We are pleased to announce the dates of the Bicester Target – Hunter Rules South 2019 Winter League.

 

Round 1:  Wendover         15 Sept 2019

Round 2:  Richings Park     6 Oct 2019

Round 3:  Meon Valley      27 Oct 2019

Round 4:  North Oxon        17 Nov 2019

Round 5:  Black Cats            1 Dec 2019

 

Bicester Target HRS Winter League 2018 is open to any Airgun Club or group of safe Airgun Shooters who put a team together. All you need to do is drop us a line on waterhoppers @ hotmail . com  and we can get your team in for next season. Please can we request all teams entry’s be submitted by the last week August 2019.

Division one and Division two will be shooting in one session, with a 9.50am safety brief and a 10.00am start, so we can all have a lie in and get home early on those long winter evenings.

BT HRS Competition Badges

Competitors will be awarded, either a Bronze, Silver & Gold HRS Winter League badges free of charge at the end of the season trophy ceremony. Once a competitor achieves 3 Gold Badges (over any number of years), he or she will be awarded a free “Platinum” – BT Hunter Rules South Badge

 


 

Please find below the 2018 Bicester Target – HRS Winter League Rules – A PDF copy can be downloaded here

A fixtures list can also be downloaded here

HRS – Brief Description

  • Hunter Rules Course – Not all shots will be clear from the peg
  • 30 Pegs – 30 Targets
  • 2 Points for a knock over, 1 point for a plate and 0 for a miss. Maximum score of 60
  • The pegs must be placed behind and a maximum of 1 yard back from the firing line
  • The competitor’s trigger finger must not cross the firing line
  • All kills are 40mm or 25mm
  • 40mm kills from 8- 35yards can be obscured by ½ , so 20mm of a 40mm paddle must be clearly visible to shoot out to a max of 35yards from the Prone, Supported Kneeling & Supported Standing positions, after that it must be unobscured and prone only.
  • 25mm kills cannot be obscured and must always be 100% visible – 35 yards Max
  • One unsupported stander and one unsupported kneeler – 35yards Max
  • All 35 – 45 yard shots will be unobscured 40mm kills and prone only
  • A peg attached to a tree DOES NOT makes the tree an extension of the peg, a part of the body / rifle must touch the peg
  • No ‘impossible’ shots, all shots must be accessible out to the right and out to the left of the peg for left handed and right handed competitors and junior shooters alike
  • Competitors can walk the course before the shoot commences
  • Competitors will be informed of the distances to the shortest and longest targets on the course at the safety briefing, but not of their location

Scoring

  • Scoring is two points for a knockdown, one point for hitting metal faceplate, zero points for a miss

