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Smallbore Gun Blog Rifle Match

The time for the summer gun blog rifle match is running low.  So far I only have two smallbore rifle entries.  I have a few high-power entries, and am hoping for more.  If you have some time before the 21st, when the match ends, feel free to head to the range and shoot the match.  There’s no such thing as a score that’s too embarrassing.  We’re all amateurs here.  I shot smallbore rifle yesterday with a production CZ-452 with its factory open sights.  Ammunition was Aguila Match Rifle ammunition:

  1. 48-0X – Standing
  2. 68-0X – Sitting
  3. 83-2X – Prone

Total score is 199 out of 300.  So you can see that doesn’t even get me to NRA sharpshooter classification.  The smallbore match is only at 50 yards, so if you can find a place where you can shoot three position rifle, you can compete, and probably beat me.  The summer match ends the last day of summer.

4 Responses to “Smallbore Gun Blog Rifle Match”

  1. J T Bolt says:

    Is there a website that details all these different types of NRA competition? The one that would tell you that 199 isn’t quite NRA sharpshooter level?

  2. Sebastian says:

    I wish there was. I’m not even sure I’m right about that. I found one site that said you take the 10 shot average and use that for classification, and then gave the ranges. I think 83 was the bottom 10 shot average for sharpshooter. But I have no idea if that’s high-power or smallbore, or whether both use the same classification system.

  3. AughtSix says:

    The NRA rulebooks for all the NRA disciplines are here: http://www.nrahq.org/compete/nra-rule-books.asp (Don’t download it… the main page is just an index–open it in your browser) If you look under the classification (or something similar) section, you’ll find the necessary percentages. For High Power,
    marksman is less than 85%
    sharpshooter at least 85% but less than 89%
    master at least 94%
    High master at least 97%

    Smallbore’s a lot more confusing with their classifications. I think we shot a “conventional position” match because we shot on the A-23. (If we used the *much* harder A-50 or A-51 target, it’d be NRA 3 position, and the classifications would be a point or two lower)

    Master . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97.00 and above
    Expert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94.00 to 96.99
    Sharpshooter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91.00 to 93.99
    Marksman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Below 91.00

    The forum on nationalmatch.us is a good source for all things high power. I don’t know of a similarly active smallbore site.

  4. Mike Gallo says:

    I’m going to be shooting my highpower string this coming Sunday, when I’ve already got a match anyways. The only thing is, I’ll have to put up the SR-1 targets behind the SR-21 and MR-31, respectively, for the prone strings, so I can get it all out of the way at once. Don’t worry, because the blog match targets will be in the back, I’ll be conservative scoring line-breaking hits. I don’t think it’ll matter much anyways, though, my score will probably be a 280-300 out of 400.

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