LERAA Marine Rescue Trophy 2022


General Outline

The Marine Rescue Trophy will be a LERAA shoot designed for SMLE chambered in .303 in “as issued” configuration.  Other classes are permitted with the consent of the executive by prior arrangement and may not be eligible for the trophy. Targets used will be the Fig 11, Fig 12 targets and Tin Hats. The scoring will be done by the Scorer and participants with scores relayed to the score board after each detail.

Time permitting a break will be taken for lunch between stages.


 All competitors are to report to the Club Hut at the Rankins Springs Target Shooting Complex from 08.300 for Registration. A mandatory Range and Safety briefing will be held at 08.30 at the flagpole.


SQUADDING – Competitors will be squadded into 2 details on the firing line with a second per shooter.  Scoring details will be selected at random and dispatched when changeover is required.

AMMUNITION – A minimum of 42 rounds are required to complete the event.  Competitors are to supply their own ammunition. All reloading will be done via charger loader on the mound when instructed.

FIRING POSITIONS – Prone, kneeling and off-hand standing.  Competitors with disabilities may be permitted to shoot seated at a table but are expected to shoot off-hand details as unsupported.

RIFLES – All SMLE rifles shall be in the spirit of the original.  The LERAA Classes and Definitions will be applied at the discretion of the executive.  The following will apply regardless of the mark of SMLE:

a. Sights must be set centrally; aim off for wind adjustment

b. Slings if used must be 2 point service pattern (leather or webbing) attached to the mid band swivel and butt sling swivel

c. Shooting jackets, Padded Mats and Padded shooting gloves are not permitted


  • Match 1 – (Standing Unsupported, 200 yds)  – 2 marked sighting shots may be taken prior to the start of this match, followed by 10rnds unsupported standing (figure 11) on screen Bayonet Fixed.
  • Match 2 – (Snap 200 yds) 10 rounds will be fired at the fig 12 target with 3 second exposures indicated by whistle blast.
  • Match 3 – (Rapid 200yds) 10 rounds will be fired at the figure 11 target on screen, competitors will retrieve the rifle (full magazine – bolt open) from the standing position behind the firing point, go to the prone and fire 10 rounds in 60 seconds.
  • Match 4 – From the prone unsupported position 10 rounds will be fired at the 200yrd Tin Hat Targets all points to score.
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