Lightweight Sport Rifle
Lightweight sport rifle is shot at our Club on Thursday night from 7:00 to 9:00pm approximately but check with the duty Range Officer.
The current National Smallbore Rifle Association (NSRA) Gallery Rifle & Pistol Committee definition for the discipline "lightweight sport rifle" is summarised as follows.
Calibre:Up to .22" rimfire (smallbore) or .177" to .22" air or CO2.
Overall weight: NO MORE than 4.5kg with all kit included (glove/scope).
Trigger pull: Minimum of 500g (1.1lbs), NO HAIR TRIGGERS.
Magazines: Not to be loaded with more than 10 rounds, not mandatory.
Shooting gloves: that provide additional support.
The main difference between lightweight sport rifle and 25yd prone target rifle is that the rifle are magazine fed and are usually fitted with Optical (telescopic) sights, however, as shown in the definition above, any specialist clothing or equipment such as jackets or slings are not permitted. LSR can also be shot in the standing position without a rest/support.
The Club has two guns that can be borrowed under instruction by prospective or existing Members.