Shooting Competitions

The Range Aggregate Cup

Awarded for:  The grand aggregate of centre fire competitions at 100m and 200m, using open (‘iron’) sights.

Eligibility:  Open to any financial members of the North Auckland Branch.

Course of Fire:  As for either the centre fire aggregate competitions, or the interbranch competition.

 Classes:  Not applicable.

Rules:
Calibre, centre fire up to and including 8mm (7.92mm) (8mm gauging is to be applied)
Only rifles fitted with open sights are to be used.
Bolt Action Service Rifle Competitions are specifically excluded from this aggregate.

How to Enter:  On the day.

The Stewart Cup

Awarded for:  The grand aggregate of centre fire competitions at 100m and 200m, including scores at any interbranch competition held at the North Auckland Branch range.

Eligibility:  Open to all financial members of the North Auckland Branch.  Ladies, see Wangford Shield.  Juniors, see Livingstone-Stick Cup.

Course of Fire:  5 minutes of unlimited sighting shots, then:
If at 100m; 5 shots prone, 5 shots kneeling and 5 shots standing
If at 200m; 5 shots prone, 5 shots sitting and 5 shots standing

Classes:  Sporting Rifle or Target - see ‘Classes’ at the end of this section

Rules:
Calibre, centre fire up to and including 8mm (7.92mm) (8mm gauging is to be applied)
Rifle and equipment according to class nominated

How to Enter:  On the day.

The Wangford Shield

Awarded for:  The ladies grand aggregate of centre fire competitions at 100m and 200m, including scores at any interbranch competition held at the North Auckland Branch range.

Eligibility:  Open to all female financial members of the North Auckland Branch.  Men, see Stewart Cup.  Juniors, see Livingstone-Stick Cup.

Course of Fire:  5 minutes for unlimited sighting shots, then:
If at 100m; 5 shots prone, 5 shots kneeling and 5 shots standing
If at 200m; 5 shots prone, 5 shots sitting and 5 shots standing

Classes:  Sporting Rifle or Target - see ‘Classes’ at the end of this section.

Rules:
Calibre, centre fire up to and including 8mm (7.92mm) (8mm gauging is to be applied)
Rifle and equipment according to class nominated

How to Enter:  On the day.

The Livingstone-Stick Cup

Awarded for:  The junior grand aggregate of centre fire competitions at 100m and 200m, including scores at any interbranch competition held at the North Auckland Branch range.

Eligibility:  Open to any junior members of the North Auckland Branch who has not attained the age of 16 years as at 1 March of the competition year.  Men, see Stewart Cup.  Ladies, see Wangford Shield.

Course of Fire:  5 minutes for unlimited sighting shots, then:
If at 100m; 5 shots prone, 5 shots kneeling and 5 shots standing
If at 200m; 5 shots prone, 5 shots sitting and 5 shots standing

Classes:  Sporting Rifle or Target - see ‘Classes’ at the end of this section.

Rules:
Calibre, centre fire up to and including 8mm (7.92mm) (8mm gauging is to be applied)
Rifle and equipment according to class nominated

How to Enter:  On the day.

The Margaret Lowes Memorial Trophy (Sam Lowes Classic)

Awarded for:  The one day ‘all rounder’ aggregate score of two serials of the designated course of fire.

Eligibility:  Open to all financial members of the North Auckland Branch.

Course of Fire: (at 100m)
Each competitor will have a bank of 5 steel targets, arranged form left to right:
a falling plate, a chicken, a pig, a turkey, and a ram
Sighters = 5 minutes of unlimited sighters on a paper target, then:
Fire 8 rounds in 5 minutes, being:
Fire 2 rounds from the prone position
Fire 2 rounds from the sitting position
Fire 2 rounds from the kneeling position
Fire 2 rounds from the standing position

Rules:
Calibre, .22LR
Rifle and equipment according to national rim fire silhouette rules.
The chicken scores 10 points, the pig scores 6 points, the turkey scores 4 points, and the ram scores 2 points.  The plate scores no points, but no target scores any points if the plate is standing at the end.
Firers may engage any target at any time in any position, but may only fire two shots in any one position.

