The NRA Whittington Center Rimfire Match is a “field style” match very similar the regular Sporting Rifle Match. The major differences are that the target ranges and distances between shooting positions are shorter and only .22 rimfire firearms are allowed.
The match format is 6-8 stages with minimal walking between stages. Each stage has 5 targets at varying distances in natural terrain. Each target is to be engaged twice. Target distances are known to the shooter and will vary from 50 to 200 yards on most stages and 50 to 400 yards on one stage. Shooters must complete each stage’s target engagements within 3 minutes. See rules for additional details. Most stages accommodate a prone position shooting, however, some may require elevated shooting positions, shooting sticks, etc.
Typical equipment used includes: a rifle capable of 1 MOA accuracy; rifle optics allowing precise hold-over and windage for small targets from 50-400 yards; shooting sticks and/or tripod; binoculars to spot for other shooters; and a backpack to carry, shooting accessories, ammunition or whatever else you might need.
Plan to arrive by 7:00 AM for sign-up and practice before the match which starts at 8:00 AM. The match is usually finished by noon.
Preregistration for the match is required on Practiscore. All registered competitors must also sign in at the match.