2021 NRL22 RULES AND REGULATIONS
Official 2021 Rules and Regulations as written by the NRL22 commission.

Mission
The goal of the NRL22 is to make Precision Rifle shooting more available to every community. The NRL22
understands that the shooting community is fascinated with Precision Rifle, but most localities are not
fortunate enough to have a 1000-yard range. However, nearly all localities have access to 100-yard ranges and
most shooters own a 22 rifle. 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. Local
clubs may use and submit scores for the monthly courses of fire to compete with the entire country.
Additionally, local club’s Match Directors are encouraged to run supplemental courses of fire as well. We
recommend tailoring additional courses of fire to the taste of your shooters. Longer ranges, more complicated
barricades, run and gun, easier or harder additional courses of fire are just a few ways that you can expand
your matches. Please share your creativity with the NRL22 community, as it just may show up in next month’s
course of fire for the entire country to shoot! Have fun, stay safe, and if ever there was an opportunity to take a
kid shooting, THIS IS IT!!!

 

Directory for the 2021 NRL22 SEASON
SECTION 1, NRL22 Organization and Responsibilities
A. Executive Staff
B. Support Staff
SECTION 2, Safety
A. General Rifle Safety
B. Rifle Safety While at a NRL22 Match
C. Rifle Safety During Your Stage
D. Safety Violations and Penalties
SECTION 3, Local NRL22 Match Format
A. NRL22’s Responsibilities
B. Shooters Responsibilities
C. Match Directors Responsibilities
D. Range Officers Responsibilities
SECTION 4, National Championship match format
A. National Championship Rules
SECTION 5, Rifle Rules, Classes, Scoring, 2021 schedule, and National Championship Qualification
A. Rifle Rules
B. Classes
C. Equipment and Positional Shooting
D. Scoring
E. 2021 season schedule
F. National Championship Match Qualification
SECTION 6, Sportsmanship
A. Good Sportsmanship
B. Unsportsmanlike Conduct
C. Cheating
D. Penalties for Unsportsmanlike Conduct and Cheating
ADDENDUM
A. Tank Trap Plans
B. Roof Top plans

 

SECTION 1, NRL22 Organization and Responsibilities
A. Executive Staff
The NRL22 has an executive staff whose responsibilities include day to day operations, media, match
operations, logistics, marketing and finances. President appoints the executive staff. For the 2021 season, the
Executive staff is as follows:
1. President / Media Director – Travis Ishida
2. Director of Match Operations – Tyler Frehner
3. Marketing Director / Financial Analyst – Brittney Weldon
4. Coordinator- Dominic Thompson
B. Support Staff
The NRL22 has a support staff whose responsibilities include all things match related. Rules, course of
fire, equipment and Match Director support. The Director of Match Operations appoints the Support
staff. For the 2021 season, the Support staff is as follows:
1. Janae Frehner
2. Lynn Bigalow
3. Michael Millikan
4. Erik Severson
5. Travis Walla
6. Levi Sanderson

 

