Galleryrifle

Galleryrifle Shooting in the UK

2017 SAW Results

bullseye-targetProvisional results for the 2017 Spring Action Weekend are now posted:

Full Results and Prizelists

Deadline for challenges will be 12:00 midday Wednesday 5th April. Challenges via here or to Mark at the NRA direct.

The 2017 Phoenix Meeting

phoenix-logoWe are now looking forward to one of the largest and most popular meetings of the season, the Phoenix Meeting, 26-28 May – with the International Match on Monday 29 May. This festival of shooting saw almost 500 competitors take part last year and provides the opportunity to shoot Gallery Rifle, Target Shotgun, Practical Pistol and Revolver, and has Air and Fullbore competitions from 15 yards to 1000 yards. Classic shooters also have the opportunity to take part in events across the weekend.

The entry form is now available for on-line entries, more details and match conditions are also available.

The 2017 GR&P  and Phoenix Handbook is now available to download and to collect at the NRA

We would appreciate Range Officer support to run this event so if you are able to offer some time please complete the online RO form by Monday 15 May.

Please continue to encourage new and young shooters to come to Bisley to take part.

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Basildon 2017

Basildon 2017Entry Forms for the 2017 Basildon Open now available

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The GB Gallery Rifle Team – 2017

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Having reviewed the recently posted scores from last season, noting people’s ability to commit to representing Great Britain and taking into account people’s personal choices for the future, I have, in conjunction with others, selected the following shooters to represent Great Britain for 2017.

In particular, I’d like to welcome Dave Eastwood and Tim Mepham into the main squad – well deserved.

The Main Squad

The following people have accepted a position on the 2017 squad

A Summers
C West
C McMichael
D Hackett
D Eastwood
F Hay
G Bowden
G Betteridge
G Gordon
G Roberts
J Smith
J Cormie
K Cox
N Veitch
P Watts
R Wheeler
R Tonner
S Lamb
T Wilcox (Vice Captain)
T Mepham

The Reserve Squad

There will be a reserve / development squad of the following people, who will be still available to select from. I hope to be able to promote some of them into the main team next year, if not before. A special welcome to Phil Wood, who has worked hard to join us this year.

A Dagger
P Wood
D Rogers
D Guest
D Holt
M Beard
M van Dalen

On behalf of all the Great Britain Gallery Rifle team and squad, I’d like to thank them for all their contributions in the past years and I hope we see some of them again in our ranks.

 

Ashley Dagger

Great Britain Gallery Rifle Captain

GR&P Rulebook and Phoenix Handbook for 2017

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The Handbook is in a familiar format again for 2017. Thanks to all our sponsors and advertisers, contributors, proof readers, checkers and generally interested parties. Although thoroughly checked there is bound to be the odd error or typo. If you find any please let us know via the usual channels.

Formats

The handbook is available in the following  formats:

PDF – For on screen Reading and Printing

Hard Copy from the NRA (or your local shooting club) from the 23rd March 2017 onwards

NRA Discipline Representative

Gallery Rifle and Pistol is an officially recognised discipline of the NRA. As such the discipline has representation on the NRA general council and sits on appropriate NRA committees (eg Shooting Committee).  In accordance with NRA regulations the discipline’s elected representative serves a 3 year term.

The next 3 year term runs from September 2017 to September 2020.

Nominations are now being sought for the the Gallery Rifle and Pistol Representative to serve for the next three year period. Anyone who is interested please get in touch.

What does the role entail?

There is no role description as such but as the GR&P rep you will be expected to represent and promote the discipline’s interests within the NRA and generally. The NRA are the NGB for the discipline, they oversee the rules and regulations for all target shooting disciplines they represent and Gallery Rifle is a core discipline.

The GR&P rep has a seat on NRA general council and a seat on the NRA shooting committee. General Council and Shooting Committee formally meet three times a year at Bisley.

Apart from these core responsibilities the role is essentially whatever the person fulfilling it wants it to be.

The key dates

  • 31st March 2017 – all nominees or nominators must be fully paid up NRA members.
  • 30th April 2017 – Nominations for all vacancies must be returned to the Chief Executive by 17:00 on this date.
    Registered Members must be qualified for voting for their respective Regional or Shooting Discipline Candidate by this date. All Members desiring to vote must be fully paid-up Registered Members by this date.
  • 22nd May 2017 – voting slips will be posted out to all entitled Members by this date together with the procedures for voting.
  • 13th July 2017 – voting slips in the correct envelope supplied must be received by the NRA office by mail or by hand, no later than 5.00pm on this date.

