NRL 22 Match

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

 Rifle 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. It is also intended to be a class to allow an introduction to this fantastic shooting discipline. It is not intended to be a place for veteran shooters to remain, however, the NRL22 will not regulate that. Any rifle system that comes in under a combined MSRP of $1050 shall be eligible to compete in Base class. This combined MSRP price is for the rifle and scope only. It excludes scope rings and bases, bipods, suppressors, data card holders, magazines, spare magazine holders, auto bolt releases, aftermarket triggers and extended magazine releases. Factory barrels may be threaded to accept a suppressor. Adjustments to the stock to get proper cheek weld, trigger jobs, and bedding of the stock are also allowed. Any rifles and scopes that are out of current production cannot be utilized as the MSRP is not available to check. Also, manufacturers may change the MSRP of their products from time to time. Neither price changes nor discontinuations of products are the fault of the NRL22. At sign in, the Match Director shall inspect the rifle and ensure that the combined MSRP comes in under $1050. If it goes over, the shooter shall compete in the open class. This determination and interpretation of the Base class rules are solely decided by the local Match Directors for their own clubs. Any emails or correspondence regarding Base class rules to NRL22 staff will be replied to please check with your local match director. For the National Championship however, these rules will be followed to the letter. There will be a gunsmith present at the NRL22 National Championship for Base class rifle inspections. A list of popular rifle and scopes MSRPs will be included in the monthly course of fire.
  •  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.

Saturday Match 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

Sunday Match Timelines and Match Flow

  • 12:00 – Range Opens
  • 12:00 – Shooter Sign-in
  • 12:45 – Mandatory Safety Meeting
  • 1:00 – Match Starts
  • 5:30 – Match Completion/Results

Match Location

The G.P.S. coordinates to the range are 40.83010,-95.96190 and further instructions will be provided upon registration.


NRL 22 Match


October 20, 2018 –

April 14, 2019 –

May 11, 2019 –

June 9, 2019 –

July 27, 2019 –

August 25, 2019 –