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Junior Coaching Camp - 14

Junior Coaching Camp – 14

 The annual Queensland Target Sports Junior coaching Camp will be conducted at the Jim Smith Range, Belmont on 24th to 26th of September 2014, prior to the State Championships.

  • This camp is open to all Junior QTS members and will cover all aspects of Small Bore Rifle shooting.

  • Shooters from all disciplines are invited to attend.QTS_logo

For more info please read the flyer attached: – JUNIOR CAMP FLYER 2014

 

Shooting with a Disability

QTS Inc is fully supportive of and caters for the disabled shooter.  Please follow the link for more information about shooting with disabilities within Queensland. Information

50 Metre Rifle Shooting

50 Metre Rifle Shooting

50 Metre target rifle is an Olympic Rifle Shooting event.  It includes the Three Positional and Prone events.

50 M Prone

The 50 Metre Prone Rifle Event is shot by both Men and Women.  However, at Olympics only men participate in this event.  Some International events cater for both Men and Women, however they participate in separate events.  In Queensland both Men and Women participate equally in all events.

Disabled shooters are able to participate in the 50 Metre prone event, either shooting from a wheel chair or if able to may shoot from the prone position.

  • Competitors fire 60 shots over 50 metres using a .22 target rifle.  The shots are fired from the prone position in a total time of 75 minutes.  There are local variations which include 20 Metres and 90 Metres.

Three Position 3 x 40 and 3 x 20.

50 Metre Three Position shooting is divided into two categories. They are the 3 x 40 which is the men’s event and the 3 x 20 which is the women’s event.  Internationally these events are shot at all levels of competition.  In Queensland we allow both men and women to enter these events equally.

Disabled shooters are able to participate in the 50 Metre Three Position event, however they shoot from a wheel chair using the International Disabled Rules.

  • Free Rifle 3 x 40.  Competitors fire 120 shots over 50 metres using a .22 target rifle weighing no more than 8 Kg.  40 shots are fired from the prone position, 40 shots are fired from the Standing position and 40 shots are fired from the kneeling position.  The match takes over four hours to complete.  Internationally this is a men’s match
  • Sport Rifle 3 x 20.   Competitors fire 60 shots over 50 metres using a .22 target rifle weighing no more than 6.5 Kg.  20 shots are fired from the prone position, 20 shots are fired from the Standing position and 20 shots are fired from the kneeling position.  The match takes over two hours to complete.  Internationally this is a women’s match

 

3P Positions

Air Rifle

Air Rifle is also an Olympic event and is shot over a distance of 10 Metres, in the standing position.

Competitors fire a 60 shot men’s and a 40 shot women’s event over 10 metres using a .177 calibre target air rifle.  The events are shot in the standing position usually on an indoor range.  In international competition, there are separate events for men and women, although both genders regularly contest the same events in Australia.

Metallic Silhouette Shooting

WHO CAN SHOOT:      Anyone can shoot, all ages, backgrounds, professions, male and female.  (Juniors from 12 years old).

SAFETY:            Of course, safety is of the highest importance and shooters are governed by a strict set of safety rules.  New shooters are first taught to handle firearms safely, then how and when they can shoot.  The ranges are controlled by qualified Range Officers, and juniors are expected to be accompanied by a parent/guardian until 15yrs old.

EQUIPMENT:        Club rifles are usually available to visitors and new members for a limited time.  New shooters can then decide to join a club  and purchase their own equipment.

FOR SILHOUETTE SHOOTING:      A bolt action .22 sporting rifle with a telescopic scope is used.  The targets are metallic animals that must be knocked down from a rail to score a hit.  Distances are 35m, 55m, 70m and 90m.  This makes for a great spectacle as up to 120 silhouettes across the range may be shot in a 4 minute period.

COMPETITIONS:         Members compete for yearly club championships and competitions are held throughout Queensland and interstate, thus providing many opportunities to travel and meet other shooters.  Ladies take heart.  There are many women shooters among the sport’s top shooters.

HOW DO I GET STARTED ??      If you are interested in shooting silhouettes and would like to inquire further,  you will be made welcome at any club that holds silhouette shoots and given the opportunity to observe and try out the sport.

Rules:     Queensland Target Sports Inc have developed the rules for prone metallic silhouette shooting for use within Queensland.  The rules are available in A4 and A5formats.  Target Templates

Queensland Clubs and contacts for Metallic silhouette shooting are:

Maryborough Smallbore Rifle Club  –  Alan – Ph 07 4123 1256
Bundaberg Smallbore Rifle Club  – Jason  – Ph 07 4152 9097
South Kolan Smallbore Rifle Club  – Alan – Ph 07 4157 7532
Isis District Smallbore Rifle Club  – Anton – Ph 07 4157 6806
Munduberra Smallbore Rifle Club  – Tony  – Ph 07 4165 4181
Toowoomba Smallbore Rifle Club  – John  – Ph 07 4637 0209
Gympie Smallbore Rifle Club  – Ed l – Ph 07 5483 6801
Charleville Smallbore Rifle Club – Joy  – Ph 07 46541517

Copy of the Queensland Target Sports Inc  Silhouette Rules  A4 or A5 Format.  Target Templates

Bench Rest

Bench Rest is as the name implies is a competition where the competitor sits at a bench with the rifle on a stand.  The competition consist of 60 shots are fired at a target at a distance of 50 Metres.  Bench Rest Rules  (more…)