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27th May 2024

    Camelot Postal - 2024

  Round 4 - Scores updated

"Rifle - 6yds" - .pdf or .xlsx
"Rifle - 10m" - .pdf  or .xlsx
"Pistol 6 & 10" - .pdf or .xlsx

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13th May 2024

  Camelot Postal - 2024

Hi all,

back from our "mini break" and many thanks for the birthday messages!
My first job on return was to get up early the next day to drive to the post office sorting office clutching my card telling me they had post for me that had been underpaid..... so I could pay and collect..... so I did!

Please post cards both within rules time window and correct postage paid, saves me time, mileage, and a "grumpy"!

SCORING ~ cards may be scored before submission by an NSRA Qualified Scorer provided the scorer submits with the first cards scored a copy (piccy on mobile would be fine) of their NSRA qualification and on all cards they print their initials below the score box on the card. (note - they may NOT use unqualified persons to assist scoring).

CARDS to date ~ spreadsheets make good reading, lots of shooters progressing, close divisions with even equal or single points separateing shooters!

3P ~ Whilst most shooters start via a "taster", then come into air shooting via SAR (Sporter Air Rifle
), or Pistol, please..... remember SAR is a 3P discipline, intentionally so, to help development of 3P skills without the cost and "kit weight" of cartridge rifles and the associated clothing.
For "staff" who hold the NSRA YPS(T) qualification don't forget you can sign up for a 1 day 3P top up course, not only gaining knowledge, skills, in Prone and Kneeling but also getting a new certificate with a 5 yr "shelf life" from day of qualification.
THANK YOU to the entrants who are competing in the "P" & "K" divisions, "love" the progress I see you are making!

PLANNING ~ two rounds to go, and a busy time of year, good planning is essential especially as the shot by and post by rules will be enforced for the last two rounds.... all part of the learning process!
BUT
Amnesty ~ Any cards not yet shot for rounds 3 & 4 will be accepted late with post mark up to Tues. 28th May.

  Round 4 - Scores

"Rifle - 6yds" - .pdf or .xlsx
"Rifle - 10m" - .pdf or .xlsx
"Pistol 6 & 10" - .pdf or .xlsx

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8th May 2024

  Camelot Postal - 2024

  Round 4 - Scores "to date" - update at weekend 

"Rifle - 6yds" - .pdf or .xlsx
"Rifle - 10m" - .pdf  or .xlsx
"Pistol 6 & 10" - .pdf or .xlsx

Please check name spellings....

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6th April 2024

  Camelot Postal - 2024

  Round 3 - Scores updated, 

"Rifle - 6yds" - .pdf or .xlsx
"Rifle - 10m" - .pdf  or .xlsx
"Pistol 6 & 10" - .pdf or .xlsx

Please check name spellings....

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6th Nov. 2023

Camelot Postal - 2024

PLAN NOW ~

        Details / Rules                Click here for word.doc                        Click here for .pdf
        Entry Form                     Click here for word.doc                        Click here for .pdf

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3rd Nov. 2023

Camelot AUTUMN Postal - 2023

  • Round 3 - cards to be posted by 30th Nov.

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4th Sept 2023 ~ REMINDER.....

"NEW" Camelot AUTUMN Postal - 2023

In response to requests from competitors in the Camelot Postal, which runs from Jan to June each year, a new autumn competition is introduced.
Camelot have avoided school holidays and Dec. to provide a set of dates that enable shooters to "Keep their eye and trigger finger in!

Details Sheet             Entry Form

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26th Aug 2023

Camelot Postal - 2023
* * MEDALS * *

Hi all, a number of clubs have now collected their medals at various matches, training days, etc,
but I still have packages for ~

  • 1st Southgate
  • 3rd Hampton Hill
  • 4th Ewell
  • Royal Kingston Dist.
  • Shackleton TSC
  • Sharpshooters ESU
  • Tongham
  • TS Burntwood

​Chrissy will be at Bisley on 2nd & 3rd Sept., 
we will both be at Bisley 15th > 17th Sept. and 19th > 22nd Oct.
collections welcome, if that presents a problem please call me (RogM) on 01747 822202

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20th July 2023

Camelot Postal - 2023

Data sort error for Pistol Div.4 and 10m 3P SAR - Kneeling rectified, results below updated.

10th July 2023

Camelot Postal - 2023

June cards HAD TO BE be shot by 30th June - no exceptions......
                                                                         to be posted, First Class, by Tues 4th July
These results are final subject to no more cards arriving with a clear postmark of on or prior to 4th

   Air Pistol - 6yds & 10m - Final Scores & Medal Allocation

   Air Rifle - 6yds - Final Scores & Medal Allocation

   Air Rifle - 10m - Final Scores & Medal Allocation

Medals will be taken to the GB Scouts - Target Shooting Team training day this coming Saturday for distribution, and then subsequently to the JI.
The results make interesting reading from one deadheat for Bronze to several wins/places separated by just 1 shot!
                                WELL DONE ALL......

