Basic Long Range Rules for Single Action Shooting

Single Action Shooting is a friendly competition. But just because the folks are friendly doesn’t mean they’re not sharp shooters. Single Action Shooters come from all over the country, and most of them are already avid shooters will plenty of skill and accuracy in shooting both short-range and long-range.

If you’re interested in joining Single Action Shooting, you better brush up your skills and knowledge with these basic rules first.

Here are the basic long range rules for Single Action Shooting:

  1. Front barrel sights could be simple blades or period-hooded wind gauge designs using interchangeable sight inserts.
  2. Rear sights need to be open iron sights mounted unto the barrel or have the original style tang or stock wrist mounted peep sights. You may use a peephole drilled through the sliding sight leaf if you’re using a long range rear barrel mounted sight of the flip-up ladder type.
  3. Bolts or receiver mounted sights are unacceptable.
  4. Rifle Caliber firearms should have traditional, period, rimmed cartridges. No cartridge chambered for use in any match revolver or rifle can be used in the rifle caliber competition except .56-50. Thus, .30-30 (.30 WCF), .38-55 Marlin & Ballard, .43 Spanish, or .45-70 Government cartridges. The .375 Winchester, .444 Marlin, .32-20, or .44-40 are unacceptable.
  5. Propellant powder is acceptable, except smokeless powder.
  6. Long range bullets need to be of pure lead or lead alloy with a plain base, gas checked or paper patched configuration.
  7. Any device that calculates distance is not allowed. This could get you a side match disqualification.