The Sporting Rifle Match is designed to test a rifleman’s skills shooting small (1 – 3 MOA) targets from approximately 200 to 900 yards in natural terrain, with what he/she can carry throughout the course.
The match format is 10 stages spread over a 1 mile distance and involves a minimum of 2 miles walking while carrying all gear. Each stage has 6 targets at varying distances to be engaged with only one shot each. Target distances are known to the shooter. Shooters must complete each stage’s target engagements within 3 minutes. With one point per hit, the maximum score is 60 points. See rules for additional details. Most stages accommodate prone position shooting, however, some may require elevated shooting positions, shooting sticks, etc.
We setup the match starting at 1:00 PM on Saturday (unless posted otherwise) and can always use the help of a few people if you want to come out and help. Our practice range is open after setup to registered competitors from 3:00-5:00 PM and again from 7:00-7:30 AM Sunday. Note that the start time of the Saturday practice session is approximate and may be delayed if additional time is required to complete match setup.
Typical equipment used includes: a rifle capable of 1 MOA accuracy; rifle optics allowing precise hold-over and windage for small targets from 200 – 900 yards; shooting sticks and/or tripod; binoculars to spot for other shooters; and a backpack to carry clothing, shooting accessories, water, ammunition, and food.