HRS – Shoot Rules

  • The Hunter Rules South (Winter League) will be shot to the HR Winter League format of 30 targets, 30 pegs – one peg per target
  • Maximum of 3 competitors per peg – to make the process more efficient
  • The course will consist of 30 targets (min range 8 yards, max range 45 yards), set out with 30 pegs
  • 2 Points for a knock over, 1 point for a plate and 0 for a miss, maximum score of 60
  • Each lane will have one peg /shooting position, each peg will be securely fixed at ground level
  • Lanes should be set out either in a straight line or a horseshoe shape – shooting outwards!
  • If at all possible, strings must avoid being crossed. If strings are crossed they must always be pegged/pinned down, to avoid strings crossing other shooters lines of sight or target view
  • Pegs must be at least 5 yards apart and clearly numbered 1-30
  • The pegs must be placed behind and a maximum of 1 yard back from the firing line
  • The competitor’s trigger finger must not cross the firing line
  • Competitors will take one shot from each peg, with a part of their body or rifle touching the peg
  • A peg attached to a tree DOES NOT makes the tree an extension of the peg, a part of the body / rifle must touch the peg
  • All targets must have yellow faceplates and black kill zones
  • There must be a minimum of six and a maximum of eight 25mm kill zone targets
  • All other targets will have 40mm kill zones
  • 25mm kill zone targets must be placed at no more than 35 yards
  • 25mm kill zone targets must possible to be shot from a prone or supported standing or supported kneeling positions
  • 25mm kill zone targets must not be used in conjunction with forced unsupported standing or forced unsupported kneeling shots
  • All standing and all kneeling shots supported or unsupported must not exceed 35 yards
  • 40mm kills from 8- 35yards can be obscured by ½ , so 20mm of a 40mm paddle must be clearly visible to shoot out to a max of 35yards from the Prone, Supported Kneeling & Supported Standing positions, after that it must be unobscured and prone only.
  • All other 40mm kill zone targets obscured or unobscured between 8 – 35 yards must be possible shoot from a prone or supported standing or supported kneeling positions
  • All targets set out over 35 yards must have 40mm kills and be able to be taken from the prone position, with 100% of the 40mm paddle visible
  • From each peg out to a distance of 8 – 35 yards at least 50% of a 40mm paddle must be visible from the Prone, Supported Kneeling & Supported Standing positions
  • From each peg out to a distance of 35 – 45 yards – 100% of a 40mm paddle must be visible
  • All 25mm paddles must be 100% visible at any distance without exception
  • Obstructions are NOT allowed closer than 8 yards from the peg, as they pose a ricochet risk
  • Elevated shots of more than 4 yards in height must be no closer than 20 yards unless they have a 40mm kill. These targets must have a peg at least 18″ high
  • There will be no ‘impossible’ shots. All shots must be accessible out to the right and out to the left of the peg for left handed and right handed competitors, remember juniors are also shooting these courses – so common sense should prevail here
  • Once the shoot has commenced, there will be no re-siting of targets
  • Competitors will be informed of the distances to the shortest and longest targets on the course at the safety briefing, but not of their location
  • The host club will appoint a Chief Marshal
  • The host club must provide a minimum of 3 on-course marshals with hi-viz armbands/ jackets to be provided by the hoisting club
  • Shooters are allowed 2mins per lane, this timing starts when you approach the peg. The shot must be fired within the 2-minute limit. If the shot has not been fired within this limit, the shooter must discharge his/her rifle safely into soft ground a minimum of 8 yards over the firing line and score the target as a miss. It is the responsibility of the host club marshals to ensure time limit is not abused
  • As soon as your group has finished shooting let the group behind you know you have finished shooting that peg
  • No group must approach its next peg until the group in front has advised that they have finished shooting that peg
  • If there are two sessions, the 2nd session shooters are to be encouraged to walk the course in a safe and considerate manner, however banter and giving useless verbal assistance to the 1 st session shooters is mandatory
  • There will be no sitting at all. The only acceptable use for a beanbag will be during kneeling shots. The kneeling position is defined as only 3 points of contact with the ground (2 feet & 1 knee). The rear foot shall be upright and straight in line with the knee, sitting on a turned foot is not allowed, ‘laces down’ is ok
  • Adjustments to equipment must be made on the plinking range. There must be no adjustments to rifles, scopes, stock/butt hook attachments on course. Neither should illuminated reticules be switched on/off
  • The use of bipods and/or any external shooting aids (e.g. shooting sticks, front rests) is not permitted. This also includes any form of external range finding apparatus or laser dot type sights

Chronographs

All participants may be subject to having their rifle power tested at any venue. Shooters will have their rifle tested with the pellets they are using in the competition and will be given three shots to pass the test. If all three shots fail the chronograph test, the shooter will be disqualified from that round of the competition

Marshalling

The ‘buddy’ system of marshalling will be used. All disagreements will be resolved by the Chief Marshal

Host Club Responsibilities

A hosting club must be able to provide the following:

  • Provide proof of Public Liability Insurance to cover the HRS event before the start of the season
  • Satisfactory toilet facilities
  • Hot food and hot drinks
  • Adequate car parking facilities – marshalled if necessary
  • A Chief Marshal, 3 on-course marshals (the Chief Marshal may be one of them) marshals may not leave the course until all the shooters have finished their session
  • Have available a copy of the HRS course setters check list for inspection during the pre-shoot course safety walk round
  • A mandatory safety briefing at the beginning of each session

 

Hunter Rules South : is proudly sponsored by Bicester Targets


 

Contact us at  :  waterhoppers @ hotmail . com