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Nottinghamshire Rifle Association

Providing support for smallbore, fullbore, and black powder shooting clubs in the county

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Smallbore Shooting

Small bore rifle at 100yd
SB rifle at 100 yards

Smallbore team and individual shooting is mainly done at 25 yards on indoor ranges using 0.22” calibre rifles. The sport provides an introduction to rifle shooting for beginners in a coached environment. Smallbore competitions are also held at 25 yards, 50 yards or metres, and at 100 yards on outdoor ranges. National competitions are arranged by the National Smallbore Rifle Association (NSRA) who are based at the Bisley ranges.

Competitive shooting under the Notts RA is organised in postal leagues with divisions split by ability to give everyone a chance of winning. Leagues are split between two seasons, summer and winter, each lasting about twenty weeks. There are competitions for club teams of four, club pairs, and individual leagues for juniors, veterans and bench rest for target rifles. In addition there is an annual inter-club knock-out competition for the Portland Cup, which was started in 1908.

More about SB TR Postal Leagues.

SB TR League Results.

The first Portland Cup competition 1908

Recent Portland Cup Results.

In the spring of 2016, league competitions were added covering light-weight sports rifle.

More about Lightweight Sport Rifle leagues.

Then in response to demand from affiliated clubs, these were joined in summer 2019 by gallery rifle disciplines and competitions for long barrel pistols, muzzle loading and air pistols, and sporting air rifles. Details of all these competitions are included in a new information pack for affiliated clubs.

View the SB information pack.

There are also opportunities for outdoor shooting at 50 yards/metres and 100 yards in national competitions run by the NSRA and held at Bisley in Surrey and at Lauder in Scotland.

NSRA National Competitions

County and Open competitions are held during the year at ranges from 25 to 100 yards.

County SB Competitions.

The County Smallbore Teams compete at Regional and National level.

County SB Teams.