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Rules & Targets for the 5 Meter Pistol Match


Pistols only. Any type/style/barrel length but must not have a shoulder stock.

Distance: 5 Meters (16 feet, 5 inches).  The shooter should not be over the "Firing Line"....his/her foot or feet should just touch the firing line/paint and not on it. The arm or arms and pistol can be over the firing line.

3 shots @ 5 Bulls. - Max Score 150

Shots are scored according to the highest value of the target scoring zone or ring that is touched by a circle centered over the shot with a diameter equal to your pellet caliber.  A scoring gauge or the head of a wadcutter pellet comes in handy for this (the pellet skirt may be too large).  If any part of a scoring ring (demarcation line between the scoring zones) is touched by the circle, including even the outside edge of the scoring ring line, the shot is scored the higher value of the two scoring zones.  In order to score an "X," the entire circle must remain within the 10 ring (this exception only affects calibers larger than 177).

Any sighting device is fine.

Standing unsupported, one or two hand only, no rests of any kind.  Seated is permitted only if you are unable to stand.

Time limit is 15 minutes for this match (18 minutes allowed for multi-pump pistols).

Please indicate the match name, match number and the date when the match was shot on the target sheet.

Please post the following information for your entry along with a scan of your target sheet:

Caliber and Pellet
One or Two Hand

Target sheet posted must have been shot during the inclusive dates for the applicable match number.  It must not have been used (or to be used) in another match.

Remember, the most important rule is to have fun!!!!!!!

Targets for this Match are attached below.

"Open Sights" targets can be used with scopes and vice-versa, as the shooter prefers.  Purchased Gamo target cards can also be used for this match if shot consecutively as a single intended match entry.


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