Carbine shooting, otherwise known as Lightweight Sporting Rifle is the rimfire equivalent of sporting air rifle. It is great fun and relatively inexpensive, using cheaper rifles and ammunition.

It uses short barrelled, often semi automatic, rifles fired from a standing position at a larger target, at distance of 20 yards. Carbines generally are far less sophisticated than match rifles and use of rigid jackets and slings is not permitted making the shooters level of skill more of a factor


A Ruger carbine rifle

A PL15  target used for the majority of carbine competitions. The dotted centre ring is the inner bull (10X) used to decide results in the event of a draw. The 10 ring is the second ring from the centre.