Galleryrifle

Galleryrifle Shooting in the UK

The Moretonhamstead Steel Challenge

A steel challenge (falling plate) event will be held on Sunday 2nd April at Budleigh TSC, Budleigh Farm, Moretonhampstead, Devon. The competition is for lightweight sporting rifle/small bore gallery rifle/rimfire carbines. This is a rapid fire event and the use of semi-automatic rifles is recommended. All shooting is from the standing position. No specialist shooting clothing is permitted nor is the use of slings. Please bring the usual eye and ear protection.

You should allow for the use of at least 300 rounds. A full selection of approved ammunition will be available for sale on the day.

You may use more than one rifle on the day. On each occasion the winner has never needed more than one! Please bring at least two 10-round magazines. We would be very grateful if you would be prepared to volunteer as range officers in the squad in which you are not shooting.

Download an entry form here

The Competition

[For full details see the web site here]

The course is comprised of three matches, each match has four banks of targets so competitors will be allocated into groups of four and the detail will rotate – each competitor gets their turn at each bank of targets.  Matches 1 & 2 also have an individual stage which each competitor will complete in turn. The group will then continue to the next match until the course is completed.

Ready position is with the rifle held parallel to the ground butt touching the hip.

Match 1. Shapes

There are four sets of 10 shaped targets: Squares, Triangles, Circles & Crosses set at 25 yrds

Each competitor will have have ten rounds with which to knock down as many of his targets as possible.

Each target is worth 10 points (maximum score 100 per run)

  • Stage 1. Ten shots in 60 seconds
  • Stage 2. Ten shots in 30 seconds
  • Stage 3. Individual round (or panic match)

The competitor will start with 2 pre-charged 10 round magazines and a further 20 rounds loose on the table

The competitor will have 180 seconds (3 minutes) to engage all 40 shaped targets in any order (max score 400)

Match 2. Battle Shapes

There are four sets of 10 shaped targets: Solders, Landrovers, Trucks & Tanks placed at different ranges

Each competitor will have have ten rounds with which to knock down as many of his targets as possible.

Each target is worth 10 points (maximum score 100 per run)

  • Stage 1. Ten shots in 60 seconds
  • Stage 2. Ten shots in 30 seconds
  • Stage 3. Individual round (or rapid fire round)

The competitor will start with 2 pre-charged 10 round magazines and further loose rounds on the table if required

Stage 3a The competitor will engage the Landrover shaped targets until all 10 are dropped or 60 sec has elapsed

Stage 3b The competitor will engage the Tank shaped targets until all 10 are dropped or 60 sec has elapsed

A shot timer will be used to record the time taken to complete the course (last shot fired) and scored accordingly

  •           Under 12 seconds                    200 points
  •           Under 14 seconds                    170 points
  •           Under 17 seconds                    150 points
  •           Under 20 seconds                    120 points
  •           Under 25 seconds                    100 points
  •           Under 30 seconds                      80 points
  •           Under 35 seconds                      60 points
  •           Under 40 seconds                      50 points
  •           Under 45 seconds                      40 points
  •           Under 50 seconds                      30 points
  •           Under 55 seconds                      20 points
  •           Under 60 seconds                      10 points      

over 60 seconds or uncompleted  Nil points

Match 3. Precision

There are four banks of 10 Biathlon targets of varying sizes set at 30, 50, 60 & 70 metres distance

Each competitor will have have ten rounds with which to knock down as many of his targets as possible.

Each target is worth 20 points (maximum score 200 per run)

  • Stage 1. Ten shoots in 240 seconds (4 minutes)

once you have finished your 10 rounds please show clear to the RO but remain quiet until all the other competitors have finished. The detail will then rotate so each competitor takes their turn at each bank of targets.

If all four competitors finish within the 4 minutes the RO will call has anyone not finished? He can then prove clear and rotate the group to the next targets.

