Frequently Asked Questions

Q - What happens on the day, how is the day ran?

A - Arriving well before 09:00 you'll sign the visitor book and register. After registering you will write your name, and your shooting partner’s name, up on a whiteboard under either detail 1, 2 or 3 (depending on competitor numbers). If you don't have a shooting partner, don't worry, we will pair you up with someone. Then at 09:20 there will be a match/safety brief followed by a coin toss to decide which detail will be shooting first. One detail will head down the butts where each shooting pair will run a target lane, exposing targets and scoring that lane. There will be a butts brief and run down of what's expected, how to expose the targets and score. The other detail will get their rifles and gear sorted then assemble at the firing line by 09:50 ready for a 10:00 sharp start to the day. The match is shot in pairs, one after the other, with the non-shooting partner spotting for his buddy and vice versa. For example, shooter A will fire the first serial with shooter B spotting for him then shooter B will fire the first serial with shooter A spotting for him. Then shooter A will fire the second serial with shooter B spotting for him and so on. When the first detail has shot half the match each detail will swap duties. Detail A will work the butts and detail B will shoot the first half match in the same for mentioned manner. After detail B has shoot the first half of the COF we stop for lunch, then back out to shoot the second half of the COF. When we have finished the match we head back to the club rooms where the match organizers will add up and record the score sheets. After which each shooter will be given their score sheet for them to verify and raise any issues. Once scores are finalized we have a presentation in the club rooms presenting the top shooters with medals and any other winners with prizes. Lastly any sponsored prizes will be randomly given away by means of a lucky dip, which concludes the day.

Q - So every match is different, how do you create the Course of Fire?

A - The Course of Fire for each match is created by members of the organizing committee. We try to create a match with a good mix of easy, intermediate and hard serials. All courses of fire are created with the following guidelines in mind -

  • Scored out of 350 points

  • 70 rounds of ammunition

  • 5 points per 1 round of ammunition, unless otherwise noted

  • Shot over 4 – 5 distances

  • Minimum 3 different firing conditions

    • Snap, deliberate, rapid, etc

  • Minimum 3 different firing positions

    • Prone supported, prone unsupported, Hawkins etc

Q - How does the championship format work?

A - The championship format is based on a minimum 4 matches per calendar year (reviewed and adjusted as per demand)

  • Each shooter earns points based on their total score compared to the match winners score

  • The overall champion is the shooter or shooting pair with the highest combined score for 50% of the seasons matches.

  • Eg -

    • If 4 matches in a series, top 2 scores to count

    • If 5 matches in a series, top 3 scores to count

    • If 6 matches in a series, top 3 scores to count, and so on.

Q - So how are the points awarded for the championship?

A - After each shoot competitors earn points based on their overall score compared to the winning shooters score.

For example, you finish a shoot with a score of 263 points and the person who won the day finished with a score of 316 points. We then divide your score by the winning score and multiply that by 100 giving you your championship points for the shoot.


          So, your score of 263 divided by the winning score of 316 equals 0.832. Multiply that by 100 equals 83.2. So you earn 83.2 championship points.

Q - Do we get any sighting shots on the day?

A - No, you need to come to each match prepared.

Q - Are there any wind flags displayed on the day?

A - No, unlike full bore and F-Class we do not display any wind flags. You will need to rely on the environment to make your wind calls.

Q - What sort of rifle and gear do I need to be able to compete?

A - All you need to be competitive is a rifle capable of shooting at around MOA at 100 meters, a good scope with adjustable turrets and a backpack to carry your ammunition, a drink and whatever else you feel you might need, that's it.

Q - Do you shoot of baricades and the like?

A - No, these matches are conducted as a service discipline and all the different firing conditions and positions can be found here.

Q - What do the figured targets look like?

A - The figured targets are made of coreflute, below is a picture of each of the targets and their dimensions.

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Q - Can I use a PDA and/or weather meter?


A - Yes, the use of ballistic programs and weather meters is permitted.

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