The Sporting Rifle Competition Previous Results
The aim of this competition is to test the ability of the individuals to read the general weather conditions and differing aiming points in order to gain the maximum score.
In the spirit of the name of the comp., this will be a true Sporting competition with an ethos that tries to follow some kind of sporting rationale, at least as close as can be achieved on a gallery range.
The competition is to be shot using a calibre that might be used for shooting both vermin and larger game e.g. .243, 7mm, .308 etc. This means that small calibres (e.g. .223) are not permitted for larger game (deer) and will not qualify. 30 Rounds Required.
The event will be held on a gallery range of the clubs choosing.
Rifles may be 'scoped but if you want to use iron sights then feel free to do so.
Two-point slings may be used, but should remain attached at all times.
Targets may be ‘Hare’ , ‘Boar’ , 'Fox' and/or ‘Deer’ archery targets (& PL7 sighters).
Sighters will be individually marked back, and are not convertible.
All timed target exposures are to be controlled from the butts.
All Scoring will take place in the butts.
No competitor will be informed of his/her score until the end of their detail.
In the event of additional rounds found on a competitors target the highest scoring round will be discarded.
Infringements of safety will result in disqualification from the competition.
Range discipline will be maintained at all times under the direct control of the RCO.
The decision of the Match Director is final.
Shooting Position for 100M distances is standing, using sticks if req’d
Shooting Position for 200M distances is kneeling or sitting or using sticks any stance other than prone (no bipods)
Course Of Fire - 100 Metres
5 sighting shots in 5 minutes at PL7 Target, freestyle (prone, bipods, single or crossed sticks any stance), shots marked back with spotting disc.
Practice 1. 5 exposures of the Hare for 7 to 15 seconds, any stance other than prone, with or without sticks but no bipods. Scored by the butt crew.
Practice 2. Start position – standing gun held in strong hand trail, stick(s) if used, held in weak hand 5 alternate exposures each of the Wild Boar and Fox for 10 seconds, standing only with stick or sticks and/or a sling. Scored by the butt crew
Practice 3. 5 exposures of the Fox for 5 seconds, standing only with stick or sticks and/or a sling. Scored by the butt crew
Course Of Fire - 200 Metres.
No Sighters !!
Practice 4. 5 alternate exposures each of the Wild Boar and Fox for 15 seconds, any stance except prone with or without a stick or sticks and/or a sling, but no bipods. Scored by the butt crew.
Practice 5. 5 exposures of the Wild Boar for 5 seconds, any stance except prone with our without sticks and/or sling, but no bipods. Scored by the butt crew
This concludes the final detail. All scores to be passed back to RCO.
The Deer Target (bottom) is sometimes used as an alternative target.
The Sporting Rifle Trophy.
Donated by Keith Shaw.