Rimfire Matches

The FARM Training Center holds a Rimfire match on a periodic basis to provide an opportunity to introduce individuals to the fun and excitement of competition shooting in a family-friendly format. All levels of competitors from novice to experienced will enjoy shooting our Rimfire Challenge style Rimfire matches. Families are encouraged to bring responsible children to participate.

Stages are shot under the supervision of a Range Safety Officer. A timer is used to record the overall time used by the shooter to address the given stage. Penalties in the form of additional time (usually 5 or 10 seconds) are added for targets missed or for procedural errors.

Who can participate:  Any responsible, safe shooter who is capable of handling their firearms without endangering others.

When:  As scheduled. Check the current calendar for upcoming matches. Match setup begins at 7:00 AM, sign-in concludes at 8:45 AM.  You must be signed in by 8:45 AM.  Shooters Safety Meeting starts at 8:50 AM. Participants must be present for safety meeting to be eligible to shoot this match.  NO EXCEPTIONS.  Shooting commences at 9:00 AM. Feel free to come early and help set up.  

Cost: The Match Fee is $28. FARM Training Center Annual Members enjoy a $10 discount. Juniors, when shooting with a participant parent, shoot for $13 – be advised that if a Junior is shooting that person must be fully capable of safely shooting their firearm without too much parental assistance (verbal coaching is fine). Parental help (including minor handling) with loading, unloading and malfunction clearing is ok at the Rimfire match. All participants are expected to help with the event by assisting with setup, tear-down, trash clean up, target resetting and score keeping as a non-monetary fee.

Equipment: All firearms to be chambered for .22LR (another other than .22LR must be approved on a case by case basis, these events are really intended to be shot with .22LR) eye protection (shooting glasses), hearing protection and a desire to have some fun. Bring a minimum of 125 rounds of .22LR – more if you want to be able to deal with jams, malfunctions etc. Holsters are not required for the Rimfire match.

  • Please note that the range has no running water, power or amenities nearby, so bring what you need for a day out in the sun/rain/wind


  • OPEN: Any firearm with scopes, optical sights, light gathering scopes, battery powered optics andreflex optics. Compensators are allowed.
  • LIMITED: Any firearm with iron sights. Adjustable sights, fiber optic sights, and compensators are allowed. No electronic sights or optics are allowed.


A total of 5 stages will be used in the match. The stages are designed to introduce shooters to and challenge different elements of shooting skills requiring speed, accuracy and safe firearms handling. Stages are designed to allow newer shooters and children to participate, but don’t be fooled! Experienced shooters will enjoy the opportunity to push their limits on speed.

Shooters are required to compete using a rifle and handgun from any manufacturer in .22 Long Rifle caliber. The course of fire is to shoot 5 to 7 steel targets that are no smaller than 8″ in size. The competitor will shoot 5 strings with one plate being designated as the stop plate.  The 4 lowest-scored strings will be totaled as your score. A competitor can compete in Open and/or Limited Divisions.

Other Information

  • Targets generally consist of static metal targets
  • Stages typically will require 25 shots with no make-ups shots permitted (5 strings of 5 at each stage)
  • The Range Safety Officer and/or Match Director can answer any questions participants have about the rules
  • Scores can be found at  https://practiscore.com/clubs/farm_training_center_competition_series 

Safety Rules

  • All firearms to be chambered for .22LR.
  • A Chamber Flag, a holster or a case to transport unloaded firearms is required.
  • The range is a COLD RANGE, which means that all shotguns are unloaded with actions open until you are shooting under the supervision of a Range Safety Officer.
  • When engaging the targets, shooters must observe the “180 Rule” which means that loaded firearms must be pointed down range at all times
  • When moving between shooting positions, the shooter must have his/her finger outside of the trigger guard
  • In moving between shooting positions, each shooter is encouraged to move only at a pace comfortable and safe for the shooter
  • Pistol shooters may start from “low ready” if they are not comfortable using a holster

Disqualification (DQ)

Disqualification means the shooter may not continue in any part of the match, may not reenter in another division, and may not shoot any side matches. The shooter’s score will be reported as DQ. A shooter must be disqualified for the following reasons:

  • Unsafe firearm handling as defined in the Safety Rules Section
  • Unsportsmanlike conduct
  • Violations of the Shooter’s Code of Conduct as determined by the Match Director
  • Intentionally discharging the firearm at anything other than a target or an activator
  • Having a round in chamber when transporting firearm between stages, through any safe area- basically any time you are not shooting the stage and have been told to “load and make ready”