All Absolute Zero Sniper Matches will have targets engaged out to 1,000 yards. Whether it’s a team event or an individual event, everyone should have optics on their firearm.
There is a Open Division and a Tactical Division. The rifle you start the match with is the same rifle you must finish the match with. If repairs need to be made to your firearm, time can be allocated for a repair, but you must be ready to shoot the next stage when your name is called. If you are not present, then you default that stage, not the entire match.
Open Division Any caliber except .338 and .50’s. No tripods. All shooting bags allowed.
Tactical Divsion .308, .300, .223/5.56 only. No tripods. All shooting bags allowed.
You can switch divisions during the season, but your points do not carry over to the other division. A shooter cannot shoot two divisions in the same match.
Shooter Make Ready
You will be given the command of load and make ready. At this time, you may load your magazine into your firearm and chamber a round, safety on, and re-holster (pistol). Rifles will have their own setup per the controller of that stage. To indicate you are ready, you must verbally reply you are ready (or other indicators as determined by the stage controller). Once the stage controller observes you are in the ready position, you will hear the command shooter ready, stand by. If you are ready, wait for the timer or device to signify you may start shooting the stage. If you are not ready, simply tell the stage controller.
There may or may not be a set prep time for the particular stage you are shooting. The use of range finders to determine the various distances of the targets will be permitted. You will know the size of the targets you are engaging. Course of fire (COF) will be sent out the evening before the match.
Communication between team members is permitted. Coaching others, calling out D.O.P.E. except for a new shooter (First Match) can lead to an automatic disqualification. This is a competition!