PQFGA .22 Rifle Field Shoot – Rules of Engagement
(Henry Range – RIFLE Range – Thursday, 29 August 2019 @ 10 a.m.)
The intent of this Shoot is to practice “in-the-Field” Unsupported and Supported shooting on paper animal targets set at varying distances. Any sight can be used. No owner-supplied rifle rests plus no slings, no bipods (they can be attached to the rifle, but not used when shooting). Field binoculars can be used on any Firing Station (FS). Dedicated spotting scopes can only be used in Firing Stations (FS) #5-6-7-8. No Spotter/Observer/Coach to be used.
Each FS will be occupied by a single shooter. 10 shots to be fired in 5 minutes at each FS. Shooters will rotate through all 8 FSs to complete the Shoot. The Shoot is to be completed with only one rifle. In the event of a rifle malfunction, a ‘loaner’ rifle can be used (i.e. owned by someone else, not you) to complete the Shoot. No dedicated sighting-in of the loaner is permitted . . . deduce your new sight holds by the Points Of Impact on your next target.
1/5 scale small-bore rifle animal paper silhouette targets are used, in the downrange order of (closest-to-furthest) Chicken, Pig, Turkey, Ram (akin to silhouette rifle shooting on metal targets).
#1 FS – 25 yards – Shooter is Standing UNSUPPORTED.
#2 FS– 25 yards – Shooter is Standing SUPPORTED by Organizer-supplied shooting sticks (X-profile).
#3 FS – 50 yards – Shooter is Sitting UNSUPPORTED on an Organizer-supplied stump. Both feet on ground.
#4 FS – 50 yards – Shooter is Sitting on an Organizer-supplied stump and SUPPORTED by Organizer-supplied shooting sticks.
#5 FS – 75 yards – Shooter is sitting primarily UNSUPPORTED at a shooting bench (no rest, no slings, no bipods) holding the rifle with both elbows on the bench top (forearms must be vertical – not horizontal, nor touching the bench top) . Spotting scopes can be used (Beware: peeking cuts into your 5 minutes shooting time).
#6 FS – 75 yards – Shooter is sitting at a bench SUPPORTED by an Organizer-supplied rifle rest . . . but no slings, no bipods). Spotting scopes can be used (Beware: peeking cuts into your 5 minutes).
#7 FS – 100 yards – Shooter is sitting primarily UNSUPPORTED at a shooting bench (no rest, no slings, no bipods) holding the rifle with both elbows on the bench top (forearms must be vertical – not horizontal, nor touching the bench top) . Spotting scopes can be used (Beware: peeking cuts into your 5 minutes).
#8 FS – 100 yards – Shooter is sitting at a bench SUPPORTED by an Organizer-supplied rifle rest . . . but no slings, no bipods). Spotting scopes can be used (Beware: peeking cuts into your 5 minutes).
NOTE: All rifles will be racked upon completion of each FS shooting event.
Each target has a maximum potential attainable score of 10 points/HITs.
Any bullet hole cutting the target animal outline or within the body is a HIT (worth 1 point score). Outside the animal is a MISS (worth 0). A bullet gauge is available to solve any HIT/MISS quandaries.
Shooters have 5 minutes to shoot 10 rounds at each FS. A “1-Minute-To-Go” call will be made before the ‘Cease Fire’ call.
- In the event that shooters do not fire all 10 shots in the time allotted, unfired rounds are forfeited.
- If a shooter cross-fires onto a wrong target, he/she does NOT get replacement rounds. The aggrieved target shooter will count all HITs first (up to maximum of 10).
- If a shooter loses round count and shoots more than 10 shots at his/her target, only 10 shots will be counted, starting with all MISS’es firstly (MISSes + HITs to be no more than 10);
- Shooters will be grouped into Categories for ranking of scores: Scopes (S), Dots (D), Open (O) and Aperture (A).
- Arrive at Rifle Range not later than 9:30 a.m. to help with the set-up and/or conduct administrative duties.
- Bring a minimum of 80 rounds.
- Pay $2 Shoot Fee to cover target costs.
- Provide Shoot Organizer with your e-mail address (if you wish to receive written final results following scores verification).
- BYOS: Bring Your Own Snacks (none provided)