Team Precision Rifle Rules
- All rifles will remain unloaded and have chamber flag
inserted or bolt removed and magazines out until instructed to “make
ready” by RO.
- Rifles must be bagged or slung (muzzle up or down) for
transport between stages and before and after the match. Rifles should be grounded immediately
upon arrival at a staging area and remain that way until the shooter is “on
- Rifles may only be handled under supervision of an RO or in a
designated “safe area”. No
ammunition is allowed in “safe areas”.
- Cycling the action
- Dry firing
- Maintenance or repair
- Stage descriptions will clearly designate muzzle
boundaries. Violating the muzzle
boundary (e.g. “180* rule”) will result in a stage DQ.
- Accidental or Negligent Discharge, or any shot which travels
over a backstop or berm or which impacts
the ground within 10” of the competitor or any other person, or which was
fired while not engaging a target, will result in a match DQ.
- Dropping a loaded rifle or having a loaded firearm other than
when specifically ordered to by an RO will result in a match DQ.
- Unless otherwise stated in the stage description, after the
command to “make ready”, the starting position will be rifle loaded with
bolt remaining open on an empty chamber, for one or both of the team
members, depending on the stage.
- Range commands will be as follows
- “Does the team understand the course of
fire?” If no negative response,
- “Load and make ready”
- “Is the team ready?” If no negative
- <start signal>
- “Unload and show clear” After RO verifies
both empty chambers,
- “Insert chamber flag or remove bolt”
- “Range is safe”