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9th June 2023

"NEW" Camelot AUTUMN Postal - 2023

In response to requests from competitors in the Camelot Postal, which runs from Jan to June each year, a new autumn competition is introduced.
Camelot have avoided school holidays and Dec. to provide a set of dates that enable shooters to "Keep their eye and trigger finger in!

Details Sheet       Entry Form

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7th June 2023

Camelot Postal - 2023

Latest Update...

   Air Pistol - 6yds & 10m

   Air Rifle - 6yds

   Air Rifle - 10m

Please check spellings etc, and notify me of any apparent errors....

June cards MUST be shot by 30th June - no exceptions...... to be posted, First Class, by Tues 4th July
This month we have received cards shot early in the month but not posted until after "post by" date,
this delays results for others......
Any June cards not compliant with the rules will NOT BE SCORED....

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10th May 2023

Camelot Postal - 2023

Latest Update...

   Air Pistol - 6yds & 10m

   Air Rifle - 6yds

   Air Rifle - 10m

Please check spellings etc, and notify me of any apparent errors....

May cards MUST be shot by 31st May - no exceptions......

Please plan now to get ahead to allow for Holidays, Revision, Exams, etc...

Cards to be posted, First Class, by Fri. 2nd June. 

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27th Feb. 2023

British Open AirGun (BOAG) 25th & 26th Feb. 2023

What a great  weekend... and big thanks to Competitors, Coaches, Range Staff, and all those who were SAR "involved" ~

Comp 17 - Championship ~
            1st -      James Farquharson    354       Senior Champion
            2nd -     Sophie Signorelli         352       Junior Champion
            3rd -      Tom James                  342

Comp 18 - (Second half of Agg.) ~
              1st -      Jessica Tomalin          353    * * including one 5 bull card with a "perfect 50"!!! * *
              2nd -     Bethany Smith            351 
              3rd -      Oliver Silvester           345

Aggregate (Comp 17 + Comp 18)
            1st        James Farquharson      688
            2nd       Oliver Silvester             684
            3rd        Benjamin Piggott          680

Full results can be found on the NSRA website ~ www.nsra.co.uk/
and all SAR scores have been input into the stats database ~ gbrshootingstats.uk/

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17th Feb. 2023

Camelot Postal - 2023

Hi all, as per usual all communications, including score updates etc will be routed out via this webpage.
A good show of entries to date...
I will be at BOAG on Sat.25th & Sun.26th and will be happy to accept cards and entries there - up until the Sun. I will accept entries at normal rate.

Jan. & Feb. cards MUST be shot by Tues. 28th Feb
          and mailed with a postmark no later then Thurs. 2nd March

Camelot 2023 - Details & Rules Sheet - Entry Form

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6th July 2022

Camelot 2022 - FINAL SCORES -

Air Pistol - 6yds & 10m
Air Rifle - 6yds
Air Rifle - 10m
note - best printed in Landscape! 

Great to welcome back old "faces" and to add so many new names to our lists.
It has been wonderful noting the scores as shooters regain form taken away by enforced lookdowns and then move onwards and upwards!
And then... after so many shots we still had 2 ties...
Scores have been added to the new stats database at http://gbrshootingstats.uk if you go to the site you will find scores, no login needed to “look see”, those who wish a login, shoooter, administrator, coach, please do give me a call!

                           RogM 01747 822202

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14th Feb. 2020

SAR Rules - "Part 2"....

I have been asked can a standing shooters forward hand touch the trigger guard. The answer comes from ISSF rules....

7.6.1.3 Standing

j) The right hand may not touch the left hand, left arm or the left side of the shooting jacket.
(note - elsewhere is a rule that tells you to "reverse" for left handed shooters).

So.... whilst hands cannot touch one another there is no rule, ISSF or NSRA(SAR), that the front hand on the stock cannot touch the trigger guard.
note -  under NSRA(SAR) rules, if the shooter has a handstop fitted, they may leave it on for standing
( is part of weight check) but hand may not go so far forward it touches, i.e. "uses" it !

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14th Feb. 2020

SAR Rules

SAR rules can be found by going back to the opening page, go low and centre, "bingo" you have a link to the latest rules.

I publish this reminder as I am finding people moving outside the rules, often because they are given incorrect information or beleive rumours.... If in doubt ask....

As a taster.... (the highlighting I have added)

1.2 Purpose of Rules
The purpose of these rules is to establish a single national standard rulebook for 3P Air Rifle & SAR competition in the United Kingdom.
All competitors, team leaders and competition officials must be familiar with these rules and ensure that they are enforced.
These rules may be used to govern any 3P Air Rifle or SAR competition, whether it is a major national event or a smaller club level event.

1.3 Intent and Spirit of Rules
The rules are intended to ensure fair competition for all.
Anything that may give a competitor an advantage over others and which is not specifically authorized in these rules, or which is contrary to the intent and spirit of these rules, is prohibited.
Range Officers and Juries may decide cases not provided for in these rules, but any such decisions must be based on the intent and spirit of these rules.
No decision by a Range Officer or Jury may be made that is contrary to these rules.

note - I will be at BOAG and the Judge for SAR classes, I do have a concern that clothing can be an issue so have circulated as best possible the appropriate rules

3.1.5 Use of Special Equipment

Any rifles, devices, equipment, accessories or apparel that could give a competitor an advantage over others, that are not mentioned in these rules or that are contrary to the spirit of these rules are prohibited.

The use of any special devices, means or garments that immobilize, provide artificial support or unduly reduce the flexibility of the competitor’s legs, body or arms is prohibited.

The competitor is responsible for submitting equipment to competition officials for inspection in cases where doubt exists.

Competition Officials have the right to examine the competitor’s equipment at any time to be sure it complies with these Rules.

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3.3.1.9 Trousers must not fit so tightly as to provide additional support.

3.3.1.10 One pair of ordinary sport or casual trousers or jeans or shorts is allowed.

What this means is.... trousers that are of a material that sits tight to the skin are not allowed - I am aware that some shooters are still wearing trousers that "hug" to their legs, NOT ALLOWED!
The test is a simple one, hold the trouser leg between a finger and thumb and lift away from the skin, on release it should remain clear of the skin, if it "pings back" or is of such a tight fit it will not move away from the skin, go change into a looser trouser!

The use of coloured filters within sights is also an area subject to misunderstandings, see Rule 3.2.8, and the answer is "No", not allowed.


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Safety

Shooter, Manager, Coach and RO attention is drawn to the following safety related ISSF rules which must be used for all meetings.
It is strongly recommended that they also be used as safety best practice during all training sessions.
(note "Safety Flags" are what is commonly known in the UK as "Breach Flags")

6.2.2.2 Safety flags must be inserted in all rifles, pistols and semi-automatic shotguns at all times other than during authorized dry firing or live firing on a firing point. The purpose of safety flags is to visibly demonstrate when gun actions are open and guns are unloaded. To demonstrate that air rifles and air pistols are unloaded, the safety flag must be long enough to extend through the full length of the barrel.
• If a safety flag is not used as required by this rule, a Jury Member must give a WARNING with instructions to insert a safety flag in the gun.
• If the Jury confirms that an athlete refuses to use a safety flag as required by this rule and after being warned, the athlete must be disqualified.

6.2.2.4 When placing a gun down to leave the firing point or when firing is complete, all guns must be unloaded with actions (bolt or locking mechanism) open and safety flags inserted. Before leaving a firing point, the athlete must ascertain and the Range Officer must verify that there is no cartridge or pellet in the gun’s chamber, barrel or magazine and a safety flag is inserted.

6.2.2.7 The handling of guns is not permitted and safety flags must be inserted when any personnel are forward of the firing line.

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Target Heights

To answer a recent query, target heights for 3P Air Rifle, both Precision and SAR, can be found in SAR rules - follow link from opening page for full copy.
The UK heights are the same as the USA rules, from which our rules were extracted, with the minimuim of modifications necessary for UK needs, i.e.

5.5.4 Target Heights
Target holders on the range must facilitate the placement of the targets at the correct height.
Correct target heights, when measured from the level of the firing point to the centre of the target are:
Prone position 0.5 meters (19.7 in.) (± 10 cm. or 4 in.)
Standing position 1.4 meter (55 in.) (± 5 cm. or 2 in.)
Kneeling position 0.8 meters (31.5 in.) (± 10 cm. or 4 in.)

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Shooting SAR in Postal Leagues

When shooting SAR in Postal Leagues all NSRA and individual leagues rules apply.

The following additional "Best Practice" is also recommended ~

League Organiser - 
Accept entries in the normal manner.
Allocate shooters to divisions etc, as per your normal routine,
using SAR averages if shooter has both a precision and an SAR average
In all documentation add, after the shooters name , " (SAR) "  -  e.g. J.Bloggs (SAR).
Require the witness for shot cards to endorse SAR on the cards and confirm SAR rules complied with.

Shooters -
On initial entry declare you are shooting "Sporter Air Rifle".
Submit your SAR ave. for ranking purposes if you have both a precision and an SAR ave.
When shooting ask your witness to not only witness complance with normal postal rules,
but also SAR rules, and then to endorse & sign all cards as SAR rules complied.
Send an email copy of results to the SAR Manager - see above.

Problems, Questions or Queries -
email as above or call Roger Monksummers on 01747 822202

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