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A regular column whereby Ken Hall keeps us up to date with black powder cartridge rifle shooting in the UK.


THE ANNUAL QUIGLEY SHOOTING ASSOCIATION TIGHTGROUP SHOOT.


Saturday 14th May and the annual QSA Tightgroup competition got under way with a reduced field of 14 firers, mainly due to holidays and a few members competing in the long range events run simultaneously in Bisley and the rotten weather. Run on the lines of UK Benchrest style competition the format generally


Doug Herod making smoke


followed that of Benchrest, but with some minor allowances due to the unique nature of these 19th Century long guns. Each firer was to fire four separate groups of five rounds at 100yds on a standard 25yd pistol target, a time limit of 10 minutes per group was allowed, which gave time to wipe the bore between shots. The resulting group sizes were recorded and then added together and divided by 4, to give an average group size.


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