Rimfire Precision Rifle, Tactical .22 Caliber
Rimfire Precision Rifle Competition is a relatively recent development in rifle shooting disciplines. Competitions are designed to test a shooter’s ability to shoot accurately, correct for environmental factors effectively, and solve problems quickly. Essentially a smaller scale application of the very popular centerfire precision/tactical rifle shooting events, the rimfire competitions feature an extremely high fun factor, an excellent skill development opportunity, and the advantage of duplicating virtually any of the practical centerfire target scenarios on readily available 100-200 yard ranges using reduced-scale targets. All of these advantages are accomplished at a very small fraction of the costs of the centerfire. Several major manufacturers (Ruger, Savage, Anschutz, etc.) are now producing phenomenally accurate, dedicated .22 caliber Precision Rifles, with all of the desirable features of their centerfire counterparts, but at very affordable prices (e.g, a fully competitive “ready-to-shoot” rifle/scope/accessory package at less than $800!). As a result, this shooting discipline is experiencing tremendous growth. Sound interesting? Matches are free and our members are always willing to share their expertise and let folks try out their gear, so come on out and give it a try!