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Nottinghamshire Rifle Association

Providing support for smallbore, fullbore, and black powder shooting clubs in the county

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Nottinghamshire County Teams

The Nottinghamshire Rifle Association invites all Fullbore shooters from its affiliated clubs to put themselves forward for selection to shoot in the County Teams.

County Fullbore Teams

The Fullbore County Team programme runs through the summer season from April to October with all national County Team shoots being at Bisley and Nottinghamshire competitions at Beckingham and Bisley. The events are listed on the Shooting Calendar.

Several team shoots are included in the National Rifle Association (NRA) Imperial Meeting at Bisley in July and teams for those are generally selected from Nottinghamshire competitors at the Imperial Meeting. For further details of this major international event, please visit the NRA website via Useful Links. There are also several meetings run by other counties and clubs at Bisley during the year which are open to individual entries from Nottinghamshire shooters. The more popular ones are listed on the Shooting Calendar.

There are a number of Nottinghamshire competitions held during the season: The Loverseed Johnson Cup and the Case Cup, held at Beckingham, and the Nottinghamshire Open Championship held at Bisley in September. These are fullbore target rifle competitions. There is also the Gresham Shield Match for Nottinghamshire Club teams using fullbore vintage military rifles held at Beckingham. All the dates are on the Shooting Calendar.

If you are interested in taking part and qualify for Nottinghamshire then please contact us.

County Trophies and Badges

The winners in the County Smallbore and Fullbore competitions are presented at the meetings with trophies or prizes on which their achievements are recorded. Some of the trophies were first presented nearly one hundred years ago and are engraved with the names of the winners down the years.

Individuals who have represented the County at Smallbore, Fullbore or both are awarded County Badges. A points system is used to allow shooters to qualify for the badges through either or both disciplines. Full details can be found from the County Badges link on the left.