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What is the difference between an Internal Cross-Fire and an Extra Shot Fired?

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In shooting, competitors are supposed to fire a prescribed number of shots on a prescribed number of aiming bull. For example, in Men's Air Rifle a shooter has 60 aiming bulls to fire 60 shots. Or stated another way, the shooter is to fire one shot per aiming bull on 60 aiming bulls.

While the nuances of the difference between an internal cross-fire and an extra shot fired are dependent on the sanctioning rulebook, the following is generally true:

  • An Internal Cross-Fire is when the shooter fired more than the prescribed number of shots on any single aiming bull.
  • If, for example, the shooter fired 2 shots on an aiming bull but was only suppose to fire 1, he or she should skip the next aiming bull to avoid also firing an extra shot.

    To adjudicate an internal crossfire on one target, simply select the shot to be penalized (according to the rulebook your match is governed by) in the match scoring tab. Right-click the shot, then select 'Mark as Internal Crossfire' on the options.

    The process to adjudicate an internal crossfire that covers two targets (11 shots on one, 9 on the other) requires an extra step. After marking the internal crossfire, Orion will still find the incorrect number of shots on both targets. To correct this issue, right-click the targets highlighted in yellow and select the 'ignore error' option. Orion will continue to note the error, but will proceed normally in scoring.

  • An Extra Shot-Fired is when the shooter fired more than the prescribed number of shots for an event.
  • In the example above a shooter may have fired 61 shots instead of 60. The 61st shot is the Extra Shot-Fired.

Check the sanctioning rulebook for any penalties that may apply.

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