Service Rifle


Any rifle that has been official military issue anywhere in the world fits into the category of a Service Rifle (SR). Since our government do not trust us with self-loading service rifles, this largely limits us to bolt-action rifles designed in the pre-WW2 era. Many SR competitions are based on the targets and courses of fire used in contemporary military practice; others are a test of the target accuracy that can be achieved from as-issued military equipment.

Eligible Rifles


Courses of Fire

Twice a year our Club have a friendly Classic Service Rifle competition at Bisley against the Leatherhead Rifle Club. Since Leatherhead invented the course of fire, it is known as the Leatherhead Challenge.