ELR Cold Bore Challenge 

Due to overwhelming correspondence from our clients and shooters about our current yearly ELR program as result of previous posts on Facebook and elsewhere, we have opted to open our ELR shoots to those members of the general public that have the necessary equipment to safely compete at the distances we currently shoot.

In brief, our ELR program started almost 3 years ago as result of shooters and clients requesting more exposure to this fantastic discipline. In the past we mainly held invitational shoots for clients only.  These shoots are generally held once or twice every month at out Broederstroom facility (Gauteng) and other bespoke venues such as Deelkraal in Nylstroom area and GlenGarry just outside of Bloemfontein where clients shoot out to 3.5km+.  At Broederstroom we generally only shoot out between 1054m to 2800m (mostly out to 2315m).  

 

Good news for all serious ELR shooters is that we will be extending our invitation to all of you who own and shoot ELR rigs. 

Now you too will be able to shoot ELR at our exclusive Gauteng based facility at least once a month.  The Gauteng based shoots will be 1054m to 2640m. Those shooters earning enough points at our monthly shoots can then qualify to attend our World Class ELR events to be held at Deelkraal and GlenGarry.

The events held at Deelkraal and GlenGarry will be kept in accordance with international ELR standards.  However, we will also be offering a NEW and ELITE ELR SOLO Class.  In this class the participant shooter is not allowed the luxury of a spotter / wind coach and must as individual be able to cope with this complex task as well as shoot! This event will be opened to all our clients and friends internationally.

 

Our Broederstroom shoots follow our own unique rules and regulations and are not subject to ELR international regulations. However we may also offer ELR international regulated shoots at Broederstroom in conjunction with our regular monthly competitions.

 

Prestigious prizes on offer to the winner.  More on this and how to qualify for our invitation to follow shortly.

 

Guidelines and Standards

The following ELR guidelines are based on extensive discussion and polling of the ELR community in the USA.  We will strive to adhere to these rules at our events.

These specific conditions and definitions of an ELR world record are representative of the ELR shooting sport (quoted verbatim).

Standard Records


A) Setting.
a. World record attempts can either take place at ELR matches or dedicated record setting events. An unbiased Match Director and RO with experience in ELR matches will officiate the attempt and be responsible for insuring all the conditions are met.
b. There must be at least 10 unbiased witnesses.
i. Witnesses do not include the shooting team members (formal or informal), or the Match Director.
c. Video evidence is recommended, but not required.

 

B) Target.
a. There is one standard target size that will be used for world records. A sheet of steel, 36”x36” square which is the largest target size used in ELR matches.
b. The target shall be free-hanging.
c. The target shall be freshly painted (showing no impacts) prior to any world record attempt, or a target monitoring system which allows for marking previous impacts may be used.

 

C) Observation.
a. Shooters, spotters, and witnesses can observe the target with any kind of optics or cameras including remote ‘target’ cameras.
b. Final verification of hits will be made at the target, and the official hit count is up to the match director to decide.

 

D) Range.
a. Range must be verified to within +/-5 yards by at least 3 individual laser rangefinders, or survey equipment.
b. Any existing record must be broken by at least 10 yards.
c. After a World Record setting performance, the exact range will be re-measured from the shooter’s shooting position to the target.

 

E) Hit Criteria.
a. The criteria for success is 3 out of 3 hits on the target.
b. Only direct hits count.
c. The officiating match director has final say on official hit count, based on up close visual inspection of the target and the video.

 

F) Timing.
a. Shooters will have unlimited time to prepare and set up. Once the first shot is fired, the shooter will have 3 minutes to fire the remaining 2 shots.
b. The rifle used in the world record attempt must not have been fired within the past 6 hours except for a zero confirmation at 100 yards only.
c. The Shooter may not have fired a rifle in the past 6 hours except for 1 zero confirmation at 100 yards.
i. Zero Confirmation must be held on a separate shooting area from the World Record Targets.
ii. Shooters may not attempt a World Record for 20 minutes after a zero confirmation to allow for the rifle barrel to cool to ambient temperature.
d. Shooters are permitted to shoot and spot only once in a 5-hour period.
e. There must be a minimum of 5 hours before shooters can attempt another World Record.
f. Shooters may attempt no more than two World Record attempts in a 24-hour period.

 

G) Shooters.
a. Shooters are allowed up to 1 spotter to directly assist in wind calls, spotting impacts and any other capacity other than direct physical contact with the shooter or rifle once the first shot is fired.
b. No-one other than the named spotter can assist or communicate the shooter during the attempt.
c. Shooters may fire from any platform/position they desire including prone, kneeling, sitting, standing, tripod, benchrest or other.
d. If a shooter has a spotter during the attempt, that spotter will be named along with the shooter, as the official world record holding ‘team’.
e. Shooting order will be determined by a random draw.

