Smallbore Rifle

Small-bore Rifle shooting is a precise sport, and is enjoyed by a very wide range of people. Men and Women compete together on equal terms, and many shooters can compete from their early teens into their eighties.

What does smallbore rifle shooting with the CSSC TSA have to offer?

  • Shooting in representative team matches
  • A friendly yet competitive club atmosphere
  • Postal team and individual competitions

Smallbore rifle shooters at the CSSC Championships

The CSSC-TSA runs many competitions for club teams and individuals. Most are shot on your club range and the targets or scores posted in to the competition organiser, but there are several events, including representative team matches and the annual championships, where all team members or competitors shoot together.

Small-Bore Rifle shooting is carried out using the .22 Long Rifle cartridge and single shot rifles specially designed for target shooting. They use straight-forward 'iron' sights (i.e. telescopic sights are not allowed - except in special competitions).

Small-bore Rifle shooting is a precise sport, and is enjoyed by a very wide range of people. Men and Women compete together on equal terms, and many shooters can compete from their early teens into their eighties.

Short-range small-bore shooting is generally at 25 yards, although exceptionally it can be shot at 20 yards or even 15 yards. At these distances, ranges are generally indoor, although plenty of outdoor 25 yard ranges exist. Long-range small-bore shooting is always outdoors, although firing points are normally covered. Here, long-range means 50 metres / yards, and 100 yards. Olympic disciplines include 50m rifle events for both men and women in the prone, standing and kneeling positions. Almost all "grass-roots" shooting in the UK uses the prone position.

If you are interested in taking up Small-bore Rifle, please start by contacting the National Smallbore Rifle Association (NSRA), who will be able to help you to find a club in your area that will be willing to help you become proficient in this discipline.

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Smallbore Championships

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Postal Match Results

Results for postal matches can be found at www.cssctsa-results.co.uk.

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