Positional Shooting is an Olympic and Commonwealth Games Sport.
As the name suggests competitors shoot in three different positions.
The first position of a match is the standard prone position (laying
down), then competitors will make adjustments to their rifle and
equipment, then shoot in the standing position.
After completing the
standing section of a match, the competitor will again make adjustments
to their rifle and equipment and then shoot the final section in the
Match sizes are either 60shots long, consisting of 20
competition shots in each position, or 120shots long, consisting of 40
shots in each position.
The 60 shot match is referred to as a 3×20 match, while the 120 shot match is referred to as a 3×40 match.
In Positional shooting only the 50m card is used. A competitor will fire only 20 competition shots onto this card, using the middle target for sighting in the rifle. If shooting a 3×40 match then two cards are shot in each position.