For shooters who enjoy instant gratification, this sport may be for you. There's no waiting here. A well-aimed shot results in a resounding clang as the metal target topples from it's stand. A miss is just that, a puff of dirt kicking up behind the target, which remains insolently standing as if to taunt the shooter. For competitors and spectators alike, it's a fast-paced game that spells FUN! It's also a surprisingly easy game to play.
A typical match consists of 40 rounds, fired in the following sequence:
Center fire Rifle: 10 chicken targets at 200 metres 10 pig targets at 300 metres 10 turkey targets at 385 metres 10 ram targets at 500 metres. For each five round stage (one shot, left to right, at each target in a bank of five), a shooter is allowed a maximum of 2-1/2 minutes.
Small-bore (.22 cal) Rifle: 10 chicken targets at 40 metres, 10 pig targets at 60 metres 10 turkey targets at 77 metres 10 ram targets at 100 metres . For each five round stage (one shot, left to right, at each target in a bank of five), a shooter is allowed a maximum of 2-1/2 minutes.
You receive one point for each animal knocked off it's stand for a possible total of 40 points in a match.
High power is similar to the Small-bore side of the sport. Center fire targets are a lot larger than small-bore targets but are shot at 200, 300, 385 and 500 meters. The rules state the minimum calibre is 6mm-243. There are many calibre's to choose from, the 308 Winchester is a popular choice, but some shooters go for more exotic equipment. That is a decision for you to make - a good compromise is a rifle you can use in the field as well as on the range. Some calibre's are better than others but you will need enough energy to topple a heavy Ram at 500 me.