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CSSA Shooting Rangers Junior Program

CSSA Shooting Rangers Junior Program Overview

CSSA TARGET is an informal handgun and rifle bullseye target competition whose aim is to promote the sport of target shooting in a safe, fun and friendly atmosphere.

Competition Timeline and Submission Rules

The informal competition’s “shooting year” is November 1st to October 31st annually, and you may shoot and submit as many targets as you like, but only your top ten scored targets count.

All entrants to the Shooting Rangers program will begin at the same level. Upon registering for the Junior Program all participants will receive the main Shooting Ranger Patch.

The Shooting Ranger Junior Program is for participants who have not reached their 18th birthday at the start of the competition year.

The Junior Program consists of three levels

  • Novice
  • Intermediate
  • Sharp Shooter

These must be fired unsupported, meaning you cannot use a shooting rest of any kind other than your own body parts.

Program Divisions

  • 10 metre Air Pistol
  • 10 metre Air Rifle
  • 20/25 metre .22 Rifle
  • 20/25 metre .22 Pistol
  • 50 metre .22 Rifle

Target Competition Fees

  • Junior CSSA Member: $2 for each target submitted, or $20 (pre-paid) for unlimited targets, by discipline, submitted in a shooting year. Order your member target submissions.
  • Junior Non-members: $4 for each target submitted, or $40 (pre-paid) for unlimited targets, by discipline, submitted in a shooting year. Order your non-member target submissions.

Competition Rules and Guidelines

Rule # 1: BE SAFE and HAVE FUN!

Rule # 2: There are only 10 shots per paper target allowed. On targets with 5 bullseyes, no more than 2 shots per bullseye, or zero score to be allocated.

Rule # 3: All shots on the target have to be shot on the same day. Each target of 10 shots will take a maximum of 15 minutes.

Rule # 4: All types of sights are allowed. Any firearm chambered for a .22 Long Rifle, Long or Short, is permitted, with no firearm weight restrictions. Any safe trigger weight is permitted. Any type of firearm action is permitted.

Rule # 5: All shooting for adults is to be freehand (without resting elbows or using a rest for the gun, and no artificial or performance-enhancing clothing/gear allowed) — optional freehand or supported shooting for Junior participants.

Rule # 6: Targets to be submitted are to have a witness’s name, phone number, signature, date of the score, position, distance, competition category, and location where the target was shot.

Rule # 7: Only the scoring information needs to be submitted. All submissions are to be received no later than 14 days after the date the targets were shot, and all submissions must be received within 14 days of the end of the competition year: October 31st – 11:59 pm.

For shooting clubs participating in this competition, where the club will appoint a member to submit scores on behalf of the participants, it is suggested that the club have 2 designates. Designates will ensure that proper procedures are followed and that scores are submitted in a timely manner.

Rule # 8: The original ten best targets must be kept by the shooter/club for a period of 16 months for score confirmations.

Target Specifications and Downloads

There are three types of targets, all downloadable for free and designed to fit on 8.5×11” standard paper to print at your convenience.

  • Target 1 is used for 10 Metre air pistol.
    Download the 10m_AP, a replica of the current standard air pistol target, so no sight adjustments need to be done to existing air pistols.
  • Target 2 is for 10 Metre air rifle and 20/25 Metre .22 Rifle.
    Download the 10A_20R_W and the 10A_20R_B targets. Shooter’s preference for white or black bullseye.
  • Target 3 is used for 20/25 Metre .22 handguns and 50 Metre .22 rifles.
    Download the 20HG_50R_W and the 20HG_50R_B targets. Shooter’s preference for white or black bullseye.

Prizes and Recognition

The top 100 winners of each category will receive a Certificate of Merit and be entered into a draw for a gift certificate to their firearms retailer of choice.  Prize amounts and odds of winning the draw will depend upon the winning position:

  • The top ten winners for each JUNIOR category will be entered into a draw for a cash prize. The odds of winning will be 1 in 10. Freehand: $200  Supported $100
  • The top 11 to 50 winners for each JUNIOR category will be entered into a draw for a cash prize. The odds of winning will be 1 in 40. Freehand: $100  Supported $50
  • The top 51 to 100 winners for each JUNIOR category will be entered into a draw for a cash prize. The odds of winning will be 1 in 50. Freehand: $50  Supported $25

Competition winners will also receive a notable mention in our CSSA E-News, the CSSA website, and our social media accounts.

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