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March Rimfire Match:

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Maverick223, Mar 2, 2010.

  1. Maverick223

    Maverick223 Well-Known Member

    This one is open to any and EVERY 22 caliber (as well as 17 and 20 caliber) rimfire rifle including 22 Mag, 17HMR, and 5mm Rem RF Mag. This match is meant to be challenging and FUN. Hopefully it will get you out to the range and shooting your rifle. If you can make sure an bring a friend too.

    You may enter with multiple rifles.

    There is Two Optics Divisions:
    ->50 feet for iron sights and non-magnified optics and red dots
    ->50 feet for any Scope or Magnified sighting device.
    Please note the change in distance. This change is to ensure that everyone that wants to participate, and has access to an indoor/outdoor range of at least 50' in length, is afforded the opportunity.

    There are Two Rifle Classes:
    ->Unlimited/Target Rifles (highly modified rifles, rests, target sights, high magnification optics- over 10x [in the appropriate division] may be used, all .17cal rifles should be classified as "Unlimited Target")
    ->Sporting Rifles (Includes All Non-Target Class Autoloaders, Bolt Actions, Single Shots, Pumps, & Lever Rifles)

    Target Class can be shot from any position, Sporting Class is shot from any position without a rest or sandbags (bipods are allowed). When you are satisfied you've done your best post, or PM me a photo of your target to me for scoring with the following information. The Targets Will Be Included (or linked) Below...

    Targets are attached to posts 2 and 3...

    All submissions due before March 32nd, 2010.
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2010
  2. purchawk

    purchawk Well-Known Member

    Mav: This might work for scoped, if it's not too hard to score. It's a challenge.

    Attached Files:

  3. Maverick223

    Maverick223 Well-Known Member

    I like it...one down one to go...brb...

    Back...How is the linked one for the non-magnified? Similar logic behind it...


    Attached Files:

  4. purchawk

    purchawk Well-Known Member


    Yeah, I like that one, too, for non-magnified.
  5. Maverick223

    Maverick223 Well-Known Member

    [Voice of God]Then it is done![/Voice of God] :thunderclap:

  6. Caliper_Mi

    Caliper_Mi Well-Known Member

    Wow! Exciting targets!

    One question though, what counts as "Highly modified"? I'm going to be doing some trigger work on my Rem 597. Polished hammer or a VQ hammer and a lighter sear spring and possibly a sear stop. How far can I go before I've gotta play with the big boys?
  7. Maverick223

    Maverick223 Well-Known Member

    I'd say a match bbl is probably what makes or breaks a target class rifle. You are good to go with your planned work.

  8. mickeydim468

    mickeydim468 Well-Known Member

    In sporting magnified and non magnified sporting, I can't use a rest? If that is the case, then my magnified target for last month is no good. I used a rest (My red work bench in the pics on my 300 pictures page) on a folding card table with a plastic chair. On the open sites, I used my hand up against the back of my Suburban while standing.

    You will probably have to count me out of the contests if I can't be supported in some way. My back won't let me shoot without something. Even hunting, I have to lean on something or have some sort of "help".

    Good luck guys!

    Have fun!

  9. Maverick223

    Maverick223 Well-Known Member

    Mickey, you can rest your arms on something (bench, car, et cetera), just as long as the rifle isn't directly supported by the rest (other than a bipod). Same or prone, you can rest your elbow on the ground and hold the rifle (otherwise shooting prone would be next to impossible). Sounds like that is what you did (at least in one instance) during the last match. Will that work for you?

    The main reason to keep the sporting class unsupported is because that is how it is in the field...you can't (easily anyway) bring your leadsled and set up at a bench. That equipment is generally relegated to duty on the firing line for target shooting.

    Also, if yourself or anyone else wants to use any of the aforementioned gear it is fine to move up a class with an otherwise "sporting class" rifle.

