Fly shooting originated in Canberra in 1990 and is a Sporting Shooters’ Association of Australia (SSAA) match. Due to range licensing restrictions, in Tumut this match run as a cooperative effort between the SSAA Tumut Branch and the Tumut Rifle Club.
With the ‘Fly Shoot’ there are two classes, Heavy Gun (up to 22.73Kg (50lb)) and Light Gun Class (up to 7.73kg (17lbs)).The course of fire is 5 shots on the Fly target plus 3 sighting shots at another medium, a paper target being used at Tumut (max 8 shots allowed per target). Scoring is awarded upon shot placement and grouping.
500 Metre Fly Shooting Rules:
- Any Calibre less than .50Cal (up to range limit range of 8mm)
- Any stock configuration
- Any scope power including spotting scopes. Competitors may spot for each other
- Max Open Gun weight 22.73Kg (50lb) Light Gun 7.73Kg (17lb) Hunter Class 4.6kg (10lb 2oz)
- No rails i.e. Guns shot from separate sand bag rest system where the rear sand bag shall contact both the bench and the rifle. The front sandbag rest can be attached to a pedestal which can have adjustments for windage and elevation. The rear bag may have a stabaliser plate surrounding it if desired. Light gun class allowed bipods.
- 7 minute details, 1 Target per shooter per detail.
- Only 5 shots on target 3 sighters at other medium paper or steel for each rely. Payment of nominations hall be deemed total acceptance of these rules.
- No Muzzle brakes
- Compliance with range safety rules at all times.
- Any competitor found not enjoying themselves will be disqualified.