full Members and Non-Members of the HBSA
- As HBSA Rules 1995. However, orthoptic accessories, and a padded glove may specifically be used in all Matches
- When using a Match Rifle, a sling and/or a wrist¬-rest may be used and wiping out between shots is permitted provided it does not delay the detail
- With a Service Rifle, fixed ammunition only shall be used, wiping-out the barrel is not permitted: a sling (two-point or “as-issued”) may be used, but not a rest: sights may be adjusted laterally
- Replica firearms are permitted only if in the “spirit of the original” (Rule G.3.1): documentary evidence will requested to justify apparently non-original features, such as non-traditional stock shapes.
- No HME rifles (ME greater than 4500 J / 3319 ft.lb) are permitted
- Competitors must produce a NRA Safety & Competency Certificate before they will be permitted to shoot
900 and 1000 yards
COURSE OF FIRE:
At each distance (900 & 1000 yards), up to five sighting shots of which the last three are convertible. Fifteen shots to count. After the first hit, information from the butts on the fall of shot shall not be requested and shall not be given.
MATCH I: The “Parker-Field” for Vintage Service Rifles (as issued, BP only)
MATCH II: The “Mackenzie” for Vintage Match Rifles (blackpowder only)
MATCH III: The “Fremantle” for Classic and Veteran Match Rifles
MATCH IV: The “Varley” for Classic Service Rifles (pre-1919, as issued)
MATCH V: The “Ommundsen” for Classic Service Target Rifles (pre-1919, contemp. tgt. sights)
MATCH VI: The “Crossman” for Veteran Service Rifles (1919-1946, as issued)
MATCH VII: The “Brigadier Barlow” for Veteran Service Target Rifles (1919-1945, target sights)
MATCH VIII: The “McBride” for Classic & Veteran Service Sniping Rifles (as issued)
MATCH IX: The “Raufoss” for Post-Veteran First Generation 7.62mm Target Rifles (using bolt-action Service Rifle pattern actions, iron sights, non-iris fixed height foresights, conventional (not thumbhole) stocks: hand-stops and single-point slings permitted).
HBSA Certificate may be claimed by the winner of each Match and by second & third places (depending upon the number of entries).
Three details at each distance will be provided: 0835-0945, 0955-1105 & 1115-1225 at 900 yards and 1335-1445, 1455-1605 and 1615-1725 at 1000 yards. Competitors should report at the firing point fifteen minutes before the detail is due to start. Competitors will be squadded two or three to a target: those not firing in a Detail may be required to act as Range Officers. Latecomers may miss their opportunity to shoot.