SERVICE RIFLE AMMUNITION SPECIFICATIONS

Ammunition used must be of a type that is as close as possible to as issued ball rounds in any given calibre. 


This is to ensure a level playing field across the sport. In the case of older rifles (i.e. SMLEs, Long Toms etc) the reducing of loads is desirable due to safety reasons but ammunition must not, in any case, be loaded down to such a level that the shooter gains a recoil/recovery advantage over users of as issued ball.


FACTORY AMMUNITION:

1) Any projectile is allowed, except for cast projectiles or moly coated projectiles.

2) Projectile weight must be within ± 6% of the standard issue ball round

3) Rifle ammunition OAL should be within ± 5 mm of standard issue ball.

4) No Military Surplus Ball Ammunition made before 1950 is permitted. 

5) No Pakistan Ordnance Factory (POF) .303 British Ball is permitted.

6) With odd or obsolete calibres (e.g. 6.5x52mm Carcano) ‘civilian equivalent’ rules can apply where military ball is unavailable or not practical. CRO and MD have the final say.


RELOADING:

1) Any projectile is allowed, except for cast projectiles or moly coated projectiles.

2) Components and OAL must adhere to the same rules shown above.

3) Velocity of reloaded ammunition must be within ± 6% of the standard issue ball round.

4) All ammunition used must be loaded to safe operating pressures and samples can be requested at any stage by the match director.

5) All ammunition used must function with/feed from a Milspec magazine of the given calibre