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Long Range Target Rifle Shooting

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Long range target rifles. Gunmaker histories and rifles. Ammunition, including contemporary loading comment and experiments. Rifle and shooting accessories.


Contemporary information and historical articles. Long range rifle fire. Rifle Associations and Clubs. Wimbledon, Dollymount, Creedmoor and the international matches.


Biographies, personal papers collections, correspondence, manuscripts and other published material relating to individuals associated with long range rifle fire.

Target Shooting

Target shooting with the black powder rifle today. Muzzle loading and breech loading, sporting and military. Accessories, ammunition, gunsmithing, rifles, techniques and tips.

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  • Miserable wet Sunday... good day to spend time paper patching bullets for next weekends long range muzzle loading rifle matches at Bisley

  • There's an interesting upcoming match in Poland for muzzle and breech loading rifles, 26-29 August : Creedmoor Match Poland & Billy Dixon Cup Creedmoor Match is at 800, 900 & 1000 yards (black powder only) Billy Dixon Cup is at 1543 yards (black powder, nitro or substitutes of black powder)

    From PZSS calendar Competition are in central calendar PZSS ( Polish Sport Shooting Association ) We invite you to visit Friday July 17th, 2015Piotr
    creedmoor.plFrom PZSS calendar Competition are in central calendar PZSS ( Polish Sport Shooting Association ) We invite you to visit Friday July 17th, 2015Piotr

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  • Squadding received for end of month competitions :) 31July / 1 August, Metford Trophy fired at 1000, 1100 & 1200 yards. 2 August, MLAGB National Championship matches at 900 & 1000 yards. All muzzle loading rifle.

  • The Brunswick Rifle: This curious arm with its two-groove bore and belted bullet remained in the hands of Regulars, Militia and Native troops for almost half a century, despite complaints of the guns inaccuracy and difficult loading system. The weapon replaced the seven-groove quarter-turn Baker rifle that had been in use for almost 25 years.