LRC competitors will be held to every rule below unless it directly conflicts with an existing PRS rule!
**It is the sole responsibility of the FPR Competitor to read, comprehend and implement LRC’s FPR Match Rules and Definitions!! These rules are meant to maximize fair play and enhance the overall enjoyment for everyone involved. Please do your part and learn them!**
LRC Field Course and Match Course Rules:
- Maintain muzzle control at all times. Rifles should be carried muzzle up or down, magazines (even empty) removed from the rifle. The 120 degree rule must be adhered to at all times. No shooter will point their muzzle any more than 60 degrees off of the direction of fire in either direction. Some stages will be even more restricted for safety and could have a safety cone of as little as 80’ (40’ left or right of target zone), so please be aware! First offence will usually result in a warning, second offence will warrant a match DQ.
- We will be running a COLD range. No loaded firearms off the firing line at any time.
- Shooters and observers must attend the safety briefing and sign a range release form.
- Mandatory hearing and eye protection! Even if you’re running a suppressor you must carry hearing protection with you and be ready to use it. Someone in your squad will most likely be unsuppressed.
- Safety is the first and highest priority before, during, and after all LRC competitions and is everyone’s responsibility. Anyone who observes an unsafe act can call a cease-fire at any point during the course of an event.
- No person shall consume or be under the influence of alcohol or drugs during the match. Any person found to be impaired and unsafe as a result of any drugs or alcohol will be directed to stop shooting and requested to leave the range.
- No alcohol will be allowed on the course of fire.
- Cheating of any kind will not be tolerated at LRC events and may result in an immediate match disqualification. If you witness a rule violation please report this immediately to the attending RO or knowledgeable competitor. We must all strive to prevent violations as Fair Play cannot exist without this.
- A negligent discharge (ND) of a firearm may result in immediate removal from the competition. The stage RO may call an ND using his or her own judgment (examples include: the competitor was clearly not engaging the target, competitor was not behind the rifle when it discharged, competitor was not looking through the scope). Questions regarding an ND judgment may be taken up with the Match Director.
- During the course of fire (engagement of stations) movement will be done with the bolt open and back for bolt guns and with the safety on for semi-autos. If you close the bolt prior to being on target you will be required to eject the chambered round before continuing. (See PRS Rules as well)
- (When applicable) Stage RO’s are reasonable and fair, their word is final. Without incontrovertible evidence to dispute your claim, the Match Director will side with the RO. At Squad RO’d events please contact the MD via radio with any dispute issues.
- Major disputes or disagreements that potentially fall in a grey area will be resolved by a panel of 3 or more judges. These judges will be made up of the MD, Assistant MD or RO (assuming there is an assistant) and one or more of the attending experienced competitors. This panel will always be of an odd # to facilitate a majority decision and this decision will be final!
- Muzzle Velocity violations will result in a match DQ. Occasionally LRC will have random checks of muzzle velocities during our events. If any one of your rifle’s velocities exceeds 3200fps you will be immediately asked to put your rifle away and forfeit your event score! We recommend that you never set your average velocity higher than 3150fps to allow for temperature change and other factors from causing your load to exceed the 3200 limit. Steel is expensive and setting this limit greatly extends the life of our targets! Also this reduces the likelihood of fire as higher velocity impacts produce higher temperature of heat in the bullets shrapnel.
- After each competitor finishes a stage, they will be asked to approve their stage score, Practiscore or Paper, which ever is in use.
- In the event of a tie, the winner will be decided by the tiebreaker stage.(unless there is sufficient time for a shoot off)
- Steel scoring and spotting: Only impacts will be called out to help our scorekeepers stay on track. Our spotters are usually experienced. If you have a question about a call the spotter made, take it up with the RO. That being said, we’re all human. In the event that a mistake is made or a spotter does not catch a hit, we will do our best to correct it. However, our spotters and RO’s have final say.
Definitions for LRC’s FPR Matches:
COMPETITOR CLASSIFICATIONS (Not applicable for PRS)
Experienced: Determined by what ever comes first. Has competed in a minimum of 10 practical precision rifle events or has achieved top 3 placement in at least two events.
Novice: Any new competitor having competed in less then 10 FPR or PRS style events. A novice that has placed in the top 3 more than once will no longer be eligible to run novice class time frames!
Rookie:Any novice class shooter who competed in 2 or less FPR, PRS or Hunter style steel LR events in the previous calendar year. To be eligible for Rookie of the year you must provide your match history to LRC at least a month prior to final season event.
Senior: Any competitor over 55 years of age at the beginning of current year. Seniors always have the option of running the Novice time frames.
Hunter: Class intended for avid hunters using hunter class limited rifles to engage realistic kill zone sized targets out to 700 yards. Rifles(2018) limited to 11lbs and 5 round mag or less. Mags may not be removed during any stage. Additional rounds must be single feed only!
Unsupported: Not having assistance for the shooter available from any means. This means nothing other than the sling of your rifle and your physical body assisting in supporting the position.
Off-Hand:A standing position using only your arms and upper body to support the Rifle. Shooter erect on both feet, no other portion of the body touching the ground or any supporting surface/device. The rifle will be supported by both hands, the cheek and one shoulder and upper arm. The elbow or back of the forward arm may be placed against the body or rested on the hip.
Unsupported Kneeling: Buttocks clear of the ground, but may rest on one foot. The rifle will be supported by both hands and one shoulder/arm only. The arm supporting the rifle must rest on the knee or leg and Rifle’s For-end may directly touch/rest on for-leg. The elbow of the trigger arm may contact anywhere on the body but not the ground. One knee must be touching the ground. Only the pants and underclothing may be worn between the shooter’s buttocks and heel/foot. A jacket or other article may not be placed between these two points. Shooters foot may be positioned at any angle, to include placing the side of the foot and the lower leg in contact with the ground. Magazine may be used as support off knee, hand or leg only.
Unsupported Sitting: Weight of the body supported on the buttocks and the feet or ankles, no other portion of the body touching the ground. The rifle will be supported by both hands and shoulder/arm only. Arms may rest on the legs at any point above the ankles.
Unsupported Prone:Body extended on the ground, head toward the target. The rifle will be supported by both hands and one shoulder only. No portion of the arms below the elbows shall rest upon the ground or any artificial support, nor may any portion of the rifle or body rest against any artificial support. The magazine may not compress the coat to the ground or contact the ground directly so as to provide artificial support.
Standing:Erect on both feet with rifle pocketed in one shoulder, any means of support allowed unless limited in the stage description.
Sitting:Buttocks must be in contact with the ground with rifle pocketed in one shoulder, any means of support allowed unless limited in the stage description.
Artificial Support:Any means of support other than that provided by the shooters own body or rifle sling. Examples include but are not limited to bean bags, tripods, bipods, bundled up clothing, backpacks, rear bags, shooting sticks, mats, fence posts etc.
Note:As a general rule if the stage description does not include the terms unsupported or off-hand and has no other support limitations clearly described then the shooter has the liberty as how to best build their position.