Rifle Metallic Silhouette
This is a discipline where competitors use rifles to shoot steel targets of varying sizes at increasing ranges.
This involves setting banks of steel chickens at 40m, Pigs at 60m, Turkeys at 77m and Rams at 100m. The banks of targets are arranged in groups of 5 and are shot left to right within a time limit of 2.5 minutes. Competitors shoot from a standing position without the aid of a sling and the match consists of 40 shots. Scores are tabulated using a knockdown hit or miss method. This discipline sounds easy but when you give it a try, it isn't. But for fun per dollar this competition is hard to beat. Caliber used .22 Rimfire.
This match is a scaled up or full size version of the Rimfire competition. Steel chickens at 200m, Pigs at 300m, Turkeys at 385m and Rams at 500m. The same rules apply but it is a much tougher ask with a Centrefire rifle. Caliber used (minimum) .243
Same as the disciplines above but with even tinier targets. Steel chickens are at 18.3m, Pigs at 27.4m, Turkeys at 32.9m and Rams at 41.1m. Spring, pump up and pneumatic Air Rifles of any caliber are welcome, just make sure to bring binoculars. Air Rifle matches are held periodically through the year, so it is best to check the Calendar for confirmed shoot dates.
Practical Hunting Rifle
This is back to basics real time hunting on the Range. Our delegates set a course of life size cardboard animal silhouettes. Each of these targets are overlayed with a point scoring zone. What the delegates won't tell you is the distance from the firing line to the animals. No Range finders allowed in this sport! Not only do you have to estimate range and allow for wind conditions, but you have to do it in a predetermined time in a specific shooting position as determined by the Range Officer. To make things even more interesting, points are deducted from your score when you miss the vital scoring zones of the target animal. Superb practice for concentration and trigger control. This is a practical discipline and most shooters use off the shelf rifles in commonly available calibers.
This is a discipline of bench-rest style shooting that is aptly named because the bulls-eye is an outline of an Australian Bush fly. It is a scoring tally style match shot over a distance of 500m using Centrefire rifles. A total of 40 rounds are required to complete the match. Of those 40 shots, 25 are used for scoring and 15 are used to calculate shot placement by firing on a splash plate adjacent to the target. Scores are tabulated using a combination of scored hits on the target plus the group size. Our main Fly competitions are conducted early on a Saturday morning to limit the effects of wind and heat.
Same rules apply as Centrefire with some minor changes. Rimfire rifles are to be used with .22LR ammunition and the distance is reduced to 200 yards (183m). Like in Centrefire the award for a direct hit on the bulls-eye or fly target is a cloth fly patch. These are highly desirable and hard to attain. With the reduced cost of the competition, the Fly shoot is quite popular. Rimfire matches are held periodically through the year so it is best to check the Calendar for confirmed shoot dates.
International Handgun Metallic Silhouette is a discipline where competitors use handguns to shoot steel targets at increasing ranges.
Rimfire handguns in .22 Caliber are used to shoot steel chickens at 25m, Pigs at 50m, Turkeys at 75m and Rams at 100m. The Targets used in the match are scaled at 37.5% of full-size. The targets are arranged in banks of 5 and a match consists of 40 shots at 40 targets. This match is shot standing unsupported.
Production style Centrefire handguns and assorted mid-range calibers are used to shoot steel chickens at 25m, Pigs at 50m, Turkeys at 75m and Rams at 100m. The targets used in this match is scaled at 50% of full size. The targets are arranged in banks of 5 and a match consists of 40 shots at 40 targets. This match is shot standing unsupported.
Centrefire handguns are used to shoot steel chickens at 50m, Pigs at 100m, Turkeys at 150m and Rams at 200m. We use full size centre fire targets for this match and heavy hitting calibers like .357 Magnum and .44 Magnum which are required to make the targets fall at those distances. The targets are arranged in banks of 5 and a match consists of 40 shots at 40 targets. This match is shot standing unsupported.
With a number of automated clay target throwers and the use of some elevated platforms, it is an exciting time to be part of the Shotgun discipline. Our delegates run the normal sporting clays style match where almost any course can be constructed. Singes and doubles, low and high, left and right, incoming and outgoing, rolling rabbits, the list of variations goes on and on. Add the element of the wind and you are guaranteed to have a fantastic day. Double barrel shotguns in 12 gauge are the order of the day for this discipline.