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CMP Rimfire Sporter Rifle Match

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.

Current Match Results

 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!  


More Info

Who
  • OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – all ages, under 18 with an adult. ALL skill levels from Novices* to experienced shooters.
*Novices - First time shooting a CMP Rimfire Sporter Rifle Match

Where

Schedule

  • 2nd Saturday of the Month; March – November
  • Match begins at 9 am.  Non-members contact match director to coordinate gate access.

Cost

  • SLSC members $3
  • Non-members $5

Divisions

  • T-Class (Telescopic):  Conventional rimfire rifles equipped with telescopic/optical sights, maximum 6X magnification. If Aperture Class is not offered, conventional rifles with aperture sights will be included in this class.
  • O-Class (Open):  Convention rimfire rifles equipped with traditional open V- or U-notch style rear sights and front post- or bead-sights.
  • Aperture Class (Optional):  Conventional rimfire rifles equipped with aperture/peep sights.
  • Tactical:  Modern military-style semi-automatic rifles in .22LR caliber, with either open-sights, aperture sights, or optics.

Equipment Needed:

  • Sporter type rimfire rifles weighing no more than 7 1/2 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.

Course of Fire Details

  • 50 yards with a sighting or practice series
  • Fire ten shots for record slow-fire in the prone position, followed by two five-shot rapid-fire series.
  • Fire ten shots slow fire and two five-shot rapid-fire series in the sitting or kneeling position.
  • Targets are then placed at the 25-yard line where shooters conclude with ten shots slow fire and two five-shot rapid-fire series in the standing position.
  • At Sanners we are running our COFs at 50 yards due to time constraints in setting up the 25 yard line.

Scoring

  • Standard bullseye target scoring.
  • Maximum score 600 - 6 targets with 10 shots on each.


Rules

Sanners Lake Sportmen's Club
PO Box 1300, Lexington Park, MD 20653

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