Example: At the 200 yard line, If you put a shot in the 8 ring at 3'O'clock, almost touching the 9 ring; you will need to come left, 6-1/2" , to hit the "X" (dead center). You must move your windage knob (with 1/4' *MOA), left, 13 clicks (3-1/4' *MOA). Remember, 1 click (1/4') is only equivalent to a 1/2" of movement at the 200 yard line. Be bold! *MOA (Minutes of Angle) are degrees by minutes.' 

Mirage

Mirage is a distortion of the view of the target. Mirage will look like wavy lines of hot air across the target. It may be heavy , medium, or light. It can go from left to right, or right to left. It can stop and boil upwards, or just disappear. There may be no mirage in cold/cool weather, but keep looking for it. To set up your spotting scope for mirage, look through the scope at a clear view of your target, then turn the dial to the left 1/8 of a turn. The mirage will come in more clearly. Set a spot on the top of the target/on the bottom/on the top of the berm/on the number board/at the bottom of the berm. At 300 yards you can find a spot half way and set that for your read. At 600 yards use the 300 yard line, at some point to read. Remember the mirage is not a physical or a ballistic effect on your bullet or your rifle. It is the distortion of what you perceive you see. It acts, seemingly, as the effect of the wind on your bullet. So, use the wind flags to gauge it's effects. If the wind is blowing the flag at 5 mph, then the mirage will act similarly. Not exactly! The wind will normally give the mirage its direction, but not always. If there is no wind and it is hot, the mirage will have a will of its own. Watch for it! Build a routine; before you shoot look through the scope and determine what it is doing (left, right, boiling, or stopped). After you have fired, ask, "Is it the same , or has it changed?" You have to learn what you can do, by applying in practice, routinely, to wait, or to change your windage, or shoot as it hasn't changed and is the same as it was when you shot that previous shot. In Rapid Fire, you will only be able to look through the scope before you start to shoot, or between magazine changes (after you have inserted the second magazine). This may give you the opportunity to make a windage change, and give you a distinct advantage.

Normal "Come Ups" - from previous yard lines: From 200 to 300 yards come up 2-3 minutes.

                                                                                   300 to 500 yards come up 5- 6 minutes

                                                                                   300 to 600 yards come up 10-12 minutes.

                                                                                   600 to 1,000 yards 20-22 minutes.

                                                                            Keep in mind 1' is 4 clicks on a 1/4' rear sight.

                                                                            (Example: 3 minutes = 12 clicks)

Bullseye Dimensions

The black portion of the bullseye's are as follows:

The 200 yard target, SR-1, is 15" across. The rings are 3" in diameter. The last black outer ring is a 9.

The 300 yard target, is 21" across. The rings are 3" in diameter. The last black outer ring is an 8.

The 500 yard target, is 30" across. The rings are 3" in diameter. The last black outer ring is an 8.

The 600 yard target, is 36" across. The rings are 3" in diameter. The last black outer ring is an 7. "F" Class targets receive no score outside all rings. Any hit outside the rings is a miss on the target; as are all the previous targets as well.


The 800, 900, and 1,000 yard targets, are 44" across. The last black outer ring is an 8 on a standard target. Any hit on paper outside all the rings is a 6.


On the "F" Class target. The last black outer ring is a 7. Any hit on paper outside all the rings is a 5. 

Details of Courses of Fire

*Conventional Pistol Match Courses of Fire

This is a 300 points aggregate Service Pistol Match

Pistols must be center fire only.

All targets are at the 25 yard line.

All shooting is done with one hand only.

*See details for courses below.

1st course of fire is using a B-16 target. This is Slow Fire, firing 10 rounds one round at a time in a time limit of 10 minutes (with a magazine change after the first 5 rounds).

2nd course of fire is using the B-8 target. This is Timed Fire - 4 seconds per shot to fire 10 shots with a magazine change (2 series of 5 shots) firing 5 rounds in the first series in a time limit of 20 seconds and the same for the 2nd series (a combined total of 40 seconds).

3rd course of fire is using the same B-8 target. This is Rapid Fire - 2 seconds per shot to fire 10 shots with a magazine change (2 series of 5 shots) firing 5 rounds in the first series in a time limit of 10 seconds and the same for the 2nd series (a combined total of 20 seconds). 

*3 X's 1,000 Yards Courses of Fire    This is for the Long Range High Power Rifle Match.