SECTION 2, Safety
A. General Rifle Safety
1. Always point your rifle in a safe direction. Never point a rifle at anything you don’t intend to kill or
destroy.
2. Always keep your rifle unloaded until ready to use. Treat all rifles as though they are loaded even if you
believe otherwise.
3. Keep your finger out of the trigger guard until you are ready to fire.
4. Know your target and what is beyond.
5. Always wear proper eye and ear protection and ensure others have the same before firing.
6. Never use alcohol or drugs while shooting.
7. Individual Range safety rules always supersede NRL22 rules.
B. Rifle Safety While at a NRL22 Match
1. Due to the many different types of 22 rifles, chamber flags are essential equipment to quickly ensure
rifles are in a safe condition. NRL22 will take many steps to ensure that chamber flags are easily obtainable
and available.
2. NRL22 competitions are always cold ranges. All rifles are to be unloaded, with magazines out, or empty
and actions open. Rifles shall only be loaded, or magazines inserted when directed by the Range Officers.
Chamber flags shall be utilized and kept in the action until directed to be removed by the Range Officer.
3. Ground rifles in a proper rifle rack, or where ever the Range Officer designates as a safe location and
direction.
4. Rifles with removable magazines are strongly encouraged. Rifles with fixed tubular magazines are
discouraged as they are more difficult to make safe. Range Officers should pay extra attention to shooters with
fixed magazines.
5. When moving to another shooting location, always ensure the rifle is pointed in a safe direction.
C. Rifle Safety During Your Stage
1. Always wait for the Range Officer’s command of “load and make ready” until you insert or load the
magazine and remove the chamber flag.
2. Stages always begin with magazine in and bolt to the rear or with an empty chamber (if unable to put the
bolt to the rear) unless specifically directed by the match booklet and the Range Officer.
3. Any movement or barricade transition must be done with the action open and an empty chamber. The
only exception to this rule will be with the use of semi-automatic rifles but only at the approval of the Match
Director. If the MD allows this, the shooter must engage the safety, and yell “safe” loud enough for the RO to
hear with ear protection.
4. During movement, the 180 rule must always be adhered to. The 180 rule refers to only pointing the rifle
within 90 degrees of straight forward. There may be stages when a Range Officer reduces the 180 rule even
more. Always follow directions and be aware of where you are pointing your rifle.
D. Safety Violations and Penalties
1. Violation of the cold range rule: Any shooter who has violated the cold range rule shall be issued a
warning. A second violation will result in a stage zero. Next violation will result in a match DQ and removal
from competition. This includes a live round in the chamber, magazine inserted, a closed action, or chamber
flag not being used.
2. Muzzling and/or violating the 180 rule: Muzzling or flagging is pointing or sweeping another person’s
body with the muzzle of a rifle. There will be no warning of this unsafe act. If any shooter muzzles any other
attendee, that action shall result in match DQ and removal from competition. It will be the duty of the RO to
inform the MD of the infraction, and the MD’s call to issue the match DQ.
3. Unsafe transitioning: Transitioning on a barricade, or movement without having the action open will
result in the Range Officer having the shooter correct the situation, then move back to the previous position
firing position before resuming the course of fire. A second violation will result in a zero for the stage. A third
will result in the shooter getting a match DQ and removal from competition. If the match allows for SemiAutomatic rifles to move with a closed bolt with the safety engaged, the same rule applies if the shooter does
not either engage the safety and/or yell “safe”.
4. Negligent Discharge (ND). A Negligent Discharge is defined as any round unintentionally discharged
from a firearm during a transition, movement, and/or weapons manipulation; or a round intentionally
discharged during a cease fire period. The competitor shall receive a match DQ and removal from competition.
5. Accidental Discharge/Mechanical Failure (AD). An Accidental Discharge is defined as any round
unintentionally discharged from a firearm due to a mechanical failure. The participant will be removed from
the event until he or she can repair the rifle to safe working order. All stages and points will be forfeited during
this down time.
6. False Starts. Firing before the start signal will result in a zero for the stage.
7. If a Match Director judges a shooter to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol during competition,
the shooter will receive a match DQ and be removed from competition. The shooter will not be allowed to
drive from the competition while still intoxicated.

 

SECTION 3, NRL22 Local Match Format
Special Note: It is not the intention of NRL22 to tell any local club how to conduct their matches. Most of the
below information is to be utilized as a guide if that club is new. The exception are the rules with an “ * ” these
rules are to be followed as closely as possible if that club wants to be included in the National competition.
A. NRL’s Responsibilities
1. * The NRL22 will provide a local monthly course of fire. The local monthly course of fire will always
be a total of 5 stages. It will be distributed one week before the intended month (example: the December 2021
Course of Fire will be released November 24th, 2021) and will only be run during that month. Because the
course of fire is known to all, it can be practiced, and allows clubs to have their Match Directors and Range
Officers participate with no advantage. Because those 5 stages will be the same across the nation, all clubs will
be able to participate in a larger nationwide competition. The local monthly course of fire will always have 5
stages which may consist of prone, barricades, positional or a combination of any 3. To help accommodate
clubs of different experience or wants, each stage will have 2 options. Option 1 will be 100 yards or closer and
utilize the NRL22 Standard Target Package and standard barricade list. Option 1 is considered to be the
standard Course of Fire. Option 2 will be more “advanced”. Option 2 could have reduced times, magazine
changes, or targets that are further than 100 yards but will not exceed 200 yards. Option 2 will not utilize the
NRL22 Standard Target Package and it will be up to the Match Director to acquire additional targets. The
Match Director may choose to utilize Option 2 in one or multiple stages or not at all. One of these 5 stages will
be designated as a timed stage to help reduce ties. Most steel targets will be 10 points per hit with some
exceptions and each individual stage cannot be less than 100 points. and bonus points will be awarded in the
timed stage. The timed stage will be conducted as follows:

