Historic Service Rifle

Historic Service Rifle shooting is one of the most varied shooting disciplines on offer, and covers . Historic & Classic uses classic military service rifles, such as the British Army's famous 'Lee Enfield No.4' shooting at distances from 100m to 600m and firing from a range of positions at both static and moving targets .

Whilst this style of shooting is not represented at either the Commonwealth Games or Olympic Games at present, it is represented in its own World Championship Matches.

Historic & Classic also has a sister discipline, Civilian Service Rifle (CSR), which is very similar in every way except that it uses modern practical rifles.

Bonfire Bonanza 2019:

HSR Beginner:

Designed for novices who have not shot the discipline before or have only completed 1/2 BYSA weekends. The weekend begins on Saturday with a classroom/practical session familiarising new shooters with the firearm and practices of the discipline. This session is focussed on range safety and safe range practices.

Saturday afternoon “On the range”:

  • 100 yds in the prone position.
  • 3 practices across 2 details.
  • After each detail there will be a short debrief to give advice for improvement.
  • Bipods will be used where available.
  • Targets will be self-marked.

Sunday morning “On the range”:

  • 200yds (subject to change) in the prone position.
  • Aim to improve your shooting technique.
  • 4 Practices across 2 details.
  • Details will be timed
  • You will be firing to tighter timings and therefore fire more shots this session.

HSR Intermediate/Advanced:

Designed for those who have completed several BYSA weekends and as such feel confident with range commands, can demonstrate range safety techniques and know their basic firearm handling drills. The classroom session is designed to further your “principles of marksmanship” and move on to multi positional shooting using some new tips and tricks. This all culminates in a discussion about the HSR Imperial from those who have already taken part.

Saturday afternoon “On the range”:

  • 100 yds in multiple positions.
  • 3 practices across 2 details.
  • After each detail there will be a short debrief to give advice for improvement.
  • Targets will be self-marked.

Sunday morning “On the range”:

  • 300yds in multiple positions.
  • Aim is to improve your shooting and positional technique.
  • 6 Practices across 2 details.
  • Details will be timed
  • You will be firing to tighter timings and therefore fire more shots this session.

The added technicality of being timed combined with less stable (non-prone) positions will be challenging, however instructors will be on hand to give advice and suggest improvements.

For further details: National Rifle Association UK - www.nra.org.uk/

All plans are subject to change at any time and for any reason.