Since our club was founded over 50 years ago, we have had two mainstream Rifle disciplines. The first is the Olympic ISSF style , using jackets and slings, shot in either the prone position or in the 3 position style(Prone, kneeling and standing). The second is the sporting rifle style, shot in many positions, rested or unrested, at 50 or 100 metres. In the last few years, a third style has become popular, the Gallery Rifle style, shot standing up at short distances as it grew out of the pistol competitions which were popular in the UK. It was evident that there was demand for a “combined” style which would allow any form of experience or equipment to be used so we set up a Cross over competition, the rules of which are set out below. If you peruse these rules, you will see the wide appeal.
We ran the competition on Saturday 9th July and some pics of the equipment used and the competitors who took part are shown in the attached photos. Some members who took part have been more than 40 years in the club. Others had been only weeks in the club and this was their first competition. To celebrate, we had a nice BBQ on a perfect Irish Summer’s Day after the shoot, much enjoyed by all present. We will run another one of these later in the year which will be open to members and non members who wish to participate.
Some of the rifles used.
General scenes from the day.
|Name||Detail & F/Point||Non-Elite?||50 metres||100 Yards||Total||Place||Place|
|Position - Jacket & sling|
|Rested - Bipod or bags|
Club Prone ,any Rifle, any sight Shoot Rules.
Saturday 9th July 2022 ECSC.
Any Rimfire .22 rifle Sporting or Target. No high velocity ammunition. .22 rimfire only.
SIGHTS. Any sight iron sights open/ peep/Telescopic
Disciplines. (1) Prone Jacket and sling. (2) Prone Rested.
Rested (A)Bipod and rear bag.(B)Front and rear bag.
No Full Length /Sled / Micro adjustable bench type rests. No joysticks
Shooters will declare which discipline they are shooting on entry.
All targets to be shot as declared either rested or with jacket and sling no 50 /50
Course of Fire Double Dewar 80 shots.40 shots @50 metres 6 bull cards
40 Shots @100 Yards 3 bull Cards. Full Bull Cards for both
20 mins per card 6 bull 50 mtr Card, unlimited sighters and 20 shots to count on each card 5 shots per scoring bull.
3 bull 100-yard unlimited sighters and 20 shots to count on each 10 per scoring bull.
The course of fire based on the use of 7 firing points with a 9.30 am start.
Max shooters on the day will be 14 so we will squad the details and pre reg will be required
Relay 1and2 on detail 1 will be shot at 50 mtr relay 3and 4 at 100 yds
Detail 2 relay 1and 2 shot at 100 yds relay 3and 4 at 50 mtr
20 mins per card 10 mins changeover.
Detail 1 commences at 09.30 and ends 12.30
Detail 2 commences at 12.30 ends 14 .30
Prizes will be presented on the day.
1st overall 1st target 1st sporter. Where the overall winner is also the 1st in class the class prize will go to the next highest in that class. Prize for best newcomer
Depending on entry and spread extra prizes may be awarded on the day.
Entry Fee €10 to cover targets Prizes and Barbecue.
As this is the first of a new format which we hope will continue into the future the rules may change as we go forward to attract more entries and allow all shooters gain the most enjoyment and competition experience before they attend at opens and other club shoots .