NRL 22 Match
The NRL22 is a division of the National Rifle League which is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the growth and education of precision rifle shooting. The NRL22 was created to provide a way for shooters that are looking to get into the sport of precision rifle shooting the opportunity to do so without having to invest a lot of money in gear and travel. The NRL22 program is designed so that any facility with a 100 yard range can participate in local competitions to qualify for a regional match and then move on to a National Championship.
This is a one day precision match consisting of a combination of 5-10 field stages where the competitor will engage steel targets at distances of up 200 yards from various shooting positions that utilize natural and man-made obstacles and supports. The majority of the targets will be between 25 and 100 yards.
The Rules for NRL 22 matches can be found on their website http://nrl22.org/about/rules/
- Rifles must be chambered in .22 Long Rifle. This cartridge is the most common and available rimfire cartridge. At these ranges it also most closly mimics centerfire cartridges at Precision Rifle. 17 HMR, 22 Magnum and like rimfires cartridges are not allowed.
- Any .22 Long Rifle chambered rifle may be used, however, rifles with removable magazines are strongly encouraged. Rifles with fixed tubular magazines are discouraged as they are difficult to make safe. Range Officers should pay extra attention to shooters with fixed magazines.
- Any scope, iron sights, or electronic sights may be used. However, magnified rifle scopes with externally adjustable turrets and reticles designed to assist in holdover and measurement are highly recommended.
- The Base class is intended to be budget oriented. Any rifle model with an MSRP of $350.00 or less qualifies for Base class. Scopes used in the base class must have an MSRP of $700 or less. Aftermarket cheek risers, or modifications to the factory stock for getting proper cheek weld is acceptable. Additionally, bedding the factory stock, free floating the barrel channel and removing barrel bands is acceptable. Scope base, rings, levels, suppressors and bipods are also allowable. Factory barrels that have been threaded for a suppressor are allowable, but barrel tuners are not. Aftermarket barrels, triggers, including trigger spring kits and any other parts that modify the factory barreled action are not allowed. No modification of any kind may be made to the factory trigger or action. Bolt buffers, auto bolt releases, extended magazine releases and conversion kits for tube fed rifles to become magazine fed are all upgraded safety measures and are allowed. At sign in, Match Directors shall inspect all rifles entered in the base class. Any rifle that the Match Director deems as not following the spirit of the Base class shall be moved into Open class. Please keep perspective that every local Match Director will run all of their shooters the same, and so questions about the Base class should be directed to your local match director. There will be a gunsmith present at the NRL 22 National Championship for Base class rifle inspections. A list of the popular rifle models that fit into the Base class is included in the addendum at the end of this document.
- Young Guns will be any shooter between ages 8-16. Age requirement is allowable as soon as a child turns 8, and no older than 16 at the time of the first match of the season. A parent or guardian must be present with the shooter, who will take responsibility for the actions of the Young Gun. Young Guns must be able to operate their firearm safely by themselves with no hands on assistance from the parent or guardian. However, verbal coaching is absolutely acceptable and encouraged. Young Guns may abide by Base or Open class rules.
- Ladies class is for the woman shooter. Ladies may abide by Base or Open class rules.
- Open class shooters have no restrictions on equipment.
- Shooters must pick one class to shoot at the beginning of a local monthly shoot.
Timelines and Match Flow
- 7:30 – Range Opens
- 8:00 – Shooter Sign-in
- 8:45 – Mandatory Safety Meeting
- 9:00 – Match Starts
- 2:00 – Match Completion/Results
The G.P.S. coordinates to the range are 40.83010,-95.96190 and further instructions will be provided upon registration.