Target Rifle

TR is the cornerstone of British shooting.  It is also perhaps the 'purest' form of shooting as few 'aids' are allowed.

ptical sights are not permitted and shooters rely on micro-adjustable aperture-sights.  Only two cartridges are allowed - the 308/7.62 or the 223/5.56mm - the current NATO calibres. Most shooters opt for the 308/7.62.  The rifle may only be supported off the elbows but a sling is permitted.  In addition, a good quality heavy canvas or leather jacket helps with 'hold' and a good shooting-mat and spotting-scope are essential.  Targets are the 'Bisley' style and we usually shoot 2 sighters and 20 to count.  Competitors shoot in pairs - or even three to a target and shoots take place at all distances from 200 to 1000 yards.