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AUSTRALIAN RIFLEMAN PROGRAM
2017 Program: Attain 6 IMC 40 shot results of 85% (340) or higher with any spec.
With years under the AIHPA’s belt, many of our shooters are reaching completion of the various programs we put in place from the beginning. This is fantastic, and we hope many more shooters complete our programs. The problem with this scenario is that once all is achieved, how do we continue to provide programs for shooters to contest before we end up with too many?
Without having an endless amount of shooter achievement based programs, the AIHPA have decided to implement a program that is NOT just achievement based, but also a commitment based program. This new initiative will be known as the perpetual “Australian Rifleman” program.
To reach the status of “Australian Rifleman” each year, the requirements are quite simple:
- Available to shooters of ANY and ALL rifle specifications (not rifle spec specific).
- A shooter must achieve a minimum number of matches each year with each match achieving a minimum percentage result.
- There is no maximum number of matches one can attend.
The principle behind this program is to reward shooters for reasonable shooting ability and commitment to the sport of shooting.
Shooters who achieve the Australian Rifleman status will be rewarded with a dedicated Australian Rifleman pin, recording their name and year of achievement.
Australian Rifleman pins/medals will be presented at the National Matches each following year. Also, each person who reaches Australian Rifleman will have their name added to an honour role hosted on the AIHPA website.
- Starting in 2017, the IMC 40 shot format is used - being the IMC 50 but restricted to using the first 10 record shots fired at 600.
- If an event has 2x IMC courses scheduled, even if a different or part of the same match, and even if for the same or different rifle specs, then that means there are 2x IMC scores to count towards this AR program.
- Where 80 shot matches are scheduled, then the first 50 shot IMC match score counts only (per Grand Prix Series).
- The Australian Rifleman program is run over the sanctioned matches (E-group or above) for a given year only (like the Grand Prix series). Club matches do NOT count, unless they also are registered.- One may contest more than the prescribed number of matches in a year. Once the minimum Australian Rifleman requirement is met, any subsequent results are ignored.
Entry: Participation in the GP is open to all shooters, members of AIHPA or non-members provided the entry fee is paid.
Registration Charge: $5 per shooter, per meet/event (covers how ever many matches are shot per meet/event), payable to the host BEFORE the meet starts for results to be accepted (before the meet, not during, not after - there is no pay if happy with the result). The committee reserve the right to make exceptions for special events or circumstances prior to the event.
If registration is not paid, the shoot result will stand in the cumulative results table, but is not considered as part of the GP/AR tally.