A shooting mat like this one makes the prone strings much more comfortable. You will be on the ground, rain or shine.
Rimfire Sporter is a "come as you are" competition, which does not allow special accurizing or expensive gear to shoot. A simple 22LR rifle is all you need (and a few bullets)
2018 Date: 13 OCT
The Sporter Target is designed to be easy to hit, yet hard to master. The white center is for scopes at 25 yards.
-A 22LR Rifle
-Any action (semi-auto, bolt, lever etc...), but needs to hold at least 5 rounds
-May have scope (set to 4X max) or open sights
-Must weigh less than 7.5 lbs (no heavy barrels)
-Trigger pull must be greater than 3lbs (no super light trigger jobs)
-May have a sling, up to 1.25" wide
-A Shooting Mat (or something else to lay upon the ground-for your comfort)
-Binoculars/Shooting Scope (to see how well you are doing during each string)
-Shooting Jacket (nothing more than common jacket or sweatshirt)
-Shooting Glove (a common work glove is permitted, on non-shooting hand only)
-Bipod or any other form of artificial support. You will hold the rifle up on all six stages.
Course of Fire:
60 rounds plus sighters
Sighters: Make sure your rifle is shooting where it should be, as many as you need in 5 minutes.
Slow Prone: 10 rounds in 10 minutes at 50 yards
Rapid Prone: 10 rounds in 2 five-round strings, each 30 seconds at 50 yards*
Slow Sit/Kneel:10 rounds in 10 minutes at 50 yards
Rapid Sit/Kneel:10 rounds in 2 five-round strings, each 30 seconds at 50 yards*
Slow Standing:10 rounds in 10 minutes at 25 yards
Rapid Standing:10 rounds in 2 five-round strings, each 30 seconds at 25 yards*
*Rapid strings are fired under a time constraint of 5 rounds in 30 seconds, then reload and repeat. Ten total rounds are scored, but the reload is NOT timed. Semi-Auto Rifles get 25 seconds