Charles Upham Service Rifle Championships

The Service Rifle Championships of the National Rifle Association of New Zealand, to be held at the Clevedon Rifle Club Range in Auckland on 18th and 19th of January 2020.   Run by Auckland Service Rifle Association Inc.

Bolt actions only in 3 classes as per NZSRA -(see appendix)

Modern Service Class for qualifying bolt action rifles (including pump action rifles), Classic Service Class for iron sighted bolt action rifles, and an Open Class for any other rifles.

Ammunition - Any projectile type and weight allowed withing Class rules.

Support: 100 no support. 300 & 500 support is slings, sandbags/daypack for Classic Service Class, and slings, sandbags/daypack, or bipods for both Open Class and Modern Service Class. No Canadian Prone.

Day 1 Saturday 18th January 2020

300 m. Support as above;

Two individually marked sighters on Fig 11, then: -

Match 1: Charles Upham 300

Position:        Prone

Target:        Fig 11

Rounds:        10

Exposure:        One exposure of 90 seconds.

Max Score:        50


Match 2: 300 Snap

Position:        Prone

Target:        Fig 11

Rounds:        10

Exposure:        10 exposures of 5 seconds

Procedure:        When target appears fire one shot per exposure.

Max Score:        50

Two individually marked sighters on Fig 12 then –

Match 3: 300 Rapid

Position:        Prone

Target:                Fig 12

Rounds:        10

Exposure:        1 exposure of 60 seconds.

Procedure:        Start in standing alert position, when target appears, adopt prone position and fire 10 shots.

Max Score:        50

Match 4: 300 Double Snap

Position:        Prone

Target:                Fig 12

Rounds:        10

Exposure:        5 exposures of 10 seconds

Procedure:        When target appears fire two shots per exposure.

Max Score:        50

Match 5: 300 Mixed Grill

Position:        Prone

Target:                Fig 11 & Fig 12

Rounds:        10

Exposure:        Fig 12: 20 seconds; Fig 11: 25 seconds,

Procedure:        Start prone.  When Fig 12 target appears fire as many of the 10 shots as you choose, when Fig                         11 appears fire balance of shots.

Max Score:        50:  Fig 12 scores V bulls and 5 for any other zone hit; Fig 11 scores as normal.

500 m - Support as above.

Three individually marked sighters on Type A target, then: -

Match 6. Charles Upham 500

Position:        Prone

Target:                Type A

Rounds:        10

Exposure:        One exposure of 90 seconds.

Max Score:        50

Match 7. 500 Double Snap

Position:        Prone

Target:                Type A

Rounds:        10

Exposure:        5 exposures of 10 seconds

Procedure:        When target appears fire two shots per exposure.

Max Score:        50

Match 8. 500 Rapid

Position:        Prone

Target:                Type A

Rounds:        10

Exposure:        1 exposure of 60 seconds.

Procedure:        When target appears fire 10 shots.

Max Score:        50

Day 1 - 87 rounds

Day 2 Sunday 19th January 2020

100 m. No support allowed.  Two individually marked sighters on Fig 12 then -

Match 9. Combined Trinity

Position:        Standing; sitting, kneeling or squatting; prone

Target:                Fig 12

Rounds:        15 (in 3 x 5 round mags)

Exposure:        Two minutes

Procedure:        5 rounds in each position in one continuous series

Comments:        Start standing alert, then change position and magazine after each 5 shots.

Max pts:        75

Match 10: Double Snap - Standing to kneeling

Position:        Kneeling

Target:                Fig 12

Rounds:        10

Exposure:        5 exposures of 10 seconds

Procedure:        Start in standing alert position. When target appears, kneel and fire 2 shots per exposure.                          Return to standing alert after each exposure

Max Score:        50

Match 11: Action M

Position:        Prone-standing-sitting, kneeling or squatting-standing-prone (M)

Target:                 Fig 12

Rounds:        10 (2 magazines of 5 rounds)

Exposure:        75 seconds

Procedure:        Start standing behind rifle (rifle on ground, bolt closed on empty chamber, magazine out).

