Long Range Precision (LRP)

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What is Long Range Precision?

 

PRT Long Range Precision (LRP) uses electronic targets and shooters compete from the prone supported position.

Heavy, single shot F Class rifles  (such as the one shown below) are not permitted.  Heavy front rests are also prohibited.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LRP allows 'tactical' or 'hybrid' rifles such as:

  • Surgeon Scalpel

  • Lithgow LA105 Woomera

  • Howa 1500

  • Tikka Tac A1

  • SAKO TRG

  • Accuracy International AT/AX

  • and many others....

These rifles can be used for a number of disciplines including LRP and Precision Rifle as well as hunting.

Right now the favoured calibre used in LRP is the 6.5mm Creedmoor (using a 140 / 143 or 147 grain projectile). Having said that, there are a couple of .308 shooters.  Other popular calibres include 6.5mm PRC, 300 PRC and 300 Winchester Magnum.

Additionally, only tactical bipods such as the Harris or Atlas are permitted. These are just two of the tactical bipods on the market although there are many others.

We do not use wind flags.  At PRT, shooters need to learn to use the environment (mirage, movement of vegetation etc) to determine wind shift, speed and any adjustments required.

We also do not allow sighting shots. Competitors must shoot for score from the very first shot of the day. If you haven't done your homework before you get to the range, the location of those first 2-3 rounds will be costly. You do not get practice shots.

 

Finally, some stages may be shot from unknown distances. During these serials, competitors will need to range the target, then calculate a shooting solution, before engaging the target for score.

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What equipment do I need?  

 

  • A rifle capable of shooting a minimum of a 1 inch group at 100 yards.  If you wish to zero and calibrate your rifle on the day, you will need to let the Match Director know.

  • A bipod

  • A shooting mat or groundsheet

  • At least 1 ten round or 2 five-round magazines

  • At least 60 rounds of your preferred ammunition

  • An empty chamber flag (you can buy these locally from Sports Hut.

  • A small rear bag similar to this one.  If you can't buy one, you can improvise a rear bag by filling a small plastic bag with clean, dry sand and placing that inside an old sock. 

  • Hearing protection is mandatory.

  • Protective eyewear/shooting glasses are highly recommended.

  • Water, lunch and snacks - Note: You will need to bring your lunch with you. There will be no time to head to the local shops at lunch-time.

  • A daypack that you can use to lug all your gear around from stage to stage.

  • If you have a tripod, Kestrel and / or a laser range finder,  please bring those with you.

  • Finally, bring an IPAD or Smart tablet so that you can monitor your electronic target. It's much easier than trying to use your phone.

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Where to from here? 

Our next event will be part of a 'double-header' (LRP followed by Pistol) on 1 May 2022. This match will consist of 4 stages fired at distances from 500yd to 800yd and will require a minimum of 60 rounds of ammunition. Competitors can expect some fun and challenging stages with a mix of easy to difficult stages.  This match uses Silver Mountain electronic targets.

 

Where: Scottsdale SSAA Range

What time do I have to be there on match day: 

 

  • 0830:  Arrive / match setup

  • 0900:  Registration / Sign In

  • 0930:  Safety / Firer’s Briefs

  • 1000:  Match commences
     

Registration: To register, shooters must use our secure online registration form.

 

Cost: Members - $10. Non members -  $25. Juniors shoot for free.​ If you wish to shoot both double header matches, this fee covers you for both.

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Course of Fire:  The match Course of Fire (CoF) will be briefed on match day.

Round count:  You will need 60 rounds for the match.

 

Lunch: BYO lunch and snacks and drinks.

 

Questions: If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Match Director, Kev Thomas, on the mobile or email address below.

 PRT reserves the right to modify the competition format at any time.