Second Quarter 2013 Rimfire Match:


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Maverick223
April 1, 2013, 02:38 PM
Welcome to the Rimfire Match for the months of April/May/June! This match is open to any and every 22 caliber (as well as 17 and 20 caliber) rimfire rifle including the perennial favorite .22LR, as well as the .22Short, .22Long, .22 Mag., .17HM2, .17HMR, and 5mm Rem RF Mag (as well as any oddball rimfires that you might have). This match is meant to be challenging and educational, but most of all FUN. Hopefully it will get you out to the range and shooting your rifle. If you have one handy, make sure an bring a friend too.


There are Two Optics Divisions:
->Iron sights and non-magnified optics and red dots. Shot at 25yds.
->Scopes and other magnified sighting devices. Shot at 50yds.

*Note that the distance of irons div. returned to 25yds.

There are Two Rifle Classes:
->Unlimited/Target Rifles (highly modified rifles, rests, target sights, sub-.20cal. chamberings, high magnification optics- over 10x [in the appropriate division] may be used)
->Sporting Rifles (Includes All Non-Target Class Autoloaders, Bolt Actions, Single Shots, Pumps, & Lever Rifles chambered for any rimfire cartridge .20cal./5mm and larger)

Both classes can be shot from any position. Rests/Sandbags/bipods are permitted in the Target Class only. Shooting stick(s) are now permitted for both divisions (either crossed or walking stick style). Use of a sling is encouraged.

25 Yd. (Irons) Target: See image attached below. Scale to "fit to page" on standard 8.5x11in. paper. The objective is to fire one shot at each of the bullseye targets. The target is scored as marked with double points being given for each of the four small bullseyes, for a maximum available score of 90.

50 Yd. (Optics) Target: Same as above.

If you enjoyed this match and want a bit more challenge, or just compare your rimfires to their larger cousins, check out the concurrent Centerfire Match (now quarterly). Discontinued till further notice.

When you are satisfied you've done your best post/attach (or shoot me a PM) a photo or scan of your target with as much of the following information as possible: Forum name (or name you want posted in the results), Rifle, make, model, vintage (if known), Sights/Optics (with magnification if applicable), Ammo, Position, Distance, Conditions (in/outdoors, wind, temperature...). Multiple submissions are allowed (in same or different division/class with same or different rifles).

Self-scoring is encouraged and appreciated; all submissions due before June, 31st. ;)

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Orkan
April 1, 2013, 03:59 PM
Was there suppose to be a target link somewhere?

Maverick223
April 1, 2013, 04:59 PM
:banghead: I knew I forgot something...I added it to the OP. Thanks Orkan. http://forums.nitroexpress.com/images/graemlins/smilies/general/xyxthumbs.gif

Orkan
April 1, 2013, 06:24 PM
No prob. :)

ford8nr
April 3, 2013, 09:58 AM
Looks like it could be a good one. Little wind and 40's today, might have to get out and give it a try.

Maverick223
April 3, 2013, 01:47 PM
Oh, one little detail that I forgot to clarify, you needn't stay within to acquire the higher point value, just break the ring.

:)

ThePenguinKnight
April 3, 2013, 02:16 PM
Are there instructions for ensuring the proper scaling of the target when printing it out?

ford8nr
April 3, 2013, 03:01 PM
Lets get the party started. It was a little colder and windy then I would have liked but we'll start with a 78 and 82. :eek:

182263

182264

Maverick223
April 3, 2013, 03:31 PM
Are there instructions for ensuring the proper scaling of the target when printing it out?Yes sir. Just scale "fit to page" on a standard 8.5x11in. paper.

:)

Maverick223
April 3, 2013, 03:32 PM
Thank you for getting us started, ford8nr! Looks like there is going to be some stiff competition this time around.

:)

petrey10
April 5, 2013, 06:22 PM
...

nbkky71
April 21, 2013, 03:17 PM
Here's my submission. This was actually pretty tough and it took 5 tries to get this. Pretty windy today for rimfire down at CRPC today.

H&R M-12 .22LR
BSA Platinum 6-32x44mm
Wolf Match Target ammo
Front rest and rear bag

I'm scoring this as an 88. The upper right target was close, but it did break the scoring ring. More detailed pic available if the shot comes under scrutiny.

http://home.roadrunner.com/~nbkky71/target.jpg

Maverick223
April 21, 2013, 06:08 PM
Good shootin' neighbor!

