Target Rifle

'Target Rifle' shooting is one of the oldest 'fullbore' rifle disciplines which at its highest level is competed for at the Commonwealth Games.  Typically 'Target Rifle' involves shooting in the prone position at static targets, of varying sizes, at distances of 200yds to 1000yds.

Bonfire Bonanza:

TR 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”:

    • 300 yds in the prone position.
    • Shooting will be “from a block” unless significant smallbore experience can be demonstrated.
    • 2x “2 and 7” shoots
    • After each detail there will be a short debrief to give advice for improvement.
    • Targets will be Electronic.

    Sunday morning “On the range”:

    • 600yds in the prone position.
    • Aim to improve your shooting technique.
    • 2/3x “2 and 7” shoots
    • Targets will be self-marked.

    TR 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. The classroom session is designed to further your “principles of marksmanship” and move on to team shooting and team drills. This weekend all culminates in a try-out for the BYSA 2020 team while continuing to improve your skills.

      Saturday afternoon “On the range”:

      • 900/1000 yds prone.
      • 2x 2.10
      • After each detail there will be a short debrief to give advice for improvement.
      • Targets will be electronic.

      Sunday morning “On the range”:

      • 600yds (subject to change) in multiple positions.
      • Aim is to improve your shooting and positional technique.
      • 2x 2.10
      • Targets will be self-marked.

      This weekend will focus on team drills for team shooting; however, instructors will be on hand to give advice and suggestions in good technique. There are several opportunities throughout 2020 to gain real match experience with BYSA against other established clubs. If you have your own jacket or you borrow a club jacket at your home club please ensure you bring it along.

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

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