Rules

Rules

Matches conducted under the National Rifle Associations of Australia's Standard Shooting Rules (NRAA SSR's) - Chapter 24

Located Here - http://www.nraa.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/SSRs-v.-7.0.pdf

Targets

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


Wind flags &Sighting shots

No wind flags displayed.  No sighting shots, you need to come prepared.

 

Sight your rifle at 100m and check at as many distances as possible. Know your velocity and utilise a ballistic calculator.

 

Course of Fire

The planned course of fire is to be promulgated before the competition and may be modified by the convening body to suit local conditions.

 

Deliberate - An extended display of the Target for multiple shots e.g.: 60 Seconds for 5 rounds.

 

Rapid – A short display of the Target for multiple shots eg: 30 Seconds for 5 rounds.

 

Snap – Multiple short displays of the Target for 1 shot eg: 3 Seconds for 1 round.

 

Double Snap – Multiple short displays of the Target for 2 shots e.g.: 6 Seconds for 2 rounds.

 

Agony Snap – Multiple short displays of the Target for 1 or multiple shots over an extended period of time eg: 5 Rounds at 3 Seconds per shot over a 5-minute time period.

 

Moving Target – The Target will move at a slow walking pace from one side of the competitors’ lane (Usually 2-3M wide) to the other. Usually 1 round per movement but can include only 1 strike required.

 

Firing Positions

 

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.

 

Prone Supported – As per prone unsupported but any means of artificial support may support the rifles for-end (typically an attached bipod) and a small rice/sand bag, as per 24.7.3, may be used to support the rear of the rifle.

 

Prone Supported – Pack – As per prone supported however only a competitor’s backpack may support the rifle. The rifle must rest on a traditional pack surface not on any attachments and no cradle style rests are allowed to be attached to the pack. (No bipods are permitted and if attached must be in the folded away position). A rear bag as per 24.7.1-24.7.3 may be used in addition to the pack.

 

Prone Supported – No Rear Bag -  As per prone supported but no means of artificial support may be used to support the rear of the rifle. Only a competitor’s fist/hand (including a glove) may support the rear of the rifle.

 

Sitting Unsupported - 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. No other means of artificial support may be used.

 

Sitting Supported – As per sitting unsupported but a tripod/bipod, as per 24.7.4 and a rice/sand bag, as per 24.7.3, may only be used to support the rifle/person.

 

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

 

Kneeling Supported – As per kneeling unsupported but a tripod/bipod, as per 24.7.4 and a rice/sand bag, as per 24.7.3, may be used to support the rifle/person.

 

Hawkins – Lying in the prone position the rifles butt is to be resting on the ground tucked under the shooters shoulder. The shooters non firing arm is to be extended forward under the rifles fore-end with a clenched fist supporting the rifle. A small rice/sand bag compliant with 24.7.3 may be placed under a shooters clenched fist to gain more elevation when needed. The shooter may grab the rifles attached sling or attached hand grip of no longer than 50 mm, within their clenched fist, to maintain control of the rifle. If using a fore grip, a small rice/sand bag is not permitted to be used even if the shooter requires extra elevation.
 

Standing Unsupported - The body must be erect and standing on both feet. No other part of the body is to touch the ground or any other object. The elbow of the forward hand may be placed on the hip. 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 and all parts of the rifle must be clear of all other objects. The rifle is to be held with both hands thereby maintaining complete control.
 

Standing Supported - As per standing unsupported but a tripod/bipod, as per 24.7.4 and a rice/sand bag, as per 24.7.3, may be used to support the rifle/person.

 

Barricade Assist Position – a barricade may be placed on the firing point in the firers lane. The competitor will then adopt alternative firing positions as the barricade and match conditions dictate. A sling, if fitted, and a bag may be used as an aid to steady the rifle. The butt of the rifle is to be placed against the shoulder. The rifle is to be held with both hands thereby maintaining complete control.

 

Standing Alert - Although not a firing position, it is a method whereby the competitor will transit to the prescribed firing position as indicated in the match conditions. The body must be erect and standing on both feet. No other part of the body is to touch the ground or any other object. The elbow of the forward hand may be placed on the hip. 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 and all parts of the rifle must be clear of all other objects. The muzzle of the rifle must be pointed at the ground at an angle of approximately 800mils (45 degrees) depression. The rifle is to be held with both hands thereby maintaining complete control. The rifle is to be in the unloaded action and must remain so until the prescribed position is attained.
 

Laid Back - The shooter should lay on their side with their legs bent together to provide support for the rifle. At least one shoulder should be in contact with the ground. The muzzle of the rifle will protrude past the feet. The legs also provide the ability to raise or lower the point of aim by simply opening or closing the leg position. The rifle butt should be in the shoulder. Competitors may use their own pack or bag compliant with 24.7.3.2 or 24.7.3.3 to assist with this position.

 

Transitioning – Transitioning usually occurs during a match when the practice has two different firing positions eg: firing a Deliberate 5 round match from Prone Unsupported to a 5 round Snap match in the Prone Supported position. During this time the rifle should remain pointing at the Target with the bolt to the rear and finger away from the trigger guard.

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