Competitions

Outdoor – Sealand A/B Ranges

Phoenix 100

Category: Iron Sights

  • Any rifle type and calibre (Please see  notes for exceptions)
  • Only non-magnifying sights permitted
  • No support (other than slings) permitted
  • 100 yards, at a PSA 100 target, 10 rounds in 100 seconds

Category: Scoped

  • Any rifle type and calibre (Please see  notes for exceptions)
  • Magnifying sights permitted
  • No support (other than slings) permitted
  • 100 yards, at a PSA 100 target, 10 rounds in 100 seconds

 Spotty

  • Any rifle type and calibre (Please see  notes for exceptions)
  • Any sights
  • ONE bipod or sandbag permitted, the butt of the rifle must not touch the ground
  • “Spotty” target is 5 shots at 5 figure air rifle target (one at each diagram) at 100 yards
  • 5 rounds in 30 seconds

Hun’s Head

  • Any rifle type and calibre (Please see  notes for exceptions)
  • Any sights
  • No support (other than slings) permitted
  • 100 yards, 5 shots in 30 seconds and the head will appear on any area of the target frame.

Captain’s Trophy

  • Any rifle type and calibre (Please see  notes for exceptions)
  • Iron sights Only
  • No support (other than slings) permitted
  • 300 yards, 2 sighting shots allowed followed by 10 rounds in 120 seconds

Donegal Badge

  • Any rifle type and calibre (Please see  notes for exceptions)
  • Iron sights Only
  • No support (other than slings) permitted
  • 100 yards, 2 sighting shots allowed followed by 10 rounds
  • No time limit

Christmas Shoot

Category: Iron Sights

  • Any rifle type and calibre (Please see  notes for exceptions)
  • Only non magnifying sights permitted
  • Support permitted
  • 100 yards, 10 shots into a pistol target

Category: Scoped

  •  Any rifle type and calibre (Please see  notes for exceptions)
  • Magnifying sights permitted
  • Support permitted
  • 100 yards, 10 shots into a pistol target

Final details are yet to be decided and weather conditions


Indoor – Sheepshed

PSA Precision

  • Any .22 rimfire rifle
  • No support (other than slings)  permitted
  • 10 shots at 10 figure targets (one at each diagram) at 25 yards
  • No time limit

Junior Precision

  • Any .22 rimfire rifle
  • No support (other than slings) permitted
  • 5 shots at an air pistol target at 25 yards
  • No time limit

Other Competitions

During the year we will also runs some one off competitions such as the “Mad Minute”, and some of these will count towards trophies such as the Phoenix Trophy.  We’ll make sure everyone knows which ones these will be in advance.


 Notes and Other General Rules

Unless specifically stated otherwise, in each competition the start position will be on aim, round chambered, safety off.

The commands will be :

“(LANE(s)X- optional) ARE YOU READY? ”  if no reply from the competitors either verbally or by raising a hand,  within the next ten seconds the commands will be –

“STANDBY [pause] FIRE.”

For the PSA 100 competitions the time will be called out:

“30 SECONDS GONE”

“50 SECONDS GONE  – HALFWAY”

“1 MINUTE GONE, FORTY SECONDS REMAINING”

and at 90 Seconds,  “TEN, NINE, EIGHT, SEVEN, SIX, FIVE, FOUR, THREE, TWO, ONE, CEASE FIRE.”

In the case of spotty, only the ten second countdown will be given.

Any shots fired after the cease fire will attract a ten point penalty, as will any hits above ten unless there is clear evidence of cross-firing by another shooter, in which case the obvious extra shot will be discounted.  If no obvious shot (such as a different calibre etc) then a score of  five will be deducted.

In all unsupported competitions, only the elbows are permitted to rest on the ground or any support – there must be obvious clearance between the forearms, hands and the ground.

There is no allowance for jams, malfunctions or misfires  unless the Range Conducting Officer decides that in the interests of fairness that the clock can be stopped and re-started once the malfunction has been cleared.

AMMUNITION AND GUNS

ONLY ammunition and guns which are permissible under the Range Operating Rules are allowed. (eg: NO High Muzzle Energy rifles – if you are unsure please ask.) Expanding (hunting) ammunition must NOT be used.

Scoring

Inward gauging (a hit on the edge of a scoring ring attracts the higher score.)

For the scoped and Iron Sights competitions, the scoring rings on the target will count, and any hit on the target itself outside the rings will score 3.

In the case of the Spotty,  each hit on a spot scores as printed on the target, with NO score for any other hits.

How Places Are Decided

The positions are decided by the average of your BEST FIVE scores during the year.

The competitions will start on 1st January each year, ending in December at the last shoot before the Christmas prizegiving.

We will try to publish the scores as soon as we can after each shoot on this website, but please bear with us if there is a delay of a day or two !