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9/23/2020 3:47:02 PM
Posted: 7/9/2005 1:54:41 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/9/2005 9:18:26 AM EDT by streetfighter]
Following on from Matt's "Back from the SR Champs" thread, I've decided to start a fresh one and make it a pictorial one.

Bob and I got there on saturday and had the chance to get our zero's and do some practise with our friends in the RAF.
After a full day on the ranges, we went to spectate at the Military FIBUA match.
FIBUA stands for "Fighting in Built Up Area's". In America, it's called MOUT (Military Operations, Urban Terrain)
Here's some pics of the match.
This is Nelson Range, Pirbright

This is our own ACR26 at the 100yd line (note the trigger control)

Practise 1, 10rds in 60 secs from the window
That man again, the only one with a decent shooting stance




CQB at 75yds



Monday morning 07.45 on Century Range, Bisley and a most unusual occurance happened....
Dave was actually spotted in the Butts

Totally confused....


Meanwhile, back on the firing point, the other detail gets ready to shoot the Bisley Bullet.

Prone sniping at 200yds, 10x3sec exposures
Here's Nick

Australian Army shooter with Steyr Aug and Elcan



Next up, the 200yd sitting
10 rds in 40 seconds (25 for the mil)





Chief Range Officer (and top bloke)

We Civvies shoot alongside the Military at all times

This is Mangle

A reasonable score


Practise 3, 100yds standing
5 double exposures of 3 secs up, 2 secs down and 3 secs up, first shot standing, second kneeling

Some people even use wooden guns!!


Scoring


Next came the 300yd match.
3 different practises, a mixture of deliberate and rapid fire events.







Tuesday was Queen Mary day.
The highlight of this is the dreaded 500-100 rundown
10rds, 2 at each distance. at 500&300 prone, at 400&200 sitting and 100 standing


Finally they reach 100yds

On the way back



Tuesday evening saw a new match, the MMT (Mechanised Moving Target)This was shot on Langley Range, Pirbright)
The Range

On the line


Moving targets (fig 20's)


It's raining again.........but we're still happy



Wednesday was the Methuen Cup. This is the big event.
35 teams of 6 shooters including 8 Civilian teams.
Ready for the match at 300

Waiting for scores

Scorin' it

Captain Scope-Eye

An Irish Ranger.....Great Guy

Waiting for scores at 100yds

Coming back after the 300-100 team run-down


Teams
The winning HRA A & B teams combined

The Wooden Gun Association

The Royal Ghurka Rifles

The Royal Navy, protecting our shores as usual.....

The RAF...........SCRAMBLE

I said  SCRAMBLE

Australians

Sultan of Oman's Armed Forces


The prize table

Someone lets slip that there's a free cup of tea and cream cakes going....

Filling our faces with freebies

All very civilised

After we've been thrown out of the VIP tent.....we thought it was for us..honest


And finally, we get presented with our trophy.
That's 5 years in a row guys, can anybody stop us?????????????????????????


The Royal Ghurka Rifles, top British Army Team



Sultan of Oman's Armed Forces, top Overseas team


In the Navy/Marines match, the Marines were the winners

The top Brass leave

The Civilian scoreboard, we were actually 5th overall


Finally, a few other pics
The sniping house at Pirbright

Me on Guard duty at the aforementioned house....


And lastly, The SA80A2

It must be said that the SA80 is now a fine and reliable weapon.
Also, the accuracy can't be questioned.
The only drawback is the long, heavy trigger pull.......or so I've been told

Hope you enjoyed the pics

Mark





Link Posted: 7/9/2005 1:39:41 PM EDT
All in all, a good few days shooting.

(My ankle still aches though from trying to break it in a small ditch on the run-down though...)
Link Posted: 7/9/2005 2:09:19 PM EDT
I have to agree with you, but I was pretty shot out by the end of it.

Mark
Link Posted: 7/9/2005 2:13:40 PM EDT
Very excellent Mark

I must say I did enjoy seeing those wonderful "Wooden Rifles"...My beloved Lee-Enfields

Must start saving all those wonderful pic's to a cd...With your blessings of course
Link Posted: 7/9/2005 3:26:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Zionist:
Very excellent Mark

I must say I did enjoy seeing those wonderful "Wooden Rifles"...My beloved Lee-Enfields

Must start saving all those wonderful pic's to a cd...With your blessings of course



Help yourself buddy

Mark
Link Posted: 7/9/2005 7:14:20 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/10/2005 1:42:21 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 82ndAbn:
Wow!!  An outstanding set of photos and a very impressive performance.  Cheers!  

Thanks for sharing the pics.  




You're welcome
They're there to be shared.

And as you can see, even though our laws are more restrictive than places such as the US, we still have fun.
And lots of it

Mark
Link Posted: 7/10/2005 2:35:12 AM EDT

Originally Posted By streetfighter:

Originally Posted By 82ndAbn:
Wow!!  An outstanding set of photos and a very impressive performance.  Cheers!  

Thanks for sharing the pics.  




You're welcome
They're there to be shared.

And as you can see, even though our laws are more restrictive than places such as the US, we still have fun.
And lots of it

Mark



+1,
one thing we can do is have fun, and with surplus fun to spare, so we can share it out to anyone else who wants a bit!
Link Posted: 7/11/2005 4:41:13 AM EDT
congratulations, this looked amazing
Link Posted: 7/15/2005 3:04:22 PM EDT
Weekend bump! Are there some UK shooting photos round here somewhere?
Link Posted: 7/15/2005 3:47:32 PM EDT
What?...around here?.....you say?

Taffy the Infidel
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 8:54:31 AM EDT
another bump for the new guy
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 9:46:15 AM EDT
Excellent  pics, don't get to see this sort of stuff very often...

Good to see the civvies and  service guys shooting together too !

Thanks from the hat
Cheers
Steven
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 3:14:08 PM EDT
Good photos Mark........ cameras at the ready.......... fingers steady!  
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