Sport Shooting Practical Assessment

 Assessment Process for Dedicated Sport Shooting

To apply for a dedicated sports person status, a member must complete and pass the prescribed practical assessment as well as the theory assessment.

The practical assessment target (DS Assessment Target) must be used for this exercise. Targets can be downloaded from the members area.

The target must be set up according to rules and the table below. See last column for the applicable status.

Firearm TypeCodeDistanceDedicated Hunter DHS
Dedicated Sport shooter DSS
Any Centre Fire Rifle (Bolt Action):CFRBA25mDHS & DSS
Any Rim Fire Rifle (Bolt Action):RFRBA25mDSS
Any Centre Fire Rifle (Semi Auto / Self Loading):CFRSA25mDSS
Any Handgun, Centre Fire:CFHG10mDHS & DSS
Any Handgun Rim Fire:RFHG10mDSS
Any Rim Fire Rifle (Semi Auto / Self Loading):RFRSA50mDSS
Any Big bore Calibre, 9,3mm and larger (Bolt Action):BBRBA50mDHS & DSS
Shotgun Hunting (over and under, side by side, pump action):SGHAny Shotgun DisciplineDHS & DSS
Shotgun (Semi Auto):SGSSporting DisciplinesDSS
  • If a Rifle or Handgun is used for the assessment, you are required to shoot 5 shots in your own time to achieve a maximum of 50 points.
  • If the assessment is done using a shotgun, any of the known shotgun shooting events can be used (trap, skeet, sporting, compact sporting for dedicated Hunter status, any other discipline can be used for dedicated sports shooting, like 3 gun or tactical shooting)
  • A minimum of 60% must be achieved as a pass mark for any of the assessment types
  • For any of the rifle assessments, centre fire and rim fire, the exercise is shot from a shooting bench and only a front rest may be used. No back rests are allowed
  • All the handgun assessments must be done from the standing position with no support except for a hunting handgun where a rest is allowed
  • Shotgun assessments positions are done as per the rules of the specific shotgun discipline.
  • All assessments should be done on a formal public shooting range.
  • Targets must be signed by the member and the range officer.
  • If the assessment is done using a shotgun, any of the known shotgun shooting events can be used (trap, skeet, sporting, compact sporting or 3 gun or tactical shooting)
  • All assessments should be done on a formal public shooting range.
  • Targets must be signed by the member and the range officer.