● The Range Officer shall utilize a simple stop watch that can time down to a tenth of a second.
● The time starts when the Range Officer says “start” which also starts the course of fire.
● The shooter shoots the course of fire. After the last shot is fired, the shooter says “Done” loud enough
to be heard over hearing protection.
● The Range Officer records the time down to a tenth of a second.
● .1 bonus points shall be awarded for each second remaining.
● Example: The course of fire is 120 seconds with 10 target engagements. The shooter hits all 10 targets for 100 points. The course of fire was completed in 111.3 seconds. The shooter is awarded .87 bonus points for time remaining. The shooters score for the stage would be 100.87

2. * The NRL22 will provide a Standard Target Package. The NRL22 Standard Target Package may be
purchased on the NRL22’s web page. The NRL22 web page will also have the Standard Target Package
plans available for free if anyone should choose to make the Standard Target Package themselves. The NRL22
Standard Target Package is extremely affordable at $389.99. If the Match Director chooses option 1 on all 5
courses of fire the local monthly course of fire will utilize the NRL22 Standard Target Package so that all 5
courses of fire can occur at the same time by different squads and not utilize the same target. The NRL22
Standard Target Package is: 1/4”, ½”, ¾”, 1” KYL Targets, 2×1″, 3x 1 ½”, 3x 2”, 3x 2 ½” 3x 3”, 4”, 5” and 6”
circles all constructed of ¼” AR 500 steel, along with 12 target hangers all constructed of 3/16” AR 500 steel.
3. * The NRL22 will provide a Standard Barricade List for the 2021 season. This list of standard barricades
will be very simple, affordable and mostly common items. These items will be utilized in different monthly
courses of fire, so they do not need to be obtained until that month. Part numbers from Home Depot are
provided to provide reference to the item we are using, something close will work. The standard barricade list
is: 6 foot A-frame ladder (#100662617), 5 gallon plastic bucket (#05GLHD2), 2 gallon plastic bucket
(#RG502), 3 cinder blocks measuring 8”x8”x16” (#938076), 10 feet of any rope, a folding chair with an open
back (#80587), a used pickup truck tire that can be obtained free at any 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), a tank trap (Instructions to construct the tank trap are in the addendum section, Thanks
Steve Lowe from Yuma Matchmasters!), and a roof top (Instructions to construct the roof top are in the
addendum section, Thanks Lynn Bigelow from Hobble Creek NRL22!)
4. * The NRL22 will gather and publish Local Monthly match scores from all participating clubs for a flat
fee of $35 per month per club. This will allow every club’s participating shooters to be able to compete with
every participating shooter in the entire nation every month. The NRL22 will utilize the local monthly scores
to track who qualifies for the NRL22 National Championship Match and as one way to distribute sponsor’s
prizes. The NRL22 will only track NRL22 member’s scores. NRL22 membership will be valid for both
NRL22 and NRL22 X Leagues. Shooters will have a one-month grace period to purchase 2021 NRL22
membership. NRL22 membership shall be $85 for adults and $25 for Young Guns. For every adult
membership signed up, $5 will be credited to the shooters Match Director in April 2022. The credited will be
considered the Match Director of the 1st club/match the adult competes at in the season. This credit may be
used for Local Monthly match scores or any product that the National Rifle League sells on any of its web
sites. Additionally, for every subsequent match after the first match, the shooters name will be entered into the
random box to increase their ability to win a prize from our sponsors.
5. The NRL22 will shop for and promote sponsors through media efforts. Sponsor’s donated prizes will be
distributed every month by that sponsor’s wishes. NRL22 will do a monthly YouTube Live show to award
prizes. Winners will be notified by email of the prizes they have won. (Example: Product X
wishes for their prize to go to the top overall shooter. Every club’s top overall shooter will be put in a random
number generator and awarded that prize.)
B. Shooters Responsibilities
1. Shooters should treat Match Directors and Range Officers with respect at all times. From time to time,
disagreements arise between shooters and match officials. This is fine, so long as mutual respect and calm
communication occurs. The Match Directors ruling is always final.
2. All participants in NRL22 matches are looked upon as Safety Officers. Any participant that witnesses an
unsafe act is to call for a cease fire and stop the unsafe act. The participant should then inform the closest
Range Officer of the act.
3. It is the shooters responsibility to know the NRL22’s Rules and Regulations prior to a competition.
4. Shooters should actively participate in any stage briefing to move the shoot along smoothly.
5. Shooters shall understand that at the beginning of the stage, when asked by the Range Officer “Shooter
do you understand the course of fire?” If they give an affirmative answer, that will be their last opportunity to
get clarification. Because of this, arguments that they did not understand anything about the stage, or its targets
are invalid.
6. Shooters should be good squad mates by helping police brass, helping Range Officers when directed,
and providing coaching to other shooters after their stage is complete. Help setting up and taking down the
match is also a big help to the club.
7. Sponsors are very important to the NRL22. It is encouraged that the shooter writes emails thanking the
sponsors that supported the competition.
8. To bring their targets for sight in period if he or she chooses to participate. Also, to share targets with
other shooters.
9. Shooters may participate in multiple different classes in one month, however, only the first class
that is participated in counts for official score. Shooting multiple entries in the same match is not allowed
for the shooter’s first match of the month. However, once the shooter’s official match has been completed
for the month, multiple entries would be left to the discretion of the MD.
10. Shooters may participate in multiple different clubs in one month, however, only the first match that is
participated in counts for official score.
11. Shooters will only be allowed to take a position on any prop while on the clock and shooting the stage.
This will ensure that they don’t gain an advantage and helps to move the match along. However, this rule is at
the discretion of the Match Director.
C. Match Directors Responsibilities
1. Match Directors are responsible for the overall direction of a match. He or she is the person in charge at
that event.
2. The monthly course of fire is intended to be as inclusive as possible for as many communities as
possible and to provide an avenue for each locality to compete in the larger national match for prizes, points
and qualification. It is only 5 courses of fire. Local Match Directors are encouraged to run additional courses
of fire with maximum creativity suited to their range and shooters tastes. Perhaps run and gun, pistol, or longer
range is what your club likes. Please share your favorite stages with the NRL22 community on social media.
3. Match Directors must have a scoring system that allows for quick tabulation of points and must allow
shooters to see their scores after the stage. Using a system that makes the shooter sign or acknowledge their
score is encouraged. If utilizing paper scoring, rain should be accounted for. If using electronic scoring, failure
of equipment and battery life should be accounted for and paper backup should be available.
4. * Match Directors shall provide no less than a 30-minute sight in period and to gather DOPE on targets
at all of the distances in the NRL22’s local monthly course of fire. Note, it is not the Match Director’s
responsibility to provide targets for this period but may do so if he or she chooses to.
5. * Match Directors must provide match scores within 3 days after the end of the month and pay the score
tracking fee if they want their club’s scores counted.
6. *At the beginning of the season, the clubs Match Director must log onto the NRL22 web site and
register his or her club and pay $20. This money will be used to create a club page on the NRL22 web site. The
web site will also be updated so that new shooters can search for clubs close to them or in any area of the
country.
7. Sponsors are very important to the NRL. Match Directors are encouraged to pass along an email to all
shooters after the competition with the email address for every sponsor for thank you notes.
D. Range Officers Responsibilities
1. Range Officers are any person assisting in running a competition, not including the Match Director.
They can be the person running a stage, a spotter, the sign in person, or anyone that the Match Director
acknowledged, as working the match.
2. Range Officers should understand all Rules and Regulations prior to the start of the competition to
ensure the safety off all participants. Any Range Officer witnessing unsafe acts shall call cease fire and correct
the unsafe act as soon as possible.
3. Range Officers that are running a stage shall have complete knowledge of the stage that they are
responsible for. They should conduct a stage briefing for all shooters prior to each stage and assist in target
location on stages that allow for prior target knowledge. After stage briefing, the squad will have 5 minutes to
prep before the first shooter is called. Once the stage begins, the Range Officer shall run every shooter though
that stage as close to the same as humanly possible. Match Directors shall ensure that Range Officers utilize
standard commands at their competition. (Encouraged standard commands are as follows. “Shooter do you
understand the course of fire?” If no questions are asked, then “Shooter clear to load and make ready”. Once
the shooter makes his or her rifle ready, “Shooter Ready?” Once an affirmative is obtained, the start tone
should follow.
4. Range Officers that are serving as spotters are responsible for calling hits or misses. Utilization of
standard calls is encouraged. Standard calls are “impact” or “impact left target” or “reengage”. Spotters should
use loud clear voices when calling stages. Calling corrections during the stage is not allowed but encouraged
AFTER the stage is complete.
5. Anytime a Range Officer is not able to settle a grievance presented by a shooter, he or she shall request
the Match Director to make the final judgment.
6. From time to time, reshoots of stages will occur for reasons such as a cease fire being called, prop
malfunction or target breakage. The Range Officer may offer a reshoot anytime he or she thinks it is
warranted. A shooter may also request a reshoot to the Range Officer. If the Range Officer denies the request,
the shooter may request to bring the issue to the Match Director. The Match Director’s ruling is final. The
Match Director shall also inform the shooter if they are able to request another reshoot in the remainder of the
competition. Reshoots may be complete stage reshoots or starting in the middle of the stage with points and
time consistent with the stoppage. The score on the reshoot will be the only score used.
7. Range Officers will ensure that the shooter’s chamber is cleared and chamber flag/block inserted prior to
them moving their rifle off the firing line.

 

SECTION 4, National Championship match format
A. National Championship Match Rules
1. The NRL22 National Championship match shall consist of at least 170 rounds fired, and at least 15
individual stages. Having a sight in and DOPE gathering time is mandatory. Targets shall be at distance for
shooters to gather elevation and environmental data.
2. The National Championship match will not release any information regarding stages or props
beforehand.
3. No single stage should be worth 1.5 times over the amount of another stage. Additionally, a stage in
which a single shot removes all points without the opportunity to earn any back is discouraged.
4. It is understood that many ranges operate for profit and shutting a range down is not possible. Also, that
train ups assist in profits for the range. Therefore, shooting at the range prior to a competition is allowed.
Shooting on the ranges props is also allowed. However, shooting specific stages before the competition must
not be allowed for any reason. For these reasons, it is important that the Match Director be involved or at least
has knowledge of events taking place at the range prior to his or her competition so having common stages and
/or course of fire does not occur.
5. No National Championship competitor may be allowed to assist in forming the stages course of fire or
assist in set up of the match. Range Officers and the Match Director are all dedicated to that event and shall not
participate in the match.
6. From time to time, reshoots of stages will occur for reasons such as a cease fire being called, prop
malfunction or target breakage. The Range Officer may offer a reshoot anytime he or she thinks it is
warranted. A shooter may also request a reshoot to the Range Officer. If the Range Officer denies the request,
the shooter may request to bring the issue to the Match Director. The Match Director’s ruling is final. The
Match Director shall also inform the shooter if they are able to request another reshoot in the remainder of the
competition. Reshoots may be complete stage reshoots or starting in the middle of the stage with points and
time consistent with the stoppage. The score on the reshoot will be the only score used.
7. There will be a tiebreaker stage at the National Championship Match. The tiebreaker stage will be
designated as such in the shooter booklet. The tie breaker will be conducted in the same fashion as the monthly
timed stage. In the event of a tie, the Match Director shall have the shooters repeat the tie breaker stage until
the tie is broken.
8. Shooters may only participate in one class at the National Championship.

 

