National Target Shooting Association of Ireland.

 

ISSF Shooting Events.

 

 

50m Rifle. 3 Position Men

The shooter fires three rounds of 40 shots each in the prone, standing and kneeling positions at a target 50 meters away. Prior to the first competition shot, any number of sighting shots may be fired. The rifle is a 5.6 mm smallbore (.22 l.r.) single loader whose weight may not exceed 8 kilos. The center ten, which is as large as a 10 "Rappen" coin, must be hit at a distance of 50 meters within a time limit of 45 minutes in the prone position, 75 minutes in the standing position and 60 minutes in the kneeling position. 

The best eight shooters from this opening program are qualified for the final. The final consists of 10 shots in the standing position with a time limit of 75 seconds per shot. Each shot is evaluated in decimal tenths and added to the score of the opening program.

 

 

 

 

 

50m Rifle. Prone Men

Sixty shots are fired in the prone position. Prior to the first competition shot, any number of sighting shots may be fired. The competition time, including the sighting shots, is 75 minutes. The distance of the target, the size of its center and the gun correspond to the 3x40 free rifle match.

In the final, 10 shots are fired with a time limit of 45 seconds per shot in the "prone" position. The decimal score is added to the opening score to determine the winner.

 

 

 

 

 

50m Rifle. 3 Position Women

Three rounds of 20 shots are fired in the prone, standing and kneeling positions. The time limit for all three positions, including the sighting shots, is 135 minutes. The gun is a 5.6 mm smallbore free rifle (.22 l.r.) whose weight may not exceed 6.5 kilos. The shots are once again fired at the target's center, which is the size of a 10 "Rappen" coin, at a distance of 50 meters.

In the final, the best eight female shooters fire 10 shots in the standing position with a time limit of 75 seconds per shot, and the score is evaluated in decimal tenths. The final score is then added to the opening score to determine the total result.

 

 

 

 

 

10m Air Rifle. Men & Women

Permitted are compressed air rifles and carbon dioxide rifles with a caliber of 4.5 mm (.177 cal.) and a maximum weight of 5.5 kilograms. In the main competition, only the entire rings are counted. The men complete 60 shots in 105 minutes with any number of sighting shots before the first competition shot is fired. The women complete 40 shots within a maximum of 75 minutes, including the sighting shots. The shots are fired in the standing position at a very thin, "threadlike" center of exactly 0.5 mm at a distance of 10 meters.

In the following final, each of the eight finalists only has 75 seconds to fire each of his 10 final shots. The points achieved are subdivided into decimal tenths. A shot that hits directly in the center of the ten counts as a 10.9, whereas a shot just barely touching the center counts as 10.0. The results from the normal program and the final are added together.

 

 

 

 

 

10m Running Target Men

With a 4.5 mm compressed air rifle or carbon dioxide rifle (.177 cal.) and sighting telescope, 60 shots are fired, 30 of them in a slow round and 30 in a rapid round. In the slow round, the target, which is pulled across a 2 meter wide aisle, is visible for five seconds, beginning once from the left and once from the right. In the rapid round, the target is only visible for 2.5 seconds. The match is shot at a distance of 10 meters, and the center of the target is 5.5 mm in size. The telescope may not exceed 300 mm in length and may only have a maximum fourfold magnifying power. The rifle, including the sight, may not weigh more than 5.5 kilos.

In the following 10 shot, rapid fire final in the standing position, the shots are evaluated in decimal tenths. The scores of the opening program and final are added together.

 

 

 

 

 

50m Pistol Men

Within a maximum of 120 minutes, any number of sighting shots plus 60 competition shots are fired at a target 50 meters away. A 5.6 mm pistol (.22 l.r.) as single-loader is permitted in the competition. The center of the target is 50 mm in size, and the gun must be fired, single-handed, in the standing position.

In the following final, 10 shots must be completed within a maximum of 75 seconds per shot. Here again, the score is evaluated in decimal tenths and added to the opening score.

 

 

 

 

 

25m Rapid Fire Pistol Men

This program consists of two rounds of 30 shots each, and one round consists of two series of five shots fired in eight, six, and four seconds. A series of five shots is fired at five targets, 75 cm apart, at a distance of 25 meters. The match is started with a command for the shooters from a 45 position with a 5.6 mm smallbore pistol (.22 short or long) that has a maximum weight of 1,260 kg. In the final of the best eight shooters, two series of five shots must again be completed in four seconds, and the shots are evaluated in decimal tenths. The scores of the opening program and final are added together at the end

 

 

 

 

 

25m Pistol Women

The score consists of a combination of 30 precision shots and 30 duel shots. At a distance of 25 meters, a center of 50 mm must be hit in the so-called precision semi-round. Six series of five shots must be completed in six minutes each. In the duel semi-round, the center is twice as large (100 mm), and six series of five shots must be completed in 3 seconds each with a 7 second break in between. The pistol may not weight more than 1.4 kg and must have a caliber of 5.6 (.22 l.r.)

In the following final of the eight best shooters, 10 shots are completed in the precision round within 75 seconds per shot. The final score is evaluated in decimal tenths and added to the opening score.

 

 

 

 

 

10m Air Pistol Men & Women

Permitted are 4.5 mm compressed air pistols and carbon dioxide pistols (.177 cal.) with a maximum length of 420 mm, height of 200 mm and width of 50 mm as well as a maximum weight of 1.7 kg. The trigger resistance must be at least 500 grams. The match is shot, single-handed, in the standing position at a distance of 10 meters, and the center of the target is 11.5 mm in diameter. The time limit for men with any number of sighting shots and the 60 competition shots is 105 minutes. For women, 40 shots must be fired within 75 minutes.

The final of the best eight consists of 10 shots within 75 seconds per shot, and the score is evaluated in decimal tenths. The final result is added to the score of the opening program.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last Updated

 18 – 02 – 2004

 

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