About Us

Welcome to Osprey Rifles’ website, where details of our products and services can be found, many of which can be purchased from our online shop.

Osprey Rifles is located in the picturesque area of Saddleworth about 10 miles to the east of Manchester and a ten minute drive from the fabulous Diggle ranges.  Discretely located in a modern industrial complex our workshop and retail area is open to visitors by prior arrangement where the warmest of welcomes will be given.  Our new retail showroom and demonstration facility – The Shooting Lodge is located at Diggle Ranges and further information can be found here.

Stuart Anselm, the owner of Osprey Rifles has a long association with shooting having been introduced to it at a very early age.  A competitive shooter from an early on Stuart won his first competition at the age of 12 at school shooting a Lee Enfield, on this occasion the prize was a £2 record token!  Stuart studied Mechanical Engineering at Manchester University prior to working for Taylor Woodrow until 1996.  More recently, Stuart, having moved to Saddleworth joined Diggle ranges and was introduced to F Class.  Stuart then started competing in the National League and won the first ever National League F T/R title and has remained in the top ten every year since, including winning the title of European F T/R Champion in 2011.  At the time of writing  Stuart also holds the 1000 yard National F T/R record (15 shots) of 75v4 the first person to ‘clean’ the F Class target in recognised competition at 1,000 yards with a 308.  Stuart was also the Great Britain F T/R Team Captain from 2009 to 2013 with numerous European Gold Medals and Silver and Bronze World Championship medals to show for his time as Captain of a highly skilled team of F Class shooters, whose competitive nature has seen continuing improvements in F Class shooting that has no sign of diminishing.

Having competed at the highest level of long range precision shooting for such a long time Stuart is well placed to offer practical advice gleaned from real world experience and proven results not armchair shooting on forums!

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