Friday 6 April sees a practice day at Bisley with shooting at 600 and 900 yards. The following day is the MLAGB National 300 yard Rifle Championship, and the weekend concludes with the Branch Volunteer Trophy. The latter is fired at 600 yards with military match rifles using open sights (rear aperture sights are not permitted). This is a rare opportunity to compete with such rifles in their original, early 1860s, configuration.
The early season continues with a mix of match and practice sessions at Bisley. May and June will see the Branch 900 and 1000 yard Championships for match rifle, and the very demanding Asquith Cup – an aggregate match for Enfield rifles fired at 600 and 800 yards. Several Branch members will also be attending Nottinghamshire Rifle Association black powder meeting at Thorpe Cloud, Derbyshire, in June. Please assist by getting your entry forms submitted early.