What kind of gun and other stuff do I need?

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What kind of gun and other stuff do I need?

North Valley Rimfire Match, the minimum equipment is a .22 caliber rimfire handgun, either semi-auto or revolver and or a .22 caliber rifle. All participants and spectators must wear eye and ear protection at all times. Other useful stuff is a minimum of five magazines or speed loaders and a box or bag for carrying your gear. If you would like to shoot but don't quite have all the gear, we can usually arrange to lend equipment for the match.

The minimum round count can be 200 rounds for a 4 stage match, we recommend shooters bring at least 250 rounds since it is possible to miss!

 

 

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I'd love to see NVSA run a

I'd love to see NVSA run a 2-gun rimfire match. A couple of years ago, when .223 rifle ammo was nearly impossible to get, we used rimfire rifles in lieu of centerfire rifles in our 3-gun match in Lincoln. It was a blast!

I've got a Browning Buckmark handgun and a GSG-5 rifle (an MP-5 lookalike, complete with a fake supressor) that I'd bring to the party.

When are we gonna do it???

Jay

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You are set to go. the GSG-5

You are set to go. the GSG-5 and Buckmark is perfect. You could either have a buddy standing behind loading magazines or 5 magazines for each firearm. You will be running each stage with 5 strings. So 5 magazines will keep things running smoothly. However not required.

Each competitor will keep pistols and rifles cased until on the firing line. Once there they will be loaded and then upon completion they will be bagged or cased, only then you may leave the line.

"If you plan to leave early, please arrive early to help set up. If you arrive late, please stay late to help take down. If you plan to arrive late and leave early, please do your shooting someplace else."

Lynn Brazelton
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I love my rimfires, but I

I love my rimfires, but I don't anything about this kind of match you are talking about. Where is it held and how often? I assume a 10/22 or even a lever action would work for the rifle?

I was just reading the posts about the new event, so my questions are answered. Man, this really looks like fun. I'd like to do it with my 10/22 and also try it with my Henry Lever Action, just for the sheer fun!

I think you guys are coming up with a winner on this one.

Lynn

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Does the match consist of

Does the match consist of pistol only and rifle only stages.  I've got a Ruger 22/45 but only have a bolt action rifle.  I'll have to start looking around for a semi auto.  thanks, Mark Hicks

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Still working out details. As

Still working out details. As it stands now. our #1 priority is to keep it fun. Fun, fun, fun, right after safe is fun,fun,fun. We are going to attempt to run this as a Ruger Rimfire match using the Ruger rules. North Valley Rimfire as it is called will be a 2 gun all steel match. Each stage will be run with both a pistol and a rifle. I have spoken to many other shooters that have stated that anyone who can operate their equipment safely may use there stuff, myself included. I have already borrowed a rifle for Wendy. My pistol will be an old Mark1 5.5" target with iron sights. My rifle will probably be a borrowed limited rifle. Wendy is looking for an open pistol to go with her borrowed open rifle. I wouldn't run out and buy anything unless you know exactly what you want.

Still working out the detail on what to do if someone only wants to run one gun. It will probably just be a stage maximum of 120 second penalty. It will put you on the bottom of the scores but you will still get scores for the stages you did run. It will just kill your overall.

The stages are usually the same for both pistol and rifle. The only changes is that the shooter box gets moved up range or a stop plate gets moved further downrange. We do not yet know how many stages we will use for out first match. They setup, teardown, and rearrange really quickly.

August should give us a time frame of how long it takes X people per hour to run. We will keep shooting stages till it is time to go depending on the turnout.

If you only own one of the 2 required firearms just come out! Loaners will be available to anyone that can safely operate a loaned firearm.

The premise of North Valley Rimfire is to provide an safe environment where Mom, Dad, and kids can have an atmosphere to safely have fun shooting a competition 22lr rimfire match. While the super shooters are welcome it will be geared towards the beginning/intermediate shooter starting out in competition. Think of it as a gateway drug to IDPA or ICORE. Anyone wishing to try out IDPA or ICORE could benefit from North Valley Rimfire by reinforcing trigger and muzzle control before you start drawing from a holster or experiencing a lot of movement with a loaded gun.

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Does the match consist of pistol only and rifle only stages.  I've got a Ruger 22/45 but only have a bolt action rifle.  I'll have to start looking around for a semi auto.  thanks, Mark Hicks

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"If you plan to leave early, please arrive early to help set up. If you arrive late, please stay late to help take down. If you plan to arrive late and leave early, please do your shooting someplace else."

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