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08/11/2021 Lincolnshire Bell Target were invited to take part in BBC Radio Lincolnshire’s Pirate Gold on Sunday 07/11/2021. This is a treasure hunt round Lincolnshire, the crew are given a clue which they have to solve to get to their next venue and clue, when they arrive there is a brief interview, and both the driver and presenter had a go. 

Bell Target was mention on several occasions on the radio while they were trying to solve the clue.

The event was held at the Heneage Arms: (Click to enlarge the images)







26/10/2021 Dave Carter tells me:

Some new dates for 2021

27/10 Wednesday new venue Olde Farm House Stallingborough DN41 8BL

7/11 Sunday 10.30 -12.30 promotional event all welcome Heneage Arms Hainton

10/ 11 Wednesday Joiners Arms Lincoln new venue start 7.30

15/11 Monday Cross Roads Inn East Barkwith

25/11 Thursday Heneage Arms 7.30


Lincolnshire Bell Target postal league.


David Carter, the league representative tells me:

Good day all,

I have just renewed the affiliation to the NSRA for Lincolnshire Bell Target League for the Year 2021  I am sure that we will be back in operation some time in the new Year, Don’t forget that David Is running a virtual league which will enable you to keep your eyes in while we are waiting to get back in to the swing of things.

Talking to people during the lock down looks hopeful for when we return to shooting with several new people taking part.

Can I wish you and your family’s a happy Christmas and a safe and prosperous new year

Easter Egg Shoot (CANCELLED) with those from the Uttoxeter Bell Target group. Please let Simon know if you are going to allow him to draw shooting details.

I am sure it is going to be a great afternoon

Website forum and sales area coming soon! It is here! – See the Forum tab.

We are pleased to announce we will be launching a Bell Target forum and dedicated Bell Target sales area on this website starting shortly.

Many of you will know that there are issues regarding the sales of all types of guns on Facebook plus not everyone has a Facebook account, so this should be an ideal area to discuss the sport and search for or sell/upgrade your Bell Target gun.


This is the latest news from the league.

Here is a tip for keeping count of bells during competitions:
Chalk a tally bar on the box every time you reset the bell then there can never be any doubt as to how many bells were scored. A quick wipe over with a damp cloth when the score is added up leaves it ready for the next shooter.
As we shoot in pubs finding a piece of chalk should never be a problem either 🙂


The Nags Head in Middle Rasen needs people to start a second team.

The Nags Head, Middle Rasen already has one team of 8 shooting for the pub and have recently had people asking about joining/forming a second team.

If you, or anyone you know not already in a team, are reasonably local to Middle Rasen and looking to have a bash at Bell Target can you point them in mine or Dave Carter’s direction please. Emails and contact details can be found under the contacts page.

The benefits of joining a second team are; existing fortnightly practice/training meetings are already established. The existing team are a friendly and established bunch and always happy to assist newcomers. Virtually everything needed to form a team is available and finally, you do not need to be an ace shot, nor a specific age or gender,  you just need the passion to come and shoot, or even just an interest in trying the discipline and we will help with the rest.

Best regards

David B


Scoring – There has been some discussion on the meaning of ‘Scoring up’.

Basically, this means if the pellet strike is on the line dividing two scoring zones the higher score is awarded. So hit the line between the 4 and the 5 and you score a 5. However what constitutes on the line?

This drawing is of the centre hole plus the 5 zone and the line dividing the 5 zone from the 4 zone.

The pellet strikes are shown, domed pellets are used so a centre ‘pip’ is always viable.



The top pellet strike is just outside the line so a 4 is scored.

The middle pellet strike is on the line so a 5 is scored.

The bottom pellet strike is inside the 5 zone so a 5 is scored.

So the viewed score is 4+5+5