Rules for the First Safari Air Arms Air Rifle Shoot
Note to competitors: We are developing an exciting new air rifle shooting format. The format foremost intends to create fun in air rifle shooting, to hone our shooting skills and to test the limits of our rifles.
We will learn from and adapt after each competition to ensure continuous improvement.
We look forward to hosting you!
The rules for the 29th February competition are as follows:
1. Safety first:
1.1. Safety of our competitors, spectators, staff and others on the range is a priority. Safety-rules and instructions are therefore there for good of everyone involved.
1.2. All competitors and spectators are therefore required to adhere to the safety guidelines and instructions provided by the range officers and must stay with the designated safe zones.
1.3. Eye and ear protection are compulsory. For air rifles, ear muffs are not required but we request that you wear ear plugs of ear muffs.
2.1. The targets will comprise 50mm and 75mm steel squares or circles or similar shapes, that serve as mini-gongs.
2.2. Targets will be set at distances from 20m to 80m.
2.3. The targets will be coloured in three colours: white, black en orange.
2.4. Orange targets would serve as ‘sighters’ and will not count for points.
2.5. White and black targets will count as scoring shots. The decision regarding whether to use black or white targets will be made on the day of the shoot by the Match Committee, depending on the shooting conditions. The colour of the targets will remain constant for the
duration of the shoot.
3. The competition will comprise 30 scoring shots and 6 sighters:
3.1. There will be 6 ranges with 6 shots on each range.
3.2. The first shot on each range will be a sighter and will be shot on the orange target.
3.3. The next 5 shots will be shot on the black/white targets, and will be scoring shots.
3.4. A hit will be marked as 1 and a miss will be marked as 0.
3.5. The total score will be a percentage out of 100.
3.6. Score-keeping will be done by a range officer.
3.7. In the event of ties for prize positions, there will be a have shoot-off. This will comprise a shoot-off of 5 shots at targets set for the shoot-off by the Match Committee. The competitor with the highest number of hits out of 5 will be the winner.
4.1. The competition is designed for production PCP and pneumatic air rifles that is area in their unmodified, production state.
4.2. Calibers used may only include 4.5mm, 5.0mm or 5.5mm, as defined in the Firearms Control Act.
4.3. Muzzle-energy /velocity are limited to: 1085 ft/sec for 4.5mm and 1000 ft/sec for 5.5mm.
4.4. Please note no slugs are allowed, only standard pellets.
4.5. Rifles may have any telescope that can focus from 30m to 80m.
4.6. For competitor who do not have their own rifles available, Air Arms and Bushill will provide 4.5mm Air Arms PCPs on each Range. This includes the following models: S510 US, S410 and S400 models.
5. Shooting Positions and Time:
5.1. Six separate ranges will be set up. Each with a unique shooting position.
5.2. Shooting positions may comprise the following:
5.2.1. Prone over a Bushill X-bag without a rear rest
5.2.2. Prone over a Bushill MOA-bag
5.2.3. Seated over a Bushill Window bag
5.2.4. Seated over a Bushill Mini- X-bag
5.2.5. Bench shot over a Bushill MOA-bag
5.2.6. Bench shot a Bushill X-bag without a rear rest
5.3. No rifle slings, bi-pods or similar support items allowed. Competitors may only use the rests and supports provided.
5.4. Each competitor shall have 1 minute to take position.
5.5. The 6 shots (1 sighter and 5 scoring shots) must be completed within a 2.5 minute period.
6.1. In the event of a dispute, the Match Committee will take a decision on the matter, which shall be a final decision.
6.2. We undertake to be reasonable and in the spirit of shooting fun will endeavour to resolve all matters in an amicable manner.