Firer’s Brief

SMLE Competition

Short Siberia, Bisley. 10th June 2018

200 yards

Starting at 1300

 

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

Course of fire

B2      The day will be for SMLE rifles only.

The match will have three practices, all shot at 200 yards. HPS for each practice is 50, competition HPS is 150.

There will be rotating details:

2 IN BUTTS, 1 FIRING, 1 SUPERVISING AND SCORING.

Targets: (SEE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE)

PRACTICE 1: Figure 11 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 2.

PRACTICE 2: Hand held Fig 12 with a central 8-inch band running vertically on the target scoring 5, remainder of the Figure 12 target scores 4.

PRACTICE 3: Figure 11 on a 4 foot screen. All hits on the whole of the Figure 11 target score 5 each.  Shots on the screen do not score.

The course of fire is detailed in the table below

Practice

Range Position

Ammo

Target/ Exposure

Instructions

1:

Deliberate

200yd

Prone.

2 sighters

10 Rounds to count

Fig 11.

1 x 5 minute Exposure

The firer will fix a 1907 bayonet on their rifle.  The two sighters will be individually marked.  Binoculars will be needed to see the marking discs clearly.

The firer starts in the prone 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 release the safety catch and fire 10 shots in 5 minutes, after which the target will be lowered. 

10 scoring shots will be marked at the end of the practice. 

2: 

Snap

200yd

Kneeling

2 sighters

10 Rounds to count

 Hand held Fig 12.

10 exposures of 3 seconds

 

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

The firer starts in the kneeling 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.

10 scoring shots will be marked at the end of the practice. 

3: 

Mad ¾ minute

200yd

Prone

10 Rounds

Fig 11.

1 x 45 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 (as used on practice 1) is the signal to adopt the prone position, release the safety catch and fire 10 shots in 45 seconds, after which the target will be lowered

10 scoring shots will be marked at the end of the practice. 

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.

 

 

             Make sure you bring your NRA Shooter Certification Card, (competency certificate) with you when you give in your attendance sheet and pay your range fee,   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, and spotting equipment to be allowed on the firing point.  No coats, rifle bags, mats 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 lay your rifle down and step back from the firing point and wait for 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.

 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 returned to the STORE

           Medals will be presented at the car park prior to leaving