RIFLE – LARGE BORE RULES

RIFLE – LARGE BORE RULES

USPFC ABRIDGED LARGE BORE RIFLE RULES – Page 1 GUIDING BODIES

United States Police and Fire Games Federation (USPFC)
8304 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., # 107, San Diego, CA 92111 USA Tele. (858) 571-9919 FAX: (858) 571-1641 E-mail: 4info@cpaf.org

National Rifle Association of America, (NRA)
Web-Site: http://competitions.nra.org/official-nra-rule-books.aspx

International Confederation of Fullbore Rifle Associations (ICFRA) (Technical Rules for F-Class Shooting) Web-Site: http://icfra.com

Note: If there are any questions about weapons or rules, contact USPFC Director for Large Bore Rifle.

TWO EVENTS

1. USPFC “Across the Course” XTC MATCH: INDIVIDUAL; UNISEX:

This match will be conducted using the NRA guidelines.
The Course of Fire – NRA Regional 80 Shot Match Course (NRA Rule 7.15)

Stage 1 – Stage 2 –

Stage 3 –

Stage 4 –

2 Sighters, any position; 20 shots for record, 200 yards, slow fire, standing position. One (1) minute per shot, total time – 22 minutes.

2 Sighters, 2 minutes; 20 shots for record, 200 yards, rapid fire, sitting position. Fired in 2 separate 10 shot strings of fire, with a mandatory reload. Total time for each string of fire is 60 seconds.

2 Sighters, 2 minutes; 20 shots for record, 300 yards, rapid fire, prone position. Fired in 2 separate 10 shot strings of fire, with a mandatory reload. Total time for each string of fire is 70 seconds.

2 Sighters, 20 shots for record, 600 yards, slow fire, prone position. One (1) minute per shot, total time – 22 minutes.

HIGH POWER RIFLE RULES: NRA High Power Rifle Rules (Revised January 2016) and Rule Changes effective 2017.

Rifles: Service Rifle (Rule 3.1) Match Rifle (Rule 3.3)

All rifles will fire using a rifle sling and will shoot on their designated target. Classifications will be in the following classes:
High Master, Master, Expert, Sharpshooter, Marksman and Unclassified.

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USPFC ABRIDGED LARGE BORE RIFLE RULES – Page 2 USPFC “Across the Course” XTC MATCH: 2 PERSON TEAM; UNISEX:

Team score will be an aggregate of two (2) Individual USPFC event scores, combined as a team, from the Service, Match Rifle, and Match Rifle Rifle(s) Individual events.

“A” Class Team: 2 person team from the same agency
“B” Class Team: 2 person combined agencies or pool players

IMPORTANT: All competitors must enter the individual event even if they only want to compete in the team event.

There will be NO distinction between the rifle types (Bolt Actions or Semi-Automatic) used in this event.

FACILITY

600 Yard Range designed for firing large bore rifles.

EQUIPMENT

Targets will be comprised of bull’s eye (decimal) type targets.

USPFC XTC MATCH TARGETS TO BE USED:

Service, Match Rifle, Match Rifle will fire on 200 Yard (SR & SR C) 300 Yard (SR-1 & SR-1 C); 600 (MR-1 & MR-1C) Yard Targets:

SR or SR C (200 Yard) SR-1 or SR-1C (300 Yard) MR-1 or MR-1C (600 Yard)

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2. USPFC – PRONE INTERNATIONAL MATCH: INDIVIDUAL; UNISEX

This match will be conducted using the ISSF guidelines for a 300 m Rifle Prone and/or NRA guidelines for Mid-Range Prone Competitions. Separate events will be offered for “Service Rifle,” “Match Rifle”, and “SNIPER/F-Class Tactical/Restricted” in the following classes: High Master, Master, Expert, Sharpshooter, Marksman and Unclassified.

The Prone International Match will be a 60 shot Match fired from the Prone Position at 300 yard/meter line. Service and Match Rifle will fire using a rifle sling.
Sniper/F-Class Tactical/Restricted Rifles will fire from a bi-pod.

The Various Rifle categories will not be combined, (Example: Service, Match Rifle will NOT compete against a Sniper/F-Class Tactical/Restricted Rifle).