How to Enter:  On the day.

The President’s Trophy (Shooting Component)

Awarded for:  The combined score of a trophy on converted Douglas score, and a range shoot – see rules and shooting competitions.

Eligibility:  Open to all financial members of the North Auckland Branch (financial at the time of securing the trophy, and at the time of entering the trophy for measurement, and at the time of shooting the range component of the competition).

Course of Fire:
100m, NZDA target, 10 rounds standing in 10 minutes

Classes: Sporting Rifle class firearm and equipment only

Rules: Only firearms and equipment that conforms to the Sporting Rifle class may be used for the President’s Trophy shooting component

How to Enter:  On the day

The Howlett Cup

Awarded for:  The winner of the nominated centre fire aggregate match being at either 100m or 200m, fired as part of the annual centre fire aggregate programme.

Eligibility:  Open to all financial members of the North Auckland Branch.

Course of Fire:  5 minutes for unlimited sighting shots, then:
If at 100m; 5 shots prone, 5 shots kneeling and 5 shots standing
If at 200m; 5 shots prone, 5 shots sitting and 5 shots standing

Classes:  For the Howlett Cup - None (note, this is a single match, highest score)
For other aggregate trophies: class as nominated by the competitor – Sporting Rifle or Target class – see rules below

Rules:
Calibre, centre fire up to and including 8mm (7.92mm) (8mm gauging is to be applied).
Ladies and Juniors may use .22LR.  Rifle and equipment according to Sporting Rifle or Target class.
Score also contributes to the Stewart Cup, Wangford Shield, Livingstone-Stick Cup or Range Aggregate Cup as appropriate

How to Enter:  On the day.

The Hot Shots Trophy

Awarded for:  The one day aggregate centre fire competition using iron sights.

Eligibility:  Open to all financial members of the North Auckland Branch.

Course of Fire:  At 100m; 2 non-scoring sighters, 5 shots prone, 5 shots kneeling, 5 shots standing.  Then at,
 200m; no sighters, 5 shots prone, 5 shots sitting, 5 shots standing.

Rules:
Calibre, up to 8mm
Rifle and equipment according to national rules for the 60-shot prone matches.
Rifles must be fitted with and fired using iron sights only.

How to Enter:  On the day.

The Douglas Everett Memorial Trophy

Awarded for:  The grand aggregate of rim fire competitions at 50m and 100m.

Eligibility:  Open to all financial members of the North Auckland Branch.

Course of Fire:  5 minutes for unlimited sighting shots, then:
If at 50m; 10 shots prone, 10 shots kneeling and 10 shots standing
If at 100m; 10 shots prone, 10 shots sitting and 10 shots standing

Classes:  Target or Sporting Rifle - see ‘Classes’ at the end of this section.

Rules:
Only .22LR calibre and cartridge permitted.  Rifle and equipment according to class nominated

How to Enter:  On the day.

The Debbie Harlow 200m Trophy (Men, Ladies and Junior)

Awarded for:  The best score from one of two centrefire matches at 200m.

Eligibility:  Open to all financial members of the North Auckland Branch.

Awards:  Separate awards each for men, ladies and juniors

Course of Fire:  7 minutes of unlimited sighting shots, then:
30 shots in 1.5 hours

Classes: Target or Sporting Rifle.  No distinctions are made, this is a highest score single event.

Rules:
Rifles and equipment as for national rules for 60-shot centre fire prone matches

How to Enter:  On the day.  This competition is conducted twice during the competition year, and competitors will have their highest score considered for the awards.

The Anderton-Harris Shield

Awarded for:  The aggregate scores from all rim fire silhouette competitions.

Eligibility:  Open to all financial members of the North Auckland Branch.

Course of Fire:  Modified silhouette (unlimited sighters then 20 rounds to score)

Classes:  None

Rules:
Rifles and equipment as for national silhouette.

How to Enter:  On the day.

The L. J. Harris Shield

Awarded for:  A one-day rim fire competition (100m, 60 rounds prone).

