The Pine Tree Rifle and Pistol Association Postal Matches begin the second week of January and will include three rifle competitions as well as four hand gun competitions. Offered this year are the traditional team competition in NRA conventional or bulls-eye shooting where team from clubs all over the state compete for team awards in several classes and competition in six individual disciplines including:
NRA Conventional Rifle – Any .22 caliber rifle and any sights – 10 shots prone and 10 shots standing. NRA Smallbore Rifle Rules apply.
Precision Air Rifle – 20 shots standing, offhand at 10 meters. Any I.S.S.F rules Rifle and Equipment. National Standard Three-Position Air Rifle Rules apply.
Sporter Air Rifle – 20 shots standing, offhand at 10 meters. Sporter Class Air Rifle and street clothes (no boots). National Standard Three-Position Air Rifle Rules apply.
International Shooting Sports Foundation (I.S.S.F) Center-fire Pistol 1⁄2 course fired with .32 cal. To .45 cal. Pistol or Revolver. Iron sights only. Unsupported, one hand. 15 shots slow fire and 15 shots rapid fire. Minimum trigger pull weight is 1360 grams (3 pounds), Maximum barrel length 6 inches, maximum sight radius 8.6 inches.
I.S.S.F Sport Pistol – Same as I.S.S.F Center-fire Pistol except fired with a .22 cal. Pistol or Revolver. Minimum trigger pull weight is 2 pounds. Barrel length limited to 6 inches, sight radius to 8.6 inches.
I.S.S.F Air Pistol – Iron Sights only. 20 shots, unsupported, one hand at 10 meters.
The Center-fire pistol, sport pistol, and all air gun events are limited to 8 weeks of competition Conventional pistol and .22 rifle are 12 week competitions.
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