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Trans Continental Shooting started as a postal shoot between a small Australian Rifle Club and verious British target shooters. The empahsis was firmly on the .303 calibre British Lee Enfield Rifle. Shoots took place between the Australians and the British until they were joined by the South Africans. The driving force behind this whole organisation was Graham Murgatroyd of Australia. Graham is a dedicated .303 shooter and one of the kindest people on this earth. It was his invitation to Raf Jah to shoot .303 which first started this entire adventure.
Times change, and we have to be dynamic. While there is a strong emphasis on .303, and historic military target rifle shooting, trans continental shooting has become so much more than this. It has a large and highly succesful long range shooting complement, led by our scientific officer Andy W. of the UK. Our Historic Service Rifle sections are run in Australia by Graham Murgatroyd, aptly assisted by Brett Anthes and in the UK by Raf Jah and Mick Kelly. All of us are contactbale through our website.
Paul of the famous blog "Guns and Zen" shoots with Trans- Continental at the Orion Range in Wales.
While the global postal shoot was given impetus when Paul Quilliam, the long time secretray (and now life member) of the Lee Enflied Rifle Associaton (LERA) gave us the SMLE Global Postal shoot. This 200 yard competition was shot around the globe, and the results were sent to London for Collation. They were then distributed to the commonwealth countries which had taken part.
The LERA Global Postal Shoot has become the bench mark for easy to shoot, Lee Enfield 303 target competions around the world. But the two friends, now joined by others, were in need of a body or website to organise the scores and competitons. Over the internet phone one day, Graham Murgatroyd came up with "Trans Continental Shooting" and so this website and the group were born.
As our shooters interests diversified so did this site. It grew naturally with articles and reviews of equipment other than the .303. One area in which much interest was located came from the service rifle shooters and extreme long range shooting. The United Kingdom is blessed with many long range (500m-3000m) Ministry of Defence Ranges which are an excellent venue for "the Long range comittee". In addition members of transcontinental shooting indulge in deer stalking, target rifle, practical shotgun and service rifle.
While our roots and aims lie with the Lee Enfield, this website is home to reviews and articles and information for many shooting disciplines.
Please do feel free to contact us, through our contact page, and ask questions about what we do. We welcome new members who for a nominal fee can join our competions and recieve our newsletter.