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EXTERNAL COMPETITIONS and RESULTS

NSRA ELEY POSTAL COMPETITION

This annual competition organised by the NSRA and sponsored by Eley ammunition and it is run over three rounds. Rounds must be shot by a specified deadline and the requirements for each round depend upon the discipline chosen.

Here at Bayden and for this competition, we have shot pistol at 20 yards and rifle and pistol at 10 metres.

Once all round one targets are received and checked by the NSRA, a cut off is applied and those above progress to round two. A similar process is used to determine progress to the final round which is shot at Bisley itself.   

WELSH AIRGUN ASSOCIATION POSTAL COMPETITION

This is an annual competition organised by the WAA although it took a break in 2013 for various reasons. It is however, quite an intensive competition which follows ISSF rules and members are eligible to enter both 10 metre precision rifle and 10 metre pistol.

For each category entered, each round consists of 60 shots over 12 targets (5 shots per target) per round, to be staged between May and September of the year concerned.


Click on the description to see the results of the competition

WELSH AIRGUN ASSOCIATION OPEN COMPETITION

If you fancy a challenge then this is the one for you as it offers you the chance to shoot against international opposition!

The annual WAA held at Cardiff’s Sophia Gardens has gone from strength to strength growing every year and attracting shooters from all over Europe and beyond. Now stretched over three days the event is soon to become a four day event and is one of the biggest open competitions in the UK today.

Again, it follows ISSF rules with competitors shooting pistol or rifle at 10 meters shooting either 40 or 60 shots dependant upon class entered with one shot per card! Competitions last up to 1 hr 15 minutes and are really competitive but fun to watch.


20 shots
Out of 200
4 cards
30 shots
Out of 300
6 cards
40 shots
Out of 400
8 cards
60 shots
Out of 600
12 cards
REQUIRED AVERAGES
/ 100
3 Position Sporter Rifle
Sporter Rifle
3Position Precision Air Rifle
Precision Air Rifle
Air Pistol
Shots
3 x 20
40
3 x 20
40
40
40
40
Distance
10m
10m
10m
10m
6yd
10m
6yd
Mastershot
94.2
87.5
97.5
95
98.5
93.8
93.8
Expert
91.7
82.5
95.5
91.3
97
91.3
91.3
Class A
88.3
77.5
93.3
86.3
94.5
88.3
88.3
Class B
83.3
71.3
91.7
81.3
91.3
85
85
Class C
78.3
60
87.5
75
87.5
80
80
Class D
75
55
84.2
70
85
75
75
Junior A (<18)
72.5
52.5
81.7
67.5
83.8
72.5
72.5
Junior B (<18)
67.5
47.5
76.7
60
78.8
65
65
Junior C (<14)
56.7
45
66.7
57.5
75
62.5
62.5

NSRA PROFICIENCY BADGE

These awards are generally things that can be entered for whenever you feel confident enough and ready.

The awards take into account your average score in the discipline chosen, and this average would determine the level you try to attain.

For example, assuming that your Sporter Rifle average at 10 metres was recorded as 75, then you could try to gain the MARKSMAN CLASS B award. Gaining a score of 285 or more out of as possible maximum of 400 would see you qualify.

Look at TABLE 1 below and decide your discipline. Then check your average score agains the take and that give you an idea of the class award to try to attain.

Then, look at TABLE 2 and work out the minimum score you need to acieve to gain the award.

Speak to Alex when you want to try for an award.


TABLE 1

QUALIFYING
SCORES
3 Position Sporter Rifle
Sporter Rifle
3Position Precision Air Rifle
Precision Air Rifle
Air Pistol
Shots
3 x 20
40
3 x 20
40
40
40
40
Distance
10m
10m
10m
10m
6yd
10m
6yd
Mastershot
565
350
585
380
394
375
375
Expert
550
330
573
365
388
365
365
Class A
530
310
560
345
378
353
353
Class B
500
285
550
325
365
340
340
Class C
470
240
525
300
350
320
320
Class D
450
220
505
280
340
300
300
Junior A (<18)
435
210
490
270
335
290
290
Junior B (<18)
405
190
460
240
315
260
260
Junior C (<14)
170
90
200
115
150
125
125

TABLE 2

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SCOUT NATIONAL AIR RIFLE COMPETITION

This competition is held at the NSRA’s Bisley centre in the early Autumn. Open to members of the Scout Association, shooters choose the class or classes that they wish to shoot in.

Activities available to entrants throughout the weekend.


NSRA ELEY WINTER POSTAL COMPETITION

Again, an annual competition organised by the NSRA and sponsored by Eley ammunition and it is run over three rounds during the winter months. Rounds must be shot by a specified deadline and the requirements for each round depend upon the discipline chosen.

Here at Bayden and for this competition, we have shot pistol at 20 yards and rifle and pistol at 10 metres.

Once all round one targets are received and checked by the NSRA, a cut off is applied and those above progress to round two. A similar process is used to determine progress to the final round which is shot at Bisley itself.   

CAMELOT POSTAL COMPETITION

The CAMELOT Target Shooting Clubs now annual postal competition continues to grow in strength and is run from January through to June, the first 2 months cards being used to give shooters an average score and then the latter 4 for the actual competition

Medals for shooters who complete and submit all their cards on time

Air Pistol classes - 6yds and 10m

Sporter air rifle (SAR) sub split into pre-charged and break barrel classes.

The Sporter Air Rifle (SAR) is designed for new competitors or those who want to compete with a minimum of equipment and expense. Shooters can make a start with basic equipment that is commonly available whilst at affordable prices and compete against fellow sporter shooters in classes existing at local, national and international events.

Obviously a great entry for ALL members into the world of external competitions.

BRITISH OPEN AIRGUN COMPETITION

The British Open Airgun Championships (to give it its correct name) is run by the NSRA and is one of their long standing competitions.

The first meeting was held in 1974 at the National Sports Centre, Sofia Gardens in Cardiff. It moved to Manchester in 1990, prior to Great Britain hosting the European Airgun Championships at the same venue in 1991, and to the Association’s National Indoor Shooting Centre at Aldersley, near Wolverhampton, from 1992 to 2001. The event is now held at the Lord Roberts Centre at Bisley.

Scores achieved at the meeting are frequently taken into account by British Shooting and some Home Country Unions for purposes of international team and squad selection.

There are 5 classes in each discipline (pistol or rifle) depending upon your declared average and a total of 6 targets are shot with 10 shots per target at a distance of 10 meters.