STMTC pin matches are designed somewhat differently than most. Competitors fire at the targets from 15-yards. The basic rules are posted below. You can also DOWNLOAD THE RULES HERE.
The "Bowling Pin" training match will be conducted as follows:
TWO CATEGORIES: Rim fire or Center fire; If there are enough participants there will be
TWO SUBCATEGORIES in each: Iron Sights or Optics;
TARGETS: 5 bowling pins in a line on a 4' x 8' table.
PLACEMENT: Center fire @ 12" from the front edge and Rim fire 12" from the rear edge.
DISTANCE: 15 yards
AMMUNITION 12 rounds per shooter per run (2 magazines of 6 each or revolver with 6 extra) **NOTE: No subsonic rim fire or low powered/velocity hand-loads allowed for safety reasons**
TIMED FIRE: 30 seconds per run maximum by electronic timer.
SCORING: 1 point for a pin knock down, 1 additional point for a pin off the table, 2 bonus points for each unfired round remaining after all pins off the table.. Max possible score 24 points per run (5 pins on ground & 7 rounds left unfired). Best 2 out of 3 runs for total score aggregate wins. Ties are broken by lowest elapsed time.
PRIZE: Each category/subcategory winner receives $1.00 per contestant in that group/subgroup
COST: $15 per contestant in one category, $5 per additional category.