As it is known to all, the ISSF Administrative Council approved the second edition of the ISSF Technical Rules 2013-2016.
The 2nd Edition of the 2013-2016 Rules includes all "Rule Interpretations" that were issued during 2013 and "fine tuning of the new Finals Rules. Also it includes the modernization of the ISSF Equipment Control Rules and necessary editing and style corrections.
To make it easier to identify the modified rules among others which remain unchanged, I decided to select only the changed rules and show watt was modified or added in each of them by using green letters. The deleted words or sentences I ignored them because they are not part of the rule anymore, unless if an entire rule has been deleted I printed them in red letters.
As it is a very extensive work I decided to divide the presentation by parts, starting with the General Technical Rules which I divided into two parts (I and II) and then I will present in two Parts the Rifle and the Pistol Rules (Part III and Part IV).
I hope my work will help you all to identify the rules which were modified, instead of comparing the first edition with the second to find out where the modifications are.
All ISSF Rules are numbered according to a rule numbering protocol that limits rule numbers to four (4) levels (i.e. 220.127.116.11). If a fifth level is used those rules are designated with the letters a), b), c), etc.)
18.104.22.168 Safety flags constructed of fluorescent orange or a similar bright material must be inserted in all rifles, pistols and semi-automatic shotguns at all times except when safety flag removal is authorized by these rules. To demonstrate that air guns are unloaded, safety flags (safety lines) must be long enough to extend through the full length of the barrel. Safety flags for all other guns must have a part that inserts into the chamber (breech end of barrel) to demonstrate that the chamber is empty. Actions must be open (broken) to demonstrate that double barrel shotguns are unloaded.
22.214.171.124 If the athlete boxes or cases his gun or removes it from the firing point without having it checked by a Range Officer, he may be disqualified if the Jury determines that a significant safety violation is involved.
126.96.36.199 It is the athlete’s responsibility that any air or CO2 cylinder is still within its validity date. This may be checked by Equipment Control.
6.3.4 Targets and Target Standards
b) Rifle and Pistol Elimination and Qualification Round competitions are scored in full ring values, except that in ISSF Championships, Elimination and Qualification Round competitions for 10m Air Rifle Men and Men Junior, 10m Air Rifle Women and Women Junior, 50m Rifle Prone Men and Men Junior and 50m Prone Women and Women Junior events must be scored in decimal values.
188.8.131.52 The Traps (Target Throwing Machines)
e) For Trap Finals, medium intensity colored lamps must be fitted to each microphone stand at a height of 40 cm to 75 cm to indicate when the microphone is “live”. The lamp system must be constructed to indicate a “pause” (microphone “dead”) of 5-25 seconds after each athlete has shot at a predeterminded number of targets. At the end of the pause, the Referee must command “READY” and the athlete next to shoot must have a further 12 sec. preparation time to call for the target.
184.108.40.206.3 The Traps (target throwing machines)
d) For Double Trap Finals, medium intensity colored lamps must be fitted to each microphone stand at a height of 40 cm to 75 cm to indicate when the microphone is “live”. The lamp system must be constructed to indicate a “pause”(microphone “dead”) of 5-25 seconds after each athlete has shot at a pre-determined number of targets. At the end of the pause, the Referee must command “READY” and the athlete next to shoot must have a further 12 sec. preparation time to call for the target
6.5 GAUGES AND INSTRUMENTS
d) Calibration test equipment for use in examining Equipment Control instruments is available from ISSF Headquarters and must be used to calibrate testing instruments before each day of testing and when a disqualification is considered during post-competition testing (Calibration Report Forms are available from ISSF Headquarters); and
6.7.3 Equipment Control certification must be retained with inspected equipment. Any inspected equipment or apparel that is changed must be re-inspected.
6.7.4 Rifle equipment may be inspected on a one-time only basis at an ISSF World Championship or World Cup.
6.7.3 (new) Athletes are responsible for ensuring that all items of equipment and clothing used by them in ISSF Championships comply with ISSF Rules.
6.7.4 (new) All athletes’ Rifle, Pistol and Running Target equipment is subject to checks by the Equipment Control Jury and an Equipment Control Section established by the Organizing Committee; Allathletes’ Shotgun equipment is subject to checks by the Shotgun Jury (9.4.1).
220.127.116.11 Athletes are responsible for submitting all equipment and apparel to Equipment Control for official inspection and approval prior to their use
Note – The previous Rule 18.104.22.168 was excluded. Therefore the rules 22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199 were renumbered to 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206
220.127.116.11 (new) During competitions, athletes must wear shoes that comply with these Rules. Athletes may not wear sandals of any type or remove their shoes (with or without socks).
6.7.7 Equipment Control
(new) The Organizing Committee must establish an Equipment Control Section to perform equipment control checks under the supervision of the Equipment Control Jury. An Equipment Control checking service must be available to all athletes so that they may have their equipment checked prior to the competitions. To ensure compliance with ISSF Rules, the Equipment Control Jury and Equipment Control Section must conduct random post competition testing (6.7.9).
Posted by Thom Erik Syrdahl
Source - ISSF Website
Second print of the edition 2013 0f the ISSF Rule Book