NRA Mid Range Prone Tactical Rifle was developed about 5 years ago as discipline that will allow competitors to shoot rifles they already own without spending a lot of money on discipline specific equipment. Both “sling” and tactical rifle shooters will shoot alongside of each other. This match is ideally fired at 300, 500 and 600 yds, most clubs don’t have a 600 yd range, so we shoot targets at 100 yds that are geometrically equivalent to the 600 yd target. We will consider 200yd matches in the future. See the attached copy of NRA High Power Rifle Rules for more information on equipment and match format. We will not weigh triggers or rifles.
This was a discipline designed to be tactical in nature using AR-15 and AR-10 type rifles. We will also allow M1 and M1A rifles. A Harris type bipod or range bag/ruck sack can be used as a front rest. No F Class type bipods and no sandbags or hard rest are allowed. This is not bench rest on your belly type of match. The intent is to shoot what you have and not be a high dollar equipment type of match. A soft rear rest without “ears” is allowed. No sandbags or stocks with an extension that rest on the ground are allowed. Suppressors or muzzle breaks are not allowed. If you have a muzzle break, we will squad you on the final relay or next to some who is comfortable shooting next to you.
Metallic, telescopic, red dot or holographic sights are allowed. Scopes are limited to 15 power, you can use a variable power scope greater than 15x, just set it to 15x or less. Red dot and holographic scopes don’t seem to work very well because dot is larger than the aiming black.
- Shooting mats: A piece of carpeting or a commercial shooting mat is all that is needed. We will have carpeting available, best if you bring your own. Some find elbow pads useful. A shooting mat that secures the feet of the bipod is not allowed.
- Ear protection is required
- Eye protection is required
- Sweat band or towel can be useful when it’s warm out
- 10, 20 or 30 round magazines
- Spotting scope and stand. We will have scopes available if you don’t own one.
Competitors will be called to the firing line, bring your equipment and your rifle to the numbered firing point that you are assigned. Do not uncase your rifle until you asked to do so. You will be given time to set up your equipment before the 3 minute preparation period begins. Your first string of fire will be slow fire prone, 10 rounds in 10 minutes, single load. When the 3 minute prep period begins you can handle you rifle, get into position and dry fire as time permits. After the 3 minute prep period has ended, you will be given 10 minutes to fire 10 rounds for record. It’s the range officer’s discretion to give “block time” of 13 minutes. Block time combines the prep time and firing time into one “block” of time. After time has expired, the range will be made safe and the range crew will go down range and change targets. The second string of fire will be rapid fire prone, 10 rounds fired in 70 seconds, magazine change required. You will be given another 3 minute prep period. After the prep period has ended you will be given 70 seconds to fire 10 rounds. When the command to fire is given, you will load your rifle with a mag containing 2 rounds, after firing the first 2 rounds you will then change mags and load your rifle with the second mag containing 8 rounds and fire the remaining 8 rounds. After the 70 seconds has expired, the range will be made safe, the range crew will go down range and change targets. You will then be able to police your brass and remove your equipment. After the relay is complete you will score the target of the competitor to the right of you.