Come to a match!
It really is that easy. Come to the range with your rifle and ammo and we’ll sign you up! If you don’t have a rifle you can borrow one of our loaners! Matches are usually held on the 2nd Saturday of every month, check our main page for dates and times for our next match. Don’t worry if you have zero experience with competitions. We have people from first time beginners to seasoned competitors shooting all kinds of rifles from semi-auto 10/22’s to state of the art custom built bolt rifles. If you’re still not sure about it, you are welcome to come to our match and just watch how it works and ask questions. Believe me though, it is a lot more fun shooting the match than standing around watching, even if you don’t do that well, you’ll still have the time of your life and there is no better way to learn than to just do it! Don’t worry, we’ll help you ever step of the way.
One of the greatest things about our NRL22 club is the people! Our competitors are more than happy to help you with anything you may need including pointers, tips and even loaning you gear. Need a bag? No problem, ask and you will usually have two or three offered. Have questions? Everyone is eager to help answer. Not sure how to shoot a particular stage? Watch the shooters before you, ask them why they do what they do and they are more than happy to explain. If you don’t have a rifle, let our match director know in advance and you can use one of our loaner rifles. Loaner rifles are limited, so let us know well before match time so we can make sure and reserve one for you.
We recommend you DO NOT go out and buy a bunch of equipment before competing. Come see what others are using first, borrow a couple bags and see what works best for you, find out what options are available for you and your setup. This will allow you to purchase equipment that works without wasting money on things that don’t. You don’t need multiple rifles either, our matches are set up so that families and friends can share the same rifle during the entire match.
How does it work?
Competitors are divided into squads. The actual number of people per squad will depend on the total number of competitors. Each squad will start on one of the 5 official NRL22 stages.Stage times are usually 2 minutes (120 seconds) to complete and will consist of one or more targets shot off of different props. Each person on your squad will take turns shooting the stage. You earn points from each impact on target, when you are finished, your score will be recorded. Once all squad members have completed the stage, your entire squad will move to the next stage. This continues until all squads have shot each stage. Average time for an entire match is usually around 4 hours depending on the amount of competitors.
If there is a large number of competitors, the Match Director may add 1 or more Bonus stages in addition to the 5 official NRL22 stages.. These stages are fun stages and are counted towards the match “overall” score, but only points earned on the 5 official stages will be submitted for NRL22.org national scoring.
Who creates these fun & challenging stages?
Registered NRL22 league members create the monthly stages, referred to as the monthly Course Of Fire (COF). At the end of each month, the NRL22 league releases the next months COF. You can download it directly from the NRL22.org site to study, practice and prepare for the next upcoming match. This COF is used for every NRL22 club across the nation so your friends who are shooting their local match in Florida are shooting the same COF as in California, and of course here in Utah as well. If you would like to see what a COF looks like, you can download them here: https://nrl22.org/downloads/
Bonus stages are created by the club’s Match Directors and information on those stages are usually released a couple days before the match on our Facebook page.
Who can compete?
Anyone 8 years of age or older that can safely operate a 22lr Rifle or Air Rifle can compete.
There are 7 divisions designed to accommodate all shooters and skill levels.
Open division is the most competitive and most popular division, this division has minimal restrictions.
Base division is a cost-restrictive division for shooters of all skill levels.
Young Guns is for shooters from age 8 to 16 years of age. We welcome and encourage all Young Gun shooters! An adult or parent is required to be with the Young Gun during the match and is encouraged to assist the Young Gun competitor where needed. Young guns must be able to abide by all safety rules and safely manipulate the rifle. Young guns can share the same rifle as their parents so there is no need to purchase multiple rifles. Shooting with your child is a fantastic way to create memories that will last a lifetime.
Ladies division is for lady shooters.
Air Rifle division is for competitors shooting air rifles.
Old Guns division is for shooters over the age of 60.
Adaptive division is for anyone who has special situations where they are not physically able to utilize the COF (example: wheel chair restricted, amputee, or other physical limitations). Special arrangements to the COF can be made to accommodate you. Please contact the Match Director for more information on this division.
What’s it going to cost me?
The best thing about 22lr rifles is that equipment and ammunition are very affordable. Most stages require 10 to 12 rounds. With a total of 5 stages and a few bonus stages, you only need 70-75 rounds per shooter for the entire match.
Many shooters get excellent accuracy results with standard grade production ammo like Eley Target, SK Standard, Wolf Match, or CCI Standard Velocity. Most of these brands can be purchased for $5 to $7 dollars per box of 50 rounds. Normally, 2 boxes per shooter is more than enough for an entire match.
The match fee is $25 per adult shooter. Young Guns shoot FREE with a paid adult. To sign up for a match, click the registration link on the home page.
The $25 match fee covers all range access and all necessary fees that are involved with the match such as club registration fees, range cleanup, target repairs, garbage disposal and other costs. There are no additional “Club” or “Membership” fees required to compete in our monthly matches.
Salt Lake NRL22 is a registered and sanctioned NRL22 club. You do not need to be a member of the national NRL22 League to compete in our local monthly matches but we encourage you to become a member. Your NRL22 membership supports the club and the league. It also automatically enters you into the monthly NRL22 prize drawings for a chance at winning some great prizes. For more information on the National NRL22 League, visit their website at www.nrl22.org
Still have questions?
Contact us anytime either through our social media outlets (on the bottom of this page) or with our contact page. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are excited to have you join us and hope to see you on the range!