Telemark NTT Records
Telemark has results from the NTT shooting competition dating back to 2012. The competition consists of 3 components:
- 200pt. test: The 200pt. test is a 20 shot precision shooting test. 10 shots are prone and 10 shots are standing. Shots are recorded on an ISSF 50m scoring target. This test assesses accuracy and shooting mechanics. Final scores are determined by how close to the center of the target each shot was.
- 4 Mag x 5 Shot test: The 4 Mag x 5 Shot test is a timed test using metal targets. Athletes are timed to see how long it takes them to get into shooting position and take 5 shots from a magazine four times. The shooting order is prone-prone-standing-standing, mimicking a biathlon race. Athletes must get off the shooting mat between each 5-shot sequence. This test assesses how quickly and accurately an athlete gets into position and shoots 5 metal targets.
- 5/5 x 1-shot setup test: The 5/5 x 1-shot setup test is a timed test using metal targets. Athletes are timed to see how long it takes them to get into shooting position and take a single shot, before returning to shooting position and shooting again. This is called a “1-shot setup” The test ends once an athlete scores 5 hits, regardless of how many shots are required. This test assesses how quickly and effectively an athlete sets up their shooting position. The test is completed once in prone and once in standing.
Recently, we have started using a “prone only” version of this competition for younger athletes. The principles are similar but the test is adapted to those who only shoot prone.
Telemark Precision Records
Precision shooting is performed using an ISSF 50m scoring target. This test assesses accuracy and shooting mechanics. ISSF targets have many rings, with the ring closest to the center representing a perfect 10 point shot. Each shot scores points corresponding to the ring that the shot sits within. Final scores are determined by the sum of all the shots recorded on the target. A shot does not have to sit entirely within a ring to count for for the higher score. A shot that “cuts” a ring will earn the points corresponding to that ring.
Be careful! If you crossfire onto the wrong target and have more than 10 shots on the target, your best score is discounted.