CMP Rimfire Sporter
The match is fired with everyday type rimfire .22 rimfire rifles or
with tactical AR-15 style .22 rimfire rifles.
The rifle with sights must weigh no more than 7.5 lbs and have at least
a 3 lb trigger pull.
You can shoot a semi-auto or manually-operated rifle as long as it has
at least a 5 round magazine capacity.
There is a class for scopes or rear peep-sights and a class for
The only match type gear allowed is a spotting scope and shooting mat.
There are other rules designed to maintain the "spirit" and fairness of
Please read the CMP
Guide to Rimfire Sporter Shooting for all of the details about this
We typically shoot two matches so
bring enough ammunition for both matches plus extra for sighting shots.
Each match consists of 60 record shots.
10 shots each in the following strings:
- Slow fire prone - 50 yds
- Rapid fire prone - 50 yds
- Slow fire sitting or kneeling - 50 yds
- Rapid fire sitting or kneeling - 50 yds
- Slow fire standing - 25 yds
- Rapid fire standing - 25 yds.
There is a sighter period at the beginning of the match. 5
minutes, unlimited rounds.
Slow fire strings are fired in 10 minutes.
Rapid fire is conducted in 2 strings of 5 shots each. 25 seconds
for semi-auto and 30 seconds for manually operated rifles.
CMP award pins are given to shooters based on their total scores.
Here for the current CMP cut scores for awards.
for more information.