The National Rifle Association are organising their Smallbore Long Range Match at Bisley on Sunday 26 April.

The brief details are: Distances: 200, 300 and 400 yards for competition; 500 yards for interest. Rifles: Any single shot rifle chambered for .22 Long Rifle, Long or Short Rimfire ammunition may be used. Magazine rifles must be loaded by single shots. A sling may be used.

Classes: MRSB Class: 'Iron', magnifying or telescopic sights may be fitted. The forward hand may also be rested, but the rifle itself may not touch the rest and the butt may not be rested or touch the ground. TRSB Class: 'Iron' sights only. The forward hand may not be rested. SRSB Class: British or foreign military training rifles such as the Enfield No 2, 8 or 9, foreign equivalents or Morris tube conversions, fitted with Iron sights of any type. The forward hand may be rested as for MRSB. Competitors are to supply their own ammunition and markers will be provided.

Further details and the entry form are available via this link.

The Cambridgeshire Target Shooting Association applied for charity status at the beginning of 2014 as the only means of avoiding a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) of £85, 000 imposed by Huntingdonshire DC on the 50m indoor rifle range we are attempting to build in Cambridgeshire. We have planning permission and funding of £222, 000 towards the project but funding the CIL is currently beyond us.

The latest changes to NSRA Rules and Regulations came into effect on 1 April 2015. The principal change affecting clubs and county associations is the re-instatement with different conditions of the ability to demote shooters to a lower team in the same league.

There has been a great deal of discussion recently about the practice of downloading ammunition and whether it was an activity covered by the insurance offered by the NSRA. The Insurance documentation contained some contradictory information but identified downloading as an excluded activity. The NSRA reviewed the activity and discussed the situation with the Association’s broker Perkins Slade and the Association’s insurer, Hiscox. It was agreed that a Code of Practice should be written and once complete Hiscox would review it and decide if the activity could be covered by the Insurance that was in place.

New firearm certificate fees come into force on Monday 6 April 2015. The following is the official guidance on applications made before 6 April in respect of certificates that will come into force after that date.

The Championships run from Friday 20 to Sunday 22 February 2015.  Follow the links to go either to the Meeting Webpage or straight to the Scores & Results.

Please note that except for club bookings, all ranges at Lord Roberts Centre will be closed on Tuesday 3 February 2015.  There will also be some road closures at various points during the evening. 

There has been a great deal of comment and concern around the issue of downloading over the past few weeks. Members have been requesting guidance on the matter and in particular with reference to the NSRA’s Insurance cover. I would like to acknowledge that there are significant anomalies in the insurance paperwork in relation to the exclusion of downloading but the inclusion of hand loading. I regret the inconvenience and angst that this has caused and would like to apologise for this. We are working on this as a matter of urgency. From my perspective these activities need clear definition and the situation is part of a wide ranging issue.

We have discussed the issue with our brokers and we are jointly looking at the paperwork with Hiscox our insurers.   Once a conclusion has been reached I will make this known to all of our members and clubs and where necessary appropriate changes will be made to our paperwork which will be reissued if it needs to be.

Iain Root, Chief Executive Officer, NSRA

News has been received of the death of Mary Maiden on Thursday, 15th January 2015.

The first stage results of the Browne-Martin Challenge Cup Competition, promoted by the Home Counties Co-ordinating Committee, have now been published.

Individual Membership WELCOME Offer

The Association has a special discounted price for individuals joining the NSRA for the first time as an Annual or Junior Annual Member, together with a bounty for the new member's club.