Small Bore

Updated: July 2/2018

Date: Saturday, July 7th, 2018
Location: M.D. of Taber Sport Shooting Complex - 10 km north of Taber on Hwy 864
Time:  Check in: 10 am    Start:  11 am

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Regional Representation:

Open registration - no limit on the number of athletes from each region.

If more than one person is using the same rifle, please notify Regional Director by registration deadline.


Age Groups and Events:

All ages as of December 31 of current year  


Boys and Girls 8-12 years of age       A, B                           Prone Only Courses

Boys and Girls 13-17 years of age     A, B, C, D                  All Courses

Men and Women 18-64 years of age A, B, C, D                 All Courses

Men and Women 65 years and over  A, B, C, D                 All Courses



There will be two competitions of small bore target shooting using Sporting Rifle and Hunter Rifle Specifications.

  • Sporting Rifle: Defined as any .22 rim fire rifle designated for target shooting and that of which is equipped with metallic sights, open or peep style only, and meeting the Shooting Federation of Canada Sporting Rifle specifications. See definition Rule 7.
  • Hunter Rifle: Defined as any .22 rim fire rifle designed as a hunting type rifle, of any action style, with any sights including scopes and electronic sights. No laser sights.  Scopes limited to 6 power maximum. Variable scopes will be taped to 6 power maximum.

A rifle that is borderline Sporting Rifle or Hunter Rifle will be rated before the start of the competition by Shoot Officials and may only be used for one competition. Please refer to the rules and regulations for further specifications.

Competitors may shoot both competitions using appropriate rifles.

Competitors (except the 8-12 age group who may shoot prone only) may shoot all 4 courses.


Shooting courses for the Sporting and Hunter Rifle competitions will be:








A.    Prone


20 yards





B.    Prone


50 metres





C.   3 Position


20 yards



2 x 5 = 10


D.   3 Position


50 metres



2 x 5 = 10



#135 Standard 12 Bull (two sighters) SFC targets at 20 yards.

#153 Standard 6 Bull (two sighters) SFC targets at 50 meters.


The 50 meter sporting rifle events (B and D) will be completed first, followed by the 20 yard hunter rifle events (A and C).


Note: 8-12 yr age group participants will shoot 10 shots/target rather than 20shots/target, totalling 30 rather than 60 shots.

Rules and Regulations:

1. Shooting Federation of Canada Sporting Rifle and Hunting Rifle Rules in effect, unless mentioned below.

2. Range safety rules and protocols of the host range will be in effect at all times.

3. The Chief Range Officer has the power of final ruling. Anyone can be disqualified at any time for any infraction of rules and/or regulations.

4. All participants are expected to abide by the laws governing transportation, storage, and handling of firearms.

5. All shooters under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a coach/guardian that must remain at the shooting event while the youth is participating in the event.

6. All shooters and other persons in the immediate vicinity of the firing line are urged to wear ear protection. Ear protection incorporating any type of receiving devices are not permitted for shooters.

7. All shooters are urged to wear shatterproof shooting glasses or similar eye protection while shooting.

8. Safety flags must be inserted.

9. All shooters must be present at least 30 minutes prior to the event starting time, which is indicated on the schedule. Anyone later or not present when their name is called will be eliminated by default.

10. Every athlete must be able to produce identification at all times.

11. No coaching on the shooting line, except for shooters under the age of 18.

12. All ties will be broken according to the Shooting Federation of Canada Sporting Rifle Rules.

13. No slings are to be used.

14. The use of any special devices, means, or garments which immobilize or unduly reduce the movement of shooters’ legs, body, or arms is prohibited. Shooting jackets and shooting pants are not allowed.

15. Shooting gloves and shooting mats are allowed.

16. Spotting scopes are allowed by competitors for viewing of targets.

17. Trigger pull and gun weight must be verified before the competition starts.

Sporting Rifle:

  • Gun weight - not more than 8.8 lbs. or 4.0 kg.
  • Trigger pull - 1000g minimum
  • Other sporting rifle specifications as per SFC rules.
  • Hunter rifles may not be used in the sporting rifle competitions.  

Hunter Rifle: 

  • Gun Weight - any weight
  • Trigger Pull - any safe weight
  • Sporting rifles may not be used in the hunter rifle competitions.

18. Small bore is defined as a .22 caliber rim fire capable of being single loaded.

19. Only standard target velocity .22 ammo allowed (no high velocity).

20. Height for targets shall be 75cm (+/- .50m). This measurement is taken from ground level to the center of the targets’ mass.

21. There is a 30 minute time limit, including unlimited sighters in all 20 shot events.

22. If more than one person is using the same rifle, please notify by registration deadline.


Registration Deadline: 
Registration Deadline as designated by your Regional Director

All registrations are done through your Regional Director, who will determine the Regional Deadline. The registration fee must also be submitted to your Regional Director. Signed consent forms must accompany the waivers.

No late registrations will be accepted. 

Events will be cancelled if there are one or less individuals or teams registered. Should any event be cancelled due to lack of registrations, the athletes being affected by the cancellation will be given an opportunity to re-register in another suitable category provided that event is scheduled to run.

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