Practical Rifle is challenging and its fun. It is target shooting
from 100 to 600 yards (or whatever distances are available) and
occasionally to 1000 yards, with additional pressures on the competitor.
It enjoys a safety record second to none and in itís current format
has been taking place in this country and abroad since the late
1970s. Its origins can be found back to the precepts of the NRA
as the volunteer movement. Publications run as early as 1902 Practical
Musketry in the UK. The safety requirements are simple, and are
what you will have already been taught by your local shooting club.
Bolts open, chambers empty and, magazines removed (if removable),
at all times except when under instruction from the Range Conducting
Officer. Fingers off triggers except immediately prior to firing.
What PR is not
It is not big business (although you can spend big
money on kit, if you are that way inclined).
It is not combat shooting, pseudo military training, or any other
sort of training for budding Rambo's. If that's what you are interested
in then you are in the wrong country and you've got the wrong web
All competitions contained within this site and that
count toward the League are "open" to all who comply within
the laws of the land and the current firearms legislation. You don't
need any special equipment to take part except of course a rifle
Having said that, it will soon become apparent that to compete competitively
a telescopic sight and large capacity magazines are a requirement
(20 rounds is the norm although 10 rounds will suffice at a pinch).
However despite not being conducive for single shot target rifles
we would advise you on your first attempt to turn up with whatever
you’ve got before spending your hard earned cash.
Entering any competition advertised on this site is no more difficult
than filling in an entry form and sending it, along with your fee
and a couple of stamped self addressed envelopes.
For more details on competitions go to the Competitions Page.
For entry forms send an email either to the competition organisor
(found in League Venues, Dates Results) or prnl
Entry forms may
also be available for download from the Competitions Page.
No action is required by anyone wishing to take part in the League.
It costs you or the organisers nothing. If you enter any competition
that counts toward the League and you score well enough to come
in the top 30 then you automatically score points toward the League.
Your top five League scores over the year will be aggregated. Thus
there is a possible 150 points to be gained.
All we ask is that when entering a competition you leave any brass
(that you no longer wish to use for reloading), on the firing point.
This will be collected and used to fund the League Trophies.
For current league standings check out the Results