View Full Version : different classes

08-04-2012, 11:16 AM
Would someone be kind enough to explain the different rimfire shooting categories please? I might be interested in doing some competition, but obviously I should know what classes there are. Is there a website I can check out that will tell me what I need to know? I already know that I am not interested in anything where multiples thousands of dollars for a rifle, and more thousands are needed for ammo. A class with slightly modified factory rifles, and by factory i mean wal-mart shelf-type rifle, not something like an Anshutz match, is what im envisioning. Is there such a class?

To let you all know where I am coming from. I am 27, spent almost 4 years in the Army, 1 tour in Iraq, I grew up around guns and LOVE shooting....shotguns/upland hunting, rimfires, and smallbore centerfires mostly. AND I am Left-handed......which makes things slightly difficult.

I own a 2000ish Win. 9422 with a $25 BSA 4x32 scope. With that setup and most any 40gr round I can shoot a dime-sized hole at 25yds with, and can hit a 20oz soda bottle 95% of the time at well over 100yds. I also have an OLD Win. Pump .22LR which may be worthwhile checking its accuracy potential, BUT its optic is terrible and the extractor is not reliable so some $$ would need to be spent first. I also have a 1942 Win M70 in .270WCF that my great-grandfather bought new, and a 2000ish Ithaca M37 12ga.

Some additions Id like to make are an off the shelf 10/22 target with an upgraded trigger assy and scope specific to the ammo i decide to use, the new 10/22 takedown, the new CZ 455 Varmint Evolution in .17HMR and .22LR likewise with a specific scope, and the T/C Dimension in .204, .223, .308, and either .30-06 or .300 Win Mag. I plan to get a CMP M1 Garand, and also want a simple over-under 12ga.

So thats where I am and where Id like to be in a nutshell.

Thanks for your input.

08-04-2012, 01:38 PM
The easiest way to get a reasonable primer is to go to the homepage. Click in all the warious sites, IR50/50, ARA, etc. you will see each one reviews classes, rules, there are a few photo galleries for images. In about 30 minutes, you'll have a basic outline. Pay particular attention to where matches are hels as I'd assume you'd be drawn to what's closest to your location.

08-04-2012, 09:41 PM
You need to check the websites of nearby clubs and get your answer there.

08-05-2012, 04:01 AM
with the items of equipment mentioned, you would be looking for the barnyard benchrest shoots. as the others have said you will need to see what the clubs in your location are offering.