Guide to rifle classes

While the Lee Enfield 303 is over 100 years old, we find that this historic old lady brings more young people together than any new spaceship of a rifle. The Lee Enfield is the ultimate affordable target rifle and yet it is also a worthy service rifle. The Lee Enfield is affordable, historic, gains value and yet cycles faster than any other bolt action Rifle.

SR (A) – Service Rifle Class A

A service rifle as issued by any government prior to 1952 and used without any unauthorised alterations or additions. Falling into three categories; Classic (rifles made before 1930), Veteran (rifles made between 1930 and 1945) and Transitional (rifles made between 1945 and 1952)

  • Sling: an as issued 1937 pattern sling attached to the butt swivel and the upper band swivel. The sling may be used for steadying the rifle and may be placed round one arm and/or wrist but not around any other part of thebody.
  • Rests: No artificial rests/support may be used other than the above sling.
  • Gloves: nopadded shooting gloves are allowed.
  • Shooting jackets: no shooting jackets are permitted.
  • Back sight: an as issued back sight must be used. The wind gauge, if any, must be set centrally.
  • Foresight: a blade foresight, as issued.
  • Wind: Classic, Veteran and Transitional (Iron): must be allowed for by aiming off. Veteran (Optic) and Transitional (Optic): windage sight adjustments are permitted.
  • Sights: As issued.

SR (A)

SR (B)

SR (B) – Service Rifle Class B

A service rifle (classic or veteran) as issued by any government prior to 1952 fitted with Target rear sight and issue foresight. For example an SMLE or No.4 fitted with the parker hale rear target sight.

All other SR (A) rules apply.

Service Optic

  • Calibre: restricted to 7.62×51 mm (.308 Winchester), 5.56×45 mm (.223
    Remington) or .303 British
  • Sling straps may be no wider than 1.5 inches at any point and
    buckles/adjusters no wider than 2.25 inches at any point
  • Barrel: may be no longer than was supplied for that type of firearm in it’s
    military or commercial equivalent configuration at time of issue or
    manufacture. If a flash hider, muzzle brake is fitted, it shall not be included in
    the barrel length measurement
  • Buttstocks: may vary in length and be either fixed, adjustable or collapsible.
    Collapsible or adjustable length stocks may be adjusted for length of pull
    during a match, but buttstocks that allow for other adjustments such as the cheek-piece height or butt-plate canting may not be used unless fixed in position and not adjusted during a match
  • Magazine resting is permitted. When magazine resting, only the magazine,
    and no other part of the rifle, may touch the ground
  • Vertical or Angled Fore Grips (V/AFG): may be used but must remain fitted at all times during a stage. Resting on vertical fore grip is not permitted
  • Adjustable hand/sling stops and barricade wings: intended to facilitate an advantage are prohibited
  • Bipods and monopods: are prohibited
  • Trigger pull: 4.5 lbs minimum
  • Optic sights: maximum magnification of 4.5x
  • Only one magazine may be attached to the rifle at any time, clamping magazines together is prohibited

Service Optic

Practical Optic

Practical Optic

  • Slings: adjustable hand/sling stops and barricade wings permitted without
  • In addition to a sling and a primary support device such as a bipod, a secondary support device designed to aid support may be fixed to the rifle in front of the trigger. This secondary support device may be a vertical or angled fore grip. The bipod may be fitted with legs that can rotate to lie in line with the bore
    axis or be retracted into the body of the bipod. The primary support device is the only part of the rifle that may be in direct contact with the ground and may only be used as such when in the prone firing position. The support devices must remain fitted for all shots fired during a stage. If magazine resting the
    magazine is considered the primary support device.
  • Bipods: must remain in the folded or retracted state at the start of a stage and may only be deployed when on the firing point and moving into the final firing
  • Trigger pull: 1.5 kg minimum
  • No restriction on optic sights