  10. baldeagle93

    baldeagle93 Well-Known Member

    How many shots on the "know your limits" target?
  11. Maverick223

    Maverick223 Well-Known Member

    How ever many you want...you have to "know your limits". You can stop at any point, but if you keep going and miss...you get a "goose egg" for that stage (two stages/sets per target). Makes it challenging and more interesting. ;)
  12. baldeagle93

    baldeagle93 Well-Known Member

    Sounds fun...I can't wait to get out and shoot!
  13. mickeydim468

    mickeydim468 Well-Known Member

    Well, I did not understand completely the rules last month, so my magnified score needs to be stricken then. I did use the rest to help me shoot. Not that it really helped me that much, but still I want to be fair and follow the rules. My apologies to the folks who didn't use a rest. It was not my intentions to cheat. I just misunderstood. I will shoot within the parameters of what has been put forth by Maverick in posts #1 and #9.

    I would understand if you wanted me to be disqualified for a month or something going forward.

  14. baldeagle93

    baldeagle93 Well-Known Member

    I'd say that my bi-pod gets better support than Mike's tool box and lawn chair! My vote is to let it ride!

    Mav, what about a three system that is not a sled, like a bi-pod with a butt-pod?
  15. Maverick223

    Maverick223 Well-Known Member

    Not at all, this is a friendly competition. There was no mal-intent and the competition is for FUN...if you had fun participating, learned something, became a better rifleman, had a chance to spend more time with a friend/family member at the range, or made a new friend, then you WON, doesn't matter what your score was. Join in, and have fun. [​IMG]
  16. Maverick223

    Maverick223 Well-Known Member

    I agree.

    I think a mono-pod/butt-pod is going a bit far for sporting class but fine for the target class (it is an open/unlimited).

  17. Texas Gun Person

    Texas Gun Person Well-Known Member

    Well I broke a vital piece to my normal .22 rifle (new part is suppose to ship soon) So I'll try the no scoped this weekend with a very old... Remington Model 550-1 I think. I have not even shot the thing in years. :D Bore is pretty beat up as well. But it's all in good fun.
  18. mickeydim468

    mickeydim468 Well-Known Member

    Alright, well I wanted to make sure I was honest and that you all knew that no mal-intent was implied.

    I would have understood if you had penalties for dishonesty here.

    I will say, that this little competition really did do all of those things you mentioned Maverick. Firstly, I took my daughter out shooting and she had a blast. I am not sure though which she had more fun doing, shooting, or playing in the mud puddle behind me while I was not looking. Secondly, my neighbor and I set a day aside to go shoot for this, and we both ended up inviting another guy to go along and shoot too. The 4 of us met a guy in a wheelchair who does some amateur gunsmithing work as a sideline to help support his shooting habits. He also teaches self defense and hopes to be certified with the NRA for their self defense course soon. and last but not least, I was able to take my middle son out to the range (IE BLM land) and we spent the better part of last Sunday together shooting. Now he didn't seem to be having too much fun until I let him shoot some 2 litre soda bottles that he filled with water. But we did end up having a great time and laughed all the way home.

    Is this little friendly competition a worthy cause? Even an idiot would have to answer "Yes" to that question.

    Thank you for putting it on and keeping it going!

  19. purchawk

    purchawk Well-Known Member


    You get a star for honesty and attitude, but in my opinion, you need not sweat any "violation" of the rules.

    I'm handicapped and can't shoot standing up or prone, so I do everything from a chair.

    I shoot supported on a rest for the target class, and I didn't shoot sporting class last month because it called for no rest, although I could have harnessed up in my military sling and shot with elbows down on a table and still been inside the rule.

    This month (thank you Mav!) we can use a bipod in sporting, so I'll try it.

    Mike, you can get a cheap--$8--but very effective bipod that clips on the barrel for just this kind of shooting. It's labeled for airsoft guns, bit it works swell for rimfires.

    Have I got the rules right, Mav?
  20. mickeydim468

    mickeydim468 Well-Known Member

    Sweet! That thing looks like I could make it work.

    Thanks Hawk!

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