FullBore shooting is Precision Shooting with Scoped or Un-scoped Rifles, shot with Slings or Fixed Shooting Supports at ranges between 300 to 1500 yards or meters.
Shot with strict firearm and ammunition limitations, with non-telescopic sights using only a sling to support a rifle in the prone (lying down) position, Target Rifle (TR) is restricted to 223rem & 308win or the military equivalents of these cartridges, known as 5.56nato and 7.62nato.
Good target rifles can range in price from as little as $300 to many thousands of dollars. There is also quite some specialised items of clothing that are allowed to facilitate a better shooting position.
Target Rifle is generally shot in 12 round details. Of those 12 shots, two are considered sighting shots and 10 are scoring shots. Only 10 scoring shots may be recorded in any one detail and they must be consecutive . The highest score "Possible" in TR is 50: this is shot by placing all 10 scoring rounds into the Bullseye which is a 2MOA sighting mark in the middle of the target. Within the Bull is another ring of 1MOA called the "Super V". A "V" is worth 5.1 points and is used in tie breaker situations when more than one shooter has an otherwise identical score. For instance, a 49.3 beats a score of 49.1 points. Outside the 5 ring are more rings graduating in 2MOA increments from 5, 4, 3,2 with 1 being a shot outside the rings and 0 being a complete miss of the target board.
A shooting match is comprised of any number of details shot over a single range or at varying distances.
Firearm and ammunition restrictions in Free Class Standard are very similar to those for Target Rifle. The major differences are in the sighting, support and scoring systems. This style of shooting came about as optical sighting systems became more reliable and popular in both military and civilian shooting circles.
Telescopic sights (optics) are required for most F-Class shooting. Rifles may also be supported by fixed bi-pods or a range of other stable rifle rests.
The scoring system in Free Class reflects the assumed ease of aiming with a telescopic sight. It is, however, more difficult to shoot a perfect score in F-Class than in TR. Shot on the same target as TR, the finest aiming point in F-class disciplines is the X. At 0.5MOA, the X is worth 6.1 points. The "Super V" in TR is considered the 6 ring in F-Class and then 5, 4, 3 and so on. A "Possible" in F-class is 60 points.
The photo on the home page shows one target with an X and one with a 6 at 500yds.