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Smallbore

Updated: April 19/2016

Date: July 8, 2016
Location: Lethbridge Fish and Game Association Shooting Range-3,4
Check In: 10:00am-11:00am          Start Time: 11:00am

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Events and Age Groups:

All ages as of December 31 of current year

 

Boys and Girls

8-12 years of age

A, B Prone Only

Boys and Girls

13-17 years of age

A, B, C, D

Men and Women

18-54 years of age

A, B, C, D

Men and Women

55 and over

A, B, C, D

 

Regional Representation:

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

 

Classes: Two classes:

·   Sporting Rifle: Defined as any .22 rim fire rifle designed 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 limiting 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 in both competitions using appropriate rifles.

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

Format:

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

·          A Hunter Rifle 20 yards, prone 1 target; 10 counting scoring diagrams per target, 2 shots per scoring diagram, /200

·          B Sporting Rifle 50 metres, prone 1 target; 4 counting scoring diagrams per target, 5 shots per scoring diagram, /200

·          C - Hunter Rifle 20 yards, 3 positions 3 targets; 1 prone, 1 kneeling, 1 standing; each position counting 2 sighter diagrams and 10 scoring diagrams per target (1 shot per scoring diagram), /300

·          D Sporting Rife 50 metres, 3 positions 3 targets; 1 prone, 1 kneeling, 1 standing; \each position counting 2 sighter diagrams and 4 scoring diagrams per target (5 shots per scoring diagram) /300


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

·          Target #153 Standard 6 Bull (two sighters) SFC targets at 50 metres.

·          The 20 yard events (A and C) will be completed first, followed by the 50 metre events (B and D).

Rules and Regulations:

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

2.        No slings are to be used.

3.        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.


4.        Shooting mats are allowed.

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

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


·          Sporting Rifle:

o     Gun weight not more than 8.8 lbs. or 4.0 kg.

o     Trigger pull 1000g minimum

o     *Other sporting rifle specifications as per SFC rules.

o     Hunter rifles may not be used in the sporting rifle competitions.

·          Hunter Rifle:

o     Gun Weight any weight

o     Trigger Pull any safe weight

o     Sporting rifles may not be used in the hunter rifle competitions.

 

7.        Small bore is defined as a .22 caliber rim fire capable of being single loaded. Rifles must be single loaded during the match. Only standard target velocity .22 ammo allowed (no high velocity).

8.        Height for targets shall be 75cm. This measurement is taken from ground level to the centre of the targets’ mass.

9.        See schedule for time limits.

10.     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 for their event will be eliminated by default.

11.     All shooters must be present when their name is called.

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

13.     No coaching, except for shooters in the 8 – 12 year old category.

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

15.     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.

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

17.     Eye and ear protection must be worn at all times and are the responsibility of the shooter.

18.     Lethbridge Fish & Game Association – Shooting Sport Shooting Facility safety rules and protocols will be in effect at all times.

19.     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.


20.     If more than one person is using the same rifle (maximum 2 per 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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