Rifle is slowly getting more popular here in Canada. Mostly everyone is still using some form of AR-15 with .223 for minor power factor (150, standard). Most of the targets are close (5 to 25 meters) since many of the same stage types are used for pistol, and in that class you're shooting on the run and in odd positions from barriers exactly as you would with pistol. We only do standard classes, so no 320 power factor bi-pod scope stuff at 300 yards yet for us. Someday maybe, but then a lot of us will have to buy new guns!