Sporter Rifle League

The Outdoor Sportsman’s Club is once again sponsoring a Sporter Rifle Team. Matches will be held at the Outdoor Sportsman’s Club on Monday evenings starting Monday, September 12, 2022.  First relay starts at 6:30 p.m.  Second relay starts at  approximately 7:15.

What is Sporter Rifle?  

A light rifle, off-hand competition using .22 cal. rimfire rifles.  The shooting position is off-hand standing with the target at 50 feet.Team scores are e-mailed to the N.Y.S. Sporter Rifle League and are used to see which teams win each week’s meet.

The sport is designed so that expensive special equipment is not required; you can be competitive with the rifle you probably already own.  There is a maximum weight limit of 7.5 pounds on rifle and sight.  Slings may not be used. The rifle is supported by both hands and one shoulder only.  For male non-senior shooters, the elbow or upper arm may not be placed against the body or rested on the hip.

Matches are held weekly throughout the season.  A match consists of 3 completed targets with 10 shots per target.  Shooters are given 10 minutes to complete each target.  The target used is the N.R.A. Official 50 ft. Light Rifle Target A-32.  The maximum score per target is 100.

The top 5 individual scores for each match constitute the team score for that match. Therefore, members of lower abilities can participate and not be concerned that their scores will hurt the team’s score.

Each week the league posts match results (team and individual) and your progress through the different skill levels (marksman, sharpshooter, expert, etc.)

Cost for each half season:  Adults: $25.00 Juniors: Free! (ages 12 to 18)

First half season: September 12, 2022 through November 14, 2022

Second half season: November 21, 2022 through January 30, 2023

     If you don’t want to sign up for an entire half-season, you can pay $3.00 for each meet.

Participants must supply their own rifle and ammunition.