 

H) Shooters & Spotters.
a. One rifle per shooter for both attempts. Two shooters cannot share one rifle.
b. Shooters and spotters may not shoot back to back (1-hour minimum between tries).
c. For the purposes of firing order random draw, the teams are split in to A and B relays. One member of the 2-man team will draw a number, and the second member of that team will shoot the same order number on relay B(If the spotter is also planning on a World Record Attempt). Example, one team member picks number 8. Both members of the team will shoot slot 8. One in relay order A and one in relay order B.
d. Relay order B begins only after every shooter from relay order A and all individual shooters have shot.
e. Spotters may spot for only 1 person in a 24-hour period.

 

I) Equipment.
a. There is no limit on caliber, cartridge or bullet.
i. No destructive devices allowed.
b. There are no restrictions on optics or aiming devices.
c. There are no type limits. Shooters may use pistols, railguns, traditional shouldered rifles etc.
d. No bolted down weapon systems. Rifle Systems may not be secured or mounted to the shooting platform.
e. Electronic Communication Devices are permitted, if the Match Officials are given a means to monitor the communication during the attempt.
i. Electronic communication is restricted to Shooter and Spotter only during the attempt. No other competitors can listen in on the information.

 

22Long Rifle Records

E) Setting.
a. World record attempts can either take place at ELR matches or dedicated record setting events. An unbiased Match Director and RO with experience in ELR matches will officiate the attempt and be responsible for insuring all the conditions are met.
b. There must be at least 10 unbiased witnesses.
i. Witnesses do not include the shooting team members (formal or informal), or the Match Director.
c. Video evidence is recommended, but not required.


F) Target.
a. There is one standard target size that will be used for 22LR world records. A sheet of steel, 12”x12” square.
b. The target shall be free-hanging.
c. The target shall be freshly painted (showing no impacts) prior to any world record attempt, or a target monitoring system which allows for marking previous impacts may be used.


G) Observation.
a. Shooters, spotters, and witnesses can observe the target with any kind of optics or cameras including remote ‘target’ cameras.
b. Final verification of hits will be made at the target, and the official hit count is up to the match director to decide.


H) Range.
a. Range must be verified to within +/-5 yards by at least 3 individual laser rangefinders, or survey equipment.
b. Any existing record must be broken by at least 10 yards.
c. After a World Record setting performance, the exact range will be re-measured from the shooter’s shooting position to the target.


I) Hit Criteria.
a. The criteria for success are 3 out of 3 hits on the target including the first shot on that target. Only direct hits count.
b. Each new target a shooter engages at any point during a course of fire qualifies for a new World Record, irregardless of hits or misses on prior targets.
c. The officiating match director has final say on official hit count, based on up close visual inspection of the target and/or the video.


J) Shooters.
a. Shooters are allowed up to 1 spotter to directly assist in wind calls, spotting impacts and any other capacity other than direct physical contact with the shooter or rifle once the first shot is fired.
b. No-one other than the named spotter can assist or communicate the shooter during the attempt.
c. Shooters may fire from any platform/position they desire including prone, kneeling, sitting, standing, tripod, benchrest or other.

d. If a shooter has a spotter during the attempt, that spotter will be named along with the shooter, as the official world record holding ‘team’.
e. Shooting order will be determined by a random draw.


K) Shooters & Spotters.
a. One rifle per shooter for both attempts. Two shooters cannot share one rifle.
b. Shooters and spotters may not shoot back to back (1-hour minimum between tries).
c. For the purposes of firing order random draw, the teams are split in to A and B relays. One member of the 2-man team will draw a number, and the second member of that team will shoot the same order number on relay B(If the spotter is also planning on a World Record Attempt). Example, one team member picks number 8. Both members of the team will shoot slot 8. One in relay order A and one in relay order B.
d. Relay order B begins only after every shooter from relay order A and all individual shooters have shot.
e. Spotters may spot for only 1 person in a 24-hour period.


L) Equipment.
a. Only 22 Long Rifle Rimfire is allowed.
b. There are no restrictions on optics or aiming devices.
c. There are no type limits. Shooters may use pistols, railguns, traditional shouldered rifles etc.
d. No bolted down weapon systems. Rifle Systems may not be secured or mounted to the shooting platform.
e. Electronic Communication Devices are permitted, if the Match Officials are given a means to monitor the communication during the attempt.
i. Electronic communication is restricted to Shooter and Spotter only during the attempt. No other competitors can listen in on the information.

Record Types

 

A) There are only two classes of World Records.
a. Standard.
b. 22LR Rimfire.
c. A shooter may set a world record as a team or solo. If a shooter sets a world record, without a spotter. That shooter will be the sole record holder. If a shooter sets a record with a spotter, then both the shooter and spotter will share the world record.

ELR Central™ World Record Criteria.Copyright 2017-2019 ELR Central™, All rights reserved.

Rule Publication Version:  May 2019

 

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Events

Jan van der Walt ELR Cold Bore Challenge
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28-29 September 2019 -  George, Western Cape

 11-12 October 2019 - Nylstroom, Limpopo Province

 

 

 

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