                On command fire 2 shots each position with reload after fifth shot.

Max Score:        50

Match 12: Turn, Tap, and Rattle

Position:        Sitting

Target:                Fig 12

Rounds:        1 x 5 round, 1 x 10 round magazines

Exposure:        60 seconds.

Procedure:        Rifle on ground, bolt closed on empty chamber, magazine out. Start standing back to                                 target. When target appears adopt sitting position, load 5-round magazine first and fire                                5 shots, replace with 10-round magazine and fire 10 shots.  

Max Score:        75

Match 13: Sustained fire

Position:        Standing

Target:                Fig 12

Rounds:        10

Exposure:        One exposure of 60 seconds.

Max Score:        50

Match 14: Triple Snap

Position:        Sitting, kneeling or squatting

Target:                Fig 12

Rounds:        15

Exposure:        5 exposures of 12 seconds

Procedure:        Start in standing alert position. When target appears, adopt position and fire 3 shots per                         exposure.  Return to standing alert after each exposure.

Max Score:        50

Match 15: CQB

Target:                Fig 11 & Fig 14

Rounds:        40

Procedure:        100 m: Rapid, Start standing; Fig 11 Target appears, sit, load, and fire 10 shots in 45 secs.                            75 m: Rapid, Start standing, Fig 11 Target appears, kneel, load, fire 10 shots in 45 secs.

                        50 m: Double Snap, Fig 14, Stand, 5 exposures of 10 secs, 5 sec intervals, 10 shots, 2                                  shots/exposure.

                         25 m: Snap, Fig 14, Stand, 3 exposures of 10 secs, 5 sec intervals, 10 shots, any No.                                   shots/exposure.

No scores will be called or indicated until the end of the match.

Max Score:         50 (Total divided by 4 - so out of 50)

Day 2 - 117 shots

Total 204 shots

Awards.  

NRA cased Medals for 1st, 2nd, 3rd overall Classic Service Class.  NZSRA medals for overall Modern and Open Class (subject to minimum entry rules).  

Cavalryman’s Belt for winner Classic Service Class; Open class trophy for winner Open Class.  

Teams:  4 man teams can be entered for aggregate scores.  Prizes.

Prizegiving.  End of Day 2

BBQ - both days at end of shooting.

Match Director – Dave von Elling

Chief Range Officer – Michael Nootebos

Appendix - Rifle Classes per NZSRA

NZSRA Classes 2020

Classic Service Class:        For our traditional Service Rifles; SMLE No4 Mauser etc. These are already defined in Service Match code and will need to be “As Issued General Issue” rifles shot with Iron sights.

Modern Service Class:        MSC is based on affordable factory rifles please keep to that ideal when looking at what rifle to buy. This class is designed to keep the playing field level and to make the firearms affordable, therefore it is quite highly regulated. Specifications as follows:

Modern Service class will likely evolve as we transition into this type of rifle but please note that a lot of work has been done to accommodate what shooters have and what they are buying. This class purposefully excluded higher priced items like Chassis and Carbon-Fibre stocks so it is affordable for every person.

Weight: We have purposely set the weight based on rifle setups we have weighed. This will allow some people who have shorter barrelled rifles to possibly add a suppressor to help offset any advantage a heavier barrel will have.

Open Class: This is for the target and PRS rifles; if you have a chassis based rifle and/or a custom barrel or other expensive upgrades this is the class for you. Anything not in the other 2 CF classes.  Must have a safe trigger pull.

22 Rimfire Class: This is for Semi-automatic 22LR Rifles. We will use this class at most matches and it is intended that you will shoot your chosen rifle and your 22 to contribute to your overall score. Rifles at this stage have no limits on weight or optics but must have a safe trigger pull.

Suppressors: NZSRA don’t not wish to have any Health & Safety issues around suppressor failures and the onus will be on the competitor to have a suppressor that is fit for purpose. Lightweight aluminium hunting suppressors may not be able to handle the heat generated in rapid fire matches and as such if you run a suppressor you need to be able to demonstrate its suitability for multiple shot capability. You may be asked to remove your suppressor if it is not suitable.