A few of our club members also shoot this discipline at Campbelltown Range on special roster days. Originally established in the United Kingdom approximately some 150 years ago, today in Australia, it is very much in its infancy only commencing in the mid 1990s.
The types of rifle in this discipline are as for Target Rifle,except any sights may be used including magnifying or optical sights and the weight of projectiles is not restricted. Recently the classes of F Standard and F Open have also been added to the list of classes shot in the competition. The competition is conducted over 1000, 1100 & 1200 yards/metres and can be shot from either the prone or supine (back gunning). In the prone position a rest for the front hand or forearm is allowed.
These are the extreme ranges of distances shot in target rifle and an excellent website with full details on long range target rifle shooting is available.
View from 1000 yards to the target at Ungarie NSW – with a little wind!!
If your mouse or screen can enlarge the picture you will just make out 2 white targets in the centre of the image – thus the use of telescopic sites.