Table Shoot Rules



NUMBER OF SHOTS–The target is a white X on a black background (NMLRA SX) with one (1) shot per target fired for score. On each of three (3) targets. More than the required number of hits will be the same as Rule #10590. RELAYS–The relays for this match will be 45 minutes in length, or as stated in the program.

10590–EXCESSIVE HITS–If more than the required number of hits appear on the target, any shot that can be identified by the type of bullet hole as having been fired by some competitor not assigned to that target will not be scored. If there is no identifiable difference between the bullet holes, any bull having excessive hits will be awarded the value of the widest shot on that bull. A bull so scored having one 9 and one 10X will be scored a nine. A bull so scored having a 10 and a 10X will be scored a 10.

5910–SIGHTS Front Sights as per rule 5010. Rear sights must be of the following: open notch or peep sight. Peep sights may have an adjustable iris. However, it may not contain a system of lenses, including but not limited to color polarization or magnification. No tube sights. Adjustable rear sights will be allowed on the rifle but may not be adjusted after the competition begins.

SIGHTS 5010–OPEN FRONT SIGHT–May be a blade, pin-head, post or barleycorn. The match program will state if it can be shaded or not. A globe-style front sight with a post blade is considered a open front sight with a sun shade.

5920–TABLE RIFLE- The rifle may be either flint or percussion ignition, of either the traditional hunting or traditional target type, or as specified in the program, with no limit as to caliber. The rifle may not weigh than more than 13 pounds unloaded, including all apparatuses which will be on the rifle at the time of firing. The rifle may not be equipped with a false muzzle or rubber recoil pad.

5930–SHOOTING POSITION– All shooters will use a common table or tables and seat provided by the range. The muzzle will be supported by a pyramid of 2X4s provided by range. The rest may be covered with no more than 2 layers of cloth or leather to protect finish of rifle. No double rest will be allowed. The rear portion of the rifle must be supported by the shooter. Cant blocks, sand bags or other devices intended to stabilize the rifle, shooting mitts, shooting coats or wind reading devices will not be allowed.

5940–TARGET SCORING–The match will be scored by string measure. From the center of the X to the center of each shot hole, shortest total string measure wins.

5950–PAPER SPOTTERS–Will be made by the shooter and may be of a size no larger than, 14" X 14", any shape, or color. The spotters may be pinned, stapled, or taped to the target the way the competitor wishes.

 5960–TARGET DISTANCE–The targets will be hung at a distance of 30 yards in front of the firing line.

5970––SPOTTING SCOPES are allowed and may be placed behind the loading area, and in a manner as not to interfere with other competitors, and may not be placed on the shooting table.

 5980–COACHING–of a competitor is not allowed in Table Shoot matches, in accordance with rule #5000.

5000–COACHING IN RIFLE MATCHES–Coaching is defined as: reading of wind, changing of sights or suggesting sight changes, and indicating in any manner when to fire a shot. Loading of any firearm and placing a bench gun on the bench shall not be considered coaching. Coaching is allowed in all ladies’, juniors’, and sub-juniors’ matches. No coaching is authorized or allowed in any other matches unless specifically stated in the Match Program. The coach of a sub-junior may also assist by helping to hold the rifle butt; however the sub-junior competitor must sight the rifle and squeeze the trigger unassisted.