Nova Scotia Rifle Association

Service Conditions Program

MATCH DESCRIPTIONS

[Precision Rifle] [Service Rifle]

Precision Rifle Matches
Event Description
Match Conditions
800 Deliberate
800 Agony Snap
800 Snap
700 Deliberate
700 Harassing Fire
700 One Shot
600 Deliberate
600 Harassing Fire
500 One Shot
500 Snap
500 Harassing Fire
400 Deliberate
400 Snap
400 Mover
300 Snap
300 Mover
200 Agony Snap
200 Snap
200 Rapid

Event Description

Event Match Composition
Irving Match

800 Del., 700 Del., 600 H.F., 500 Snap, 400 Snap, 300 Snap

Anderson Match

200 Snap, 200 Agony Snap, 200 Rapid, 300 Snap, 300 Mover (all matches to be shot without a spotter)

NSRA Open

500-1 Shot, 200 Rapid, 300 Snap, 400 Snap, 400 Mover, 500 Snap 600 HF, 700 Del., 800 Snap (all matches to be shot without a spotter)

Provincial Championship 

700-1 Shot, 800 Del., 800 Snap, 700 HF, 600 Del., 500 Snap, 400 Snap, 400 Mover, 300 Snap

Twining Match

500 1-Shot, 500 Snap, 600 Del., 700 HF, 800 Del., 800 Snap


Precision Rifle Match Conditions:

1. Precision rifle competitors will compete in pairs for some events, (i.e. 1 person shoots while the other observes and corrects fire). Each member of a pair will fire the same number of rounds at each distance at his own targets. Firers and observers will alternate for the second relay.

2. If a re-shoot is granted to one member of a pair of shooters, only that member of the pair will re-shoot.

3. Any variation of the PRONE position, with the head facing towards the target is allowed. The use of a sling shall be the competitor's choice. Two filled sandbags may be used for use as support, if desired. The observer may use binoculars or a telescope; telescope stands are permitted. Coaching other than by the observer, is prohibited.

4. Scores will be kept by a register keeper for Deliberate type matches.

5. Any number of shots may be fired at each exposure.

6. On the cautionary LOOK OUT command, the safety catch may be released and the weapon brought into the "aim" position. On completion of firing, spotting discs will be placed in each shot hole on each target and displayed. Scores will be communicated to the Firing Point. All challenge procedures will apply.

7. The scoring for most matches will be 5 bull, 4 inner. In a few matches 3 magpie or 2 outer will be used.

Procedure:

Precision Rifle teams will be squadded with 1 target bay between each team for Snap matches.

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Precision Rifle - 800 Deliberate:

Distance: 800 metres.
Position: Prone.
Number of Shots: 5 rounds on score, 1 optional sighter.
Target: 2 x Fig 11/59 on a 4 foot screen
Type of Fire: Deliberate.
Timing: 13 minutes per team.
HPS: 25.
Scoring: 5 Bull, 4 Inner, 3 Magpie.
Conditions: a.- Targets will remain up for 13 minutes during which time each competitor must complete the match.
b.- Hits are signaled and values indicated on the corners of the 4 foot screen.   Missed rounds will NOT be indicated as such.

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Precision Rifle - 800 Agony Snap:

Distance:

800 metres.

Position:

Prone.

Number of Shots:

5 rounds on score, 1 sighting shot.

Target:

2 x Fig 11/59 on a 4 foot screen.

Type of Fire:

Snap shooting.

Timing:

5 x 5 second exposures each over 7 minutes, with the last exposure in the last 30 seconds.

HPS:

25.

Scoring:

5 Bull, 4 Inner, 3 Magpie.

Conditions:

a. -Exposures will be in the centre of the bay.

b. - The sighting shot will be on the four foot screen and indicated.
c. - The timing of the exposures may be different for each shooter on the same relay.

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Precision Rifle - 800  Snap:

Distance:

800 metres.

Position:

Prone.

Number of Shots:

5 rounds on score, 1 sighting shot.

Target:

2 x Fig 11/59 on a 4 foot screen.

Type of Fire:

Snap shooting.

Timing:

5 x 5 second exposures with 5 to 20 seconds between exposures.

HPS:

25.

Scoring:

5 Bull, 4 Inner, 3 Magpie.

Conditions:

a. -Exposures will be in the centre of the bay.

b. - The sighting shot will be on the four foot screen and indicated.

