This discipline is made up of 3 sections - Field Rifle (Rimfire and Centrefire) , Rimfire NRA 3 Position Rifle and Centrefire International 4 Position Rifle.
Field Rifle and the Positional events are all rifle disciplines that aim to improve hunting marksmanship under Rifle Range conditions, while teaching shooters the capabilities and limitations of their equipment.
This discipline in Queensland, has consisted of Field Rifle events since 1970 and SSAA 3-Positional for many years. Centrefire 4 Position is now only shot in Queensland with other States adopting SSAA 3 Position instead.
NRA 3P Any Sights was introduced in 2006, when the inaugural Pacific regional Championships were held and included the first Smallbore NRA 3 Position Any Sight rimfire event in Australia to be sanctioned by the National Rifle Association of America.
Field Rifle uses rimfire and centrefire rifles and is designed around the four most used field shooting positions of rapid fire, standing, standing post rest and sitting / kneeling post rest over various distances.
The 3 Position and 4 Position events are slow-fire events that use the prone, standing and sitting / kneeling positions and they are physically more demanding matches to shoot. There are 20 or 40 shots in each position at 50m for rimfire rifles and 20 or 40 shots in each position at 100m for centrefire rifles.
Queensland State Titles are usually held in August every year. Shooters compete for selection to represent Queensland at the National Titles. National Titles are shot over the 5 day Easter break each year. Competitors vie for positions on the National Team to travel overseas for international competition.
There are also various State and National Postal Shoots conducted each year.
- Discipline Chairman:
- Jennifer Ingram
- 0418 259 269
- Field Rifle & Scoped 3P Rule Book
- NRA Smallbore Rifle Rule Book
- International 4P Scoped Rifle Rule Book
* May be shot Subject to Range Approval. Approved firearms must still comply with Qld State Laws & Regulations.