:)

ford8nr
April 21, 2013, 08:54 PM
Glad to see someone got out to shoot. I've got some time off so hopefully I can get back out. Bad part is I'm all but out of match ammo, might make things tough.

ford8nr
April 21, 2013, 08:56 PM
Nbkky, I'd give you the 88, looks honest to me.

Maverick223
April 21, 2013, 09:54 PM
I concur with the above statement, doesn't even appear to be questionable to me.

:)

Merle1
May 14, 2013, 07:03 PM
Looks like fun - I'm in.

:D

Maverick223
May 16, 2013, 11:36 AM
My apologies for the slow response, Merle, but welcome to the match! Hope you enjoy it and return for many more.

:)

ford8nr
May 16, 2013, 08:54 PM
Got a chance to get out this morning for a little time after a 12 hour night shift.Came up with an 84...tougher target then it looks.

Maverick223
May 16, 2013, 09:42 PM
Well done, ford8nr.

:)

Merle1
May 19, 2013, 02:33 PM
My apologies for the slow response, Merle, but welcome to the match! Hope you enjoy it and return for many more.

:)
Thanks - I'll keep on shooting as long as I have ammo.:D

BUGUDY
May 22, 2013, 07:24 PM
Well, I'll post my 61pts with irons, man I didn't realize how bad my eyes have gotten. I could pretty much see the center bull, but pretty hazy on the smalls. Fun stuff. Shot with my son.

Maverick223
May 22, 2013, 08:42 PM
I think you forgot something, BUGUDY. FWIW I think a score of 61 is pretty fair with irons...that might be a tough one to beat, especially if done in the Sporting class.

:)

ford8nr
May 22, 2013, 11:21 PM
BUGUDY, Welcome to the match !!
Great to see more shooters. I'll try to get back out and take my son with our old Winchester 74 and see what we can do with irons. I still want to better my scoped target. Time and ammo will tell, I'm running out of "the good stuff".

BUGUDY
May 24, 2013, 08:28 AM
Marlin 60 w/Federal Match ammo. Sitting on a lawnmower fender resting against a porch pole. We had to shot under the lean to for the rain. I am going to try again this week end. Thanks

Texas4x4hoe
May 24, 2013, 06:20 PM
Finally got back to the range after missing some matches.

Shot my single Ithaca 22lr, CCI Stingers, iron sights off of some sand bags, for a score of 63.

http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h307/outlanderman_06/Targets/null_zps974f4b0f.jpg


Edit:Also shooting for a challenge on another forum today. 200yd iron sight challenge. Used the same setup but at 200 yds, hit six of ten on the page, five on target.

http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h307/outlanderman_06/Targets/null_zpsbe2b837d.jpg

Maverick223
May 24, 2013, 08:46 PM
If there is any interest in doing so, and the rest of the folks here have a range that will accommodate that length I'd like to give something like that a go here (but allow optics in the appropriate division). Thanks for bringing that to my attention.

BTW, good shooting for irons @ 200...particularly for shooting something supersonic.

:)

ford8nr
May 24, 2013, 09:24 PM
I'd LOVE a rimfire challenge division @ 200yds.

Maverick223
May 25, 2013, 01:05 AM
I think it'd be pretty nifty too, anyone have any problems with achieving 200yds?

:)

Texas4x4hoe
May 25, 2013, 01:48 AM
I might have gotten lucky this time but I'm down to do some more long range stuff.

ford8nr
May 25, 2013, 02:39 AM
200 would be GREAT, I'd settle for the 100 if need be

Maverick223
May 25, 2013, 01:14 PM
I, too, like the idea of 200, so I think that's the one to go with if nobody else has any problems.

:)

BUGUDY
May 26, 2013, 04:01 PM
Had time to do some more shooting today, got a 72 shooting off cardboard box.

RBH44
May 26, 2013, 09:49 PM
I have yet to be able to get out and shoot this target. I'll change THAT tomorrow. As far as a 200yrd. challenge goes I'm up for it. The range that I belong to has 300yrd. capabilities. Lets do it !

Maverick223
May 27, 2013, 09:09 AM
Sounds like a plan, I'll come up with a nice simple, large, high-contrast target and we can get to it.

:)

Merle1
May 29, 2013, 06:11 PM
200 would be GREAT, I'd settle for the 100 if need be
I only have 100 yds available, so perhaps a different sized target (or different scoring values) would work.

