Targets Used

Introduction

Although they differ in size for the different ranges, most targets are black circles with white lines depicting the different scoring rings.

The piece of paper with the target printed on it is known as a 'card'. The actual black circle is known as an aiming mark or more correctly a 'diagram'.

As well as standard paper targets, electronic targets are also used, but these tend to be found mainly in larger events. These have the added bonus of being able to keep score and see your shots and shot history immediately. They also use the new decimal scoring system used in ISSF competitions in order to eliminate tie breaks.

Inward or Outward Gauging

Some cards are scored using 'inward' gauging method, i.e. the edge of the shot hole nearest the centre is used to determine the value. A shot hole has only to touch (not cut) a scoring ring to count the higher value.
Alternatively the 'outward' gauging method is used, i.e. the outer edge of the shot hole that cuts a scoring ring counts the lower, not the higher value.

Electronic Target, Control Unit and Display

Electronic TargetElectronic Target Control UnitElectronic Target Display

10m Air Rifle targets on the left and 10m Air Pistol target on the right

Air rifle 10mAir pistol 10m

These targets are scored using 'inward' gauging.

25yds Small-bore Rifle Prone Target

Smallbore 25yds

On this target one shot is fired at each aiming mark and the total score possible is 100 (a 'ton'). The spot in the centre has no numerical value and is only used as a tie-breaker. The 10 ring is the innermost white circle and these cards are scored using 'outward' gauging.

50m Small-bore Rifle Target

Smallbore 50m

This is the NSRA 50m target, on which five shots are fired at each aiming mark and the total score possible is 100 (a 'ton').

This is the ISSF 50m target and depending on your class level, either 1, 2, or 5 shots are fired on each target.

100yds Small-bore Rifle Target

Smallbore 100yds

On this target ten shots are fired at the aiming mark and the total score possible is 100 (a 'ton').

Due to the round nose type of projectile used, these targets are scored accurately by means of a plug gauge which has a flange the exact diameter of the bullet. The gauge is a push fit in the hole, which closes up after the bullet has passed through the target.

25yds Small-bore Rifle Standing Target

Smallbore 25yds Standing

On this target five shots are fired at each aiming mark and the total score possible is 100 (a 'ton').

25yds Small-bore Rifle Kneeling Target

Smallbore 25yds Kneeling

On this target two shots are fired at each aiming mark and the total score possible is 100 (a 'ton').

20yds Sporting Rifle Standing Target

Smallbore Sporting Rifle 20Yds

On this target ten shots are fired at the aiming mark and the total score possible is 100 (a 'ton').

25yds Small-bore Rifle Skirmisher Target

Smallbore Skirmisher Target 25Yds

On this target a single shot is fired at each oval aiming mark and is worth 1 point if hit. Once all 8 marks have been shot at, another shot may be put on each mark. This may continue until the time limit of 90 seconds has elapsed. These skirmisher targets must also be shot with certain older rifles.

25yds Small-bore Rifle Tin Hats Target

Smallbore Tinhats Target 25Yds

On this target two shots are fired at each aiming mark. This target also has a restriction on which rifles can be used to shoot it.