(This Firers Brief is also available as a PDF download here)

 

Firer’s Brief

 Overlord Competition

Stoney Castle Ranges, 20th May 2018

Firing points 1 to 6 at 300 to 100 yards

Range opens 0800, and closes 1630

 Shooting times 0900 to 1600hrs

 General

 B1      All shooters must report in at the range control by 0800.  Cars to be parked in the main car park which is next to the range toilet block.  No cars to be parked on the grass, so park close together and even park behind each other.  Note there must be room to get a vehicle up to the butts to allow for emergency vehicles.

 Once the car park is full of cars, late arrivals will have to park in the overspill car park behind the 600 yard point.

 Shooters will give in their completed attendance sheets, show SCC and pay the range fee on arrival at range control

Course of fire

 B2      The day will be for No.4 rifles only as it commemorates Operation Overlord, the invasion of Europe on ‘D Day’, the 6th of June 1944.

 The day will start with a safety training session at the 100yd firing point where shooter will have the chance to fire their rifles with the spike bayonet from the standing position on a fig 12 target on a screen.  This will enable people to determine their aiming point for the competition later.   The fig 12 will be done by covering the bottom half of the Fig11. 

 The first 5 shots will use the bottom of the fig 12 as the aiming point to determine the drop.  The 5 shots will be marked.

 The competition will have three practices, shot at 300, 200 and 100 firing points. HPS for each practice is 50, competition HPS is 150.

 There will be rotating details:

2 IN BUTTS, 1 FIRING, 1 PREPARING TO SHOOT

 Targets:

PRACTICE 1: Figure 11 on a 4 foot screen with a central 8-inch band running vertically on the target scoring 5, remainder of the Figure 11 target scores 4, and a hit on the screen scores zero.

 PRACTICE 2: Figure 11 on a 4 foot screen with a central 8-inch band running vertically on the target scoring 5, remainder of the Figure 11 target scores 4, and a hit on the screen scores zero.

 PRACTICE 3: Hand held Fig 12 with a central 8-inch band running vertically on the target scoring 5, remainder of the Figure 11 target scores 4

 The course of fire is detailed in the table below

Practice

 

Range Position

Ammo

Target/ Exposure

Instructions

1

 

300yd Prone.

2 sighters10

Rounds to count

Fig 11 on 4ft screen.

1 x 60 second Exposure

The two sighters will be individually marked.  Binoculars will be needed to see the marking discs clearly.

The firer starts in the standing alert position, rifle loaded with 10 rounds, bolt closed and safety on. 

The order ‘Watch and shoot’ will be given.

The appearance of the 4 feet screen is the signal to adopt the prone position, release the safety catch and fire the 10 shots in the 60 seconds, after which the target will be lowered. 

Rifles will be cleared and breech flags inserted and the shooters will trail arms and walk in a line to the 200yd firing point.

2

 

200yd Kneeling

10

Rounds

 Fig 11 on 4ft screen.

1 x 60 second Exposure

The firer starts in the standing alert position, rifle loaded with 10 rounds, bolt closed and safety on. 

The order ‘Watch and shoot’ will be given.

The appearance of the 4 feet screen is the signal to adopt the kneeling position, release the safety catch and fire the 10 shots in the 60 seconds, after which the target will be lowered.

Rifles will be cleared and breech flags inserted and the shooters will trail arms and walk in a line to the 100yd firing point.

3

 

100yd Stand­ing

10

Rounds

Hand held Fig 12.

10 exposures of 3 seconds

 

The firer will fix a spike bayonet on their rifle.  The firer starts in the standing alert position, rifle loaded with 10 rounds, bolt closed and safety on. 

The order ‘Watch and shoot’ will be given.

The Hand-held Fig 12 target will go up for 10 exposures of 3 seconds.  One shot will be fired on each exposure. 

Once the detail is finished and all rifles cleared and bayonets removed, the shooter will go to the butts to sign his score sheet and relieve one of the markers.

     

Duties

B3      ………… will be Range Officer.

B4      The butt party will have a Butt Supervisor and 2 persons per target.

The scorer will have a board with the score sheet on it, and a diagram showing the scoring schedule.  The scoring sheet will be the ‘master’ score sheet, this stops errors on the radio.  The supervisor will radio the results of each shooter to the firing point when the marked targets are raised, so appeals can be made. 

Access

B5      People must enter and leave the range via the path from the car park.  The butt party must enter and leave via the path running along the side of the range, only after being given permission from the Butt Supervisor or RO.

On the range

B6      Make sure you bring your NRA Shooter Certification Card, (competency certificate) with you when you sign in.  No card – no shooting. 

On arrival at the firing point you may not place any kit on the firing point until the RCO gives permission.

Bolts will not be inserted, or breech flags removed until you are on the firing point.

Only rifles, ammunition bag, score card, and spotting equipment to be allowed on the firing point.  No coats, rifle bags and miscellaneous equipment will be allowed.

You must not fire or load until told to do so by the RO.

              You are reminded to hold your rifles horizontally when loading, unloading, dealing with misfires and having the rifle inspected.  There will be no cross firing.

          If you have a misfire, do not open the bolt for at least 30 seconds.  Lay the rifle on the ground pointing towards the target with the breech towards the ground and raise your hand to attract the RO’s attention.

          Everybody MUST wear effective ear protection, both ON and NEAR the firing point and in the butts. 

          All rifles will be cleared by the RO or safety personnel before leaving the firing point.

          Individuals are responsible to ensure their ammunition is within the safety limits of the range.

Emergency Stop

B7      If firing has to stop for an emergency, the RO will shout ‘STOP! STOP! STOP!’  You must then immediately open your bolt, lay your rifle down and wait instructions.

Aiming or Dry Firing

B8      No one may aim a rifle, look through the sights, remove a breech flag, or insert a bolt unless you are on the firing point with the RO permission.

Emergencies

B9      The Ash Ranges telephone number is 01252 325233.  The emergency services can be called on 999 on any mobile phone.    The nearest accident and emergency department is Frimley Park.

          A first aid kit will be at the firing point.

End of Shooting

B10    All equipment must be removed from the firing point.  All rubbish must be collected.

          The butt party will clear any rubbish from the butts, and return the targets to the target store.  All LERA equipment will be retuned to the firing point.