SHOOTING

 

All cadet shooting is performed on Ministry of Defence approved ranges. All Range

THE MARK 8 0.22 RIFLE

The Mark 8 .22 calibre bolt action rifle is generally the first weapon cadets are taught on. Following some theory dry training is given before they are tested to show that they are safe to use the weapon. This test is known at Weapon Handling Test or WHT. Once the cadet has passed this then they are taken onto the range where they will be allowed to fire the weapon under strict rules.

L98 CADET RIFLE

The L98 is a single shot version of the Enfield L85A1. As with the L85 the L98 has its ammunition supplied from a magazine. The L98 uses 5.56mm ammunition and is therefore more powerful than the Mark 8 rifle. Additional dry training is given on the L98 and a further WHT must be passed before the cadet can fire the rifle.