1. The Postal is a prone and 3-position competition for both individuals and 3-man teams.

2. Classifications

(a) All members must be classified. A record of those who shot in the previous years competition is kept, and the Association Secretary will forward a list to each club for reference.
(b) If a person did not shoot the previous year he or she will be asked the following:
1) Do you have a M.R.A. classification? If so, this will be used. If not,
2) Do you have an S.F.C. classification? If so, this will be used. If not,
3) He/She will be classified as a Temporary Expert.
(c) Teams will be classified by computing the team average based on the classification of each firing member of the team as per the following table:
Classification Key Team Average Max # of Points
Master 4 3.50 to 4.0 12
Expert 3 2.50 to 3.49 10
Sharpshooter 2 1.50 to 2.49 7
Marksman 1 below 1.50 4
Example of a Sharpshooter team
J.Smith Expert 3 points
B.Jones Sharpshooter 2 points
F.Brown Sharpshooter 2 points
Total 7 points

3. Targets

(a) The current Shooting Federation of Canada official target is used in all competitions.
(b) Prone match will consist of 10 targets (100 shots). The 3-position match will consist of 12 targets (120 shots), 4 targets each of Prone, Standing and Kneeling.
(c) Each club will be supplied, on payment of entry fee, with marked targets or marked labels for each competitor. All targets must be returned to the section chairman by the required date.

4. Team Match

(a) Each team consists of 3 shooters, with all scores to count. A club entering more than one team will not be allowed to change any member from one team to another.
(b) A member of a team forced to leave his club due to a change of employment or sickness may be replaced. Any team replacement must be an association member in good standing, must have the proper classification, and must have paid his entry fee by the required date.
(c) A member leaving his club part way through the season and who wishes to join another club, may do so but will be allowed to continue shooting in individual events only, not on a team, for the remainder of that season.
(d) A competitor may shoot for one or more clubs but must declare before the start of the season the name of the club he wishes to represent in any/or all Association events, matches and tournaments.

5. Individual Match

(a) Any member not on a team wishing to shoot in this match may do so by paying the entry fee. Stamped targets or labels will be forwarded to each club requesting them. This match will be classified.
(b) To be eligible for awards in the Postal Section, a competitor must fire all targets with the winners being based on the highest total scores.

6. Scoring and Tabulating

(a) It will be the duty of each club to score their own postal targets and, on completion, forward them to the Section Chairman for final scoring by his committee; said committee's decision to be final.
(b) A scoring board must be used.
(c) Place target on the scoring board, insert the plug gauge into the shot hole to determine the value of the shot,once only. Scoring overlays may be used as an aid when necessary.
(d) For the purposes of maintaining the highest possible standards in all its competitions, the M.R.A. reserves the right at any time to send a representative to witness the actual firing by a competitor or competitors; and further, to require any competitor or competitors to shoot substantiating scores. Should these scores, in the opinion of the executive committee fail to approximate the original score or scores reported, or should the competitor or competitors refuse or fail to refire when requested, the M.R.A. reserves the right to disregard the score or scores reported and to take whatever additional action is deemed necessary to safeguard the proper conduct of its matches.

7. Prizes and Awards

(a) For teams - A challenge trophy and three (3) awards to the winning team; three (3) awards to the second place team; in each class.
(b) For individuals - An award for 1st and 2nd in each class for; Prone match ; 3-Position match; Grand aggregate.


(c) No awards will be given when there is only one entry in any class.
(d) An award will be given to the winner only when there are only two entries in any class.
(e) Awards will be given to the first and second place finishers when there are three or more entries in any class (team and individual - postal, club competitions and tournaments).

8. Entry Fee

(a) The entry fee will be determined by the Executive Committee.
(b) It is the duty of the club secretary to collect the entry fee from his club members and to make payment to the Section Chairman.

9. Rules

(a) Shooting Federation of Canada rules will govern this competition.


10. The Club Competition is a prone event for both individuals and club teams.


(a) All club members shoot, the highest five (5) total scores to count.


(a) The match may begin when a minimum of two shooters from the visiting club are present. Match starts at 7:30pm or 8:00pm if no one from the visiting club has arrived. A match may be cancelled due to inclement weather, with as much advance notice as possible.
(b) The timing of the relays shall be 25 minutes for 2 targets shot at the same time.
(c) A stop watch is to be used as the official time piece.


(a) The Shooting Federation of Canada official targets are to be used at all matches. Two targets per shooter constitute a match.


(a) There will be one scorer from the home club and one checker from the visiting club per match.
(b) A scoring board must be used.
(c) Place target on scoring board, insert the plug gauge into the shot hole to determine the value of the shot, once only. Scorer and checker must decide on the value of the shot before the gauge is removed from the target. If the scorer and checker cannot agree, then additional persons may be called in to assist, (Scoring overlays may be used initially as an aid when necessary).
(d) Each club must appoint a Team Captain for each shoot and the title team "Captain" must appear beside his name on the score sheet before the match starts. Any protest or discussion must be made only by the Team Captain. No individual protest will be recognized.
(e) As soon as the targets leave the Scoring Committee, all rights to protest are waived.
(f) Any match protests or disputed targets must be sent or taken to the Section Chairperson within seven (7) days of the match, and must be in writing. The decision of the Section Chairperson, who may call upon any neutral members to assist him, will be final.
(g) The home club must make out a result sheet in triplicate, one copy for the visiting club, one copy for their own records, and it is imperative that the Team Captain send the ORIGINAL result sheet to the Section Chairperson. If it is necessary to call for the results, the offending club will be charged with the call.


