The NRL22 is the rimfire division of the National Rifle League. The NRL22 holds monthly matches around the country, anyone can shoot with a scoped .22LR rimfire rifle. No experience necessary
What’s remarkable about these precision .22 matches is how much fun they are. The targets are small and reactive and each match will put all your skills to the test. You will shoot off of barricades, tripods, bipods, offhand, engaging a full course of fire before time runs out.
One week before the designated month NRL22 will release 5 courses of fire to be used in that month. The course of fire will be published on NRL22.org. The course of fire will always be 2 prone stages, 1 positional, 1 barricade and a 5th that can be any of those things. 4 of the stages will be with steel at 10 points per hit. 1 stage will be on paper and scoring from 10 down to a possible 1 biased on accuracy to help break ties. The paper target will be available on NRL22.org for download.
It’s easy to become an NRL22 member! Just go to www.nrl22.org, fill out the membership form and pay your fee. You will receive a new member package and NRL22 number to participate in the local monthly matches.
There are five divisions of shooters in the NRL22: Open, Base, Air Rifle, Ladies and Young Guns (8-16). Open and Base must utilize rifles chambered in .22 Long Rifle. The Open class is unlimited in the rifle and optic they use. The Base class is for the budget minded shooter. This class is for rifles with scopes in which the combined MSRP of both cost $1050 or less. Some modifications are allowed in Base class. Air Rifle class is for air gunners. The Air Rifle must be a .30 caliber or lower. Projectiles must be mass produced, domed pellets. No slugs or cast bullets allowed. Ladies and Young Guns may also utilize any rifle and optic with in the Open or Air Rifle rules. Ladies class is for the women shooters. Young Guns are for the kids ages 8-16. Young guns must be able to manipulate the rifle safely on their own, but voice coaching is absolutely encouraged.
For a more complete description reference, view the official NRL 22 rules and regulations.