There is a standard start position for the whole match:
Standing erect, rifle at hip level, pointing downrange, magazine in, bolt back.
When stage brief states «everything»allowed for equipment, this means: sling, one bipod, to bags/pillows, or one bag, and one back pack. No tripods. In addition there may be limitations on allowed gear from stage to stage. Read the stage brief!
The match will be shot from left to right, near to far, unless otherwise specified in stage brief.
The shooteris always allowed to ask about remaining time, procedure and shooting order, also during a stage. The RO’s will not give feedback on wind and location of hits untill after the stage is finished.
– Bolt action or semiautomatic, Cal .22 to .30 – No magnum and v0 max 950m/s.
– Active hearing protection
– Safety flag
– Eye protection is recommended
– Minimum two 5+ round magazines recommended, more is better though.
– Bring 250 rounds (can be adjusted). Only match ammo, no FMJ or steel core.
Safety is paramount and everyones responsibility. Anyone who observes an unsafe act or event can call a cease fire at any point during the course of a match.
The four basic rules of gun safety always applies.
– All weapons are to be considered loaded.
– Do not point any weapon at anything you do not wish to destroy.
– Be aware of your targets foreground and background.
– Keep your finger off the trigger and outside the trigger guard until you are ready to shoot.
– Cheating equals match DQ and possible exclusion from the series.
– Unsportsmanlike conduct results in a warning, stage DQ or match DQ. This assessment is up to the RO and MD and not up for discussion.
– Keep muzzles pointed in a safe direction at all times regardless of the status of the weapon.
– All movement is done with the bolt open and chamber empty.
– Chamber flags are mandatory and to be used until RO gives a load and make ready command.
– Negligent discharge outside of target zone equals match DQ
– Negligent discharge inside of target zone equals stage DQ on first offence and match DQ should it happen again.
A ND is defined as any round unintentionally discharged from a firearm during a transition, movement, and/or weapons manipulation; or a round intentionally discharged during a cease fire period.
– Safe angle of fire will be given for each stage. Pointing a weapon outside of these boundaries equals stage DQ on first offence and match DQ should it happen again.