SMALLBORE MATCH DESCRIPTIONS

F-CLASS

Equipment:

 

In NSRA Smallbore Rifle F-Class competition, rifles and related equipment must meet the following specifications:

  • SBF1:  An F-Class rifle is limited to .22 LR calibre.

  • SBF2: Rifle support is limited to the use of an attached bipod (see note below) and/or a sling as front support, optionally together with, but not connected to, a single rear bag.

  • Note: There are many  types of acceptable bipods available which attach to the rifle.   Attachment can be to a swivel stud or to an adaptor which fits into a rail in the forestock.  The least expensive, lightest, and most common is the Harris bipod.

  • SBF3: Triggers are to be manually operated; electronic, set or “release” triggers are not permitted.

Description:

A Canadian innovation, the F-Class discipline involves shooting from the prone position using a rifle on a bi-pod. NSRA Smallbore F-Class rifle competitions are shot at both 50m and 100m distances, and use SFC #135 20 yd. Sporting Rifle and SFC #153 50m Sporting Rifle Targets respectively.  NSRA F-Class matches consist of unlimited sighters and 60 shots on score, to be fired in three strings of 20 scoring shots per string in 30 minutes each. The highest possible score is 200 per target; 600 per match.

  • SBF4: Trigger pull weight is not restricted, but must be safe (specifically, the rifle must not fire on closing the bolt or action).  

  • SBF5: As a guideline (this is a rule in fullbore F-TR) the overall weight should not exceed 8.25 kg including all attachments such as bipod and telescopic sight.

  • SBF6: Barrel tuning devices are allowed.

BENCHREST

Equipment:

 

In NSRA Smallbore Rifle Benchrest competition, rifles and related equipment must meet the following specifications:

  • BR1: A Benchrest rifle is limited to .22 LR calibre.

  • BR2: Rifle front support type is unlimited and may or may not be attached to the rifle.

  • BR3: Rifle rear support type is unlimited, but there is to be no connection between front and rear supports.

  • BR4: Triggers are to be manually operated; electronic, set or “release” triggers are not permitted.

  • BR5: Trigger pull weight is not restricted, but must be safe (specifically, the rifle must not fire on closing the bolt or action).

  • BR6: There is no weight restriction for benchrest rifles.

  • BR7: Barrel tuning devices are allowed.

Description:

Benchrest shooting as the name implies is shot entirely from a shooting bench and NSRA Benchrest matches are shot for score and not for group size at 100m.  Four NSRA specific Benchrest Targets are used with aiming marks ranging in size from 0.75" to about 1.5" and a bullseye type target will be used for sighting purposes, which has a centre black aiming mark with a dia. of 3/4".  NSRA F-Class matches consist of unlimited sighters and 60 shots on score and has a highest possible score of 432 per match.

SPORTING RIFLE

Description:

NSRA Sporting Rifle matches consist of Prone and 3 Position matches.  Sporting Rifle Prone competitions are shot at both 50m and 100m distances, and use SFC #153, 50m Sporting Rifle target and Cibles Canada Targets #SB-100 respectively.  3 Position Sporting Rifle competitions are only shot at 50m and use SFC #153, 50m Sporting Rifle targets.  Shooting Federation of Canada rules (SFC website: www.sfc-ftc.ca) for Sporting Rifles apply with the exception for NSRA Sporting Rifle 3 Positions matches we allow participants to either shoot from the sitting position OR shoot a second standing target as alternatives to the kneeling position. While the SFC rules do not exclude the use of semi-automatics, they do limit them to one round in the magazine.  For NSRA Sporting Rifle matches we allow the loading of up to 10 rounds in a magazine. All of the Smallbore Sporting Rifle matches consist of unlimited sighters and 60 shots on score, to be fired in three strings of 20 scoring shots per string in 30 minutes each. The highest possible score is 200 per target; 600 per match.

Equipment:

 

As described in the Shooting Federation of Canada rules (SFC website: www.sfc-ftc.ca) for Sporting Rifles.  Sporting Rifles must have trigger weight not less than 1.0 kg (2.2 lbs.) and the total weight of the rifle, complete with sights and accessories, cannot be more than 4.0 kg (8.8 lbs.) . As well, movement of butt plate, upward or downward from the neutral position is limited to +/- 30 mm (1") and palm rests and slings are not to be used. Barrel tuning devices are not allowed.

