Match Rifle Imperial Meeting
Match Rifle Imperial Meeting
What is Match Rifle?
Match Rifle can be thought of as an extreme, experimental version of Target Rifle. Whilst the same calibres are permitted (.308” Winchester / 7.62 x 51 mm NATO and .223” Remington / 5.56 x 45 mm NATO), Match Rifle starts at 1000 yards where TR finishes, and goes up to 1200 yards.
Telescopic sights are permitted, as is hand-loaded ammunition (typically for .308 / 7.62 with bullets weighing between 190 and 220 grains, as opposed to the 155 grain bullets normally used in TR); unlike TR, a rest may be used to support, or steady, the hand supporting the rifle (a sling as used in TR is also an option), but the rifle may not be directly supported by a rest or bipod.
Whilst most people shoot Match Rifle prone, a sizeable minority shoot supine (“back position”), and a small number (who would be unable for medical reasons to shoot prone or supine) shoot seated at tables.
Most shoots involve 15 or 20 shots to count (usually with two convertible sighting shots permitted) at each of 1000, 1100 and 1200 yards. With few ranges extending back to Match Rifle distances, most shooting in the UK takes place on Stickledown at Bisley.
|Ranken||1100x||Unsquadded until First Wednesday (18 July)|
|Any Rifle Extras||1000x, 1100x, 1200x||Pre-Friday (13 July)|
|Halford||1100x, 1200x||First Saturday (14th July)|
|Whitehead||1000x, 1100x||First Saturday (14th July)|
|Wimbledon||1100x||First Sunday (15 July)|
|Armourers||1200x||First Sunday (15 July)|
|Cottesloe||1000x||First Sunday (15 July)|
|Edge||1100x, 1200x||First Monday (16 July)|
|Albert||1000x, 1100x, 1200x||First Tuesday (17 July)|
|Any Rifle||1200x||First Thursday (19 July)|
|Match Rifle Pairs||1100x||First Sunday – First Wednesday (15-18 July)|
|FW Jones||1100x, 1200x||First Monday (16 July)|
|Elcho||1000x, 1100x, 1200x||First Wednesday (18 July)|
|Humphry||1000x, 1100x, 1200x||First Thursday (19 July)|
|Any Rifles Extras Aggregate||1000x, 1100x, 1200x||Any Rifle Extras (1000x, 1100x, 1200x)|
|1200 Yards Aggregate||1200x||Albert, Armourers, Edge + Halford|
|Councillors 1000 Yards Aggregate||1000x||Albert, Cottesloe, Whitehead|
|GGG Aggregate||1000x, 1100x||Cottesloe, Halford, Whitehead, Wimbeldon|
|Hopton||1000x, 1100x, 1200x||Albert, Armourers, Cottesloe, Edge, Halford, Whitehead + Wimbledon|
|Martin Parr Sunday Aggregate||1000x, 1100x, 1200x||Armourers, Cottesloe, Wimbledon|
|Match Rifle Selection Aggregate||1000x, 1100x, 1200x||See ‘Bisley Bible’|
|Maxwell||Hopton + Grand Aggregate (TR)|
|Peter-Hoblyn Aggregate||Hopton + Grand Aggregate (TR)|
|Saturday Aggregate||1000x, 1100x, 1200x||Whitehead + Halford|
|Tribe Memorial 1100 Yard Aggregate||1100x||Albert, Edge, Halford, Whitehead, Wimbledon|
|Victoria Aggregate||1000x, 1100x, 1200x||Albert + Edge|
|Weekend Aggregate||1000x, 1100x, 1200x||Armourers, Cottesloe, Halford, Whitehead, Wimbledon|
|Weekend Selection Aggregate||1000x, 1100x, 1200x||See ‘Bisley Bible’|