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Thread: Indoor Range Target Height
03-03-2010, 10:54 PM #1
Indoor Range Target Height
A few members of my pistol team were having a discussion after our .22 bullseye match this evening and wondering is there is any required or recommended target height? We consulted the NRA rule book and couldn't find any information. We're interested in moving the nominal target location further down so that there is more margin for error vertically for the other users of the range.
03-04-2010, 08:23 AM #2
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- May 2006
I remember doing a search for the same thing a couple years ago when I put my airgun range in the basement and not finding any standard for NRA competition. I also spent a good bit of time with the rule book and you're correct that there's nothing there. I believe ISSF has a standard for international competition (1.4 m comes to mind, but you can check), and I suppose there's some merit in considering that on the off chance that someone from your range gets involved in international events, but strictly in terms of the NRA rules I think you have the option of doing whatever you like.
03-04-2010, 08:35 AM #3
03-04-2010, 12:05 PM #4
This is intersting. There are specific rules for lots of target parameters, but I couldn't find anything re: height.
If it were me, and all my shots were low, then obviuosly the target was too high, and I'd want a re-fire!
This is why I mostly stick with Trap....my excuses are all well-rehearsed!If you pull a trigger, you have to pull together.
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03-05-2010, 06:39 PM #5
That sounds like a good idea! I'll bring it up for discussion next week at Littleton when the team gets together.
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03-05-2010, 06:55 PM #6
03-06-2010, 04:13 AM #7
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- Mar 2007
As mentioned above, the only thing I can find concernng height is in the NRA international pistol rules, and that is 140cm to target center and eventhat has some leeway.
6.8.1 Target Equipment for 25m and for 25 yard & 50 Feet
(a) The height of the target center (center of the 10 point ring) measured from the level of the shooting
platform, shall be 140 cms. (55 in) Ī 10 cms. (8 in).
03-06-2010, 08:19 AM #8
Let me measure how high my bore is when I'm shooting.
I've noticed variation in heights throughout the league. The one time it bothered me was when it felt like I was shooting uphill. (I forget which club this was) Lower doesn't seem like it would be as much of an issue.
03-06-2010, 08:20 AM #9
03-06-2010, 10:41 AM #10
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- Central CT