Samuel Payne is the only competitor to ever fire a perfect score of 600 in the Rimfire Sporter Match
The CMP National Rimfire Sporter Match offers shooters a recreation oriented competition where they use smallbore sporter rifles (plinking and small game rimfire rifles) commonly owned by almost all gun enthusiasts. This is a unique match where all you need is a rifle and ammo. The Rimfire Sporter course of fire is challenging, new shooters can successfully complete it while experienced shooters find it uniquely challenging. Firing is done at 50 and 25 yards on a target with a 1.78" ten-ring and an 18" outer one-ring. The target is simple enough for a beginner to hit, yet challenging enough that only one competitor in the history of the match has ever fired a perfect 600x600 score. See below for More Info and our upcoming matches. Additional info can be found on the in this CMP Rimfire Sporter Rifle Guide and on the CMP Sporter Rifle website.
July 2016 Match Report
July's Rimfire Sporter Match was rather fun if nothing else. Thanks to some high humidity, high temps and a pair of rather understanding first time shooters we were low key and not exactly by the book for the match.*
It was a very jovial match between friends Tony H and Jim R, it definitely helped to make the heat bearable when the jokes are flying as fast as the bullets. Neither gent had shot Sporter before and Tony had never shot in the prone position before. So kudos to both for such a great showing on their first match and I hope to see them out again to keep practicing. Both shot well and were grouping. Tony was learning a few things about shooting prone and both may end up checking out the Appleseed program to get more instruction for shooting the various positions. At the end of the day though Jim took the match with a total of 467 over Tony's 390. All in all I followed my usual “standard” of first we'll be safe and second let's have fun. Detailed scores are in the match report.
*In order to move the match along and get us home sooner since we were all sweating buckets we loaded 1 mag of 10 rather than the 2 mags of 5. I decided that was better than someone dropping with heat exhaustion.
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