The electee will take office from September’s General Council meeting.

 

The Spring Action Weekend – 25-26 March

SAWWe are looking forward now to the Spring Action Weekend – Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 March 2017. This will be the first opportunity of the year at Bisley to shoot the range of matches on offer in GR&P, Classic and Historic, Full-bore Rifle, Target Shotgun and Practical Pistol.

Aside from the usual GR&P events on Melville over the full weekend, Butt Zero hosts the Target Shotgun matches on Saturday, with Speed Steels running until mid afternoon followed by Man v Man. The Practical Pistol Match (2nd Round of the NRA Handgun League) will be shot on Sunday.

On Short Siberia the multi-positional full-bore shooting events will be shot beside the 200x McQueen matches on Saturday, and a range of 200x Classic and Historic events on Sunday.

The popular Mini McQueen will be running throughout the weekend on the Time Limit range.

We continue to encourage new and novice competitors to come to Bisley to take part in this enjoyable weekend of shooting.

Range Officers

We are in need of volunteer ROs to run matches across the weekend. If you are able to offer some time please complete the online form. Range Officers and volunteers will have access to the ranges to shoot their matches on Friday 24 March.

Advance entries close at 1200 hrs on Monday 20 March. Entries will be accepted after this, however will not be squadded.

Thank you for supporting these Meetings, and I wish you all the best with your competitions.

Sally Wilson
Deputy Head of Shooting and Training

The Moretonhamstead Steel Challenge

A steel challenge (falling plate) event will be held on Sunday 2nd April at Budleigh TSC, Budleigh Farm, Moretonhampstead, Devon. The competition is for lightweight sporting rifle/small bore gallery rifle/rimfire carbines. This is a rapid fire event and the use of semi-automatic rifles is recommended. All shooting is from the standing position. No specialist shooting clothing is permitted nor is the use of slings. Please bring the usual eye and ear protection.

You should allow for the use of at least 300 rounds. A full selection of approved ammunition will be available for sale on the day.

You may use more than one rifle on the day. On each occasion the winner has never needed more than one! Please bring at least two 10-round magazines. We would be very grateful if you would be prepared to volunteer as range officers in the squad in which you are not shooting.

Download an entry form here

The Competition

[For full details see the web site here]

The course is comprised of three matches, each match has four banks of targets so competitors will be allocated into groups of four and the detail will rotate – each competitor gets their turn at each bank of targets.  Matches 1 & 2 also have an individual stage which each competitor will complete in turn. The group will then continue to the next match until the course is completed.

Ready position is with the rifle held parallel to the ground butt touching the hip.

Match 1. Shapes

There are four sets of 10 shaped targets: Squares, Triangles, Circles & Crosses set at 25 yrds

Each competitor will have have ten rounds with which to knock down as many of his targets as possible.

Each target is worth 10 points (maximum score 100 per run)

  • Stage 1. Ten shots in 60 seconds
  • Stage 2. Ten shots in 30 seconds
  • Stage 3. Individual round (or panic match)

The competitor will start with 2 pre-charged 10 round magazines and a further 20 rounds loose on the table

The competitor will have 180 seconds (3 minutes) to engage all 40 shaped targets in any order (max score 400)

Match 2. Battle Shapes

There are four sets of 10 shaped targets: Solders, Landrovers, Trucks & Tanks placed at different ranges

Each competitor will have have ten rounds with which to knock down as many of his targets as possible.

Each target is worth 10 points (maximum score 100 per run)

  • Stage 1. Ten shots in 60 seconds
  • Stage 2. Ten shots in 30 seconds
  • Stage 3. Individual round (or rapid fire round)

The competitor will start with 2 pre-charged 10 round magazines and further loose rounds on the table if required

Stage 3a The competitor will engage the Landrover shaped targets until all 10 are dropped or 60 sec has elapsed

Stage 3b The competitor will engage the Tank shaped targets until all 10 are dropped or 60 sec has elapsed

A shot timer will be used to record the time taken to complete the course (last shot fired) and scored accordingly

  •           Under 12 seconds                    200 points
  •           Under 14 seconds                    170 points
  •           Under 17 seconds                    150 points
  •           Under 20 seconds                    120 points
  •           Under 25 seconds                    100 points
  •           Under 30 seconds                      80 points
  •           Under 35 seconds                      60 points
  •           Under 40 seconds                      50 points
  •           Under 45 seconds                      40 points
  •           Under 50 seconds                      30 points
  •           Under 55 seconds                      20 points
  •           Under 60 seconds                      10 points      

over 60 seconds or uncompleted  Nil points

Match 3. Precision

There are four banks of 10 Biathlon targets of varying sizes set at 30, 50, 60 & 70 metres distance

Each competitor will have have ten rounds with which to knock down as many of his targets as possible.

