SHOTGUN DIVISION

OPEN DIVISION

1 Minimum power factor 480
2 Minimum shot weight No
3 Minimum caliber 20 gauge / 20 bore
4 Maximum shotgun weight No
5 Minimum trigger pull No
6 Restriction on action types No
7 Magazine length restrictions Yes, see point 16. Also, detachable magazines of a length up to 12 total capacity
8 Detachable magazines Permitted
9 Magazine capacity restrictions Yes, see point 7
10 Speed loading devices Permitted
11 Modifications/attachments to loading port floor plate Permitted
12 Compensators, sound and/or flash suppressors Permitted
13 Ports Permitted
14 Optical or Electronic sights Permitted
15 Barrel heat shields Permitted
16 Maximum overall length for complete gun 1320mm
17 Modifications allowed Yes
18 Factory produced guns only (minimum 100 units) No

Special Conditions:

  • Prototypes are allowed.
  • Open Division is subject to an overall maximum length of the gun. The gun in its fully loaded ready condition and with any extended magazine tube fitted must fit into a rectangular shaped boxed which is open on one long side. The internal dimension of this box must be 1320mm long (with a tolerance of : +1mm, -0mm). The shotgun is to be placed in the box with the barrel parallel to the one long edge. However, for reasons of safety and expediency the test will usually be carried out with the gun unloaded providing the overall gun size remains the same whether loaded or unloaded. The Range Master’s decision on this matter is final. The gun must not be artificially compressed in any way during the test solely for the purpose to fit in the box.
 

MODIFIED DIVISION

1 Minimum power factor 480
2 Minimum shot weight No
3 Minimum caliber 20 gauge / 20 bore
4 Maximum shotgun weight No
5 Minimum trigger pull No
6 Restriction on action types No
7 Magazine length restrictions No
8 Detachable magazines No
9 Magazine capacity restrictions Yes, see point 17
10 Speed loading devices No
11 Modifications/attachments to loading port floor plate Permitted but restricted, see below
12 Compensators, sound and/or flash suppressors Permitted
13 Ports Permitted
14 Optical or Electronic sights No
15 Barrel heat shields Permitted
16 Max. distance of cartridges or reloading devices from body (excluding cartridges carried in or on the gun or sling) 50mm
17 Maximum overall shotgun length 1320mm
18 Modifications allowed. Restricted, see below. Permitted

Special Conditions:

  • Modified Division is subject to an overall maximum length of the gun. The gun in its fully loaded ready condition and with any extended magazine tube fitted must fit into a rectangular shaped boxed which is open on one long side. The internal dimension of this box must be 1320mm long (with a tolerance of : +1mm, -0mm). The shotgun is to be placed in the box with the barrel parallel to the one long edge. However, for reasons of safety and expediency the test will usually be carried out with the gun unloaded providing the overall gun size remains the same whether loaded or unloaded. The Range Master’s decision on this matter is final. The gun must not be artificially compressed in any way during the test solely for the purpose to fit in the box.
  • Revolving tubes, or any other configuration involving more than one magazine tube, are not permitted.
  • External modifications such as weights, or devices to control or reduce recoil are specifically not allowed, except for recoil pads fitted to the rear face of the stock of the shotgun.
  • Modifications or attachments can be made or added to the loading floor plate to facilitate easier loading. In Modified Division such modifications or attachments must not exceed 75mm in length and must not protrude more than 32mm from the standard frame of the shotgun in any direction.
  • Modifications which are specifically allowed:
    • Replacement of: “Open Sights” with other “Open Sights”, barrels, trigger mechanisms or components thereof, safety catches (ambidextrous safety catches are approved), action release buttons, cocking levers, magazine tube followers and/or springs, fore-ends and/or stock (pistol grip stocks are allowed).
    • Extended magazine tubes. (Provided they do not extend beyond the total length of 1320mm)
    • Enlargement and/or rounding of ejection ports; enlargement and/or rounding of loading ports.
    • Checkering of frames, stocks and fore-ends.
    • Cosmetic enhancements that do not give a competitive advantage such as custom grips, plating, etc.
  • Internal modifications to improve accuracy, reliability and function are allowed.
  • Additional cartridge loops or clips, specifically including side saddles, may be fitted to the stock, fore-end, receiver or sling (providing they do not compromise any safety issues).
 

