NSSF Rimfire Challenge

What is The Rimfire Challenge?

Taken from the NSSF Rimfire Challenge rule book.

The NSSF Rimfire Challenge, formerly known as the Ruger Rimfire Challenge,
introduces participants to the fun and excitement of competitive shooting in
a safe, low-pressure, family-friendly format. All levels of target shooters—new,
novice and experienced—are welcome to compete. Each will find a challenge
appropriate to his or her level of marksmanship.

The Rimfire Challenge was developed with safety in mind. Shooters are required
to compete using a rifle and handgun from any manufacturer in .22 Long Rifle
caliber. The targets are steel plates that are set in a course of fire that is no less
than 5 plates and no more than 7 plates. The course of fire is designed to be
completed by even the most inexperienced shooter using one 10-round magazine
without the need to reload “on the clock.” Steel plates were chosen as the targets
because they are easy to buy or build, and because this type of target provides the
shooter with immediate visual and audio feedback.

A unique feature of the NSSF Rimfire Challenge is that experienced participants
are encouraged to help new and novice shooters move up to the next level of
proficiency by sharing their tips and shooting knowledge. Matches emphasize
the friendly, supportive aspects of target shooting and competition. This low-
key competition should remind participants that the shooting sports are lifetime
activities that are fun and affordable for men, women and youth.

Matches will be held on the first Sunday of each month, April through October.  Additionally, we sometimes add matches, weather permitting.  Watch our Facebook page for announcements about these matches and other club activities. 

Registration will begin at 9:00am and the match will begin at 10:00am.  You will need both at .22 rifle and .22 pistol.  It is recommended to bring at least 200 rounds of ammo.

Please remember NSSF Rimfire Challenge rules state:
All firearms must be in hard or soft cases or gun rugs when brought to the designated shooting area and must be in hard orsoft cases or gun rugs when removed from the designated shooting area. No holsters are allowed.

For more details, and the full rule book, please visit the NSSF rimfire website.

2017 Schedule

May 7
June 4
July 2
August 6
September 3
October 1


Any firearm (pistol or revolver in handgun class) with scopes, optical
sights, light gathering scopes, battery powered optics, lasers, compensator
or muzzle brake.


Guns with iron sights. Adjustable sights, fiber optics are allowed but
no electronic sights. No compensators, muzzle brakes or barrel weights.

Special Recognition Categories


Single action revolvers and period lever action or pump action rifles with iron sights.
All participants in Cowboy/Cowgirl class must wear a cowboy hat in competition.

Top Lady

Female participants of any age may compete in this

Top Youth

Both male and female participants age 12 and under may
compete in this category.

Top Junior

Both male and female participants age 13 may compete
in this category.
Top Senior

Both male and female participants age 62 and older may
compete in this category.
There must be at least three (3) participants in a given category for
that category to be recognized in a match.

Questions or comments, email match director Ron Singer
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2016 Match Results
NSSF Freedom Match Sep 3-4
Thank you to Dave Swaney for sharing the pictures he took this weekend.

2015 Match Results
April 4
May 3

2014 Match Results
April 6th
May 4th
June 1st

2013 Match Results

2012 Match Results