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
Meanwhile, back on the firing point, the other detail gets ready to shoot the Bisley Bullet.
Prone sniping at 200yds, 10x3sec exposures
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!!
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)
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
An Irish Ranger.....Great Guy
Waiting for scores at 100yds
Coming back after the 300-100 team run-down
The winning HRA A & B teams combined
The Wooden Gun Association
The Royal Ghurka Rifles
The Royal Navy, protecting our shores as usual.....
I said SCRAMBLE
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
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...)
I have to agree with you, but I was pretty shot out by the end of it.
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
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
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!
congratulations, this looked amazing
Weekend bump! Are there some UK shooting photos round here somewhere?
What?...around here?.....you say?
Taffy the Infidel
another bump for the new guy
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
Good photos Mark........ cameras at the ready.......... fingers steady!