STANDARD DIVISION

1 Minimum power factor 480
2 Minimum shot weight No
3 Minimum caliber 20 gauge / 20 bore
4 Maximum shotgun weight No
5 Minimum trigger pull No
6 Restriction on action types No
7 Magazine length restrictions No
8 Detachable magazines No
9 Capacity restrictions for initial load prior to the start signal Max. of 9 rounds loaded
10 Speed loading devices No
11 Modifications/attachments to loading port floor plate Permitted but restricted, see below.
12 Compensators, sound and/or flash suppressors No
13 Ports No
14 Optical or Electronic sights No
15 Barrel heat shields Permitted
16 Max. distance of cartridges or reloading devices from body (excluding cartridges carried in or on the gun or sling) 50mm
17 Modifications allowed. Restricted – see below. Permitted
18 Factory produced guns only (minimum 500 units) Yes

Special Conditions:

  • Any complete shotgun produced by a factory and available to the general public.
  • Prototypes are specifically not allowed.
  • Changing caliber from the factory standard is specifically not allowed.
  • External modifications such as weights, or devices to control or reduce recoil are specifically not allowed, except for recoil pads fitted to the rear face of the stock of the shotgun.
  • Modifications which are specifically allowed:
    • Replacement of: “Open Sights” with other “Open Sights”, barrels, trigger mechanisms or components thereof, safety catches (ambidextrous safety catches are approved), action release buttons, cocking levers, magazine tube followers and/or springs, fore-ends and/or stock (pistol grip stocks are allowed).
    • Feed ramps as replacements of the carrier release button (Remington 1100 and 1187).
    • Extended magazine tubes.
    • Enlargement and/or rounding of ejection ports; enlargement and/or rounding of loading ports.
    • Checkering of frames, stocks and fore-ends.
    • Cosmetic enhancements that do not give a competitive advantage such as custom grips, plating, etc.
  • Internal modifications to improve reliability are allowed.
  • Additional cartridge loops or clips, specifically including side saddles, may be fitted to the stock, fore-end, receiver or sling (providing they do not compromise any safety issues).
 

STANDARD MANUAL DIVISION

1 Minimum power factor 480
2 Minimum shot weight No
3 Minimum caliber 20 gauge / 20 bore
4 Maximum shotgun weight No
5 Minimum trigger pull No
6 Manual action only Yes
7 Magazine length restrictions No
8 Detachable magazines No
9 Capacity restrictions for initial load prior to the start signal Max. of 9 rounds loaded
10 Speed loading devices No
11 Modifications/attachments to loading port floor plate Permitted but restricted, see below.
12 Compensators, sound and/or flash suppressors No
13 Ports No
14 Optical or Electronic sights No
15 Barrel heat shields Permitted
16 Max. distance of cartridges or reloading devices from body (excluding cartridges carried in or on the gun or sling) 50mm
17 Modifications allowed. Restricted – see below. Permitted
18 Factory produced guns only (minimum 500 units) Yes

Special Conditions:

  • Any complete manual action shotgun (pump/slide/break-open) produced by a factory and available to the general public.
  • Prototypes are specifically not allowed.
  • Changing caliber from the factory standard is specifically not allowed.
  • External modifications such as weights, or devices to control or reduce recoil are specifically not allowed, except for recoil pads fitted to the rear face of the stock of the shotgun.
  • Modifications which are specifically allowed:
    • Replacement of: “Open Sights” with other “Open Sights”, barrels, trigger mechanisms or components thereof, safety catches (ambidextrous safety catches are approved), action release buttons, cocking levers, magazine tube followers and/or springs, fore-ends and/or stock (pistol grip stocks are allowed).
    • Extended magazine tubes.
    • Enlargement and/or rounding of ejection ports; enlargement and/or rounding of loading ports.
    • Checkering of frames, stocks and fore-ends.
    • Cosmetic enhancements that do not give a competitive advantage such as custom grips, plating, etc.
  • Internal modifications to improve reliability are allowed.
  • Additional cartridge loops or clips, specifically including side saddles, may be fitted to the stock, fore-end, receiver or sling (providing they do not compromise any safety issues).