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What is the historcic global postal league?
The old 200 yard- 30 round SMLE shoot
The historic global league started life a a competition between the Lee Enfield Rifle Association in Great Britain and the 57th Battalion rifle club in Sydney. The 57th stopped taking part in the shoot and so the SMLE shoot continued alone at the LERA. It was resurrected by Raf Jah and Graham Murgatroyd, who single handily kept this competition going between the two nations. Firstly with the Hill End Rifle Club and then through the Trans-Continental Rifle Association. You can find here the results of the Global Postal Shoot. It is impressive that over 60 riflemen from around the globe took part in this shoot, to produce these results.
The numbers could have been higher, it has been hard to get the Irishmen to take part, but we are working on this, as are they. The Canadians have so far proved utterly useless. But most sad of all, was the loss of the LERA. Graham Murgatroyd- co founder of TCRA (I) and the LERA (A) said “sadly the LERA (UK) would not share their scores this year, and so we lost a large number of potential competitors. This saddens me as they were the founders of this competition”. We hope they will take part next year.
PLEASE NOTE THE 200 YARD -30 ROUND SHOOT HAS NOW BEEN DISCONTINUED, AND ALL FURTHER RESULTS SUBMITTED WILL BE DISCARDED- SORRY, THERE HAD TO BE A CUT OFF!
The new 50 round – dynamic quarterly HGL competitions
What this has done however has galvanised interest in historic rifle shooting around the globe. After listening to feedback, we realised that it was hard to get people to travel to shoot a 30 round comp. Thus the old 200 yard 30 round shoot has been consigned to the history books. These results below are the last ever of the old “one comp per year” postal shoot.
Now we have a much more challenging and interesting series of shoots for the enthused historic service rifle shooter. At the behest of the members, we have created a global postal league. Blair Drummond, an accomplished shooter, range officer and TCRA and LERA member came up with the idea of a series of four historic matches held throughout the year, shot by Lee Enfield enthusiasts around the world (with the occasional Mauser) , with their three best scores counting towards the final score.
This allows any shooter to miss one of the matches, as his top best three matches will be counted.The scores will be placed here at the same time next year. Until then congratulations to Graham Murgatroyd, Brett Anthes and F. De Jong for taking the first second and third prize in the 2018 Historic Global Postal Shoot. To be clear, the HGL shoots are open to all rifles as per the match conditions below:
PLEASE EMAIL RAF@KAYAKPEMBA.COM FOR THE NEW COURSES OF FIRE AND AN ENTRY FORM. THE LEAGUE IS OPEN TO ALL FRIENDS AROUND THE GLOBE.
GLOBAL Historic Service Rifle league – Definitions
SR (a) – Service Rifle Class A
A service rifle as issued by any government prior to 1952 and used without any unauthorized alterations or additions.
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 round any other part of the body.
For Veteran Optic Class only, the US M1907 Pattern sling is permitted and may be used either as a two point using the central sling swivel or with its integral loop.
Rests: Classic, Veteran and All Comers: no artificial rests/support may be used other than the sling.
Veteran Optic: a sandbag will be provided to support the forward hand/wrist in the prone position only. There must be no contact whatsoever between the rifle and the sandbag or the ground.
Gloves: no padded shooting gloves are allowed. Shooting jackets: no shooting jackets are permitted.
Backsight: a backsight as issued must be used. The wind gauge, if any, must be set centrally. Foresight: a blade foresight, which may be undercut.
Wind: Classic, Veteran and Allcomers (Iron): must be allowed for by aiming off.
Veteran Optic and Allcomers (Optic): windage sight adjustments are permitted.
Sights: may be blackened, but nothing may be affixed for shading them. Trigger pull: minimum of 4.5lbs.
2018 HGL SCORE SHEET
|De Jong. F||116||3||LERA SA|
|Fouche. A||99||7||LERA SA|
|Mc Closkey. L||99||8||Tiaro|
|De Sommerville. C||85||15||LERAA|
|Bezuidenhout. JJ||83||18||LERA SA|
|Delport. H||80||22||LERA SA|
|Lightbody. L||74||27||LERA SA|
|Swanepoel. D||63||34||LERA SA|
|Farrell. J||59||37||LERA SA|
|Hamilton. C||57||39||LERA SA|
|Bekker. D||56||40||LERA SA|
|Price. G||53||41||LERA SA|
|Dorgamburu. P||52||42||LERA SA|
|Delport. S||41||47||LERA SA|
|Hulk. M||38||48||LERA SA|
|J.v.Rensburg. D||26||52||LERA SA|
|Hale. A (jnr)||21||56||LERAA|
|Van Der Merwe. J||11||60||LERA SA|
|Botha. A||7||61||LERA SA|
|Warner. M||5||62||LERA SA|