Lever action caters exclusively for lever-action rifles and includes two categories – classic calibre and open calibre. Lever action aims to improve hunting marksmanship skills and includes animal profile targets or paper ring targets. The matches require a variety of shooting positions and distances, and courses of fire can vary from 15 seconds to five minutes for five shots. Apart from the historical and traditional intentions, lever-action rifles provide fast recycling for the timed events. In classic calibre, shooters use centrefire rifles produced prior to the end of 1938 as issued by the factory. Open calibre is divided into two separate events at the National Championships level – centrefire and rimfire.