The AQT is promoted by RWVA as a training tool and method of measuring progress toward the Rifleman level of skill with a rifle. Hand in hand with this tool go the concepts involved with the Rifleman Basics of skillful shooting. Here's how it works:
The AQT target is designed to represent accurately, at a distance of 25 meters (82.5 feet), appearance of "man-sized" silhouettes at 100 to 400 yards. There are four stages --
Stage One: Standing - "100 yard" target
Begin and stay in the standing off-hand shooting position for all shots.
10 shots at the "100 yard" target.
2 minute time limit
Stage Two: Seated - "200 yard" targets (two targets)
Begin in the standing position - on "Fire" command, move to seated shooting position for all shots.
Load with two shots, fire two shots at left target, then reload with 8 shots. Fire three more shots at left target, then fire five shots at right target.
50 second time limit
Stage Three: Rapid Prone - "300 yard" targets (three targets)
Begin in the standing position - on "Fire" command, move to prone shooting position for all shots.
Load with two shots, fire two shots at leftmost target, then reload with 8 shots. Fire one more shot at leftmost target, then three shots at center target, then remaining four shots at rightmost target.
60 second time limit
Stage Four: Slow Prone - "400 yard" targets (four targets)
Begin and stay in the prone shooting position for all shots.
Load with ten shots. Fire two shots at the leftmost target, then two shots at the left-center target, then three shots at the right-center target, then fire the remaining three shots at the rightmost target.
5 minute time limit
When scoring, shots that break the edge between two target areas count in the higher scoring area. On Stage Four, score is doubled. Add up scores from the four stages.
A score of 210 or greater out of 250 (Expert) qualifies you as Rifleman.