SECTION 5, Rifle Rules, Classes, Scoring, 2021 Schedule, and Championship Qualification
A. Rifle Rules
1. Rifles must be chambered in .22 Long Rifle. This cartridge is the most common and available rimfire
cartridge. At these ranges it also most closely mimics centerfire cartridges at Precision Rifle. 17 HMR, 22
Magnum and like rimfires cartridges are not allowed.
2. Any .22 Long Rifle chambered rifle may be used, however, rifles with removable magazines are
strongly encouraged. Rifles with fixed tubular magazines are discouraged as they are difficult to make safe.
Range Officers should pay extra attention to shooters with fixed magazines.
3. Any scope, iron sights, or electronic sights may be used. However, magnified rifle scopes with
externally adjustable turrets and reticles designed to assist in holdover and measurement are highly
recommended.
4. Competitors may participate in the Air Rifle, Young Guns, OG / Adaptive or Ladies class with an Air
Rifle provided they meet the other requirements for the class they choose to compete in.
5. Competitors may only utilize one rifle in a competition. If a breakage occurs, the competitor must get
permission from the Match Director before using a different rifle.
B. Classes
1. The Base class is intended to be budget oriented. It is also intended to be a class to allow an introduction
to this fantastic shooting discipline. Any rifle system that comes in under a combined MSRP of $1200 shall be
eligible to compete in Base class. This combined MSRP price is for the rifle and scope only. It excludes scope
rings and bases, bipods, suppressors, data card holders, magazines, spare magazine holders, auto bolt releases,
aftermarket triggers and extended magazine releases. Factory barrels may be threaded to accept a suppressor.
Adjustments to the stock to get proper cheek weld, hand grips, trigger jobs, and bedding of the stock are also
allowed. Rails of any type utilized to mount a bipod may be added. Rifles and scopes that are out of production
are difficult to check the MSRP. The NRL22 will allow certain popular rifles and scopes that are out of
production to compete. The NRL22 will provide a list of discontinued rifles and scopes along with MSRP’s
that will be used to calculate the $1200 limit. Base class shooters should be mindful that manufacturers may
change the MSRP of their products from time to time. Neither price changes nor discontinuations of
products are the fault of the NRL22. However, the production status and MSRP on June 1st will be
considered valid for the entire 2021 season. At sign in, the Match Director shall inspect the rifle and ensure
that the combined MSRP comes in under $1200. If it goes over, the shooter shall compete in the open class.
This determination and interpretation of the Base class rules are solely decided by the local Match Directors
for their own clubs. Any communications regarding Base class rules to NRL22 staff will not be replied to. You
will need to check with your local match director. For the National Championship however, these rules will be
followed to the letter. There will be a gunsmith present at the NRL22 National Championship for Base class
rifle inspections. A list of popular rifle and scopes MSRPs and discontinued rifle and scopes MSRPs will be
included in the monthly course of fire.
2. Young Guns will be any shooter between ages 8-16. Age requirement is allowable as soon as a child
turns 8, and no older than 16 at the time of the first match of the season. A parent or guardian must be present
with the shooter, who will take responsibility for the actions of the Young Gun. Young Guns must be able to
operate their firearm safely by themselves with no hands-on assistance from the parent or guardian. However,
verbal coaching is absolutely acceptable and encouraged. Young Guns may abide by Base, Open, or Air Rifle
class rules.
3. Ladies class is for the woman shooter. Ladies may abide by Base, Open, or Air Rifle class rules.
4. Open class shooters have no restrictions on the rifle.
5. Shooters must pick one class to shoot at the beginning of a local monthly shoot or the National
Championship. The shooter is only eligible for placement in the class in which they signed up. For example, if
a woman shooter with a base rifle signs up for Ladies class and wins the entire shoot, she will only be
recognized for the placement in the class in which she signed up for. In this example, that would be the Ladies
class.
6. Air Rifle class is for air gunners. If the shooter chooses to use domed pellets the Air Rifle must be a .30
caliber or lower. If the shooter chooses to use slugs, the Air Rifle must be a .25 caliber or lower and the slugs
must weigh 45 grains or less. Tethered tanks are not allowed. Projectiles must be mass produced.
7. OG / Adaptive class will be available to any shooter older than 60 years old or any shooter that has
special needs/considerations. It will be up to the Match Director to determine special needs. It is up to the OG /
Adaptive class participants to have reviewed the course of fire prior to the local match. Before the match
begins, the Match Director shall hold a meeting with all of the OG / Adaptive participants to discuss the course
of fire and all agree on any changes/scaling to accommodate the OG / Adaptive class. An example would be
utilizing a bench instead of shooting prone. OG / Adaptive class may abide by Base, Open, or Air Rifle class
rules.
C. Equipment and Positional Shooting
1. Unless mentioned in the course of fire, any equipment may be used. The only exceptions to this are
tripods and shooting sticks, which are never allowed. All NRL22 shooters are considered to be the most welcoming
participants in any shooting sport. Sharing of equipment, especially to new shooters, is highly
encouraged. A sling is designed to provide a way to carry the rifle and also to assist in unsupported
positional shooting. The sling may attach at 1 or 2 points to the rifle. It may have cuffs or adjustments to
aid in unsupported positional shooting.
2. Standing unsupported position must have both feet on the ground. In the unsupported kneeling
position, the shooter must have one knee on the ground. The other knee and one or both feet may be
on the ground. In the unsupported seated position, the shooter must have their butt on the ground.
Both knees and feet may be on the ground. In the prone unsupported position, it is never acceptable to
have any part of the rifle or any part of the hand resting on the ground. The ground includes a mat, tarp,
bag, glove, coat etc.
D. Local Match Scoring
1. Local Match points for the 2021 season will be acquired by the shooter by competing in any of the first 9
2021 (June of 2021 to February of 2022) season sanctioned NRL22 Local monthly competitions. Although we
will have local shoots in March, and April, those shoots will not count for national shoot qualification, but will
have prizes.
2. Each class’s winner will be awarded 100 points. Match points will be based off the percentage of the
winning shooter for each class. (For example, if the winning shooter scores 480.87 points, and the secondplace shooter scores 460.21 points you would divide 460.21 by 480.87 and multiply by 100 to end up with
95.70 points) Points will be rounded to the hundredth.
3. Environmental conditions, slight difference in Course of Fire interpretation, use of the different options
in the course of fire and local match sizes are inevitably going to be different. For all these reasons, the winner
of any class in any local shoot is equivalent to any other winner. Example: The open winner of the Las Vegas
local match scores 485/500 points with no wind and 30 shooters. The open winner of the Albuquerque local
match scores 230/500 points with sustained 30 MPH winds and 12 participants. NRL22 sees both scores as the
same 100 points and both winners along with any other local match winners are eligible for a chance at any
prizes designated for the Open class winner.
E. 2021 Schedule
1. The local monthly matches to qualify for the 2021 National Championship will take place from June
2021 until February 2022.
2. There will be a local match for fun, prizes and practice in March and April 2022.
3. The Championship Competition will take place in May 2022.
4. The 2021 season will start in June of 2021.
F. National Championship Match Qualification
1. The NRL22 will be responsible for conducting a National Championship match at the end of the season
in May. The National Championship match is to be held May 27-29 of 2022 in St. Louis, Missouri hosted by
Jason McBride and the Bench Rest Rifle Club of St. Louis. Further specific details will be disclosed closer to
the match date.
2. 50% of the National Championship match participants will come from NRL22 and 50% will come from
NRL22 X. For NRL22 qualifications the NRL22 Executive Staff will determine how many shooters qualify
from each local club by NRL22 membership and average participation according to how many shooters can be
hosted. Local Match Directors will determine which shooters have the first available slots by their clubs’
shooters best 3 scores from June of 2021 to February of 2022. If that shooter does not choose to accept the
invitation, the Match Director shall go to the second-place shooter. This process shall continue until all spots
are filled. If the Match Director cannot fill all his or her allotted slots, they shall inform the NRL22 that they
are surrendering X number of slots so those may be allotted to other clubs.
3. 10 slots for the National Championship will be awarded to International NRL22 shooters. International
NRL22 clubs will be responsible to determine which shooters will attend from their country.
4. The National Champion in each class and the rest of the rankings will be determined solely by the
National Championship matches points.

