British Competitive Inter-County Shooting: 1000 Yards (Without Scopes!)

Nathan S
by Nathan S

Now here is a shooting event I would love to see emulated in the US, especially with the locally-sourced teams. At the Stickledown Range in Bisley (Surrey, outside the M25 loop around London), shooters competed at up to 1000 yards with teams of 10, all from local shooting matches. There are 8 shooters and 2 coaches (which act as spotter, shot-caller, and wind-caller).

Even more impressive is that the ammo used is .308, which tends to go subsonic prior to 1000 yards, destabilizing the bullet and opening up patterns. Fascinating watch that shows shooting sports is still alive and well over in the United Kingdom.

Nathan S
Nathan S

One of TFB's resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR's, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.

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  • DNACowboy DNACowboy on Aug 15, 2015

    Well done to Team GB on winning both golds at the Palma, Camp Perry 2015. Seems they beat the USA on their own soil ;-)

  • Rogertc1 Rogertc1 on Aug 15, 2015

    UK and their restrictive firearm laws and anti-gun bias.