:D :D :D

ford8nr
May 31, 2013, 10:48 AM
I should be back in the game. I found SK Standard Plus ammo at Cabelas yesterday for $58/brick. :neener:

Maverick223
June 1, 2013, 11:51 PM
I only have 100 yds available, so perhaps a different sized target (or different scoring values) would work.Sorry for being so slow to respond; I've been out of town for the past few days. At extreme ranges I don't believe that a reduced target size would be fair (at least not using a linear reduction in scale), but what about 200yds. magnified optics and 100yds. non-magnified...if that's an option would you mind shooting in the non-mag. div. (FWIW this includes red-dots and other forms of non-magnified optics)?

:)

RBH44
June 2, 2013, 08:59 AM
Well, I finally got out to shoot this target today only to find out when I got back home that I had shot it WRONG . LoL, I put two holes in each target instead of one! That will teach me to double check the rules before I leave. Oh well. guess I have to go back out to the range today. :rolleyes:

robbieg19
June 5, 2013, 10:07 AM
Shot this yesterday. All out of match ammo so I had to shoot this with CCI AR Tactical. 50 yrds. Savage mark II, Mueller APT scope 14x, shot off the trunk of my car using bipod and towel for rear.(forgot the sandbags). I was fairly pleased with this considering the ammo I was using. 85 deg sunny, light breeze.

Maverick223
June 5, 2013, 11:25 AM
robbieg19, I'd call that pretty good too, particularly considering the ammo used (there's no love lost between CCI and myself, but I can't call that a poor group). Those Mk. IIs can be tack-drivers, IMO one of the best rifles for the money (and the best on the new market).

:)

robbieg19
June 5, 2013, 12:21 PM
robbieg19, I'd call that pretty good too, particularly considering the ammo used (there's no love lost between CCI and myself, but I can't call that a poor group). Those Mk. IIs can be tack-drivers, IMO one of the best rifles for the money (and the best on the new market).

:)
Yes I'm very happy with my Savage. It's amazing the kind of accuracy you can get out of a inexpensive stock rifle these days. It really likes Eley club (have shot numerous sub moa 5 shot groups at 100 yrds) but haven't been able to find any lately. What's suprising is that it shoots the CCI as well as Lapua Center X. Good for me I guess.

Maverick223
June 5, 2013, 01:57 PM
If you are able to procure any (a big 'if" these days), give RWS Rifle Match a try. every bbl is different, but I've had good luck with these out of several rifles. You also may want to give Aguila Match Rifle a shot (especially considering your rifle liking Eley, as this ammunition is Eley primed), it's not as good as some others I've tried and is definitely "hit or miss" (some rifles love it, some hate it, but there's very little in between from my experience), but it's very reasonably priced and works quite well in my custom 10/22. It's my general purpose round...I even use it for hunting from time to time (though I typically go with 40gr. RN Fed. Champion for said purpose as it's a little faster, even cheaper, and performs nicely despite not being a high/hyper velocity HP).

:)

robbieg19
June 5, 2013, 08:20 PM
Thanks for the info. I'll be on the lookout for those.

Maverick223
June 5, 2013, 10:12 PM
Happy to be of service. :)

RBH44
June 30, 2013, 02:23 PM
Nothing like getting in just under the wire.
I picked up a pretty nice vintage Mossberg 151M so I thought I would take it out and test drive it. Well after some frustrating functioning issues I was finally able to get off a few rounds without issue. Here is the result.
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y215/JOHN4Mystikbow/002_zpse472869c.jpg (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/JOHN4Mystikbow/media/002_zpse472869c.jpg.html)

Maverick223
July 1, 2013, 09:52 AM
Looks like the new rifle shoots well...and likes the smaller targets. ;)

Thanks for shooting folks, we'll have this one wrapped up and the next started later today.

:)

RBH44
July 2, 2013, 07:41 AM
LoL, I saved the larger center target for last thinking it would be a chip shot. That's what I get for being cocky.

Maverick223
July 3, 2013, 12:11 AM
Sorry for the delay on getting the scores tallied folks, I'll spare you the details but I have a lot of things going on at present. Here goes...

Magnified Division/Target Class:
1st: nbkky71 (88)
2nd: ford8nr (84)
3rd: robbieg19 (82)

Magnified Division/Sporting Class:
1st: TIE: BUGUDY & RBH44 (72)

Non-Magnified Division/Target Class:
1st: Texas4x4hoe (63)

Again my apologies for being so slow, I'll get the new match up and running shortly. :)

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