 

SECTION 6, Sportsmanship
A. Good Sportsmanship
1. Good Sportsmanship is one of the founding principles of NRL22 and is highly regarded by the NRL as a
whole. Good sportsmanship helps grow the sport, creates positive role models, and is impressive to the
sponsors. It is not something that can be quantified but is easy to recognize by all participants.
2. NRL22 will have a special trophy presented to a shooter at the National Championship match whom the
NRL Board of Directors votes as deserving.
B. Unsportsmanlike Conduct
1. Unsportsmanlike conduct is taken very seriously by NRL22.
2. Examples of bad sportsmanship include treating participants or range staff with disrespect, unwarranted
complaining, throwing tantrums, or being unpleasant.
C. Cheating
1. NRL22 defines cheating as: acting dishonestly or unfairly in order to gain an advantage in competition.
Examples of cheating are:
2. Sabotaging another shooter’s equipment.
3. Using illegal modifications in the Base class.
4. Altering or destruction of score sheets.
5. Any other act as deemed unfair/cheating by a Range Officer or Match Director.
D. Penalties for Unsportsmanlike Conduct and Cheating
1. Any shooter whom is deemed as acting in an unsportsmanlike fashion will be subject to any penalty that
the Match Director deems appropriate including warnings, stage zero’s and/or match DQ and being removed
from competition.
2. The only penalty appropriate for cheating shall be the Match Director issuing a match DQ and the
competitor being removed from the competition.

 

ADDENDUM
A. Tank Trap Plans (Credits to Steve Lowe, MD and Mike Robinson, Assistant MD, Yuma Master Matches)
B. Roof Top Plans (credit to Lynn Bigelow)

 

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