TRANS CONTINENTAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION (UK):
Shoots & Competitions
The TCRA (UK) is at present a group of FAC holding shooters, who meet regularly to participate in competitions and friendly shoots. The TCRA is also affiliated to the NRA (of the UK) and is club number 1853 -The Trans Continental Rifle Association.
The club holds three medium to longe range historic service rifle shoots in a year. These take place at Bisley camp at 300/600/900/1000 yards in one day. 103 rounds of 303 (or 7.62) are required. Targets are Figure 12 and Figure 11 and multiples thereof. Any FAC (and SSC) holding shooter who wishes to join these shoots may do so. Please contact us.
The club also holds two sniper challenges in the year. These are held at Bisley camp from ranges of 300/600/1000 Targets are Figure 12 and Figure 11 and multiples thereof. Any FAC (and SSC) holding shooter who wishes to join these shoots may do so. Please contact us.
We have two major disciplines:
1. Ultra Accurate precision shooting from 100 to 2500 yards using any calibre from .22 rimfire to 7.62 NATO, 50 BMG and up to .375 cheytac. This shooting is done at ranges throughout the UK and the world.
2. Historic Service Rifle Competitions.
We are the de-facto global co-ordinating body of Historic Rifle postal shoots between the UK, Australia, Ireland, South Africa and Canada. We have created a form of postal shoot that can be shot at 100 yards to 200 yards at local ranges under identical conditions.
The History of the Association
The TCRA was formed informally as Trans Continental Shooting by Graham Murgatroyd and Raf Jah in 2013 as way of shooting against each other in a global postal shoot. This informal link continued until 2018 when it was decided to create an international Association and a British NRA affiliated club. With cast iron links to the Lee Enfield Rifle Association of Australia, the TCRA (UK) was formed in 2018.
Trans Continental Rifle Association (UK) is an associaton based in the United kingdom, with the aim of promoting and developing the sport of target shooting. In practice this means that we organise competitions between clubs around the world, and inside the United kingdom.
The Aims of the Association
- Aims and objectives:
- To encourage and facilitate the development of and participation in the sport of target shooting in the United Kingdom and around the globe.
- To foster friendship between registered shooting clubs in other nations with a view to shooting in global competitions through a global postal league.
- To attend shooting competitions around the globe and to assist members in doing so.
- To promote the use, collection and appreciation of Historic Service Rifles in the UK, the Commonwealth and around the globe.
- To encourage and facilitate the development of extra-long range (ELR) target shooting, to attend competitions around the globe and to compete in postal events.
- In its pursuance of these aims the club will welcome and encourage membership by all in the local populace irrespective of background, age or physical ability.
Membership of the Association (UK)
At the moment, membership of the UK based association is limited to people who hold British firearm Certificates. If you do not hold a SSC, this can be assessed and issued to you. As the club is NRA (UK) affiliated, members do not have to be NRA (UK) members. However there is an additional charge (as per NRA rules).
As we go through the British legal processes we hope, in the future, to offer probabtionary membership to non fac holders resident in the United kingdom. Please watch this space.
Associate membership (international)
Associate membership is open to all shooters from friendly nations around the world. Associate membership gives you access to our magazine, the charger clip and our facebook group. Associate members can also shoot our international competitions in their home country and join our international league.
Please use the contact form on this website to contact the Association Secretary.
Remember: safety first.