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Precision Rifle - 700 Deliberate:

Distance: 700 metres.
Position: Prone.
Number of Shots: 5 rounds on score, 1 optional sighter.
Target: One Fig 11/59 on a 4 foot screen
Type of Fire: Deliberate.
Timing: 13 minutes per team.
HPS: 25.
Scoring: 5 Bull, 4 Inner, 3 Magpie.
Conditions: a.- Targets will remain up for 13 minutes during which time each competitor must complete the match.
b.- Hits are signaled and values indicated on the corners of the 4 foot screen.   Missed rounds will NOT be indicated as such.

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Precision Rifle - 700 Harassing Fire:

Distance:

700 metres.

Position:

Prone.

Number of Shots:

5 rounds on score, 1 optional sighter.

Target:

1 x Fig. 11/59 on 4 foot screen.

Type of Fire:

Harassing Fire

Timing:

2 minutes per firer.

HPS:

25.

Scoring:

5 Bull, 4 Inner, 3 Magpie.

Conditions:

a.- Only the sighter is indicated

b.-The targets will remain up for 2 minutes during which time the competitors will complete the match.

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Precision Rifle - 700 One Shot:

Distance:

700 metres.

Position:

Prone.

Number of Shots:

1 round on score, no sighters.

Target:

1 x Fig 12/59 with "C" face.

Type of Fire:

Deliberate

Timing:

1 minute per firer.

HPS:

5.

Scoring:

5 Bull

Conditions:

a.- First match of the day, prior to any sighters.

b.-All shooters will shoot in the same detail.  i.e.- everyone shoots before anyone sees the results.

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Precision Rifle - 600 Deliberate:

Distance: 600 metres or yards.
Position: Prone.
Number of Shots: 5 rounds on score, 1 optional sighter.
Target: 1 x Fig 11/59.
Type of Fire: Deliberate.
Timing: 13 minutes per team.
HPS: 25.
Scoring: 5 Bull, 4 Inner.
Conditions: a.- Targets will remain up for 13 minutes during which time each competitor must complete the match.
b.- Hits are signaled and values indicated - bottom right bull, bottom left inner. Missed rounds will NOT be indicated as such.
c.- Non scoring hits will NOT be indicated.

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Precision Rifle - 600 Harassing Fire:

Distance:

600 metres or yards.

Position:

Prone.

Number of Shots:

5 rounds on score, 1 optional sighter.

Target:

1 x Fig. 11/59.

Type of Fire:

Harassing Fire

Timing:

2 minutes per firer.

HPS:

25.

Scoring:

5 Bull, 4 Inner.

Conditions:

a.- Only the sighter is indicated

b.-The targets will remain up for 2 minutes during which time the competitors will complete the match,

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Precision Rifle - 500 One Shot:

Distance:

500 metres or yards.

Position:

Prone.

Number of Shots:

1 round on score, no sighters.

Target:

1 x Fig. 14.

Type of Fire:

Deliberate

Timing:

1 minute per firer.

HPS:

5.

Scoring:

5 Bull

Conditions:

a.- First match of the day, prior to any sighters.

b.-All shooters will shoot in the same detail.  i.e.- everyone shoots before anyone sees the results.

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Precision Rifle - 500 Snap:

Distance:

500 metres or yards.

Position:

Prone.

Number of Shots:

5 rounds on score, no sighters.

Target:

1 x Fig 12/59 with "C" face.

Type of Fire:

Snap shooting.

Timing:

5 x 3 second exposures, with 5 to 20 seconds between exposures.

HPS:

25.

Scoring:

5 Bull, 4 Inner, 3 Magpie.

Conditions:

Exposures will be over a 4 metre frontage.

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Precision Rifle - 500 Harassing Fire:

Distance:

500 metres or yards.

Position:

Prone.

Number of Shots:

5 rounds on score, no sighters.

Target:

1 x Fig 12/59 with "C" face.

Type of Fire:

Harassing Fire

Timing:

2 minutes per firer.

HPS:

25.

Scoring:

5 Bull, 4 Inner, 3 Magpie.

Conditions:

a.- Only the sighter is indicated

b.-The targets will remain up for 2 minutes during which time the competitors will complete the match,

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Precision Rifle - 400 Deliberate:

Distance:

400 metres or yards.

Position:

Prone.

Number of Shots:

5 rounds on score, no sighters.

Target:

1 x Fig 11/59 with Pistol target inset.

Type of Fire:

Deliberate shooting.

Timing:

15 minutes per team.

HPS:

25.

Scoring:

5 Bull, 4 Inner, 3 Magpie, 2 Outer.

Conditions:

a.- Targets will remain up for 15 minutes during which time each competitor must complete the match.

b.- Hits are signaled and values indicated - bottom right bull, bottom left inner, top right magpie, top left outer.  Missed rounds will NOT be indicated as such.

c.- Non scoring hits will NOT be indicated.

