Sporting Rifle Andy Dickson
Recoiling Rifle Paul Sefton
Junior Mason Ryan
UK SPORTING AIR RIFLE CHALLENGE – AN INTRODUCTION
The UK Sporting Air Rifle Challenge – or UKSARC for short – is a new and fast-growing discipline for air rifle shooters in the UK. Introduced in 2012 by veteran shooting writer Jim Tyler and respected shooter and course-setter Johnny Smith, UKSARC aims to put the fun back into air rifle competition.
The UK Sporting Air Rifle Challenge is based on totally realistic hunting scenarios, using hunting air rifles. Shooting at metal knock-down targets set at distances from 10 to 45 yards, competitors aim at small kill zones, located in the same part of the target as in a real animal. As well as being much closer to real hunting, this will also increase the chance of a total miss greatly. For more details of course setting, please see our About SARpage.
UKSARC KEY ELEMENTS
At UKSARC, we’ve never joined the ‘arms race’ of using incredibly expensive rifles and scopes – we prefer guns to look like guns. As a consequence, the main class in the UK Sporting Air Rifle Challenge will be for traditional sporter style guns, as opposed to target rifles. There will be a place for our friends who shoot such guns, but they will have their own class and will not qualify for championship points.