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Old 03-24-2019, 12:48 PM
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What are the correct heights of targets for each of the 4 positions? If it varies with distance, what is the correct height at 25 yds and 50 yds?
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Old 03-24-2019, 01:01 PM
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I think it will depend on if the ground is level from position to target stand.
My only experience that may be close was when I did chunk-gun matches, which is prone 'over the log', or 'chunk'. We would post our own aiming points. Being able to get properly behind the gun meant that height was critical to avoid 'awkwardness'.
I used a construction 'sighting level', a portable 8"ish low powered scope with a bubble level within the field of view. I could set it up at my comfort height at my position and sight to where to mount my aim point on the backer.
Btw, nobody else did that at the time at the matches I attended, but it got some attention. And I did pretty well ; imo, for me, every little bit helps.
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Old 03-24-2019, 01:53 PM
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Refer to the appropriate Rulebook. If you intend to compete, and will shoot on more than one range, train for variation in target height. Rules often allow tolerance, and then there is the physical layout of the range mentioned above. You can adjust target height to suit you at home, but can't at a match.
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Old 03-24-2019, 01:54 PM
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The recommended target heights are in the NRA Smallbore rule book.

If you plan to compete you might want to practice on standard height targets.

Link to rule book. Note this is NRA not ISSF rules.

https://competitions.nra.org/media/7...ifle-rules.pdf

Here it is: Section 6.8

6.8 Target Height - Suggested target heights for an indoor multi-bull target should be approximately 14 to the center of the bottom bulls in the Prone position, 26 to the center of the bottom bulls in the Sitting and Kneeling positions, and up to 55 to the center of the bottom bulls in the Standing position. Target holders that would be adjustable through this range would be best.
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I've shot at a lot of ranges over the years. The 50 yard targets are generally 5 or 6 bulls. A-27, A-51 etc. for outdoor. I can't remember ever having an option for target height. Never shot 3-p at 25 yards, but 50 foot indoors I've had several that only had one position for the target. Some had two. One range had 5 different height settings for the 50 foot target, A-17, A-36 etc. I don't remember it ever being an issue for me. I could adjust my position and sling without to much trouble. In prone you can keep your elbow steady and slide back a bit to shoot higher or scoot up a bit to shoot lower. In offhand you can move your feet closer together for a low target and further apart for a higher target. I believe in international 3p the rules are more strict but I only shot the NRA version.
If you are setting up for dry firing or other practice I would use the NRA suggested heights for indoor distance. But by all means shoot!
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It certainly varies with each facility. Here are some pics from Camp Perry, showing target frames they use for 3 position (the smaller frames) and for 3 position Rimfire Sporter (large frame) for NRA 3 position all the target frames were same height at Perry when I shot there. five bull target about a foot off the ground for 50 yards. The top part of the frame was used for 100 yd targets only.
At Rimfire Sporter match lately, they stacked all the targets like the other photo...prone on the bottom, sitting in the middle, and offhand at the top.
Just some examples to look at. Some outdoor ranges have elevated firing lines.
I think NCAA indoor targets are adjustable for 3-position rifle



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