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Rules
Special Note: Rules for STS Rimfire Class are exactly the same as those below, only the range is 50yds. Any rimfire may be used.

ENTRY & FEES:

Targets Desired
Pay by Check
Pay by Paypal
4 (1 match)
$25
$26
4 Match Annual Subscription
$100
$104

***NOTE*** STS Annual Subscription.: You can pay for a year's worth of targets at one time so you will be never forget a deadline and miss a match. This will also save you some postage throughout the year. At the beginning of each of the year's matches you will automatically receive targets in the mail. Subscription participants will be listed on the homepage so they know they will receive their targets throughout the season.

HOW TO ENTER:
Match Fee is $25 per adult, per match ($5 of each match fee goes to AmericanSnipers.org). So with the new cost, a full year subscription to all 4 matches would be $100 per adult. The 4 matches for the season start in the Spring, then Summer, Fall and Winter (the Snowflake Match). Subscriptions are encouraged!! Then I will automatically send your targets to you when each match comes around.

WHAT YOU GET for $25 per match:
You will receive 4 SMACK THE SMILEY targets that you can use for Centerfire (CF) or Rimfire (RF) class interchangeably - the back will be marked so you can indicate whether it was shot with a CF or RF rifle. The target will remain the same as before and so will the procedure and distances. 50yards for RF and 100yards for CF.

KIDS (JUNIORS) SHOOT FREE:
A Junior would be the son or daughter of a paid adult shooter - adults may copy their official targets for their kids to shoot as much as they want or I can email or post the file for download. Juniors (less than 18years old before the day spring targets are sent out for the season) may submit up to 1 completed CF and RF target per match. Date of Birth must be provided to me when the target entry is returned as a reference (this will not be published - only the child’s age will be published with the results). Junior targets will still be scored and ranked along side the adults. At the end of each season, I will throw all junior targets that have been shot and returned to me into a box and pick a winner to receive a fairly large prize (right now I am thinking a Savage 22 RF rifle and a brick of 22 ammo.)

PRIZES:
The prizelist will be similar to past seasons and the prizes will continue to be given out randomly to paid adults that complete and return the target for scoring.

-This gives you at most 4 tries at your best target in each class -- SEND ME BACK YOUR ONE BEST TARGET!

If no "handle" or "forum ID" is included with your entry, I will post your results using your first name and last initial (i.e. "John D").

The first batch of targets will go out on the day noted as "Match Starts". The rest go out as soon as the entry shows up in the mail.

PAYMENT:

I would prefer registration fees as a personal check, money orders are an unnecessary expense.

You can also pay via Paypal.com if you wish. Please see the CONTACT page for details.

Please see the CONTACT page for entry details.

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DEADLINES:

Deadlines for the current match will be posted on the homepage and on the match calendar.

The deadlines are "postmarked" deadlines, meaning as long as the postmark is on or before that date, the targets/entries will be accepted. Please adhere to the entry and return deadlines to help me out on this end.

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FIRING PROCEDURE:

Targets are shot FROM THE GROUND at 100 yards only (Rimfire class is 50 yards). This means you can shoot prone or sitting if you choose.

***The target(s) will come folded in thirds with the center section (1" CBS* , 30-ring, and smiley) facing out.

The targets MUST STAY FOLDED as I send it until the first shot is fired at the center CBS circle. - MAKE SURE YOU ONLY POST 1 TARGET AT A TIME THOUGH, AND ONLY SHOOT THE CBS CIRCLE, AS THERE WILL BE SEVERAL FOLDED TOGETHER IF YOU REQUEST MORE THAN ONE TARGET!!

***The first shot and ONLY THE FIRST SHOT is to be fired at the ring marked "CBS" -you will denote on the back of the target whether or not it was a true CBS* (see definition below).

AFTER you shoot your CBS* you must walk out to the backstop and unfold the target. It will now have 3 holes in it from your first shot.