This overall match consists of shooting 3 courses of fire at the 1,000 yard line. Each course uses 20 rounds fired for record, shooting unlimited sighters, all done in a time limit of 30 minutes. All sighters must be shot first. You must declare beginning to shoot for record, vocally. As per example: "My next shot (the 1st shot) will be for record". All shooting is done Slow Fire Prone to Prone. All shots are loaded one round at a time. There are two categories: The Standard Match using a Standard 1,000 Yard Target (a hit on paper ouside the rings is a 6). You may shoot a scoped rifle, using a sling. No additional devices, such as sand bags, bipods, rests, or any artificial attachment. You may also use a rifle with Iron sights, and a sling. No additional devices.

"F" Class is the other category, using an "F" Class Target (all rings are smaller than the Standard Target (Also, a hit on paper outside the rings is only a 5). You may use a bipod, a sandbag to elevate the stock in the rear, and a scope on the rifle as well. You will need at least 22 rounds or better for each course. A total of 66 rounds overall, or better is necessary.

*3 X's 600 Yard Courses of FireThis is for the Mid Range High Power Rifle Match.

This overall match consists of shooting 3 courses of fire at the 600 yard line. Each course uses 20 rounds fired for record, shooting 2 sighters, all done in a time limit of 22 minutes. All sighters must be shot first. All shooting is done Slow Fire Prone to Prone. All shots are loaded one round at a time. There are two categories: The Standard Match using a Standard 600 Yard Target (a hit on paper outside the rings is a miss). You may shoot a scoped rifle, using a sling. No additional devices, such as sand bags, bipods, rests, or any artificial attachment. You may also use a rifle with Iron sights, and a sling. No additional devices.

"F" Class is the other category, using an "F" Class Target (all rings are smaller than the Standard Target (Also, a hit on paper outside the rings is a miss). You may use a bipod, a sandbag to elevate the stock in the rear, and a scope on the rifle as well. You will need 22 rounds per course, and a total of 66 rounds total.

*Across the Course (ATC) This is for the ATC High Power Rifle Match; consisting of the 200 yards Standing Slow fire & the 200 yards Sitting Rapid Fire. The 300 yards Prone Rapid Fire, & the 600 yards Prone Slow Fire. 

The Standing Slow fire is fired in a time limit of 22 minutes, shooting 22 slow fire rounds. All shot Standing to Standing, one shot at a time, with a parade sling attached to the rifle. A match rifle does not have to have a sling. A sling cannot be use to hold the rifle in any position, such as a "Hasty Sling". The first 2 shots (Sighters) may be taken in any desired position (prone, sitting, kneeling, or standing). No extra time is allotted for this. 

The Sitting Rapid Fire starts with 2 sighting shots fire in a time limit of 2 minutes, one round at a time; as in Slow Fire. Any sighting shots may be taken in any desired position (prone, sitting, kneeling, or standing). No extra time is allotted for this. Next you will shoot 2 strings of rapid fire; each in a time limit of 60 seconds. You must change magazines during this time. The first magazine must have 2 rounds in it, and fired in this order. The next magazine must have 8 rounds in it and fired in this order. This is shot prone to prone. Slings are used. A pit change usually, will take place after these courses of fire. If you are the first relay. the second relay will come out of the pits and shoot the 200 the same as you did.

If you were the second relay, you would have completed the 200 yard line courses of fire.

Upon completion of Sitting Rapid Fire at the 200 yard line, you will move to the 300 yard line and shoot your Prone to Prone Rapid Fire. You will first shoot 2 sighters in a time limit of 2 minutes, one round at a time. You will then shoot 2 rapid fire strings, each in a time limit of 70 seconds, with a magazine change of 2 and 8; in that order. Slings are used.

Upon completion of the 300 yard line Prone Rapid Fire, you will move to the 600 yard line and shoot, Prone Slow Fire. You will have 22 minutes to shoot 22 rounds, with the first 2 shots being your sighting shots. This is shot prone to prone. Slings are used.

*Vintage Service Rifle Courses of Fire

You will start prone to prone, all at the 200 yard line for all courses. The first course is shot Prone Slow Fire with a sling, using 25 rounds in 25 minutes. Your first 5 shots are sighters. The next 20 rounds are for record. Next you remain in position and shoot Prone Rapid Fire, firing 10 shots in a time limit of 80 seconds with a magazine/clip change of 2 & 8, or 5 & 5 for bolt rifles. All shot prone to prone. Next you will shoot Sitting Rapid Fire in the same order with only 70 seconds shooting 10 rounds with a magazine/clip change of 2 & 8 , or 5 & 5 for the string. You will then stand and shoot standing to Standing Slow Fire. 10 rounds in 10 minutes, one round at a time. A pit change will be accomplished after this match with you going to the pits to pull targets. You will need 55 rounds for this match.