MATCH RIFLE

Description:

NSRA Match Rifle prone matches are shot at both 50m and 100m distances, and use SFC #151, 50m Match Rifle targets and SFC #153, 50m Sporting Rifle targets respectively.  International Shooting Sports Federation rules (ISSF website: www.issf-sports.org) for Match Rifle apply.  All of the Smallbore Match Rifle matches consist of unlimited sighters and 60 shots on score, to be fired in three strings of 20 scoring shots per string in 30 minutes each. The highest possible score is 200 per target; 600 per match.

Equipment:

 

As described in the International Shooting Sports Federation rules (ISSF website: www.issf-sports.org) for Match Rifles.  In general Match Rifles have much lighter trigger pull requirements and the butt plate may be adjusted upward or downward from the neutral position. Sling use is permitted. The weight of these rifles, with sights, cannot exceed 8 kg (17.6 lbs.).  Barrel tuning devices are not allowed.

PRACTICAL RIFLE

Description:

NSRA Practical Rifle matches consist of Prone and 3 Position matches.  Practical Rifle Prone competitions are shot at both 50m and 100m distances, and use SFC #153, 50m Sporting Rifle target and Cibles Canada Targets #SB-100 respectively.  3 Position Practical Rifle competitions are only shot at 50m and use SFC #153, 50m Sporting Rifle targets.  Shooting Federation of Canada rules (SFC website: www.sfc-ftc.ca) for Practical Rifles apply with the exception for NSRA Practical Rifle 3 Positions matches we allow participants to either shoot from the sitting position OR shoot a second standing target as alternatives to the kneeling position. All of the Smallbore Practical Rifle matches consist of unlimited sighters and 60 shots on score, to be fired in three strings of 20 scoring shots per string in 30 minutes each. The highest possible score is 200 per target; 600 per match.

Equipment:

 

As described in the Shooting Federation of Canada rules (SFC website: www.sfc-ftc.ca) for Practical (Hunting) Rifle.  In summary a Practical class rifles can be any .22 rifle which is not, and never has been, a target rifle, any action and any type of sights (including optical) can be used - many current high quality field / hunting / varmint / plinking .22's are in this category.  Barrel tuning devices are not allowed.

SIMPLIFIED METALLIC SILHOUETTE

Equipment:

There is no rifle weight restriction on the rifles used for NSRA Simplified Metallic Silhouette and while the trigger pull weight is also not restricted it must be safe and the rifle must not fire on closing the action.  Barrel tuning devices are allowed.  The two NSRA Simplified Metallic Silhouette classes only vary slightly based on the sighting equipment used:

  • Sights Class - any .22LR rifle fitted with non-magnifying sights including open sights, aperture (peep) sights, fibre optic sights, reflex sights, and red dot sights. 

  • Scopes Class - any .22LR rifle fitted with a magnifying optical sight (telescopic sight or similar). 

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Description:

NSRA Simplified Metallic Silhouette shooting as the name indicates is a more basic or simpler version of standard silhouette shooting. All shooting is done at a single distance (30m) and targets are both 1/5 size animal silhouettes as well as geometric shapes.  Four simple geometric shapes - 5”x 5” square, 3”x 4” and 2”x 3” rectangles, and a 4”x 4”x 4” triangle mixed with NRA standard animal silhouettes - rams, turkeys, javelinas, and chickens.  One shot per target, scoring values increase as target sizes decrease.  All shooting is done from the standing position.

Shooting jackets or shooting gloves are not allowed however, jackets and gloves for warmth  are allowed.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

PIN SHOOT

Equipment:

For the NSRA Pin Shoots any .22LR rifle and any sights may be used.  There are no restrictions on trigger weight, but it must be safe and the rifle must not fire on closing the action.  Barrel tuning devices are allowed.  It should be noted that semi-auto, lever, and pump have the advantage in this type of match, especially rifles with detachable mags.

Shooting jackets or shooting gloves are not allowed however, jackets and gloves for warmth  are allowed.
 

Description:

NSRA Pin Shoots are a fun type of shooting which tests a shooter's ability to hit reactive targets at 50m from the standing (offhand, no sings) position in as short a time as possible. The targets or “Pins” are approximately 4”x 4” X 10” steel plates. This is a team competition. After an initial series of individual “qualifying” shoots, two person teams are selected using the results of the individual shoots to make the teams as balanced as possible, i.e., the best two shooters will not be on the same team. The two person teams will shoot for awards.