The Trans Continental Rifle Association

This is the club page for the home office approved rifle club.

Shoots & Competitions


The TCRA (UK) is a nomadic home office-approved rifle club. The TCRA is affiliated with the NRA (of the UK) and is club number 1853 -The Trans Continental Rifle Association. We are the de-facto global coordinating body of Historic Rifle postal shoots between the UK, Australia, Ireland, South Africa, and Canada. We have created a form of postal shoot that can be shot at 100 yards to 300 yards at local ranges under identical conditions.

The club holds four historic service rifle competitions in a year, which are part of the Historic Global Postal League, (HGL)and are shot against Australia South Africa, and Eire. These are shot at Bisley camp on Figure 12 and Figure 11 targets. Any FAC (and SSC) holding shooter who wishes to join these shoots may do so. Please contact us. The TCRA welcomes other clubs to shoot against us in this HGL.

The club also holds two sniper challenges in the year. These are held at Bisley camp from ranges of 300/600/1000 Targets are Figure 12 and Figure 11 and multiples thereof. Any FAC (and SSC) holding shooter who wishes to join these shoots may do so. Please contact us.

Our Major Shoots

1. Very Long Range Shooting. (VLR) Accurate precision shooting from 100 to 3000 yards using calibres such as 6.5mm , 7.62mm, 338 Lapua, and .375 cheytac.

These shoots are held at Orion Firearms Training Range in Wales, Gardner’s Guns Range in Scotland, and Roundhouse Firearms training in Devon.

2. “The Hesketh Prichard Challenge”. A first shot first hit, sniper challenge at ranges from 300-1000 yards. This shooting is for .30 calibre and below, and requires extreme precision and knowledge of dope tables at all distances, as sighters are rarely allowed. The HP challenge is shot at Bisley. All FAC holders are welcome.

3. “The Kut El Amara Friendship Shoot” A series Historic Service Rifle Competitions that run through the year leading to an aggregate score with a global winner and global club winner.

The Kut El Amara is shot at Bisley, all FAC holders are welcome.

In addition, We also shoot a practical shotgun from time to time.