- This will show that the second shot was not taken directly after the first because the target needed unfolded before firing the second shot. This also adds a bit of stress and makes you disturb our position

***PLEASE CIRCLE OR OTHERWISE MARK THE HOLES FROM THE CBS* SHOT

NOW, the target is unfolded and still mounted at 100yds. Shoot the rest of the circles and smiley (and the confidence shot* if you choose to) at your convenience.

***You can shoot your REQUIRED 3-SHOT GROUP* at any time, in any order after the target is opened up.

Don't forget you CONFIDENCE SHOT* !!! (defined below)

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REST/EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS:

ALLOWED: Bipod/rucksack/sandbags/beanbags and Accu-shot monopods, beanbags, and bunny-ear bags MAY be used in the rear

NOT ALLOWED: mechanical/tripod style bench rests (front or rear), including but not limited to Hart/Sinclair/Bald Eagle/Protector/Hoppe's/Caldwell etc. - IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS EMAIL ME

***THERE ARE NO CALIBER OR WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS***

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SCORING:


The points below reflect the value for a hit (breaking the circle) -


approximate size----: Point Value
2"------------------------5
1.3"---------------------10
1.1"---------------------15 (CBS)
0.5" ---------------------25
0.4" ---------------------30
smily = 1/4"-------------40 (50 for a wipeout* )

***There is a 5-point bonus if the bullet is completely inside the white inner circle (or for a center wipeout* on the smaller circles)

***Also an added bonus for hitting the other strategically placed smilies.

*** 3-SHOT GROUP SCORING

Groups over 1-inch will not affect your score at all.

Your group size will be subtracted from 1" and multiplied by 100 to give you the value added to your score

EXAMPLE:

Group = 0.750"

Difference from 1" = 0.250"

0.250 x 100 = 25

So a 0.5" group would add 50pts, 0.25" group would add 75pts etc.

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TERMS AND DEFINITIONS:


*CBS: (Cold Bore Shot) concerning your FIRST SHOT at the "CBS" circle on the target. To be an honest "true CBS" this must be the first shot from the gun THAT DAY. The gun MAY be fouled and sighted in the prior day, but if you are claiming a CBS, it must be the first shot that day. A TRUE CBS IS NOT REQUIRED, BUT IS A BETTER TEST OF PERSONAL AND EQUIPMENT ABILITIES.

*3-SHOT GROUP:

--fire ONLY 3 shots at the diamond aiming point at any time after the target is unfolded

*CONFIDENCE SHOT: (OPTIONAL -- ONE SHOT ONLY!!):

--This can be fired any time after you unfold the target (after the CBS) YOU MUST HAVE ALREADY HIT THE CIRCLE/SMILEY YOU ARE GOING AFTER WITH THE CONFIDENCE SHOT. The confidence shot is ONE ROUND fired at whatever circle you are sure you can hit a second time - if you miss the chosen circle with this shot, you loose ALL the points for THAT CIRCLE.

THIS SHOT IS NOT REQUIRED-ONLY TAKE IT IF YOU ARE CONFIDENT YOU CAN CONNECT.

*WIPEOUT: complete removal of the smiley shown with a caliber sized scoring ring.This can be done with a 22 caliber bullet.

*TIEBREAKERS: Tiebreakers will be figured by the most central CBS on the "CBS" aimpoint. (since the cold bore shot is most important to the tactical shooter) then after that ties will be determined by 3-shot group size.

*The circle around the 40pt smily is UN-SCORED, it is only an aiming aid for lower magnification scopes.

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YOU WILL SEND BACK TO ME:

-- Your best target with a total of 12 holes (if the confidence shot is taken) in it (10 shots) - NO MORE THAN 12 HOLES!!

-- If you are unsure of 2 close scoring targets, SEND THEM BOTH BACK. I will count the one that is worth the most points.

TARGETS WILL BE SCORED AND THE RESULTS WILL BE POSTED HERE AS SOON AS I HAVE ALL THE COMPLETED TARGETS BACK

Please feel free to email me with any questions or ideas for improvement.