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:
The typical Zouaves course of fire is:
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 not in the 5-ring are counted as a Miss. There are 50 record shots in the match for a total of 500+50X possible points.
Our classification method is similar to that of NRA competition, with slight differences in the cutoffs. We also omit the Master and High Master Classifications. Our classifications are for club purposes only and do not apply at other venues.
Your highest score in a regular match determines your classification. Scores shot at a practice match do not count towards classification.
A shooter may make a one-time request to be permanently classified lower than their best score. This request is made to the XO in consultation with the score records-keeper.
Here is a Classification table for our 50 shot course of fire:
A centerfire rifle with iron sights capable of holding at least 5 rounds inserted with a magazine or stripper clip.
No, but they are published on our website and can be printed out for submission to the CMP for proof of participation in a competitive shooting event, if you want to purchase rifles through the CMP program.