The National Rifle League 22 is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to the growth and education of precision rifle shooting through a wide range of outdoors-related public interest activities. These activities are designed to develop marksmanship skills for those participating in the shooting sports, promote firearms and hunting safety, and to educate the general public about firearms.
Northern Colorado Rod & Gun Club (NCRGC) hosts monthly NRL22 matches on the 4th Saturday of each month at 10 am at the Rifle Range with a mandatory safety briefing at 9:45 am. You can check zero and DOPE at 9 am. All firearms must remain bagged from vehicle to and from firing line. Setup begins at 8 am and any help is greatly appreciated. You can participate in one of 5 classes including Open, Base (combined MSRP of rifle and scope under $1,050), Ladies, Young Guns (8-16 years) or Air Rifle. All classes must utilize rifles chambered in .22 Long Rifle. The match consists of 5 official stages and 2 optional fun stages, so you need about 100 rounds of ammo to participate. Everyone is welcome to come shoot, including members, guests and the public. Please let us know if you are new to precision rifle shooting and we will pair you up with someone who can assist you. Cost is $10 per shooter. We already have a Ruger Precision Rimfire and other swag to give away at the end of the season. Please review the rules and regulations on our website and email the Match Director with any questions (firstname.lastname@example.org). Always call 970-282-1648 on the morning of the event to make sure it is still on, especially in the winter when the weather is unpredictable.
Club members, per the Board of Directors, the Rifle Range is closed from sunrise to around 2 pm for the sanctioned NRL22 matches. You are welcome to participate in these matches; however, you are not allowed to use the Rifle Range for normal shooting until the match concludes that day.
This webpage has a lot of resources for NRL22 shooters. If after reading this information you still have questions, please email the Match Director at email@example.com. Thank you.
Over the past decade, precision rifle matches have gained a lot of attention and the goal of the National Rifle League (NRL) 22 is to make tactical rifle shooting more available to the community. All it takes is a 22 rifle and scope to compete. The monthly course of fire, NRL22 Standard Target Package and standard barricades are all intended to be turnkey solutions to simple, fun and affordable precision rifle matches. Stages often utilize simple obstacles such as ladders, cinder blocks, 55-gallon drums, tank traps, tires, pallets, fence posts, etc. The goal of the stages is to keep things as simple as possible while still challenging shooters. Oh, and there will be plenty of prone and unsupported shooting stages as well. Shooting, learning and having fun are the basis of competitive shooting and fellow competitors is what makes these matches so enjoyable. New shooters can ask questions and learn from competitors that have been around for a while and if advice or gear is needed, we readily make it available. While at the matches, please assist with setting up, keeping score, cleaning up and tearing down. This helps to keep things moving fluidly and it is greatly appreciated.
NRL22 is a way for every participating Club in the country to compete every month. One week before the designated month, NRL22 will release 5 courses of fire to be used that month. The courses 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 and 1 stage will be on paper with scoring from 10 down to a possible 1 based on accuracy to help break ties. There are 5 classes in total. They are Open, Base, Ladies Young Guns and Air Rifles. All classes must utilize rifles chambered in .22 Long Rifle. The Open class is unlimited in the rifle and optic they use. Ladies and Young Guns may utilize any rifle and optic. Ladies class is for 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. The last class is Base class, which is for the budget minded shooter.
Here is a great article from Michael R. Shea at Field & Stream called "8 Match-Ready .22 Rifles For Any Budget." Thanks Michael.
And another great article from Michael R. Shea at Field & Stream called "Best New Rimfire Rifles and Handguns of the 2020 SHOT Show." Thanks Michael.
Please consider becoming an NRL22 member if you shoot in these matches. It's not required but it helps sustain the program and makes you eligible for prizes.