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Australian High Power Rifle
Rules - General and Layover to NRA HPR AND CMP Service Rifle Rulebooks
The rules are generally in accordance with the NRA High Power Rifle rulebook April 2003 – distributed through the National Rifle Association US. Exceptions to these rules are as outlined below, or any particular changes as outlined on the AIHPA website.
Specific changes to rules and guidelines, in exchange of, in addition to, or beyond those listed here, will be listed on event flyers, match bulletins or as announced at events or meets. The changes particular to an event could be anything, so shooters must read all flyers and advertisements carefully, and be present at match briefings.
All members are asked, and advised, to apply these rules in the best interests of a fair, balanced and sporting like manner that will promote and contribute towards healthy spirited but fair and credible target shooting competition.
Following is a list of some sections from the NRA HPR rulebook which AIHPA have amendments for:
NOTE: Throughout the rulebook, unless where otherwise defined here, the term NRA should be replaced with AIHPA.
1 (all) “NRA Competition”
3 “Equipment and Ammunition”
Section 9.6 "Malfunction"
Section 10.1.7 "Rapid Fire
17 (all) “National Records”
Appendix C “Honorary Clubs, Distinguished
AIHPA ALIBI (REFIRE) RULES
ALIBI & REFIRE GUIDE and SCORING PROCESS
1.0 What is an Alibi An alibi is a term used to describe the option of a shooter to refire a string (or a shot) fired (or not fired) where a problem occurred that unfairly disadvantaged or inhibited the shooter from getting the prescribed number of shots away, completing a string of fire, or shooting a potential result. There are 3 basic types of alibi: Range, Pit and/or Shooter.
1.1 Range Alibi – unlimited alibis per string, as examples but not limited to:
- A stoppage
during a string
1.2 Pit Alibi – unlimited alibis per string, as examples but not limited to:
- Target problem –
damaged, departs from frame or carrier, not patched.
1.3 Shooter/Equipment Alibi (limits dependent on string – see types below):
malfunction (rifle, magazine, attachments)
2.0 Choose An Alibi or Let Score Stand
A shooter may choose to either let the score stand, after the disadvantage, or choose to refire.
3.0 Claiming an Alibi
Range and Pit Alibis can be claimed at any time until the scores and groups period is complete. Once scores and groups period is complete, the right to an alibi has expired.
Shooter/Equipment Alibis can only be claimed during a string at the time of the stoppage (see types below).
Remember, and alibi is a safety rule, not a second chance rule.