RIMFIRE STEEL CHALLENGE
Rimfire steel challenger as shot at TCSA consists of five stages. Each stage is shot with both rifle and pistol of .22 RF caliber. Don’t worry if you do not have a .22 pistol; we will allow you to shoot your rifle in the pistol run.
A typical stage would be one we call “Big Square”. Two large steel targets at 15 yards and two smaller steel targets at seven yards are arranged in a square with a stop target in the middle of the square. The shooter stands at a table and would double tap each target and then shoot the stop target.. That would be one run. Typically we have been shooting three runs rifle and three runs pistol for each stage, but due to the ammunition shortage this year, I plan on shooting only two runs of rifle and two runs of pistol per stage.
A shot timer is used to time each run, and the times are added to give a total time for the stage. A two second penalty is added for each target missed. You may load up to 11 rounds per run. Since most runs are seven to nine shots you may have from two to four rounds, which may be used to make up misses.
We are a small friendly group of shooters, always willing to share advice and experience with new shooters. Our abilities range from so-so to excellent, but we always have fun. We shoot on the third Saturday May thru September. If the weather looks decent on Tuesday we will also shoot in April. Matches are NRA sanctioned so out of state residents may participate.
I usually send out the course of fire and sanction information Tuesday before the shoot. If you want to get on the mailing list for these matches please drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org