Rimfire Sporter Rifle Matches

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About CMP Rimfire Sporter Matches

CMP Rimfire Sporter Rifle Matches offer shooters a recreation-oriented competition where they use .22 caliber sporter rifles (plinking and small game rifles) commonly owned by almost all gun enthusiasts.  This is a unique match where all you need is a rifle and ammo. You fire with standard sporter-type rimfire rifles that can weigh no more than 7 ½ pounds, with sights and sling.  Rifles may be manually operated or semi-automatic; shooters with manually operated actions are given extra time in rapid-fire to compensate for the difference.

There are three classes of competition – the standard “O Class” for open-sighted rifles, “T-Class” for telescope sighted and rear aperture sighted rifles and “Tactical Rimfire” class, which is a .22 caliber A4 or AR15 style rifle. Firing for all classes is done at 50 and 25 yards on a target with a 1.78” ten-ring and an 18” outer one-ring.  Even new shooters can get hits on this target, but it’s still tough enough that only one person has fired a perfect 600×600 score – a junior, Sam Payne, in 2015.

To learn more about Rimfire Shooting, download the Guide to CMP Rimfire Shooting or attend an upcoming match in your area.

For more information about sanctioning a rimfire sporter match, contact (419) 635-2141 ext 706 or email [email protected]

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National Rimfire Sporter Match – Camp Perry, OH

Join us at Camp Perry, home of the Historic National Matches, in Port Clinton, Ohio. The National Rimfire Sporter Match is held in July during the National Matches. Click here for more information.

New in 2020, the CMP and USAMU will team up to hold the Rimfire Sporter Small Arms Firing School. Click here for more information.