No tripods because, with due respect to the British Sporting Rifle Club from where I have lifted the course of fire, that is what the rules say. We must have some rules after all and the idea is to test the shooters skills and not his machine rest.
Course of Fire:
The Stalkers Test is essentially a test of competence for shooters who regularly stalk live deer.far as practicable, the conditions are the same for all participants.
The Test comprises two shots from each of the five positions detailed above. There is no time
limit for this test but it must be completed without undue delay. Unless there is an interruption to
shooting, once the rifle has been raised to the shoulder it may not be removed until the shot has
been fired. No more than two rounds may be loaded in each position and the Range Officer (RO)
must check that all rifles are unloaded and the action open before permitting a change of
position. All shooters in a detail must fire their two shots from each position before they all
change position together. Shooting will be under the control of the RO who will ensure that, as
No part of the structure of the firing point shelter may be used as a support in any of the fivesupport the body in the sitting and kneeling positions.
positions. No additional aids, such as a support for the rifle, may be used when shooting from the
bench or simulated high seat. Slings may be used in all five positions and a stalkers stick
(monopod or bipod), suitable for use in the field, may be used to steady the leading arm. If used,
the same stick must be used throughout, although it may be adjusted between positions if this
can be done without undue delay. A rifle-mounted bipod may be used instead of the stick,
provided that the rifle gross weight limit is not exceeded and that it remains attached to the rifle
throughout the complete course of fire. Personal effects typical of those that might be carried in
the field, such as a small rucksack, may be used as a rest for the rifle in the prone position, or to
I hope I haven't upset anyone by copying this direct from the internet- I certainly wouldn't want to infringe any copyright.