USPFC – PRONE INTERNATIONAL MATCH: 2 PERSON TEAM; UNISEX:

“A” Division: High Master/Master/Expert “B” Division: Sharpshooter/Marksman

“A” Class Team: 2 person team from the same agency
“B” Class Team: 2 person combined agencies or pool players
“C” Class Team: 2 person team from the same agency and/or combined agencies or pool players. BOTH Shooters must use a Sniper/F-Class Tactical/Restricted Rifle.

Team score will be an aggregate of two (2) Individual USPFC Prone International Match event scores, combined as a team, from the Service, Match Rifle, and Sniper/F-Class Tactical/Restricted Rifle(s) Individual events.

NOTE: Competitors must enter and shoot the Individual event to be eligible to compete in the appropriate Team event. Competitors are allowed to shoot in only ONE rifles category for each match.

USPFC PRONE INTERNATIONAL MATCH TARGETS TO BE USED:

ALL Rifles will fire on the 300 Meter International or 300 Meter Reduced to 300 Yard Targets:

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USPFC ABRIDGED LARGE BORE RIFLE RULES – Page 4 OFFICIALS

Sport Coordinator: Oversee all operations of the range and Tournament

Equipment Inspector: To verify all weapons and equipment are in compliance with the rules for the sport.

Range Master: Individual who will run the range while competitors are shooting the Course of Fire.

Jury: A minimum of 3 ISSF/NRA approved officials, usually the Range Master and the club president and/or board members.

PERSONNEL

Target pullers: If Target Carriages are being used, Competitors should pull targets for each other or if a competitor is not physically able to pull, then arrangements should be made to provide them with a puller. Volunteers or Paid Individuals from the local gun club that have experience pulling and scoring targets may be used, or military personnel, if the sport is being held on a military installation.

Target Changers: If Target Carriages are NOT being used, usually about 15 to 20 persons (depending on the number of firing points), will change the Individuals Targets. Volunteers may be used from the local gun club that have experience pulling and scoring targets or military personnel, if the sport is being held on a military installation.

Statistical Support: Person(s) to assist in the distribution and collection of scorecards. Computer entries made of the scorecards in order to tabulate the results from each Match. Break down of Competitors will be done by Categories (Equipment Types- Service Rifle, Match Rifle, or Sniper/F- Class Tactical Restricted) and Classifications (High Master, Master, Expert, Sharpshooter, Marksman and Unclassified).

MEDICAL

Basic medical supplies will be provided by the Host at each venue. Communications shall be available at each venue and preparations made in case it is necessary to summon emergency services. It is advisable to have an EMT or Higher available on site.

FACILITY

ISSF/NRA approved 600 meter/yard range is the minimum necessary for competition. Two (2) days will be need for competitions.

EQUIPMENT

Targets: ISSF/ICFRA/NRA approved targets and target repair centers only. The suggested targets are already listed above. If Electronic Scoring Target Systems are used the rules regarding the use of these systems must be sent to all competitors well in advance of the Games.

Communications: Radios are required to speak to between the firing line and Target/Pit Operations. A Public Announcement (PA) system is required to relay commands on the firing line and in the Pits.

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RIFLES ALLOWED:

  • Service Rifles – (Current or Previous Military Rifles) which were used by the U.S. Armed Forces as their main battle rifle.
    Examples above are U.S. Service Rifles (Top-Bottom) M16/AR15; M-14/M1A1; M1. Service Rifles may be built around any manually loaded actions designed to safely fire either of the permitted cartridges. Service Rifles typically have metallic sights; however, Rifle Optics are allowed to be placed on the rifle provided they are not more than a (4.5 X) four and a half power. Any Service Rifle used shall have a trigger pull of no less than 2.04 kilograms (4.5 pounds).
  • Match Rifle –
    A center fire rifle with metallic sights and a magazine capable of holding not less than 5 rounds. This rifle has no restrictions regarding weight of the rifle or trigger; however, the trigger must be safe.
  • Sniper/F-Class Tactical/Restricted Rifle (FC-T/R)

    A rifle restricted to the chambers of unmodified .308 Winchester/7.62mm NATO or unmodified .223 Remington/5/56mm x 45 NATO cartridge cases.

    The rifle must be fired off a bipod, rigidly attached to the rifle’s forend, and/or a sling. Any bipod, meeting the definition of a bipod, may be used but its weight must be included in the rifle’s overall weight. Any safe, manually operated trigger is permitted.

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Any sighting system is permitted, but it must be included in the rifle’s overall weight. A Typical Police Sniper Rifle (in .308 or .223 Cal.) with bi-pod would fit under this category.

(1) The rifle’s overall weight, including all attachments such as sights, sling and bipod, must not exceed 8.25 kilograms (18.18 pounds). An “attachment” also includes any external object, other than the competitor and apparel, which recoils or partially recoils with the rifle, or which is clamped, held, or joined in any way to the rifle for each shot, or which even slightly raises with the lifting of the rifle from its rest/firing point.

(2) The rifle must be fired in the prone position from the shoulder of the competitor using rifle rests.

For F-Class T/R Rifles all attachments must be compliant with current ICFRA rules.

GENERAL SPORT RULES for Rifle – Large Bore

Where conflicts between ISSF/ICFRA/NRA guidelines and USPFC rules occur (i.e. awards formula, eligibility of competitors and substitution after competition begins) always use USPFC rules.

Ammunition:
• Sniper/F-Class Tactical Restricted:

Only permitted cartridges for these Rifles are the .308 Winchester/7.62x51mm commercial or metric equivalents and .223 Remington/5.56×45 mm commercial or metric equivalents. Tracer, incendiary or armor piercing ammunition is prohibited.

Clothing & Equipment: Shooters should use attempt to use equipment and apparel that complies with the ISSF Rules. NRA Approved Apparel should also be allowed (if ISSF materials are not available). Anything which may give a shooter an unfair advantage (rifles, devices, equipment, accessories, etc.) over others and which is not mentioned in these Rules, or which is contrary to the spirit of the ISSF Rules and Regulations, is prohibited.

The shooter is responsible for submitting all equipment and apparel for official inspection and approval to a USPFC Equipment Inspector prior to its use in USPFC competition. Team leaders are equally responsible for ensuring that the shooters’ equipment and apparel comply with the ISSF Rules and Regulations.

SCHEDULE: Each event should be scheduled on a separate day.

CLASSIFICATION: USPFC Classifications will be used. A competitor without an established USPFC classification may use their official national classification card or Score Record Book to receive an “Assigned Classification.”

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The averages listed below will be used to establish USPFC Classifications: USPFC XTC Match – (Table No. II Individual NRA Highpower Rule Book)

USPFC XTC Match – Across the Course

Scores

Possible Score of 800 x 80

High Master

Expert

97.00 and above

89.00 to 96.99

776 – 800

Master

94.00 to 98.49

752 – 775

712 – 751

Sharpshooter

92.00 to 94.49

672 – 711

Marksman

Below 92.00

671 and below

USPFC Prone International Match

USPFC Prone International Match

Possible Score of 600 x 60

Scores

High Master

94.50 and above

567 – 600

Master

92.50 to 94.49

555 – 566

Expert

90.00 to 92.49

540 – 554

Sharpshooter

85.00 to 89.99

510 – 539

Marksman

Below 85.00

509 and below

Any competitor without an established USPFC classification who cannot present such evidence will shoot their Individual event. The score they obtain in their Individual event will be used to determine their proper classification for the awarding of medals in the various classes in the Individual event. This classification will also be used for the Team event.

A competitor’s classification will not change during a tournament. A competitor will enter a tournament under their correct classification and shoot the entire tournament in that class. Should it be discovered during a tournament that a competitor has entered in a classification lower than their current rating, the competitor will be subject to possible disqualification. The USPFC reserves the right to reclassify any shooter based upon “known ability” or other evidence to the skill of the individual. All classifications and scores shall become obsolete if the competitor does not fire in USPFC or other nationally sanctioned competition at least once during 3 successive USPFC events. Master classifications and scores shall become obsolete if the competitor does not fire in USPFC competition at least once during 5 USPFC events.