(a) Shooting Federation of Canada rules will govern this competition.
(b) Any club not showing up for their scheduled match will forfeit that match, bad weather being the only recognized excuse.
(c) All shooters shall remain on the firing line until the relay is finished and released by the range officer.



(a) The scores are to be taken from the regular team shoots. This competition is to be run in four classes; Master, Expert, Sharpshooter, Marksman, according to the Shooting Federation of Canada rule book.
(b) These classifications are to be determined from the previous year's shooting record; and they will change only at the end of each season. If a person did not shoot the previous year; he will be asked if he has an S.F.C. classification. If so, this will be used. In the case of a new shooter who does not have either an M.R.A. or S.F.C. classification, he will be classified on the first 10 targets he shoots in this competition.


(a) The winning club is to receive the Association Trophy to hold for one year, and a crest to each qualifying club member.
(b) Only qualified shooters are to participate in the Club Competition. To qualify, each shooter must pay his entry fee ($0.25) for each match. It is the responsibility of the clubs to collect this fee from each shooter whose name appears on the score sheet. Any club not abiding by the rule will forfeit all rights to awards and trophies.
(c) In the event of a tie for a trophy, the club with the highest total team scores over the entire season will be declared the winner.
(d) INDIVIDUAL AWARDS: To be eligible for an award, a person must shoot a minimum of 75% of the matches in this competition. Winners will be based on averages over the entire season with the best 75% of the matches to count. In the event of a tie, two marked targets will be shot by the tying contestants on a neutral range. All targets will count for classification
(e) The competitor with the highest average, as described above, regardless of class, will receive the Association's Individual Prone Trophy (Club Section) to hold for one year.
(f) Individual class awards will be presented to the first and second place finishers in Master, Expert, and Sharpshooter classes; and to first, second and third place finishers in Marksman class.


(a) Match Rifle shooters are eligible for all awards.
(b) Classification average levels for Match Rifle shooters are to be the same as for Sporting Rifle shooters, and not as per the S.F.C. Match Rifle rules.
(c) Match rifle targets will be scored per S.F.C. rules with centre shots counting as X's.
(d) In the event of a tied match, X's only will break the tie. If they are still tied, each team will be given one point.
(e) Penalties for crossfires and excess shots as per Sporting Rifle rules.

19. SHOOTING OFF Anyone may shoot a match ahead of time under the following conditions;

(a) An away match at the other club's range by prior arrangement within two weeks before the match date.
(b) A home match by visiting the other club by prior arrangement within two weeks before the match date.


Each club will be held accountable for banquet tickets that they order, whether they use them or not. Each club is asked to send in a list, giving the number of tickets required, to the Banquet Chairperson, at least one week prior to the banquet date.



(a) A team to represent the Association in any/or all shootoffs with any other group or Association will be selected from the member clubs of the Association. Each member of this team will receive a crest.
(b) The method used to select this team will depend on the agreement between the leagues, groups or Associations. The Section Chairperson will submit in writing to the Board of Directors for approval, any proposals that will involve the Association.


As this is a local (city) event, the Association does not participate in it, and leaves any decision regarding the entering of this match up to the local clubs.


(a) An Indoor Championship Tournament will be held in the month of March each year, place to be agreed upon. This competition is open to members of the Association only.
(b) Sporting Rifles or Match Rifles may be used in this tournament.
(c) The usual programme is as follows: To be designated by the M.R.A. board.
(d) Any change in this programme must be made with the approval of the Board of Directors.
(e) Shooting Federation of Canada rules will govern this competition.
(f) Regarding classifications for this competition, a competitor will be asked the following:
1) Do you have an M.R.A. classification? If so, this will be used. If not,
2) Do you have a S.F.C. classification? If so, this will be used. If not,
3) He/she will shoot as aTemporary Expert.



(a) Ten prone and twelve 3-position targets (minimum) are sufficient for revising a classification upwards. All competitive targets shot in M.R.A. events during the season will be used for classification purposes, (i.e. Club, Postal and Indoor Championships), with the exception that the Prone in 3-position events will not be included for a Prone Classification.
(b) A shooter may apply, in writing only, to have his classification revised downwards after his scores show that his ability is lower than his classification. The classification may be revised only after the next full season's scores.
(c) M.R.A. will adopt a Veterans class for any shooter 50 years of age or older. Any shooter wishing to enter as a veteran must state so before firing the match concerned.
(d) Rifle weight: In accordance with the S.F.C. guidelines, M.R.A. will use 4.0 kg (8 lb. 13 oz.) As the maximum weight for a Sporting Rifle.
(e) Shooting Position: Any shooter wishing to change his/her shooting position beyond the limits of S.F.C. rules, shall demonstrate the position and the reason for it (in writing) to the M.R.A. board. The board will approve or disapprove of the change, in writing, prior to its use in all M.R.A. competitions.


Revised Sept 30 1998