top of page


The Australian Precision Service Rifle Series is an exciting teamed precision rifle match originating out of Canberra 5 years ago expanding to NSW and Victoria.

These matches offer competitors the chance to challenge themselves and their equipment through a variety of dynamic shooting conditions and positions. The emphasis is on practical precision and problem solving through a series of timed applications under varying time pressures.

Shot in details consisting of shooting pairs, competitors work togetheras a team to help each other out with wind calls, fall of shot, managing gear and any other problems that present themselves throughout the match, with teamwork being a key principle.

There is no restriction on equipment with the simple rule being that if you want to use it, you must carry it for the entire course of fire.       

Rules -

          Matches conducted under the National Rifle Associations of Australia's Standrad Shooting Rules (NRAA SSR's) - Chapter 16 " Service Rifle Shooting", conducted as club matches per 16.1.3

Targets -

          NRAA approved Service Rifle targets, Figures 11, 12, 13, 14 and Type B.

Firing positions –
          * Prone any –
Any of the below prone positions

          * Prone supported – The rifles forend can be supported. Typically an attached bipod used in conjunction with a rear bag

          * Prone supported, no bipod - No part of the rifle or attachment is to support the rifles forend, typically used are backpacks,

             rice bags, etc (in place of a bipod) with a rear rest.

          * Prone supported, no rear bag - Only a competitor’s hand/fist may support the rear of the rifle.

          * Prone unsupported -  The butt of the rifle is to be placed against the shoulder and all parts of the rifle and the arms below the elbow               including clothing, must be visibly clear of the ground and all other objects. If a sling is fitted to the rifle and it is not used as an aid to               steady the rifle, it may drape on the ground. The rifle and the back of the forward wrist must be physically clear of the ground. The rifle                 is to be held with both hands thereby maintaining complete control.

          * Hawkins - Rifles butt resting on ground tucked in under shoulder with the shooters fist supporting the rifles forend. Click for more info

          * Sitting -  The weight of the body is to be supported on the buttocks. No part of the body above the buttocks is to touch the ground or any                  other object. Legs may be parted or crossed and may be in front of the edge of the firing point. The buttocks are not to be positioned                      forward of the lane marking pegs or in front of the firing mound. A sling, if fitted, may be used as an aid to steadying the rifle. The butt                  of the rifle is to be placed against the shoulder. The elbows may be placed on or against the knees or legs to support the weight of the                    rifle. The rifle is to be held with both hands thereby maintaining complete control.

           * Kneeling -   No part of the body is to touch the ground or any other object except the forward foot and the back leg from the knee the                         downward. The forward elbow/arm may rest on the knee. A sling, if fitted, may be used as an aid to steadying the rifle. The butt of the                    rifle is to be placed against the shoulder. Kneeling on both knees is permitted.The rifle is to be held with both hands thereby                                maintaining complete control.

          * Sitting/Kneeling Supported -  as the above but the use of an support may be used to support the forend of the rifle. Typically used are                   camera tripods and a saddle.

           * Lay Back -  Click here

Firing conditions -
         *Deliberate - Target will be exposed for an extended period giving plenty of time to engage. eg - a 15 sec target exposure to fire 1 round,

              60 second exposure to fire 5 rounds or 120 sec to fire 10 rounds.

         * Rapid - Fast paced firing condition, eg - a 15 second exposure to fire 5 rounds, 30 second exposure to fire 10 rounds.

         * Snap - Quick target exposures giving limited time to fire. eg - a target exposure of 3 sec to engage once per exposure with a few seconds

               rest between exposures.

         * Agony (random) Snap - Similar to a snap serial except the rest time between target exposures is increased and randomized. The

               shooter will need to remain focused for the entire serial not knowing the rest time between exposures. eg - 5 x 3 second exposures,

               random over a 5 min period.

          * Rapid Snap - Similar to a snap serial but with multiple rounds fired per exposures. eg - a 5 second exposure to engage the target


          * Elevated Heart Rate (EHR) – Involves a quick form of exercise to raise the heart rate before engaging targets. Eg – run 100 yards

                and back before engaging targets.

          * As Many Rounds As Possible (AMRAP) – Fire as many rounds as possible within a given time frame. Eg - 30 sec exposure AMRAP

Wind flags -
                    No wind flags displayed

Sighting shots -
                    No sighting shots, you need to come prepared

For further information please refer to the FAQ page.


bottom of page