Competing in a Higher Class – Any individual or team may elect, before firing, to compete in a higher classification than the one in which classified. Such individual or team must fire in such higher class throughout the tournament and not revert to earned classification for any event in that tournament.

Classification Appeals – Any competitor having reason to believe that they are improperly classified may file an appeal with the USPFC Director stating all essential facts. Any such appeals must be filed prior to the start of competition. The USPFC Director will make the final determination as to the classification.

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Classification Protests – Any person who believes that another competitor has been improperly classified may file a protest with the USPFC Director stating all essential facts. Any such protests must be filed prior to the start of competition. The USPFC Director will make the final determination as to the classification.

Team Classification – Teams are classified by computing the “team average” based on the classification of each firing member of the team. To compute this “team average” the key listed below for the different classes will be used and the team total divided by the number of firing members of the team. Any fractional figure in the team average of one half or more places the team in the next higher class. The “team average” will establish classification of the team as a unit but will not affect in anyway the individual classification of team members.

Team Class Key

High Master 5 Master 4 Expert 3 Sharpshooter 2 Marksman & Unclassified 1

USPFC Prone International Match – Prone Position COURSES OF FIRE:

A three (3) minute preparation period will be followed immediately by the courses of fire. Each competitor will be allowed 1 minute per shot including sighters at 300 yards/meters. Competitors will fire 3 strings of 20 record shots. Unlimited sighters will be given prior to the first stage. Two sighters will be given prior to firing Stages two and three. The Total shooting time for the first string including sighting shots is 30 minutes. The subsequent stages will have 25 minutes. On ranges equipped with electronic targets (ETS), the time limit for a 20 shot string is 20 minutes.

Preparation Period

No shooting 20 record shots

20 record shots

20 record shots

3 minutes
30 minutes (ETS 20 minutes)

25 minutes (ETS 20 minutes)

25 minutes (ETS 20 minutes)

Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3

300 yards Rotation

300 yards Rotation

300 yards

SIGHTING SHOTS: (Number specified above) may be fired only before the beginning of each stage of competition. Once the first competition shot has been fired, no further sighting shots are allowed unless permitted by the Jury in accordance with the Rules. Any further sighting shot(s) fired in contravention of this rule must be scored as a miss in the competition.

SCORING: Scoring should be done by range officers; however, competitors from different relays may also act as scorekeepers. Competitor’s squadded in pairs or threes will exchange scorecards and each will act as register keeper for the competitor firing immediately after them. No competitor will score another competitor’s card from the same agency or team. All scoring cards must be signed by both the competitor and scorer.

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RESULTS TO UNITED STATES POLICE FIRE GAMES FEDERATION (USPFC) DIRECTOR for Large Bore Rifle

USPFC records will only be maintained for the USPFC Match, due to the consistency of the event from Games to Games. The SCORES OF ALL INDIVIDUAL EVENT(S) COMPETITORS ARE KEPT by the USPFC for data entry into the Classification computer program used from Games to Games. The Sport Coordinator shall be responsible for the MANDATORY SUBMISSION of all Individual event(s) scores in this sport to the USPFC Director for Large Bore Rifle. This should be done immediately upon the conclusion of the sport, and in no case later than 14 days after the conclusion of the USPFC.

AWARDS

Medals are awarded First through Third Place (1st – 3rd). A maximum of 14 sets of medals will be required for XTC Match and 24 sets of medals for the Prone International Match, including ALL Team Medals.

ATTENTION COORDINATORS

THE USPFC GENERAL RULES APPLY TO ALL SPORTS. YOU MUST BE FAMILIAR WITH ITS CONTENTS.

PRECISE RESULTS, ON FORMS PROVIDED, MUST BE FORWARDED TO THE HOST COMMITTEE IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE CONCLUSION OF THIS SPORT

The USPFC Director assigned to your sport is knowledgeable and experienced in providing assistance during the preparation and running of the sport. Questions, a detailed accounting of your preparations, and any area requiring approval of the USPFC shall be submitted in a timely
manner to this USPFC Director.

The USPFC Directors want to work with you to make your sport a success.

PLEASE USE THE USPFC DIRECTORS AS A RESOURCE.

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