Post by Danny Creasy on Oct 9, 2011 17:27:58 GMT -6
;D Rapid Fire Rimfire
This is a speed shooting .22 rifle match fired after the completion of our 25/25 Pistol Matches. The same 25 yard silo rack set up is used as in the pistol match (less the prairie dog in the top row). However, a shooter uses a rifle to see how little time it takes him or her to knock down a row of six critters. All of the shooting is done offhanded (standing and unsupported). There are open sight and telescopic/peep sight classes. We use handicapping times to equalize various action styles i.e. bolt action, lever action, pump action, and semi-auto (a bolt action shooter subtacts 36 seconds from his/her time, straight pull bolt action = 30, lever action = 24, pump action = 18, and semi-auto = 0). A stop watch starts when the first shot is fired and stops when the last silhouette of the row is down. The aggregate time for all four rows less any applicable action handicap and good shooting awards (3 seconds off for each clean run - no misses) is the shooters score and the low score wins. Reloads are allowed but the range officer that is timing the shooter will command "cease fire" if the shooter has not knocked down a string of six targets in 45 seconds and the shooter's time for that string will be recorded as 45 seconds.
Any repeating rifle chambered for the .22 long rifle round is eligible for this match.
There are two classes - optically/peep sighted class and open sighted class. In the interest of time, a shooter may compete in both classes but he or she is limited to one entry in each class.