.22 LR RIMFIRE & CENTREFIRE BENCHREST MATCH
The .22 LR Rimfire match is a 25 shot match fired over 50mtrs and 100yds. Any one competition may consist of either a single distance match or a dual distance match. The targets for either distance consists of five targets with five recording bulls and one sighting bull on each target. The sighting bull is enclosed in a square. The match is fired in five series of five shots with one shot at each recording bull on each target. An unlimited number of shots is allowed at the sighting bull of the first target but the time taken for sighters is included in the time limit for that five shot series. If the first shot fired at the sighting bull falls out side the square and it is brought to the attention of the Scorer then that shot will be counted as a sighting shot. Any subsequent sighting shots that fall outside the square will count as recording shots.
For the first series of 5 shots (plus sighters) a time of 10 minutes is allowed. A time limit of 7 minutes is allowed for each subsequent five shot series. The Range Captain will give warning calls at 5 minutes, two minutes, 1 minutes and 30 seconds.
Any rimfire rifle, chambered for the .22 calibre long rifle rimfire cartridge only, that does not have a totalweight in excess of 7 pounds 12 ounces (3.5 kgs) + or - 1oz. including telescopic sight and all accessories. Width of stock not to exceed 2.25 inches (5.75cm) at any point. Telescopic sight power restricted to 6 magnifications.
Only one shot shall be fired on each recording bull. If more than one shot is placed on the recording bull or bulls, then the lowest valued shot shall be scored, and any other shot or shots disregarded. The disregarded shot or shots will incur a penalty of one point for each extra shot, such penalty to be deducted from the total score of the five lowest scoring or non scoring shots.
SHOOTERS TO THE BENCHES Shooters approach the benches and set up their equipment. No bolts to be placed in rifles.
ARE ALL SHOOTERS SET UP? (If no dissent)
When the firing time limit has expired, or the last shooter has completed his/her string of fire the Range Officer will give the order :-
OPEN YOUR BOLTS
CLEAR THE BENCHES
No shots will be fired before the command to commence fire, nor any shots fired after the command to cease fire. The penalty for disobeying this rule is disqualification.
CENTREFIRE RIFLE BENCHREST MATCH
In most respects the Centrefire Rifle match is the same as the Rimfire rifle match. The only differences being the distances shot and the rifle specifications.
100yds and 200yds. As in Rimfire the match may be fired as a single distance or dual distance, with 5, 5 shot series fired at each distance.
Any centrefire rifle having a barrel not less than 18 inches (45cm) long, measured from the bolt face to the muzzle, and a safe manually operated firing mechanism, that does not include the use of pressure, fluid, gas or remote control. The use of an electric trigger is permitted, however all accessories associated with such trigger, such as batteries, are included in the total allowable rifle weight. The width of the stock is not to exceed 3 inches (7.5cm) at any point. Power of telescopic sight restricted to 6 magnifications. The rifle must have a magazine capable of holding two or more loaded rounds of ammunition that will feed, chamber and fire. Total weight of rifle including telescopic sight and all accessories is not to exceed 10lbs (4.5 kgs)
Mid Murray Council