600x Rimfire League Events
600X League is happy to announce that we will be starting a .22 Rimfire match to augment the Airgun League Rimfire events will be 30 shots for both rifle and pistol. As with the Airgun events, we will break competitors into 2 groups: Standard Class, for those who wish to train for ISSF or NRA competition; and Open Class, intended for those who are not looking towards competition shooting, or those wishing to compete under a more accommodating rule set than the national or international standards.
The matches will be held on the designated 600X League match day, generally the 3rd Sunday of the month, unless that day conflicts with other range events. In the case of a date conflict the match will be moved, and League members will be notified via e-mail or a posting on the League Website. As with the Airgun matches, competitors are free to shoot on a day other than match day, as long as the record targets are submitted to the League in a timely manner (cutoff dates for target submission will be posted on the League Website.)
Specifics for each class are listed below.
Pistol: 2 classes, Open and Standard
Both classes will fire 30 record shots from 25 yards at the NRA B-8 Timed and Rapid Fire target (this is the target you normally get as a range customer.) Both classes are allowed an unlimited number of sighter shots prior to shooting for record. If a sighter target is shot, a new record target will need to be purchased for record shots. There is no time limit for sighter or record shots. Record targets will be turned in to the Range Safety Officer for transfer to the League Scorer. Classes are as follows:
Open Pistol: Any .22 caliber rimfire non-magnum handgun may be used. Any sights are allowed, including iron (open), peep, telescopic, projected dot, laser or whatever else is available. The gun may be rested on the bench or other support. Shooter may use any grip (one or two hand) and any position allowed at the range (standing or sitting.) Shooting will be done at 25 yards.
Standard Pistol: Any .22 caliber rimfire non-magnum pistol may be used, unless it is grossly out of line with the ISSF rules for 25 Meter Standard Pistol or NRA Standard Smallbore Pistol specifications (League officers will have final say in what does and does not fall into the legal range.) In general, any rimfire pistol (including single shot) that can be supported by one hand, and makes no other contact with the shooter other than the hand, will be permitted. No sight system that projects onto the target are allowed (iron sights, red dot sights and telescopic scopes are acceptable. Laser sight systems are not.) All shooting will be done single hand (off hand), standing (or Paralympic equivalent) at 25 yards.
Rifle: 2 classes, Open and Standard
Target issue for both rifle classes shall be half of an A-50 (50 Meter International Smallbore Rifle) target (target will be halved along the center vertical axis; issued target will have 3 bulls in a vertical line.) Both classes will fire 30 record shots at (qty) 2 NRA A-50 targets, 15 shots per bull (see Variance 3 below.) An unlimited number of sighter shots are allowed on a sighter target prior to the start of record shooting.
There is no time limit for sighter or record shooting. Shooters shall mark their target to indicate the sighter bull prior to record shooting. Record targets will be turned in to the Range Safety Officer for transfer to the League Scorer (sighter targets do not need to be included.) The classes shall be divided as
Open Rifle: Any .22 caliber non-magnum rimfire rifle with any sight system may be used. The rifle may be rested on the bench or other support. The target may be shot at either 50 or 25 yards as desired by the shooter (please be sure to note the distance shot on each target prior to submitting for score.)
Shooting may be performed from standing or seated position.
Standard Rifle: Any .22 caliber non-magnum rimfire rifle conforming to the ISSF or NRA rules for smallbore rifle shall be allowed, with the League waiving the restriction on thumbhole stocks. In general this means any .22 caliber rimfire rifle; any sight system except those which project an image onto the target. All shooting will be done at 50 yds (or 50 meters if possible), from the offhand (standing, unsupported) position (or Paralympic equivalent.)
Upon conclusion of record shooting, each shooter shall retrieve their record target, and note the following information upon it: Shooter Name, Range Card ID Number, Class and Type of match (i.e. Open or Standard Pistol, Open or Standard Rifle), distance the record shots were fired from, and the Date the record shots were fired. At that time, the target shall be turned in to the Range Office for transfer to the League Scorer.
- Any competitor who wishes may use a target other than that specified, provided that the scoring for the changed target is tighter than the League standard target. (Primarily for pistol, probable substitution would be to use the Int’l B-19 25 yd Standard Pistol Target or the NRA B-16 25 yd Slow Fire Target in place of the NRA B-8 25 yd Timed and Rapid Fire Target.)
- Any competitor who wishes may shoot at a distance greater than the designated League match distance.
- Any competitor who feels that accurate scoring may be impacted by an overly dense grouping of shots on the record targets may elect to shoot additional targets to lower the number of shots per bull for record shooting. Please use common sense in doing so to minimize cost to the League.