Note: Version 2 of the NRL22 2019-2020 Rules and Regulations adds a new air rifle class.
Courtesy NRL22 website:
NRL22 FAQ for 2019/2020 Season
What is the format of NRL22?
NRL22 is a way for every participating club in the country to participate and compete with each other every single month. All that is required is 100 yards, the NRL22 monthly course of fire, the NRL22 standard target package, and the standard barricade list. The local monthly shoots will take place from June 2019 until February 2020. The local monthlies will qualify shooters for NRL22 National Championships in Tennessee in May of 2020! There will be a local monthly for fun, prizes and practice in March and April of 2020. The 2020 / 2021 season will start in June of 2020.
What does a club need to do to be involved?
First off, we use the term club loosely. NRL22 is designed to be as inclusive and cost efficient as possible. Therefore, any organization may participate. Whether it is a group of 5 friends with a large piece of property, or an established rifle club with 50 members, all are welcome. Having said that, what is required for the club to participate is to register the club on NRL22.org, obtain the NRL22 standard target package, barricade list, and utilize the provided monthly course of fire. When your club is done with the match, submit your score’s along with a flat fee of $30 to NRL22to be included in the point’s race, prizes and compare your club with the rest of the country.
What is the monthly course of fire?
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 based on accuracy to help break ties. The paper target will be available on NRL22.org for Download. Because the course of fire is known by all and released early, Range Officers and Match Directors will be able to participate along with everyone else with no advantage. We also expect that clubs and individuals will practice the COF and hopefully put on clinics for new shooters and to gain an edge for game day. The first COF will be released 5/25/19!
The Course of Fire is only 5 stages?
Yes! NRL22 will provide 5 stages, and only those 5 will be used to submit for points. However, it is encouraged for clubs to put on a few more stages to suit the wants of your members. Pistol stages, run and gun stages, or longer distances (if your range is fortunate enough to have) are all encouraged for possible additional stages.
What is the NRL22 standard target package?
The standard target package is a joint effort between NRL22 and JC Steel Targets. The package consists of 16 AR500 targets, and 10 hangers. It is for sale on the NRL22 store for $329.99 by clicking HERE. If a club chooses instead to build their own targets, you may access plans by clicking HERE. Please keep in mind that we want as much participation as possible and if $329.99 keeps that participation from happening, please build your own. However, it is a very high-quality package and the sales help NRL22 to continue operation. The target package is big enough so that the monthly COF will not use any single target more than once so that all 5 stages may be shot at once by different squads.
What is the standard barricade list?
The barricades are mostly common household items that are probably already owned or easily and cheaply obtained. The Barricade list can be viewed HERE. Home Depot part numbers are provided to provide reference to the item that we are using. Similar items may be used. They are: 6 foot A-frame ladder (#100662617), 3 cinder blocks measuring 8”x8”x16” (#100825), 5 gallon bucket (#05GLHD2), a 2 gallon bucket (#RG502), any 10 foot length of rope, a folding chair with an open back (#80587), a used pick up truck tire that can be obtained free at a tire store (overall diameter between 28-32”), a 55 gallon plastic drum that can be obtained free from car wash’s, a saw horse with a shelf on the bottom (#194988) and a Tank Trap (instructions to construct the tank trap are in the NRL22 Rules and Regulations addendum section). *Special thanks to Steve Lowe from Yuma Matchmasters for the Tank Trap instructions. The items do not need to be obtained all at once, only as needed for that month’s course of fire.
What does 2019/2020 NRL22 membership get me?
NRL22 will only count the points of those that choose to pay $75 for membership (only $25 for kids 8-16). NRL22 will allow a 30-Day grace period after a match to obtain membership, but prize distribution my take place between that time. Points allow you to compare yourself to everyone in the country, and potential qualification to the NRL22 National Championships. Also, every month, sponsors will donate prizes to NRL 22. Only members will be eligible for prizes. Additionally, many of the sponsors provide deep discounts to those that are members. Included in membership are your card with NRL 22 number, and a NRL22 shirt! Kids and Adult memberships be purchased HERE.
How are prizes distributed?
Some of the sponsors will want prizes to go to a specific class or perhaps be randomly sent to a participating member. We will always honor the sponsor’s wants. The rest of the prizes will be distributed by NRL22 to the winners of each class. How this will be performed is every month after all scores have been submitted, NRL22 will host a live YouTube show. If we have 15 prizes for the open class, and 30 clubs participated (therefore 30 open class winners). Each of the winner’s names will be put in a hat and drawn to determine who is awarded that prize. The NRL22 will then ship the prize to that winner. This will be done for all four classes. While we are speaking of prizes and sponsorship, please pay attention to the sponsors who are generously donating to the shoots and pay them back with purchases, recommendations and tags on social media. Don’t forget to tell them that you participate in NRL22!
What are the classes?
There are 4 classes in total. They are Open, Base, Ladies and Young Guns (8-16). 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 also utilize any rifle and optic. 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. The last class is Base class, which 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. For a more complete description reference, view the official NRL 22 rules and regulations.
My club is large! 5 stages will take a long time!
The NRL22 standard target package is large enough that all 5 stages may be shot at the same time without using the same target in two different stages. So, a couple of ways to speed up the shoot and keep all attending members shooting and having fun is to break up into squads and shoot different stages simultaneously. Of course, safety should never be compromised, so ensure that each squad has competent range officers. This works very well for clubs up to about 30 members. For clubs larger than that or wanting to move the event on even faster, consider having 2 shooters at once on each stage. This will require 2 sets of targets and barricades to accomplish.