Rook & Reindeer Christmas Charity Shoot – Report & Results

posted 07 December 2023, 1:14 pm

HBSA & Stourport on Severn
Rook & Reindeer Christmas Charity Shoot

Stourport on Severn, Saturday 2nd December 2023

Dear Competitors

A very big thank you for taking part in our 8th Christmas Rook and Reindeer shoot in aid of charity. We were once again privileged to be able to use the range at Stourport on Severn which is an excellent venue; it provides a covered firing point with plenty of room for all.

I would very much like to thank the Committee and Members of Stourport on Severn Rifle club for allowing us the use of their range, and all those who attended and supported a very worthy cause. The day was freezing cold and foggy and never improved.

This year we attracted 11 entrants shooting in 3 categories, Historic Rim Rife, Historic Central Fire, and an Any Rifle class. The same targets where used for all 3 matches, a rather splendid Rook complete with Top Hat was the 25m target and a Reindeer was used at 50m. Both targets are a difficult with open sights but everyone stepped up to the challenge and had a most enjoyable morning.

Additionally, a free entry prize shoot was held for all entrants of the main event. This shoot was for .22RF rifles with iron sights at 25m, the objective was to hit a white patch on a standard black bull target within a 10-minute shooting period. The winner being decided by the least amount of shots on target. The winner being John Fox who only shot ONCE. Fred Boulton & Chris Gray tied for second place with 2 shots each.

Match 1 Historic Rim Fire
  • was won by Phil Carter achieving a score of 87
  • 2nd Place Richard Morris with 55
  • 3rd Place John Fox with 45.
Match 2 Historic Central Fire
  • was won by Paul Smith achieving a score of 80
  • 2nd Place Jon Hay with 70
  • 3rd Place Rich Morris with 60.
Match 3 Any Rifle
  • was won by Phil Carter achieving a score of 89.

The full Results and Scores may be viewed here >>>>

As a result of the entrance fees, and donations etc. The current sum of £310 was raised for Macmillan Cancer Support. That brings our grand total over the last 8 years to £1710.

I would like to wish all those who took part 
A Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
And thank you all for your continued support. Finally. I hope everyone had a good day and that we see you all next year.

Best Regards
Paul Smith