Fort Smith, Arkansas

CMP National Rimfire Sporter Rifle Match

March 4, 2011
Here is some thing a little different that the club is thinking about.

The CMP National Rimfire Sporter Rifle Match offers shooters a recreation-oriented competition where they use smallbore sporter rifles (plinking and small game rifles) commonly owned by almost all gun enthusiasts. This is a unique match where all you need is a rifle and ammo. You fire with standard sporter-type rimfire rifles that can weigh no more than 7 ½ pounds, with sights and sling.

Rifles may be manually operated or semi-automatic; shooters with manually operated actions are given extra time in rapid-fire to compensate for the difference.

There are three classes of competition. There is the standard “O Class“ for open-sighted rifles and “T-Class” for telescope sighted rifles. In addition, in 2010, Rimfire Sporter rules have been modified so that competitors can also fire new “Tactical Rimfire” rifles in a new third Rimfire Sporter rifle class. Firing is done at 50 and 25 yards on a target with a 1.78” ten-ring and an 18” outer one-ring. Even new shooters can get hits on this target, but it’s still tough enough that no one yet has fired a perfect 600×600 score.

The Rimfire Sporter course of fire is challenging, new shooters can successfully complete it while experienced shooters find it uniquely challenging. Shooters begin at 50 yards with a sighting or practice series and then shoot ten shots for record slow-fire in the prone position, followed by two five-shot rapid-fire series. This is followed by ten shots slow fire and two five-shot rapid-fire series in the sitting or kneeling position. Targets are then placed at the 25-yard line where shooters conclude with ten shots slow fire and two five-shot rapid-fire series in the standing position.

It will be a great addition to our clubs activities.
For more information contact: Bill Hobbs whobbs95b@yahoo.com

Current Range Status

RIVER RANGE: The River Range will be closed MAY 25th FOR THE INSTALLATION OF ELECTRICAL POLES and May 26th through the 28th for the Old Fort Rimfire Challenge, the scheduled CMP match will still occur. The range will return to normal use sometime late Sunday afternoon.

GUN CLUB ROAD: TYPICAL SPRING CONDITIONS

ALMA RANGE: OPEN NO MAINTENANCE