Rifle Shooting has been introduced to give Rural Youth members a greater and more varied participation in the things that farmers and sporting persons do as an everyday part of life. The rules set out below are to be absolutely adhered to and will be strictly supervised by the judges and Competitions Director. Because of the safety necessary, failure to comply with the rules will result in a disqualification.
2 sections male and female and the rules apply to both sections.
- All member participating must hold a current Gun Licence which must be produced on entering or disqualification will result.
- Misuse or unsafe use of firearms will result in immediate disqualification by the Competitions Director or his/her nominee or gun club officials and required to leave the event.
- All persons attending and/or taking part in the competition do so at their own risk.
- Competitors must have handled a firearms before and have knowledge on its safety.
- Targets will be supplied, and will be standard 5" international 50 metre targets.
- Regions will conduct eliminations to select a maximum of 5 male shooters and a maximum of 5 female shooters per Region.
- Each club may have any number of representatives in the regional Final.
- The weapon to be used must be a Point Twenty-Two (.22) calibre long rifle, and is to be supplied by the competitor.
- Competitors will shoot at three targets:
- Section A - 50 metres, standing shot
- Section B - 50 metres, kneeling shot
- Section C – 50 metres, prone, rapid fire, 6 shots in 60 seconds. (ie Flat on the ground). All rifles should be lowered to the ground between shots in rapid fire.
Safety and Technique 10 points (each section)
Bulls eye 10 points (each section)
Outer Circles 9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 points
It is recommended that all shooting run-offs and finals be held at a registered Gun Club with Gun Officials or members in attendance if possible.