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Lightweight Sport Rifle

Lightweight sport rifle is shot at Dudley Rifle Club on Monday & Friday nights. Opening hours are between the hours of approx 8:00 to 10:00pm

The current National Smallbore Rifle Association (NSRA) Gallery Rifle & Pistol Committee definition for the discipline "lightweight sport rifle" is summarised as follows.

Allowed:

  • Calibre:Up to .22" rimfire (smallbore) or .177" to .22" air or CO2.
  • Overall weight: NO MORE than 4.5kg with all kit included (glove/scope).
  • Trigger pull: Minimum of 500g (1.1lbs), NO HAIR TRIGGERS.
  • Magazines: Not to be loaded with more than 10 rounds, not mandatory.

Not allowed:

  • Butt hooks
  • Shooting gloves: that provide additional support.
  • Slings

The main difference between lightweight sport rifle and 25yd prone target rifle is that the rifle are magazine fed and are usually fitted with Optical (telescopic) sights, however, as shown in the definition above, any specialist clothing or equipment such as jackets or slings are not permitted. LSR can also be shot in the standing position without a rest/support.

Competitions

Dudley Rifle Club participates in this discipline via a postal league run by Hendon Rifle Club.

DRC Hendon League Winners (Any Sights LSR)

  • 2012/13 Winter, Div 11
    C Thompson
  • 2011/12 Winter, Prone Div 1
    D Royle
  • 2011 Summer, Prone Div 1
    D Royle
  • 2011 Summer, Div 7
    R McGovern
  • 2010 Summer, Prone Div 1
    D Royle
  • 2010 Summer, Div 6
    M Jackson
  • 2009 Summer, Prone Div 1
    D Royle
  • 2008 Summer, Prone Div 1
    D Royle
  • 2007/8 Winter, Div 1
    N Jones
  • 2007/8 Winter, Div 5
    J Shelton
  • 2007 Summer, Prone Div 1
    D Royle
  • 2007 Summer, Div 1
    N Jones
  • 2007 Summer, Div 5
    J Shelton
  • 2006/7 Winter, Prone Div 1
    D Royle
  • 2006/7 Winter, Div 4
    M Jackson
  • 2006/7 Winter, Div 1
    N Jones
  • 2006 Summer, Prone Div 1
    D Royle
  • 2005 Summer, Div 6
    D Royle
  • 2004/5 Winter, Prone Div 1
    D Royle
  • 2004/5 Winter, Div 6
    A Jones
  • 2003 Summer, Div 2
    D Greaves
  • 2002 Summer, Div 2
    N Jones
  • 2002 Summer, Div 5
    A Jones
  • 2002 Summer, Div 6
    D Royle

A couple of examples of lightweight sport (LSR) rifles are shown below.

Lightweight Sporting Rifle 1

Lightweight Sporting Rifle 2

Note ALSO the inclusion of .22 air rifles within the discipline definition.

The target discipline is usually shot at 20 or 25yds and can be shot at the bench (Benchrest) or standing;

Lightweight Sporting Rifle Shooting - Standing

But can also be shot prone;

Lightweight Sporting Rifle Shooting - Prone

The standing competitions are shot on NSRA PL14/06 cards (5 or 10 shots per card).

The prone and Benchrest competitions are shot on NSRA 2510BM cards (1 shot per target centre).

Competitions for the LSR disciplines as shown above are shot at the Club via postal leagues organised by such bodies as the National Smallbore Rifle Association (NSRA), Worcester Small Bore Rifle Association (WSBRA) & Hendon Rifle Club.

As well as competitive target shooting (and zeroing) over either 20/25yds at Dudley Rifle Club such rifles can also be used at longer ranges (50 and 100yds) at other outdoor ranges such as Stourport Rifle and Pistol Club (www.stourportonsevernpistolnrifleclub.co.uk)

For the "adventurous" there is also a yearly Phoenix shoot held in May at the "mecca" of target rifle shooting, Bisley, where there are both precision and timed (courses of fire at 150, 20 & 10 seconds) competitions shot over 25 metres plus other competitions shot over a distance of 50yds.

The NRA also run other gallery rifle competitions at Bisley during the course of the year (see also Pistol Calibre Carbine shooting and Long Barrelled Revolver).