Monday, 16 May 2016

Volunteer Trophy and B. Baker Cup, 2016

Branch members gathered at Bisley for a varied weekend of shooting 13-15 May. The programme was:
  • Friday 13 May – (am) 500 yards practice 
  •  Friday 13 May – (pm) 600 yards Volunteer Trophy 
  •  Saturday 14 May – (am) 900 yards 
  • B. Custance-Baker Cup Saturday 14 May – (pm) 1000 yards practice 
 The weekend concluded on Sunday 15th with the MLAGBs National 500 yard Rifle Championship for Enfield Rifle and match rifle.

The conditions made for tricky shooting, with wind direction and strength changing on a regular basis, and light varying from slightly overcast, to sunshine (with strong mirage) and sunshine / cloud patterns.

The Volunteer Trophy offers members chance to shoot military match rifles with open rear sights. These rifles generally have the same external appearance as the Enfield rifle, but rather than its .577 bore or generally .451 cal. Some members elect to shoot this competition with their Enfield rifles.

Competing at 900 yards

The 900 yard Championship for the B. Custance-Baker cup is for match rifles and those used generally are of the later form with pistol grip stocks, heavy match barrel and aperture sights. There’s a good mix of rifles used, and besides the ubiquitous Pedersoli Gibbs, there were a good number of custom built rifles and original match rifles.

Results: Asquith Cup, Volunteer Trophy & B. Custance Baker Cup

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