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PLAINS (SPRINGBUCK) SHOOTING EXERCISE
This exercise aims at simulating the hunting of springbuck over longer distances and in open terrain.
- Three shots are fired in 120 seconds from 300 meters (or yards on a yard range) in the proneposition with shooting sticks. No restrictions are placed on the butt of the rifle which may rest on the hand, the ground or the second leg of a shooting stick. No additional rest may however be used.
- From 200 meters three shots are fired in 120 seconds in the prone position as in the 300m exercise except that only a single rest position is allowed. The butt of the rifle may not touch the hand, ground, shooting stick or any other rest. The non-trigger hand may support the rifle only infront of the trigger guard.
- From 200 meters three shots are fired in 120 seconds in the sitting position with shooting sticks.
BUSHVELD SHOOTING EXERCISE
The purpose of this exercise is to simulate the hunting of medium sized game in a typical bushveld Environment.The Blue wildebeest target or the Zebra target of the SAHGCA will be used.
- Three shots are fired in 90 seconds from 150 meters in a kneeling position with shooting sticks described in clause 7 above. The participant may use the kneeling position best suited for him, as long as the buttocks do not touch the ground whilst at least one knee touches the ground and one elbow is not supported. The rear foot which is “sat” on may be upright or turned flat on the ground. The sitting position is not allowed. (Provision for the sitting position is made in other exercises. The kneeling position is moredifficult but faster to assume and more manoeuvrable and as such a more apt variation to practice in this exercise).
- From 100 meters three shots are fired in 90 seconds in the standing position with the aid of the shooting sticks described in clause 7 above.
- From 50 meters three shots are fired in 30 seconds in the standing position without any support.
BIG BORE SHOOTING EXERCISE
The target is a portrait of a buffalo approximately three quarters of actual size Calibres and charges. Any ammunition conforming to all three of the following minimum criteria will be allowed:
a. Minimum calibre: 9.3 mm (.366”), and
b. Minimum bullet weight is 285 gr, and
c. Minimum momentum is 90ftlb/s (mass in grain/7000 x velocity in ft. /s). It equates to the
Momentum of a 285 grain bullet at 2210 ft. /s
Reduced loads with pistol powder and wads are not allowed. The ammunition used must be in line with
Standard factory specifications.
All shots are fired from the standing position.
- From 50 meters one shot is fired in 20 seconds to the heart/lung area
- From 50 meters two shots are fired in 10 seconds to the heart/lung area
- From 25 meters three shots are fired in 12 seconds. One shot to the heart/lung area and two to the brain
WARTHOG SHOOTING EXERCISE
The purpose of this exercise is to simulate hunting at short distances in typical bushveld environment.
The warthog target of the SAHGCA will be used for this exercise.
a.Three shots are fired in 60 seconds from 75 metres from any of the following shooting positions:
- Sitting position without any support - elbows on knees and rifle slings, may be used for Support;
- Kneeling position without any support – elbows on knees and rifle slings, may be used forSupport;
- Standing position with the aid of two – or three legged shooting sticks, rifle slings may be used.
b. Three shots are fired in 30 seconds from 50 metres in the standing position without any Support - rifle slings may be used.
c. Three snapshots are fired from 25 metres in the standing position without any support – rifle Slings may be used. The hunting firearms are loaded with a maximum of three rounds on command Of the range officer, the bolt closed and the rifle held at 45 degrees to the ground with the trigger Finger next to the trigger guard, trigger finger off the trigger. The command “Ready” follows to Warn the participants that the start whistle will follow in a few seconds. When the whistle is sounded The rifle may be lifted and one shot fired within 5 seconds. On command of the range officer the Hunting firearms will be loaded again with a closed bolt and the process repeated twice for a total of Three shots and with approximately 10 seconds between shots, to load. At completion of the three Snapshots the participants must ensure that all rounds not fired in the prescribed time, are removed from the hunting firearm.
SHOOTING TEST FOR SKILLED HUNTER
The Impala target will be used.
- The first exercise consists of three shots at 200m from the prone position usingshooting sticks as described in clause 5 above. There is no restriction in terms of the butttouching the back of the hand, the ground or second leg of the shooting stick. No additionalrest will be allowed under the butt. The hand may however act as support between the buttand the ground.
- The second exercise is three shots from 100m from the sitting position with the aid ofshooting sticks described in clause 5 above.
- The third exercise is three shots from 50m in the standing position without anysupport.
RIMFIRE SHOOTING EXERCISE
The purpose of this exercise is to test the accurate shooting ability and Trajectory skills of the participant with the use of rim fire calibres under practical conditions.
The circular targets enclosed in A4 size is used
a. Exercise 1: Prone, from 50 m without any support or rest, except rifle sling.
b. Exercise 2: Sitting or kneeling position from 50 m with the aid of shooting sticks
c. Exercise 3: Sitting or kneeling position from 25 m without any support, except rifle sling.
d. Exercise 4: Standing position from 25 m without any support, except gun sling.
5 shots per distance – total of 20 shots
Time limit: 3 minutes per exercise (5 shots)
BLACK-BACKED JACKAL SHOOTING EXERCISE
The target is the Black-backed Jackal target
Five shots are fired in 5 minutes at 300m (or yards on a yard range) from any position.
Any centre fire calibre, Telescopes No restriction
IMPALA SHOOTING EXERCISE: WITHOUT REST
This purpose of this exercise is to simulate hunting without the aid of rests.
The Impala target of the SAHGCA will be used.
- Three shots are fired in 120 seconds from 200 meters in the prone position. The butt and/or anyhand may not touch the ground.
- From 100 meters three shots are fired in 120 seconds in the sitting position.
- From 50 meters three shots are fired in 60 seconds in the standing position.
HUNTING HANDGUN EXERCISE
The purpose of this exercise is to simulate typical handgun hunting.
The Blue wildebeest or Zebra target will be used.
No semi-automatic hand guns will be permitted. Single and double action revolvers will be Allowed.
Minimum barrel length for all handguns is 4 inches.
Time limit: 3 minutes per exercise (distance)
- Five shots are fired from 50 m from the sitting position with shooting sticks.
- Five shots are fired from 25 m from the standing position without any support.
SHOOTING TEST FOR DEDICATED HUNTER
The Impala target will be used.
The sole purpose of this test is to assist with the candidate’s application for Dedicated hunter status in accordance with the Firearms Control Act (Act 60 of 2000 as amended). No awards will therefore be made.
Any centre fire calibre firearm may be used.
Any telescope may be used.
- There will be no time limit for the test. Range officers have the rightto expedite the exercise if more than 60 seconds is used per shot.
The test will consist of three shots from 100m at the larger heart/lung/vertebrae area from any position. Any type of rest or support may be used, no morethan three shots.
The objective is to have three out of three shots in the larger heart/lung/ backvertebrae area. The result is not indicated as a score but only as “competent” or “not yet competent.
The sole purpose of this test is to assist with the candidate’s application fordedicated hunter status in accordance with the Firearms Control Act (Act 60 of2000 as amended). No awards will therefore be made.