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Target Planning

Target planning is crucial

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Chapter 2

Relay 1, Match 1: 20 shots standing Relay 2, Match 1: 20 shots standing

New SR Target SR-C Repair center

Relay 1, Match 2: 20 shots sitting rapid Relay 2, Match 2: 20 shots sitting rapid Pit Change Relay 3, Match 1: 20 shots standing Relay 4, Match 1: 20 shots standing

SR-C Repair center SR-C Repair center

Relay 3, Match 2: 20 shots sitting rapid Relay 4, Match 2: 20 shots sitting rapid Move back to 300 yards Relay 3, Match 3: 20 shots prone rapid Relay 4, Match 3: 20 shots prone rapid Pit Change Relay 1, Match 3: 20 shots prone rapid Relay 2, Match 3: 20 shots prone rapid Move back to 600 yards Relay 1, Match 4: 20 shots prone slow Relay 2, Match 4: 20 shots prone slow Pit Change Relay 3, Match 4: 20 shots prone slow Relay 4, Match 4: 20 shots prone slow

SR-C Repair center SR-C Repair center

SR-C Repair center SR-C Repair center

SR-3 Repair center SR-3 Repair center SR-3 Repair center SR-3 Repair center New MR-1 target MR-1 Repair center MR-1 Repair center MR-1 Repair center

In this plan, each firing point requires one new SR target, one new MR-1 target, seven SR-C repair centers, four SR-3 repair centers, and three MR-1 repair centers. You may feel that this plan is too generous or your relay system may not fit this scheme. The point to remember is to have a plan and to follow it. The script (the actual sequence of voice commands used by the Range Officer, the Pit Officer, and for official communication between the firing line and target pit) is set forth in Rules 10.7 - Firing Line Procedures and Commands, 10.8 - Pit Procedures and Commands, and 10.15 Telephone Messages. When the tournament is over, do not release your target operators and shooters in a sudden burst of enthusiasm and relief. Remember the old adage, “many hands make light work.� The target operators can be asked to face up targets, to replace them in your target shed, turn in spotters, chalk, pasters, and scoreboards, and to police trash before they leave the pits. While this is going on, shooters on the line can police trash and brass on the line (they should have done this at each yard line before leaving it). Remember, there is plenty of time for this, since the Statistical Office will not have posted the results of the last match. The operating personnel of the club, of course, must lower and store range and wind flags, make sure range equipment is properly stored, break down the communications system, and make a final check for items (yours and the shooters’) that are left on the range. It is much easier to identify and return lost-and-found items before the shooters have departed.

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