Club Match

A typical Zouaves match is conducted on the 200 yard range at the Santa Clara County Shooting Sports facility, using reduced size targets to simulate 300 and 600 yard distances. The facility does not have pits, so in order to conduct a match in an efficient manner the following changes have been made to the typical highpower course of fire:

  • Sighting shots are strictly limited to a five minute firing period at the beginning of the match.
  • Target changes are conducted after each leg of the match.

The typical Zouaves course of fire is:

  • Sighters: Unlimited sighter shots in 5 minutes, any position, single loaded.
  • Slow Standing: Ten (10) slow standing shots in 10 minutes, single loaded, no sling support.
  • Rapid Sitting: Ten (10) rapid fire sitting shots in 60 seconds, starting from a standing position.
  • Rapid Prone: Ten (10) rapid fire prone shots in 70 seconds, starting from a standing position.
  • Slow Prone: Twenty (20) prone shots in 20 minutes, single loaded.

Each stage is preceded by a 3 minute preparation period used for assuming the shooting position, setting up equipment, and dry-firing.

In between stages, the firing line will be cleared and all rifles made safe so that a target crew can go downrange to retrieve and post targets. After the sighter stage, instead of changing targets, the target crew will apply pasters to your target. There will be no handling of rifles at all, for any reason, when the target crew is downrange.

Each shot will be scored for 5 to 10 points, with shots in the X-ring being worth 10. X's are also counted separately and used to break numerical ties. Shots outside the 5-ring are counted as a miss. There are 50 record shots in the match for a total of 500+50X possible points.