Last year (2007), RM3G took a turn from precedent. In past matches, the longest rifle shots were in the range of maybe 300 yards, while the average rifle engagement was closer to 60, a couple stages having 200-300 yard targets. In 2007, JJ increased the rifle difficulty considerably, with six of eight stages having rifle and rifle shots to 500 yards. This year (2008), the difficult of rifle targets was raised another notch, with more and harder rifle shots.
Stage 1. Rifle. Stage 1 was the most difficult long-range stage, with three shoot positions and targets fro 180 to 300 yards, with a bonus target at 565 yards. Stage one was challenging for a lot of shooters.