Each target is worth 20 points (maximum score 200 per run)

  • Stage 1. Ten shoots in 240 seconds (4 minutes)

once you have finished your 10 rounds please show clear to the RO but remain quiet until all the other competitors have finished. The detail will then rotate so each competitor takes their turn at each bank of targets.

If all four competitors finish within the 4 minutes the RO will call has anyone not finished? He can then prove clear and rotate the group to the next targets.

A Gallery Rifle Competition Coaching Day

Sunday 19 March

Hosted by Frome & District Pistol Club Ltd, Anglo Brewery Complex, Anglo Trading Estate, Shepton Mallet, Somerset

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As a perfect precursor to the 2017 competition season, we are offering a Gallery Rifle Competition Coaching Day at Frome and District Pistol Club Ltd’s new range complex in Shepton Mallet. This is a unique opportunity to be individually coached by members of the Great Britain Gallery Rifle squad through specific aspects of the 1500 match. The techniques learnt and honed through this are transferable to a wide range of GR competitions.
The day will cover:
• Basic shooting techniques: trigger control, sights, aiming etc
• Shooting positions: standing unsupported (or supported – LBR/LBP); standing unsupported weak shoulder (or supported – LBR/LBP), sitting, kneeling
• 1500 match specifics: position and changing position, timings, speed and accuracy, loading, reloading, practice and more practice!
• Competition shooting: preparation, awareness, attitude and approach

Further information and booking forms here – book now

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The GB Shooting Show

GB Shooting ShowIf anyone is visiting the GB Shooting Show at Stoneleigh next weekend pop over to see us. Us being the friendly faces of Derby Squadding guru – Jim Smith, Derby Stats guru – Pete Lomas, GB Gallery Rifle captain for 2017 – Ash Dagger and Neil Francis serving his final year as NRA GR&P Rep.

We’ll be in the usual location (Hall 3 we reckon) sharing a stand with the 50 Cal guys and maybe one or two others. The Show App for your smartphone will probably show you the way.

We are there promoting the GR&P discipline, the competitive circuit and progression opportunities towards the national/international teams and squads.

See you there hopefully

The 2017 IGRF World Cup

Will be held at Harbour House Sports Club, Ireland, in 2017

 

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Gallery Rifle Competition Calendar for 2017

Download and print the Competition Calendar for 2017

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The NRA Shooting Leagues

nra-shooting-leaguesThe NRA in conjunction with numerous local clubs (see below) are organising and co-ordinating three shooting leagues in 2017 encompassing the practical side of the shooting disciplines in pistol, rifle and shotgun. The competitions are open to all.

These events are possible due to the  time and effort put in by the clubs hosting the events and by the generous sponsorship from  Edgar Brothers, GMK Ltd and AW Armoury Ltd

 

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The 2016 Gallery Rifle Rankings

RankingsThe 2016 Gallery Rifle rankings – the best Gallery Rifle shooters in the UK throughout the 2016 season in T&P1, Multi Target and 1500.

 

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Multi Target

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The 2017 GB Gallery Rifle Captain

ash-capt-headAsh Dagger has been appointed the Great Britain Gallery Rifle captain for the 2017 season. I’m sure the GR community and squad will wish Ash well and he will continue to build on the success of outgoing captain Jon Avetoomyan, who had a very successful 2016 season, and Pete Cooper who took the team to victory in the IGRF World Cup Finals in November 2015.

Ash started his shooting career concentrating on pistol disciplines in 1985. After transitioning to Gallery Rifle in the late 1990s he has continued to shoot on the competitive circuit both nationally and internationally accumulating many club, county, national and international awards. Ash has been a member of the England, UK and GB Gallery Rifle squads since 2008.

This is not the first time Ash has captained the GB team.  He served as captain for the team’s inaugural season in 2010 and again in 2011 before stepping down to concentrate more on his personal shooting. With the 2017 season being an IGRF world cup year –  the championships being held at Harbour House in Ireland – he will have the opportunity of retaining GB’s status as IGRF world champions.