B.R.P.C Competitions


We frequently run competitions in the club, to allow for a bit of friendly rivalry and provide the basis for a little leg-pulling.
Some of these competitions have run for several years and we have results dating back to 2001 posted online.

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Note: Now 400 not 500.

Shot at 3 distances all with any rifle, any sights, any position and any rests

  • 3 shots at 100m on a groundhog target.
  • 3 shots at 300m on a ground hog target.
  • 3 shots at 400m on a ground hog target.

The same target for each competitor will be used at each distance and the shots will be scored and marked at each distance.
The idea then is to get your targets back, see were your shots have gone, make the necessary adjustments and hit the egg in the box

Hitting the egg
We all get 1 shot each at the egg at 500m which will be suspended in the centre of a black box. (ie. you can see the egg – but you can not see other peoples shots on box. The idea of this is so you can not tell where others have missed due to wind etc.)

2 Cash Prizes
There will be an entrance fee for the comp of £5. The highest possible score is 135.

  • Prize 1 25% of the ‘pot’ will go to the person who shoots the highest combined score on the ground hog.
  • Prize 2 The balance will go to the person or persons who manage to break the egg.

If no one manages to hit the egg, the prize fund will roll over to next year.
The idea is as many people as possible to enter the comp so to encourage newer shots. Two ‘sighters’ at each distance for people who have not previously won a BRPC competition and only one ‘sighter’ at each distance for BRPC former competition winners.

We are now shooting this at Barton Road. This competition is aimed at varminting calibres, so in the spririt of ‘varmint’ this competition is open to anything up to and including .30 calibre rifles. You must however be using varmint weight bullets (typically this is the light end of you rifles range of acceptable bullets. For instance, in .308 a 110gn bullet would be acceptable).

Any sights are permitted. Target set at 100m, you are allowed 10 shots with two ‘sighters’. Target scores to be decided by the competition organisers. Benchrest conditions will apply, i.e. any kind of rest, apparatus etc. may be used subject only to range regulations.

Open for .22 LR rimfire rifles only. The competition consists of four standard targets (NSRA 100yd) which the competitor will receive on paying the entry fee of £5. The entrant can choose when to shoot the cards at any one or more of the Bassingbourn Range days from March to December. The entrant is to place ten shots on each target using a .22 LR rimfire rifle of choice. Print your name on all the cards. All shot cards to be signed/witnessed by any other full member and dated before handing in to the scorer. Scoring is to be outward gauging ie. If the shot breaks the line, the lower score counts. Winning score ex.400 wins two thirds of the kitty plus the trophy.
Any full-bore rifle, cartridge or muzzle loader, with open or original battle sights (no peep-sights). 100m, 13 shots, 10 to count, at PS1 target. Shooting will be “Bisley-style” (i.e. no part of the rifle, shooter’s hands or forearm to be in contact with the ground). Rifles will be scrutinised by a club official. Prone or weapon pits – no bags or bipods. Rifle manufactured after 1939 are acceptable provided they are in pre-1939 spec with pre-1939 design ammunition.
Any pre-1920 (or reproduction in design and calibre) black powder/cartridge rifle with open sights, standing (unsupported but may use sling) at 100m.
Any rifle, of any calibre, with any sights (from fixed iron to laser). 200m, 10 shots, 1 target. Bench-rest conditions will apply, i.e. any kind of rest, apparatus etc. may be used, subject only to range regulations.
Any rifle with open sights & over .38 calibre rifle cartridge. True to the spirit of Buffalo shooting!
Rifle and ammunition in the spirit means; a pre-1899 design of rifle and ammo (the rifle itself need not be original and reproduction rifles are fine), with pre-1899 era ammunition design, though exceptions may be allowed on the day if close to the spirit.
Buffalo targets with scoring zones to be shot at 200m. Shot from a sitting position – crossed sticks allowed – no bipods. Two non-scoring ‘sighters’ followed by 10 shots.
In the case of a draw a shoot off will happen with shot placement closest to the eye (the center of the number 5) winning.
The match will be shot on a deer target at 100, 200, and 300m.
  • 1st stage will be 5 shots in one minute standing using crossed sticks at 100m.
  • 2nd stage will be 5 shots in 5 minutes sitting or kneeling using crossed sticks at 200m to simulate shooting over 50cm high obstacle.
  • 3rd stage will be 5 shots in 3 minute prone using stalking type rest (bipod) at 300m.
There will be 2 sighting shots at 100 permitted to simulate testing firing your gun before a days stalking. Scoring will be explained on the day. Any rifle, scoped etc., any calibre. Only two types of rest are allowed, again to simulate an actual days stalking, e.g one set of sticks and a bipod, or any combination of two types of rest.
The Service Rifle competition can be shot with any service rifle that has issue sights. Issue slings are permitted, but no rests eg. bipods. The course consists of:
  • 100 metres – Two ‘sighters’, 10 shots in 1 minute, standing, kneeling or sitting. Compulsory reload after 5 shots.
  • 200 metres – Two ‘sighters’, 10 shots prone unsupported – 5 minutes maximum. Compulsory reload after 5 shots.
  • 300 metres – Two ‘sighters’, 10 shots prone unsupported – 5 minutes maximum. Compulsory reload after 5 shots Maximum of 5 rounds on the gun.
Stripper clips are allowed.
£1.00 to enter (paid at start of morning), winner with highest score wins the pot. Rules announced on the day but: any calibre and type with bench-rest conditions, i.e. any kind of rest, apparatus etc. may be used, subject only to range regulations.
10 rounds at 100 yds, Any rifle, any sghts. Standing or unsupported, and the sling may be used – no sticks or bipods allowed.
Lastly, this is a new addition. An informal long range type competition. At the moment this is just a convenient way to record the results of those club members that like to shoot at extreme ranges (1000m).