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High Power Rifle

As the sponsor of a High Power Rifle tournament, you must make some basic decsions on how the range will operate. It is acceptable for clubs to provide paid target pullers. However, this will increase operating costs and therefore, entry fees. Normally, tournaments are organized so that shooters will score and operate targets. There should be at least 4 relays, so that a shooter and a scorekeeper are on the line and two target operators are in the pits. The sequence of firing must be adjusted to allow the target operators to have their turn on the firing line under conditions of weather and light similar to those enjoyed by the other relays. A typical firing schedule would call for Relay 1 and 2 to fire all 200 yard matches or stages, and then switch with Relay 3 and 4. Relay 3 and 4 would finish their 200 yard matches or stages, and then move back to 300 yards and complete the course of fire. When Relays 1 and 2 have completed firing, they would switch with Relays 3 and 4 and complete the day’s firing. The three pit changes in the scheme outlined will take an average of 25 minutes each and this time must be allowed in your estimate of time required. Allow about 15 minutes each for the two distance changes that do not involve a pit change. Range Flags: The display of the red range safety flag is an indicator of an active range and an important safety measure. Note the requirement of Rule 6.9. Ideally, a flag will be displayed at each approach to the range. The red or yellow wind flags should be displayed at various distances between the firing line and the targets. Targets: Must be repaired or replaced periodically so that shot values may be accurately determined. For full distance (200, 300, and 600 yard) shooting, one full face SR target and one MR-1 target per point will generally suffice for a day’s shooting. Each shooter should be given a fresh repair center before scoring becomes difficult and imprecise. Your planning should include having these repair centers on hand in sufficient quantity. The Pit Officer should control the use of these centers and they should be applied to all targets at the same time. Using the relay and pit change described above for a 4-relay tournament with shooters operating targets, the following page outlines a plan for target and repair center use (per firing point).

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