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The SSAA Lever Action Match is unique to the SSAA with the first Nationals held in 1976.
It is an exciting and popular event Australia wide, replicating field shooting.
There are three distinct matches involved:
* Rimfire: This match is shot with a lever action rifle with a wooden stock with any open sight. The rifle can be chambered for any rimfire ammunition commonly 22LR or 22WMR but the 17HMR or 17MK2 are also allowable.
* Centrefire: This match is shot with a lever action with a wooden stock with any open sight. The rifle can be chambered for any centrefire ammunition.
*Classic Calibre: This match is shot with a centrefire lever action with a two piece wooden stock with post and vee type open sights. Rotating boltheads and box magazines are not allowed. The rifle can be chambered for any centrefire ammunition, where the cartridge was in factory production prior to the end of 1938 with allowable exceptions to that rule including 32 H&R Magnum, 41 Rem Mag, 44 Rem Mag, 444 Marlin, 450 Marlin, 307 Win, 356 Win and 375 Win.
Classic Calibre is a 35 round match, and Centrefire and Rimfire are both 50 rounds. At State level and also for club matches the Rimfire and Centrefire matches are combined into an Open match where either rifle can be shot in the same match.
Positions are prone, sitting, kneeling or standing with or without a post rest.
The Targets Targets vary from the 50 metre international pistol target to paper silhouette targets of feral animals. Ranges vary from 100m down to 25m. The time available for the 5 shots at each target varying from 5 minutes for Precision to 10seconds for Rapid Fire.