A shooting mat like this one makes the prone strings much more comfortable. You will be on the ground, rain or shine.
-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.
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)
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.
The Sporter Target is designed to be easy to hit, yet hard to master. The white center is for scopes at 25 yards.