NRL 22 FAQ
What is the format of NRL 22?
NRL 22 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 NRL 22 monthly course of fire, the NRL 22 standard target package, and the standard barricade list. The local monthly shoots will take place from September 2017 until February 2018. The local monthlies will qualify shooters for Regional Championships in March 2018. The Regional Championships will qualify shooters for NRL 22 Championships in May 2018. There will be a local monthly for fun and practice in April 2018. The 2018 / 2019 season will start in June of 2018.
What does a club need to do to be involved?
First off, we use the term club loosely. NRL 22 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 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 $25 to NRL 22 to 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 NRL 22 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 biased 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 8/25/17!
The Course of Fire is only 5 stages?
Yes! NRL 22 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 NRL 22 standard target package?
The target package is a joint effort between NRL 22 and JC Steel targets. The package consists of 12 AR500 targets, and 8 hangers. It is for sale on the NRL 22 store for $249.99 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 $250 keeps that participation from happening, please build your own. However, it is a very high quality package and the sales help NRL 22 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 all common house hold items that are probably already owned or easily and cheaply obtained. 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) and a used pick up truck tire that can be obtained free at a tire store (overall diameter between 28-32”). The items do not need to be obtained all at once, only as needed for that month’s course of fire. We will be using the 6’ A-frame ladder for September 2017’s monthly COF.
What does NRL 22 membership get me?
First thing we need to say on the subject of membership is that kids between the ages of 8-18 receive FREE membership! Next up is what does it get you? NRL 22 will only count the points of those that choose to pay $50 for membership. NRL 22 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 Regional and 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 gift from us to you. Kids memberships can be obtained HERE. Adults may 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 NRL 22 to the winners of each class. How this will be performed is every month after all scores have been submitted, NRL 22 will host a live Facebook show. If we have 5 prizes for the open class, and 10 clubs participated (therefore 10 open class winners). Each of the winners will be assigned a number and we will run and random number generator to determine who is awarded that prize. The NRL 22 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 NRL 22!
What are the classes?
There are 4 classes in total. They are Open, Base, Ladies and Young Guns (8-18). 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 8-18. 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 that cost MSRP of $350 or less and optics that cost MSRP of $700 or less. Some modifications are allowed in Base class. For a more complete description reference, view the official NRL 22 rules and regulations at NRL22.org.
My club is large! 5 stages will take a long time!
The NRL 22 standard target package is large enough that all 5 stages may be shot at the same time with out 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.