Smallbore Rifle

Day/Time:

1st – 3rd Wednesday (October – April); 6 PM – 9 PM 

Contact:

Cameron Zwart; zwartcam@gvsu.edu

Overview:

Smallbore rifle competition shooting is a widely practiced shooting sport discipline for juniors and adults. Smallbore competitions offer both accessible recreational sport and high-performance competition. The Grand Rapids Rifle & Pistol Club offers several options for all shooters, regardless of experience. 

  • Rifle: A smallbore rifle must be chambered for .22 long rifle cartridges only. It must be single shot. Hook butt-plates, adjustable cheek-pieces and palm rests are permitted. Competitors may use more than one butt-plate, cheek-piece, or sights. A detachable fore end riser may be used. The rifle may not have any device, mechanism or system that actively reduces, slows, or minimizes rifle oscillations or movements before the shot is released. Barrels and extension tubes must not be perforated in any way. Compensators and muzzle brakes are prohibited.
  • Equipment: Specialized equipment, including a jacket, trousers, shooting glove, and sling are permitted to be used.

Leagues:

Mid-State Rifle League (4×10, conventional target) – The league consists of 10 postal matches fired January – April. 

National Rifle League (4×10, conventional target) – The league consists of 10 postal matches fired January – March. 

National Rifle League (40-shots prone, metric target) – The league consists of 10 postal matches fired January – March. 

Snow County English Match Series (60-shots prone, metric target) – The series consists of six postal matches fired November – March. 

Matches:

Orion’s Three Position Smallbore Rifle Virtual Matches (3×20, metric target) – Occurs monthly. 

Additional matches are held periodically throughout the year. These matches will be added to the club calendar. 

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