Eligibility:  Open to all financial members of the North Auckland Branch.

Course of Fire:  Unlimited sighters then 60 rounds to score in 1.5 hours (including sighters).

Classes:  None

Rules:
Rifles and equipment as for national rim fire competitions (see Target class).
Point bulls are counted as 10
Ties are resolved by shoot-off – 3 shots each until tie is broken

How to Enter:  On the day.

The Military Medal

Awarded for:  The aggregate of all Bolt Action Service Rifle competitions held in the competition year at either North Auckland or Auckland Branches.

Eligibility:  Open to all financial members of the North Auckland Branch.

Course of Fire:  As decided by each branch (normally 2 sighters plus 20 rounds to score).

Classes:  None

Rules:
Rifles must be military issue bolt action magazine fed.
Sights must be iron (V or peep – sniper scopes on BASR are not permitted)
Slings, if used, must be as issued for that model and fixed at both points of carry.

 How to Enter:  On the day.

The F-Class Medal

Awarded for:  The aggregate of all centre fire and rim fire F-Class competitions.

Eligibility:  Open to all financial members of the North Auckland Branch.

Course of Fire:  7 shots in 15 minutes, 5 shots to score.

Classes:  None

Rules:
Centre fire matches are to be fired from 200m onto a 100m target.
Rim fire matches are to be fired from 100m onto a 50m target.
Any rifle and scope combination may be used as allowed for use on the range by the Range Standing Orders.
Only .22LR may be used for the rim fire F-Class.
Rifles may be supported front and rear by any means provided such means are separated front from rear (ie no sleds).
Point bulls are counted.  Match ties in scoring are to be resolved by measuring group size - smallest group size winning.  Aggregate ties share the award.
At least two matches of each category are to be held in the shooting calendar year.
 How to Enter:  On the day.

Shooting Classes

Purpose:  As at 2014 the Branch re-introduced a ‘Sporting Rifle’ class for aggregate competitions.  The reason for this decision was to encourage hunters and novice shooters to enter into competitions, and as an affordable way for hunters to hone their field shooting skills

All aggregate matches may now be shot in two classes: Sporting Rifle and Target.

Sporting Rifle Class:

Rifle:

    • ·         A factory or bespoke rifle designed for hunting in New Zealand weighing not more than 4.5kg
    • ·         Without a sling
    • ·         With a non-adjustable stock
    • ·         With either iron sights or a telescopic sight

Equipment

    • ·         Outdoor or street clothing is to be worn
    • ·         A shooting mat may be used
    • ·         A kneeling roll may be used
    • ·         Any other clothing or equipment specifically designed for target use is prohibited

Scoring

    • ·         Sporting Rifle class targets are to be scored for actual calibre.  8mm gauging is not allowed
    • ·         The use of iron sights will permit the shooter’s score to be considered for the Range Aggregate Cup as well as the centre fire or rim fire aggregate series

Stepping Up

    • ·         Anyone who chooses to enter an aggregate competition in the Sporting Rifle class may have their score considered for Target class trophies and certificates
    • ·         Anyone who shoots one or more matches in Target class becomes ineligible for Sporting Rifle class awards

Target Class:

Rifle:

    • ·         A factory or bespoke rifle other than specified for Sporting Rifle class (ie, is designed for target or varmint shooting)
    • ·         With an adjustable stock, butt plate and/or fore-end
    • ·         With provision for a sling rail, or a single-point sling swivel, or palm riser or a hand stop
    • ·         With a telescopic sight of any configuration

Equipment

    • ·         Target clothing may be worn that conforms to NZDA national rules
    • ·         A shooting mat may be used
    • ·         A kneeling roll may be used
    • ·         Any other equipment specifically designed for target use as provided for in the national rules is allowed

Scoring

    • ·         Target class targets are to be scored at 8mm gauging

Stepping Down

    • ·         Once a person has elected to shoot a competition in the Target class, that person is not permitted to have scores aggregated to the Sporting Rifle class trophies, medals or certificates. 






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