A Gallery Rifle Competition Coaching Day

Sunday 19 March

Hosted by Frome & District Pistol Club Ltd, Anglo Brewery Complex, Anglo Trading Estate, Shepton Mallet, Somerset

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As a perfect precursor to the 2017 competition season, we are offering a Gallery Rifle Competition Coaching Day at Frome and District Pistol Club Ltd’s new range complex in Shepton Mallet. This is a unique opportunity to be individually coached by members of the Great Britain Gallery Rifle squad through specific aspects of the 1500 match. The techniques learnt and honed through this are transferable to a wide range of GR competitions.
The day will cover:
• Basic shooting techniques: trigger control, sights, aiming etc
• Shooting positions: standing unsupported (or supported – LBR/LBP); standing unsupported weak shoulder (or supported – LBR/LBP), sitting, kneeling
• 1500 match specifics: position and changing position, timings, speed and accuracy, loading, reloading, practice and more practice!
• Competition shooting: preparation, awareness, attitude and approach

Further information and booking forms here – book now

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The GB Shooting Show

GB Shooting ShowIf anyone is visiting the GB Shooting Show at Stoneleigh next weekend pop over to see us. Us being the friendly faces of Derby Squadding guru – Jim Smith, Derby Stats guru – Pete Lomas, GB Gallery Rifle captain for 2017 – Ash Dagger and Neil Francis serving his final year as NRA GR&P Rep.

We’ll be in the usual location (Hall 3 we reckon) sharing a stand with the 50 Cal guys and maybe one or two others. The Show App for your smartphone will probably show you the way.

We are there promoting the GR&P discipline, the competitive circuit and progression opportunities towards the national/international teams and squads.

See you there hopefully

The Spring Action Weekend – 25-26 March

SAWWe are looking forward now to the Spring Action Weekend – Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 March 2017. This will be the first opportunity of the year at Bisley to shoot the range of matches on offer in GR&P, Classic and Historic, Full-bore Rifle, Target Shotgun and Practical Pistol.

Aside from the usual GR&P events on Melville over the full weekend, Butt Zero hosts the Target Shotgun matches on Saturday, with Speed Steels running until mid afternoon followed by Man v Man. The Practical Pistol Match (2nd Round of the NRA Handgun League) will be shot on Sunday.

On Short Siberia the multi-positional full-bore shooting events will be shot beside the 200x McQueen matches on Saturday, and a range of 200x Classic and Historic events on Sunday.

The popular Mini McQueen will be running throughout the weekend on the Time Limit range.

We continue to encourage new and novice competitors to come to Bisley to take part in this enjoyable weekend of shooting.

Range Officers

We are in need of volunteer ROs to run matches across the weekend. If you are able to offer some time please complete the online form. Range Officers and volunteers will have access to the ranges to shoot their matches on Friday 24 March.

Advance entries close at 1200 hrs on Monday 20 March. Entries will be accepted after this, however will not be squadded.

Thank you for supporting these Meetings, and I wish you all the best with your competitions.

Sally Wilson
Deputy Head of Shooting and Training

The 2017 IGRF World Cup

Will be held at Harbour House Sports Club, Ireland, in 2017

 

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Gallery Rifle Competition Calendar for 2017

Download and print the Competition Calendar for 2017

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The NRA Shooting Leagues

nra-shooting-leaguesThe NRA in conjunction with numerous local clubs (see below) are organising and co-ordinating three shooting leagues in 2017 encompassing the practical side of the shooting disciplines in pistol, rifle and shotgun. The competitions are open to all.

These events are possible due to the  time and effort put in by the clubs hosting the events and by the generous sponsorship from  Edgar Brothers, GMK Ltd and AW Armoury Ltd

 

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The 2016 Gallery Rifle Rankings

RankingsThe 2016 Gallery Rifle rankings – the best Gallery Rifle shooters in the UK throughout the 2016 season in T&P1, Multi Target and 1500.

 

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The 2017 GB Gallery Rifle Captain

ash-capt-headAsh Dagger has been appointed the Great Britain Gallery Rifle captain for the 2017 season. I’m sure the GR community and squad will wish Ash well and he will continue to build on the success of outgoing captain Jon Avetoomyan, who had a very successful 2016 season, and Pete Cooper who took the team to victory in the IGRF World Cup Finals in November 2015.

Ash started his shooting career concentrating on pistol disciplines in 1985. After transitioning to Gallery Rifle in the late 1990s he has continued to shoot on the competitive circuit both nationally and internationally accumulating many club, county, national and international awards. Ash has been a member of the England, UK and GB Gallery Rifle squads since 2008.

