For competitors age 15 and older, CBC attempts to follow the IBU competition specifications for Youth Men and Women (age 15-18), Junior Men and Women (age 19-21), and Men and Women (age 22 and older). For additional details, refer to the IBU "Event and Competition Rules" on the IBU web site.

For competitors under the age of 15, CBC follows guidelines originally published by USBA with adjustments for local circumstances, as noted on the linked PDF. Additionally, CBC applies some local rules for .22 use (see "CBC-specific notes" below).

CBC Masters competitions follow the USBA Masters Guidelines.

CBC-specific notes: