August 2009 Rimfire Match!


August 2, 2009, 12:40 PM
This one is open to any and EVERY 22 caliber rimfire rifle including 22 mag. This match is meant to be challenging and FUN. Hopefully it will get you out to the range and shooting your rifle.

You may enter with multiple rifles.

There are 2 targets to shoot, one you can shoot from any position you wish, the other is a 4-Position target. These are 2 separate classes and are scored separatly.


(thanks go to members 1858 and FlyinBryan)

Target 1:

Take THREE shots at each bull, for a total of 15 shots.

Corner Bulls:
3 points for each round in the bull. Total of 9 per.
1 point for each round in the colored area.

Center Bull, same as Corners except:
2 points for each round in the colored diamond outside the bull, 1 point for each round in the outer diamond.

10 extra points for all 3 rounds in a bull. The shots have to be CLEARLY FULLY inside the black to get the bonus, but only touching for the 3 points worth.
Max points = 9 * 5 = 45
Max bonus = 10 * 5 = 50
Max score = 45 + 50 = 95.

25 yards for iron sights and non-magnified optics and red dots

50 yards for any Scope or Magnified sighting device.

Position Any

Now, the 4-position targets, these are attached at the bottom of this post. One is for the 25yd irons guys, and one is for the 50yd magnified guys.

3 shots will be fired at each silhouette. The scores are there allready, a miss counts for 0 points. A change to the rules on there, you are not required to shoot them with a timed limit either. (unless you really want to)

For both targets:

Additional Categories we can hammer out what is what if there is any doubt.
-Unlimited/Target Rifles
-Sporting Class Bolts and single shots

When you are satisfied you've done your best email a picture of your target to me for scoring with the following information.

-Forum name or name you want posted in the results
-Rifle, make, model, vintage if known
-Conditions (outdoors, windy, temperature...)

If unable to email a picture you may mail the target to me as well. PM for an address.

For the guys that can't open .pdf files, here are the 4-position targets:
The 25 meter target:
The 50 meter target:
Right clicking and selecting "Print Picture" should do it right, given the correct printer settings.

Here are the .pdf files for the position targets:

If anyone has suggestions for targets for next months match, that would be great.

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August 4, 2009, 01:04 PM
I asked one of the mods, but no response so to ask another. :D

August 4, 2009, 11:47 PM
gvnwst - THANK YOU for your leadership on this very fun rimfire match!! :D


August 7, 2009, 11:58 AM
Congrats on the new Savage, Walter. It will be interesting to see how it shoots.
You did pretty darn good last month with your Marlin 60.
This is getting tougher...I gotta get out & practice.

August 7, 2009, 09:02 PM
Hey this looks like fun. Not sure my Magnum Research 22 mag will get here in time for me to shoot for Aug so I hope this may continue.

August 7, 2009, 09:39 PM
Welcome. The more,the merrier.
If your Magnum Research doesn't come in by the end of the month, there will be a shoot next month.
Maybe not the same targets, but a hole is a hole is a hole.
Will give you a chance to see what you are getting yourself into :eek:.
Its all in fun to help us hone our marksmanship skills.

August 7, 2009, 10:10 PM
Walter, glad the Savage is working well for you. We need someone that can give otrman a run for his money ;).
Its enlightening that your daughter took to it so quickly.
Heck, you ought to get the whole fam damily to shoot the match & post their targets. Might get their competitive juices flowing to see their targets "up in lights", as it were.

August 8, 2009, 02:07 PM
Walter, good to hear about the MKII, I hope to see some targets soon. (hint hint ;) :D)

hapuna, the matches will continue as long as people keep shooting, happy you are intrested.

August 9, 2009, 10:55 AM
I wanted to shoot this match, but decent.22 ammo is hard to find right now. All that I have on hand is CCI Blazer, which is ok for plinking, but really is mediocre for accuracy in my rifle. Anyone know of a source for Federal Automatch?

August 9, 2009, 02:51 PM
Does any position include sittin on a bench with bipod?

What are the 4 positions in the other group?

Following a few of these threads has shown me what I expected, there are some real shooters here at THR.

August 9, 2009, 02:54 PM
Sorry, I just looked at the 4 position target. Duh:rolleyes:

August 9, 2009, 04:34 PM
Does any position include sittin on a bench with bipod?

Yes, for target #1.
Instructions for the position targets are at the bottom of the targets.
Any environmental support can be used for the magnified 50 yd. in each position.
Sling support only for the 25yd. with irons.
That's the one I shoot & it can be a challenge with irons.
I would like to see more guys try the position targets.
There have only been a couple of us that have shot those the last matches.
Otrman is the pacesetter; he has aced the 50 yd. positions (& probably will again).
If you ever plan to shoot an Appleseed event, this is similar to the scaled targets you would be shooting.

Bill B.
August 9, 2009, 07:14 PM
My target for the August Match:
22 LR Iron Sights / Peeps
25 Yards - Front & Rear Rest
Mossberg 146 B-A - about 60 years old
Remington Golden Bullet 550
Temp. 94 degrees & dead still!

If I did not make a mistake it appears I got 53 points on the target. Feel free to correct my score if I did make a mistake. :uhoh::)

August 9, 2009, 07:22 PM
I agree on the scoring of 53, good shooting Bill.

August 9, 2009, 08:01 PM
hey g, i figured we were good to update since you approved the score and everything.

MATCH UPDATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

August 9, 2009, 08:51 PM
If only there was a update...:scrutiny:

Bill B.
August 10, 2009, 11:52 AM
Thanks guys! I get a bigger kick out of shooting that old Mossy & peeps than I do a scoped rifle. I do have another target to submit that I shot this morning with a TC Benchmark, 50 yards, Front & Rear Rests, 24x scope, Remington Golden 550. If I scored it correctly it was 63 points. There is 2 holes in one in target #4 in the black. Again if I made a mistake feel free to correct! Neither of my targets are going to hold very long anyway as I predict that some of you all are going to shoot a perfect score this month! Now get out there and make that prediction come true!

August 10, 2009, 11:59 AM
And the bar is higher! 63 the score is. :D Thats some really nice shooting there, and people say that remington GB sucks...(it is the most accurate ammo I have tried in my Savage, I just can't find it anymore! Works better than some match ammos)

Bill B.
August 10, 2009, 01:08 PM
people say that remington GB sucks...(it is the most accurate ammo I have tried in my Savage, I just can't find it anymore! Works better than some match ammos)

The way the ammo situation is currently I shoot what I can find and the Rem. GB is it! It does jam a bunch out of my TC. I shot these 15 rounds loading one at a time due to jams deforming bullets and causing fliers. It still didn't get rid of all the fliers but it could have been worse .........LOL.

August 18, 2009, 08:22 PM
I'm working on it. Works been crazy as of late, 12-14 hr. days, 6 and 7 days a week. Been nice for the paychecks but kinda putting a damper on my range time. Hopefully this weekend.

August 23, 2009, 08:12 PM

Shot this afternoon and this was the best group of the day. Sorry working on the file attachment

August 23, 2009, 09:11 PM
Anyway can't get a link to work to save my life. But shot a 72 today on the Nosler target at 25 yds peep sights on a Remington 513 T, front rest, CCI Std Vel ammo.

August 24, 2009, 08:21 AM
Will try this upload of the target hope it works.

Bill B.
August 24, 2009, 03:12 PM
Nice target & excellent shooting! Those Remington 513's are fine rifles. There is one fella from TX who shoots a perfect score with a 513 ever month on Rimfirecentral. The more I use peeps the more I admire a fine score shot with them.

August 24, 2009, 05:17 PM
It is indeed a 75, great shooting!

August 24, 2009, 09:56 PM
classrm6 - great job!! I hope there's enough August left for me to get out and shoot ;)


August 24, 2009, 10:01 PM
Thanks everyone, Yes your right it is a 75 brain fade on my part. I love shooting that old 513 it's alot more accurate then i am with my old eyes. picked it up 20 years ago used and it just grew on me.

August 27, 2009, 08:40 PM

August 28, 2009, 05:06 PM
I'm going to try and get out this weekend and shoot both classes

August 28, 2009, 07:00 PM
Is there anywhere else I can download and print these targets?
For some reason I cant open the Nosler targets.
I can open and print the 4 position targets. Just checking, is it suppose to fill the whole page or only about less than 1/3 ?

August 28, 2009, 07:06 PM
If someone who knows how to convert .pdf files to .jpgs can do that for the nosler target, please do.
The 4-pos targets should fill the whole page, make sure your printer settings are correctly set.

August 29, 2009, 07:56 AM
I got them printed and will head to the range as soon as it stops raining.
Thaks again

August 29, 2009, 08:35 AM
Here's a 53 I shot a couple of weeks ago. I thought I might be able to get out again to try to better this one, but we're running out of August! :eek:

I think this ties one of Bill B's. He shot his first, so the tie probably goes to him.

Good shooting, folks! ;)

CZ 452, Weaver 3-9 scope
Fed 510 ammo
50 yds, sandbags on a bench
85 degrees, wind 5-12 from 12 o'clock


August 29, 2009, 01:17 PM
Hope you get the chance to get out there and do some shootin P51D, I don't have any 22's with scopes on them at the moment but if i can find the time this weekend between reloading for next weekends Cowboy Shoot, maybe i'll pop a scope on my 10/22 and see what she'll do.

August 29, 2009, 03:55 PM
OK Guys just got back from the range.
Mossberg 44, bolt action
72 degress, windy
Standard velocity Aquila ammo
I'll let someone score this for me.
First target was shot with rifle forearm supported on bench at 25 yds ,iron sights
Next target was shot at 25 yds in all 4 positions, iron sights
Range is outside and unprotected and was windy today, made it tough to do position shooting

I am glad I found this thread. It made me get out the ole 22 again.
Lets keep this going and do it again next month
Maybe find some targets for 50 yds iron sights
Maybe we can get more people involved

Bill B.
August 29, 2009, 05:32 PM
Maybe find some targets for 50 yds iron sights

Maybe take a look at the NRA A-23/5 target here:

These guy's targets flat amaze me! Granted many are shooting ammo $10 to $15 dollar a box but they are flat shooting groups with the peep sights! Maybe we could try the same with ammo on more of a budget ..........LOL.

August 29, 2009, 05:40 PM
Its not only the ammo but the rifles they are shooting

I set some targets out at 50 and best I could get were these
One darn flyer killed me!

August 29, 2009, 10:44 PM
Orlando, I score the standard target as 63, and the 4-pos target as 59, does everyone agree?

As to those targets, I have some, and could (if I can get good ammo) shoot them, but does everyone else have acess to them?
I also was thinking, what would you all say to a 100yd group class, just for the heck of it? Be fun IMO. :D

August 30, 2009, 07:53 AM
Thanks for scoring the targets for me. Thats what I came up with but wasnt sure.
A 100yd ironsights shoot sounds good to me

August 30, 2009, 11:02 AM
Hey guys ,I really enjoyed getting the 22 out again.
Any ideas for next months rimfire match. Lets try and get more guys involved.
I have a idea:
How about having a rimfire shoot where you have to participate in all positions. Prone , sitting, kneeling, standing, we could still have shooting off bench to. Use the same targets you have now but just have to shoot both of them and add up all the scores for a total .
We can keep it at 25 yds for iron sights
The 22 is a great tool for learning the positions (I'm still learning and need alot of help myself)
Bench shooting is OK but you can really get alot of enjoyment shooting other positions

Sound good?

August 30, 2009, 12:08 PM
How about having a rimfire shoot where you have to participate in all positions. Prone , sitting, kneeling, standing, we could still have shooting off bench to. Use the same targets you have now but just have to shoot both of them and add up all the scores for a total .

Hi, Orlando. Great shooting!

I prefer the current way of doing things, since prone shooting would be very inconvenient at the range where I shoot. And I think the idea was brought up before, and a couple of folks mentioned some physical disabilities that prevented them from shooting from anything but a bench.

With the current rules and targets, you can take your pick. Bench or position. My vote is to keep the status quo.


August 30, 2009, 03:07 PM
I finally got to the range & here are my meager entries.
Both shot with the Erma M1 22 at 25 yds.
Military aperture sights
CCI Std Vel.
Temp 90, wind calm.
Nosler target shot bench rested.
Position target shot with sling support.
I'll entrust someone else to score them.

Bill B.
August 30, 2009, 03:48 PM

That's some fine groups! A friend of mine has an Erma Military trainer from 1938. They make a fine shooting .22 from the looks of those groups!

August 31, 2009, 04:56 PM
Made it to the range again today and did some better. Wind wasnt blowing like before
If I have scored these wrong someone please speak up
First target off bench with rest on forearm of barrel, stock on shoulder
Score 82

Second target is 4 positions.
Not sure how we are supposed to score this one . Can someone please score it for me. Thanks

August 31, 2009, 05:35 PM
P51D, I never thought about it being hard for some to get into positions
Heres a thought, we could still shoot off the bench but do not use sleds, bags, or rests of any kind.
Put elbows on the bench and buttstock on shoulder, even use a sling if some wanted. Kinda like shooting prone but while sitting at the bench
I just thought if might be fun and at the same time we could all learn some shooting skills instead of a rifle sitting on bags.
Its fine either way just a suggestion.
Anyone have any other ideas to spice it up alittle?
Sure would like to see others try the 4 positions

Bill B.
September 8, 2009, 08:54 AM
It appears that Orlando won the overall from the scores posted with an 82. Is the match going to be updated with the total results posted? Do we go on to September match now? :confused::)

P.S. ...........Good shooting with everyone! It's good to get out with the .22's for any reason as they never fail to make even the oldest "Youngster" smile!

September 8, 2009, 05:15 PM
I'm interested if we are having a September match also.

Walter Oakley
September 9, 2009, 01:44 AM
I posted a thread for a contest this month. I was asked by gvnwst to take over the contest. I hope that isn't a problem for anyone. Hopefully things will continue being as much fun as they have been. gvnwst has done a nice job running this thing. It's all for fun anyway. We're all just trying to learn to shoot a little better.

Anyway the thread has been posted for the new contest at:

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