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Precision Rifle - 400 Snap:

Distance:

400 metres or yards.

Position:

Prone.

Number of Shots:

5 rounds on score, no sighters.

Target:

1 x Fig 12/59 with "C" face.

Type of Fire:

Snap shooting.

Timing:

5 x 3 second exposures, with 5 to 20 seconds between exposures.

HPS:

25.

Scoring:

5 Bull, 4 Inner, 3 Magpie.

Conditions:

Exposures will be over a 4 metre frontage.

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Precision Rifle - 400 Mover:

Distance:

400 metres or yards.

Position:

Prone.

Number of Shots:

5 rounds on score, no sighters.

Target:

1 x Fig 11/59.

Type of Fire:

Snap shooting, moving target.

Timing:

5 exposures that are 11 to 15 seconds across 3 target bays (12 meters) with 5 to 15 seconds between exposures.

HPS:

25.

Scoring:

5 Bull, 4 Inner.

Conditions:

a. - The target will be exposed at a walking pace over a 12 metre frontage. The target will make five appearances starting from the firers left and moving to the right. The next exposure will be right to left.
b. - Competitors may fire only one round per exposure.
c. - The target can be hit in any of the three target bays.
d. - Shooters will not be able to use optics to view the trial exposures, nor dry fire.

There will only be trail exposures at the beginning of the mover match for each detail, not for every relay or every shooter.

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Precision Rifle - 300 Snap:

Distance:

300 metres or yards.

Position:

Prone.

Number of Shots:

5 rounds on score, no sighters.

Target:

1 x Fig 14.

Type of Fire:

Snap shooting.

Timing:

5 x 3 second exposures, with 5 to 20 seconds between exposures.

HPS:

25.

Scoring:

5 Bull, 4 Inner.

Conditions:

Exposures will be over a 4 metre frontage.

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Precision Rifle - 300 Mover:

Distance:

300 metres or yards.

Position:

Prone.

Number of Shots:

5 rounds on score, no sighters.

Target:

1 x Fig 12/59 with "C" face.

Type of Fire:

Snap shooting, moving target.

Timing:

5 exposures that are 11 to 15 seconds across 3 target bays (12 meters) with 5 to 15 seconds between exposures.

HPS:

25.

Scoring:

5 Bull, 4 Inner, 3 Magpie.

Conditions:

a. - The target will be exposed at a walking pace over a 12 metre frontage. The target will make five appearances starting from the firers left and moving to the right. The next exposure will be right to left.
b. - Competitors may fire only one round per exposure.
c. - The target can be hit in any of the three target bays.
  d. - Shooters will not be able to use optics to view the trial exposures, nor dry fire.

There will only be trail exposures at the beginning of the mover match for each detail, not for every relay or every shooter.

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Precision Rifle - 200 Agony Snap:

Distance:

200 metres or yards.

Position:

Prone.

Number of Shots:

5 rounds on score, no sighters.

Target:

half of 1 x Fig 14.

Type of Fire:

Snap shooting.

Timing:

5 x 3 second exposures each over 7 minutes, with the last exposure in the last 30 seconds.

HPS:

25.

Scoring:

5 Bull, 4 Inner.

Conditions:

a. -Exposures will be over a 4 metre frontage.

b. - The sighting shot will be on a Fig.14 and indicated.
c. - The timing of the exposures may be different for each shooter on the same relay.
  Note - Sometimes this match is shot with half the target covered and made into a non-scoring area.

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Precision Rifle - 200 Snap:

Distance:

200 metres or yards.

Position:

Prone.

Number of Shots:

5 rounds on score, no sighters.

Target:

half of 1 x Fig 14.

Type of Fire:

Snap shooting.

Timing:

5 x 3 second exposures, with 5 to 20 seconds between exposures.

HPS:

25.

Scoring:

5 Bull, 4 Inner.

Conditions:

Exposures will be over a 4 metre frontage.

Note - Sometimes this match is shot with half the target covered and made into a non-scoring area.

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Precision Rifle - 200 Rapid:

Distance:

200 metres or yards.

Position:

Prone.

Number of Shots:

5 rounds on score, sometimes 1 scored sighter.

Target:

1 x Fig 11/59.

Type of Fire:

Rapid Fire shooting.

Timing:

1 x 30 second exposures.

HPS:

30.

Scoring:

5 Bull, 4 Inner, 3 Magpie, 2 Outer.

Conditions:

  Note-Sometimes there are no sighters (check details in match briefings).

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