In a Sporter Class event, all rifles and equipment in that event must comply with the Sporter Air Rifle Equipment Rules (Rules 4.2, 4.3 and 4.7).
4.2 Sporter Air Rifle
The Sporter Air Rifle is intended to be a low cost, entry-level rifle without specialized modifications.
Sporter Air Rifles must be .177 rifles with a conventional appearance and that comply with the following requirements:
126.96.36.199. The rifle shall be of a production type, of conventional appearance, freely and readily available in GB.
It shall be used without modification except:
188.8.131.52.1 The fitting of “Gamo” (or other approved) aperture sights is permitted, where aperture sights are not supplied with the rifle, as original equip.
184.108.40.206 Max weight: 3.5 kg
220.127.116.11 Min trigger pull: 500 grams
18.104.22.168 Calibre: 4.5 mm (0.177”)
22.214.171.124 Sights: Iron sights (as issued or app'd type)
126.96.36.199 Sight apertures: Non adjustable – but may be changeable
188.8.131.52 Butt Plate: Adjustable for height only
The stock must have a conventional design and be symmetrically shaped (or nearly so) so that either a right or left-handed competitor can use it.
The stock may be adjustable in length and the cheek-piece may be adjustable in height.
The stock may have a vertically adjustable butt plate.
These adjustments (length of stock, vertical position of butt plate, height of cheek -piece) may be changed between positions within a competition.
The cheek-piece of a rifle that does not have an adjustable cheek-piece may be altered in height or
thickness by the addition of wood, cardboard, tape or other material or the cheek-piece may be cut
and a replacement cheek piece installed.
The cheek-piece surface may not be curved or anatomically formed.
Any type or make of iron sights, open or aperture, are permitted providing;
Sights may have vertical and horizontal adjustments only.
Simple non-adjustable interchangeable front sight apertures or inserts may be used in Sporter Air Rifle front sights. These may be of any shape.
An adjustable iris or adjustable aperture may not be used in the front or rear sight.
Clothing and equipment for Sporter Air Rifle must comply with NSRA Rule 8.8:
184.108.40.206 A maximum of one loose fitting jacket and one sweatshirt or one loose fitting pullover and one sweatshirt or two loose fitting shirts or sweatshirts may be worn
220.127.116.11 A light T-shirt or undershirt may be worn under the jacket, pullover and/or sweatshirts.
18.104.22.168 Jackets, pullovers, shirts or sweatshirts may not be twisted or rolled or otherwise configured to provide additional layers of clothing thickness or to provide additional support for a position.
22.214.171.124 Jackets, pullovers shirts or sweatshirts may not be tucked into the trousers (does not apply to the T-shirt or undershirt).
126.96.36.199 Hooded sweatshirts may be worn, but the hood must be down
188.8.131.52 A safety pin or button attached to the sling arm or shoulder is allowed to keep the sling from slipping down the arm. [see also 4.3.2 within rules ]
184.108.40.206 Special shooting sweaters with additional or special pads are not permitted.
(Military issue or similar pullovers, with shoulder and elbow reinforcement are permitted.)
220.127.116.11 One pair of ordinary sport or casual trousers or jeans or shorts is allowed.
18.104.22.168 Trousers must not fit so tightly as to provide additional support.
22.214.171.124 Only normal low-cut, street-type or light athletic shoes are permitted.
126.96.36.199 Shoes may not extend above the ankle and must have a flexible sole.
188.8.131.52 Only one pair of shoes may be used and they must be a matched pair.
184.108.40.206 Shooters may elect not to wear shoes in one or more positions.
220.127.116.11 A shooting sling, which complies with, and is used in accordance with NSRA / ISSF Rules is allowed in Sporter Air Rifle events in the prone and kneeling positions
18.104.22.168 The sling swivel may be adjusted between positions, but it may not be adjusted so that it contacts the hand or glove in the standing position.
22.214.171.124 Any ordinary glove or shooting glove, which does nor extend more than 50mm above the wrist, is permitted.
126.96.36.199 There is no thickness limitation for Sporter class gloves.
188.8.131.52 The glove may not be so stiff or tight that it artificially supports or binds the wrist so that it cannot bend.
8.8.8 Kneeling Roll
184.108.40.206 One kneeling roll which complies with, and is used in accordance with NSRA / ISSF Rules is allowed in Sporter Air Rifle events in the kneeling position.
8.8.9 Corrective Lenses and Eyeglasses
220.127.116.11 Corrective lenses may be worn by the competitor, but may not be placed in the sights.
18.104.22.168 Competitors may wear normal prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses.