1500 precision discipline is shot at various distances off-hand and kneeling, a specialised discipline for experienced shooters only. National and international competitions are entered.
AIR RIFLE & PISTOL
This discipline is shot off-hand (standing up), using .177 or .22 calibre air rifles. Both air and CO2 approved guns can be used. County and national competitions are entered.
The muzzle loading discipline offers the shooter an incredibly wide choice of firearms – ranging from the flintlock “Brown Bess” muskets of the Peninsular Wars, “Philadelphia” style flintlock rifles typical of those used in the Revolutionary War in America through to the big calibre percussion “Plains” and “Hawken” rifles so popular with the American settlers during the mid-nineteenth century.
If your taste runs towards the military side of black powder shooting, the percussion Springfield and Enfield rifles of the type used in the American Civil War and many Colonial conflicts well into the late 1800s, also have a strong following in the Club. Again, there is an extensive range of muzzle loading pistols available to the Black Powder shooter.
Every Saturday morning on the outdoor 25 yard range, you will see Members shooting a variety of pistols – ranging from European and British duelling pistols (both flintlock and percussion) to several types of revolvers. Rifle/Musket shooting takes place on alternate Sundays (odd dates) on the 50yd outdoor range and most Tuesday mornings.
Shooting is off-hand with centre fire rifles (pistol calibre carbines) at 25 and 50 metres on the outdoor ranges.
SMALLBORE PRECISION .22 RIFLE
A precision firing discipline shot in the prone position (laying down) using .22 calibre rim-fire ammunition, single shot, specialized target rifles. Distances shot are 25 yards (indoor range), 50 metres and 100 yards (outdoor ranges)
All competitive shooting in this section is under the rules of the National Smallbore Rifle Association of Gt. Britain. All year round inter-club, inter-county and national competitions are entered with teams or on an individual basis.
SPORTING RIFLE SECTION
Shooting is off-hand (standing up) with .22 calibre rimfire rifles at distances of 20 yards on an indoor range.