This is not the first time Ash has captained the GB team.  He served as captain for the team’s inaugural season in 2010 and again in 2011 before stepping down to concentrate more on his personal shooting. With the 2017 season being an IGRF world cup year –  the championships being held at Harbour House in Ireland – he will have the opportunity of retaining GB’s status as IGRF world champions.

GB Gallery Rifle Captain for 2017

GB FlagThe GB Gallery Rifle team compete on the world circuit and take part in at least three International shoots a year. Team captains are appointed on an annual basis.

Nominations are now being sought for the Great Britain Gallery Rifle Captain for the 2017 season. The team will compete in IGRF international competitions at Bisley (May), Ireland (July) and Germany (November) in 2017.

Nominations should be sent to myself (Neil Francis) who will forward to the NRA Secretary General and has to be received by 5 December 2016. Nomination forms are here:

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Nominees must be full Members of the NRA for a minimum continuous period of 3 years (12 months in the case of under 25 members) before they become eligible for nomination and must remain so during the entire period of appointment.

Nominations must be supported by signatures of three (3) NRA Members.

Nominations will be reviewed by NRA Council and a list of approved candidates determined from the nominations at their next meeting in December 2016 or January 2017. The NRA will then advise the Discipline Representative of the Council’s approved candidate(s).

The South African 2016 Gallery Rifle International Match

SA HuntersA message from Nic Roets from the South African Gallery Rifle Federation and of the SA Hunters Game and Conservation Association.

On behalf of the South African Gallery Rifle Federation and SA Hunt Sport Shooting we would like to thank the IGRF for sanctioning this event.

We would also like to express our gratitude for the assistance with the training and certification of our first qualified international range officers. They have gained valuable experience that would be beneficial to them when we present the 2019 IGRF World Shoot in South Africa.

Please convey our appreciation to Mr Andrew Mercer the CEO of the NRA for his support with our marketing initiative at the 2016 Phoenix Meeting at Bisley.

The meeting was a huge success and we achieved what we set out to do. Both team Australia and Great Britain left South Africa not as competitors, but as sport shooting friends. This friendly invitational match gave them the opportunity to experience the range the climate and the shooting conditions in our country.

We believe this would be of great benefit to them in their preparation for the 2019 World Shoot envisaged to be held at the same venue.

Sincerest appreciation.

Results and Photos here

 

2017 Rule Book

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GR&P 2017 Rule Book

2017 rulebook

Work has started on the 2017 Gallery Rifle and Pistol handbook

If there are any updates, modifications or amendments to the rulebook, the Bisley Bible Volume 4, please let me know.

Any comments or feedback please get in touch.

The Provisional final rankings are now out. These are subject to any challenges at AAW and any mistakes I’ve made 🙂

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The penultimate Rankings tables are now out. AAW you last chance to climb that table.

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The 2016 Trafalgar Meeting

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The upcoming Trafalgar Meeting is a must in the Classic and Historic calendar, held at Bisley on the weekend of Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 October 2016.

This Meeting is full of character, with competitors seen entering into the spirit of the event and some wearing appropriate clothing for the firearms used at the time.

The guns being used attract attention especially when, what is basically a museum piece, can be seen in full operational glory.  This offers the pleasurable opportunity to use, view and handle historical, classic and vintage arms.  Museums and private collectors do preserve our heritage firearms, however practical use by shooters with knowledge of these guns adds another dimension.  These firearms being shot across the ranges is a reminder of the history of their development, from flint muzzle-loader or matchlock, to breech-loading nitro cartridge firearms.

There is also something for the collector at the Arms Fair over the weekend – a good opportunity to search for those hard-to-find pieces of kit as well as to discover new items for a collection.

This year the annual Trafalgar Dinner will once again be held in the historic surroundings of The Canadian Pavilion, with a sumptuous offering of a three course meal with wine followed by coffee or tea, a glass of port and after dinner mints, all for only £16.50. Click HERE for more details and to book your places.

cb-traf-at-2013To download the entry form click HERE.

Range Officers and Volunteers

To ensure we can run all the events we do need additional RO support to back up our valued regular team of Range Officers.  If you are able to offer some time, please complete the ONLINE FORM.  We provide mileage payment and meals for all those working the event – thank you.

We look forward to welcoming you all to Bisley in October.