Rifles may be fired with either iron sights, scopes or red dot sights at various targets, including traditional ring and disruptive pattern targets commonly placed at 25m or 50m from the firing point. The targets may be fixed facing the shooters but are more commonly turning targets (occasionally rail mounted targets, for example when shooting the “advancing man” discipline). Turning targets start at 90 degrees to the shooters before rotating to face them and then returning to 90 degrees either at preset or random intervals for preset or random periods. Turning targets are generally engaged with 6 rounds, with the exception of Service A course of fire (known in the UK as Phoenix A), all of which must be fired within a preset number of turns.
The NRA (UK) defines two categories of GR Smallbore (SB) and Centrefire (CF).
GRSB covers all .22 multi-shot rimfire rifles, be they semi-automatic, lever-action, bolt-action or whatever. There is a huge variety available, but by far the most popular is the Ruger 10/22. The NSRA (UK) doesn’t use the term GRSB, but instead calls these Lightweight Sport Rifles (LSRs). However, their definition also includes air rifles of similar performance, which the NRA definition doesn’t.
GRCF covers all fullbore/ centrefire rifles based on low-power (i.e. pistol) cartridges, of which the most popular are .38/.357 and .44. Most of the GRCF rifles are of the classic underlever style, with a tube magazine under the barrel. However, a few innovative pump, lever and even revolver designs are now starting to emerge. (source wikipedia).
At AR&PC we run a number of Gallery Rifle events thoughout the year at distances up to and including 100m.