Samuel Payne is the only competitor to ever fire a perfect score of 600 in the Rimfire Sporter Match
The CMP National Rimfire Sporter Match offers shooters a recreation oriented competition where they use smallbore sporter rifles (plinking and small game rimfire rifles) commonly owned by almost all gun enthusiasts. This is a unique match where all you need is a rifle and ammo. The Rimfire Sporter course of fire is challenging, new shooters can successfully complete it while experienced shooters find it uniquely challenging. Firing is done at 50 and 25 yards on a target with a 1.78" ten-ring and an 18" outer one-ring. The target is simple enough for a beginner to hit, yet challenging enough that only one competitor in the history of the match has ever fired a perfect 600x600 score. See below for More Info and our upcoming matches. Additional info can be found on the in this CMP Rimfire Sporter Rifle Guide and on the CMP Sporter Rifle website.
Sanner’s Lake CMP Rimfire Sporter Match Report
14 August 2021
It was an overcast day at the range, a bit muggy and warmer than usual for October, but it wasn’t raining which prompted an excellent turnout for the October Rimfire Sporter match at Sanner’s Lake. When the smoke cleared it was Matt Reider at the top of the heap with his scoped bolt-action CZ 455 American, scoring a personal best 580-17X. Right behind him was Jake Swierczek showing that you don’t need a scope to do well in this match, scoring an excellent 573-13X with his notch-and-post iron-sighted bolt-action CZ 452 Ultra Lux. Greg Banta with his Nordic upper on a tried-and-true AR lower re-entered the match on the second relay and managed to tie his score on the first relay (although he nearly doubled his X-count), with a solid 538-11X being good enough for third place, just squeaking ahead of Brian Basenback and his 10/22 by one point!
See all the scores and details below. Last match of the year is on November 13th, and the weather promises to be cool and crisp by then (finally!).
See you there!
Upcoming Rimfire Sporter Events
SLSC Record Score
Jake S - June 15, 2019 - 596-36X
Course of Fire Details