The basic philosophy of MBSC 22 Long Rifle Shoots is to provide an enjoyable, safe venue for the participants and by doing so help those shooters become better marksmen. In order to provide a level playing field for all shooters and avoid an expensive auxiliary equipment race between shooters, the following guidelines are in effect:
A. The only allowed support equipment to be used is sandbags and/or bipods
or a combination of the 2. Other equipment may be allowed at a shoot if
prior notice is made in the match format. Please check course of fire for
each scheduled match.
B. All shooters are expected to be courteous and respectful to other shooters
and range staff and submit accurate scores.
Rifles are classified into divisions as follows:
CHANGES TO MATCH EQUIPMENT/RULES AS OF JUNE 1, 2016
*Rifles in .17 HMR will now be allowed to compete. .17 HMR cannot be
shot on metallic targets due to the damage caused by the higher velocity
that may make those metallic targets unsafe for future use. 17 HMR can
be shot when targets are paper, pool chalk lollipops, and real eggs.
When 5, or more, Shooters are competing in the same class with the
.17 HMR there will be prize money. For less than 5 Shooters, there
will be no prize money.
*Benchrest front and rear support equipment will now be allowed in
all classes of Rimfire, and some of the matches. The front and rear
support equipment must be separate units, and not attached to each
other. One-piece cradle units are still not allowed. When 5 or more
shooters are competing in the same class using benchrest equipment,
there will be prize money. Less than 5 Shooters, no prize money.
These changes will be in effect until the November 2017 match.
A survey of shooters will be taken after the November 2017 match
to obtain shooting feedback on these changes
Division 1: Those factory rifles that would have lightweight barrels and standard
triggers. A standard factory model that might be used as a "first gun" to teach
basic marksmanship to a new shooter. Often this type of rifle is referred to as
a "plinker" or "field gun" - ie. ruger 10/22 standard model.
Division 2: Those factory barrels that have heavy match grade barrels,
lightweight match triggers and/or ergonomic stocks. Those factory rifles that
have in the model name and/or model designation "competition", "target", and/or
"match." Also, any division 1 rifle that has been modified with the upgrade of a
match barrel or match trigger.
Division 1: A factory rifle with factory standard barrel, trigger and stock. The
muzzle diameter should not be greater than .710". Any type of action will be
acceptable. Maximum caliber allowed is 30-06. This type of rifle would
generally be considered a "deer rifle."
Division 2: A rifle with a heavy barrel, used for precision shooting. Any type of
action is acceptable. The muzzle diameter will be no less than .710" and no
greater than 1.0" Maximum caliber allowed is 30-06. This type of rifle would
generally be considered a "match/varmint/sniper rifle."
Open Class: Any action, any barrel, any stock, any trigger, any rest. Anything
that is safe is allowed in this class. No caliber greater than 30-06.
2017 .22LR MATCH SCHEDULE*
*Match dates that include a centerfire class will be annotated below. Otherwise,
all match dates are for .22LR only.
March 18 - 50 ft indoor off-hand - Results April 15 - Chalk & Lollipops - Results June 17 - 50 ft indoor off-hand - Results
August 19 - Egg Shoot
September 16 - Silhouette Match
October 21 - Egg Shoot
November 18 - Turkey Shoot
PLEASE NOTE: INDIVIDUAL COURSE OF FIRE FOR EACH MATCH
WILL BE POSTED TO WEBSITE 3 - 4 WEEKS PRIOR TO EVENT.
PLEASE REFER TO SPECIAL EVENTS TAB FOR LINK TO THIS PAGE.
Any questions pertaining to .22LR matches should be sent to the Match