SMALLBORE COMPETITIONS (.22)

Smallbore shooting involves firing .22 calibre rifles firing .22 rimfire ammunition at paper or cardboard targets at distances between 15 to 100 yards. The marksmanship skills involved are exactly the same to those used for in full-bore and air rifle shooting.

On top of the APC Shooting Syllabus Detachments and Companies are able to enter several competitions throughout the year to further improve their cadet's shooting ability with the incentive of receiving trophies and awards.

CADET 100

The Cadet 100 Competition is a postal competition run annually by ACFA Shooting Committee. All Detachments are encouraged to participate giving their cadets an opportunity to receive the Cadet 100 Badge. Detachment shooters can be entered as individuals or as a team of four, firing any .22-inch rifle with match or issued sights. There is no limit to the number of Detachment teams entered.

The Cadet 100 is fired over two rounds and each firer will fire two cards each for each round, 10 rounds at each. Round 1 is fired between August and December, with the top 200 firers qualifying for round 2 and the second round fired between January and February the following year, with results published by March. The top hundred individual shooters receive the cadet 100 badge, with the Top 40 individual shooters entered into The Whistler Trophy competiting against the Air Training Corps and the Sea Cadet Corps.

Entry Fee is 50p per cadet.

For more information about the Cadet 100 click here.


WHISTLER

The Whistler Trophy competition is an annual NSRA Junior Inter-Service Match for teams of forty cadets from each of the Sea Cadet Corps, Army Cadet Force and Air Training Corps. Entry for the competition is only available to the Top 40 Shooters of the Cadet 100 Competition.

The Whistler is fired over one round between March and April. The rules are the same as the 'Cadet 100' with each firer shooting two cards, 10 rounds at each. All ACF competitors will receive National Colours in Shooting.

Whistler Trophy is only available to the Top 40 shooters from the Cadet 100

For more information about The Whistler click here.

NEWS OF THE WORLD

The News of the World Challenge Cup is a postal competition run annually by the National Small-Bore Rifle Association. The News of the World is open to teams of four cadets from any Detachment within in the Army Cadet Force, with unlimited numbers of detachment teams being entered. Teams can be selected from all ranks of Cadets. Teams can fire any .22-inch rifle with match or issued sights.

The competition is fired over three rounds, with each firer firing 10 rounds at one target for each round. Round 1 is fired between October - November, with the top 50% of the teams qualifying for the second round. Round 2 is fired between January and February. The top two teams from the second round will then fire in a shoulder to shoulder final stage at Bisley Ranges in Surrey, with the winning team will be awarded the News of the World Challenge Cup. The two teams in the final stage are also entered into the 'Punch Trophy' firing against the Air Training Corps and the Sea Cadet Corps.

Entry Fee is £8.00 per team.

For more information about the News of the World click here.

WALTER KIRKE

The Walter Kirke Trophy is a postal competition run annually by the National Small-Bore Rifle Association. The competition is open to teams of four cadets from any Detachment within in the Army Cadet Force, with unlimited numbers of detachment teams being entered. Teams can be selected from all ranks of Cadets. Teams must fire No8 rifles as issued (with rear leaf sights, blade foresight, no hand stop or other modifications).

The Walter Kirke is fired over two rounds, with each firer firing 10 rounds at one target for each round. Round 1 is fired between October - November, with the top 50% of the teams qualifying for the second round. Round 2 is fired between January and February.

Entry Fee is £8.00 per team.

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COUNTRY LIFE

The ELEY Cadet Forces .22 Competition (formerly the ELEY Country Life) is a competition administered by the Council for Cadet Rifle Shooting. The competition is open to both Detachment and Company Shooting Teams with the Army Cadet Force. The competition is split into two classes: Class A for entry for teams of 9 (8 firers and a Team Leader) and Class B for teams of 5 (4 firers and a Team Leader). Both classes fire the No8 Rifle.

The competition is fired over one round between January and March, split into four phases: Grouping, Rapid, Snap and Landscape.

Entry Fee is £5.00 per team.

For more information about the ELEY Cadet Forces .22 Competition click here.



FFENNELL

The Ffennell Match is a competition administered by the Council for Cadet Rifle Shooting. The competition is open to both Detachment and Company Shooting teams within the Army Cadet Force and counterpart youth organisations across the UK and Commonwealth. The competition is split into four classes A, A1, B and B1.

Teams in Classes A and B are to consist of 8 cadets and Classes A1 and B1 of 4 cadets. Entry into A1 and B1 is only available for units of less than 20 cadets on strength. Class A and A1 teams can fire any .22 Rifle and Class B and B1 teams are to fire the No8 Rifle as issued.

The competition is shot over one round between April and March the following year, with each firer shooting 20 rounds at two targets, 10 rounds on each.

Entry Fee is £2.00 per team

For more information about the Ffennell Match click here.