22lr Precision Rifle Match @ Navasota,TX

Oct 11, 2017
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I have to say the 6 hr drive one way was well worth the trip to shoot an 8 stage 22lr match. Prentice Wink did a great job using the cool props that range has, John Herford made awesome targets. I was told this will be a regular monthly shoot 3rd Saturday of the month. I know we will be making the trip back up there! Shot targets from 25 to 200 even used the tower for 2 stages. If you guys live in the Houston, Dallas or Austin area and love Precision Rimfire this is a have to monthly match. If you live in the South Texas area we also put on bad ass 8 stage match plus we are running a monthly NRL22 series.
 

hlee

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Jul 14, 2012
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I think you will see this 22lr match really take off in attendance in the next few months. Everyone I talked to at the long range rifle match on Saturday was either in the process of building or buying a new 22. I wanted to compete on Sunday but my tired old 10/22 just wasn't up to the challenge. The good news is I was able to leverage my son's interest into getting my wife on board with me building (or buying) a new 22...
 

Dthomas3523

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Jan 31, 2018
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I think you will see this 22lr match really take off in attendance in the next few months. Everyone I talked to at the long range rifle match on Saturday was either in the process of building or buying a new 22. I wanted to compete on Sunday but my tired old 10/22 just wasn't up to the challenge. The good news is I was able to leverage my son's interest into getting my wife on board with me building (or buying) a new 22...
It was an awesome .22 match, especially for the first one. Lots of potential there!
 

PabloM

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Jun 24, 2018
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I'm planning to build a 22 rifle and try to make the 7/21 NRL 22 match in Navasota. I went there this past Saturday to watch a centerfire match and see what it's all about and I can't stop thinking about it... But the 22 match is what I'll go for first.
 

Dthomas3523

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Jan 31, 2018
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I'm planning to build a 22 rifle and try to make the 7/21 NRL 22 match in Navasota. I went there this past Saturday to watch a centerfire match and see what it's all about and I can't stop thinking about it... But the 22 match is what I'll go for first.
Its a PRS style match, not NRL 22 on the 21st, correct?
 

PabloM

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Jun 24, 2018
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Dthomas, their website shows 7/21 as a 22 match date but it doesn’t specify the style.

Did you go to the last 22 match there? Not to get too far off topic, but did most people shoot subsonic or can you shoot the high velocity stuff reliably out to 250 yards?
 

PabloM

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Jun 24, 2018
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My CZ455 is all done and ready to go. I hope this .22 match on Saturday is as much fun as it’s been just shooting this rifle at the range last weekend. I ran a few hundred rounds through it and this little .22 might the most fun I’ve had with a rifle in a long time.
 

PabloM

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Jun 24, 2018
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At a range here in Houston, I shot out to 50, 100, and 200 last weekend, so I’m pretty set at those distances. I also shot at the “varmint village” where they have 12” tall x about 4” wide steel gopher targets at what seemed like 20 or 25 yard intervals, that also goes out to 200 yards. I was able to range them with my scope’s reticle and make hits at the distances in between with only a few corrections, so hopefully I have some good data to start with.

I think this will be fun, even if it ends up being a little bit of a trial-by-error affair. Spotting my own hits with a .22 wasn’t too difficult so hopefully it’s not too hard to really get dialed-in.
 

Rover31

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What would be great is if you could share the types of stages and the general format of the match.
What was good and or bad.
What you liked and didn’t.
It will help our sport develop good fun matches
 

PabloM

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Jun 24, 2018
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Rover, the match had 8 stages with a range of 50 to 150 yards. There were barricades with multiple positions shooting at single targets, and some prone stages that were either troop-lines or KYL types. All of the targets were steel, and all the stages were 10 rounds each.

I liked that the match didn't have any paper targets, it was more like a mini-PRS match, from what I can tell. Everyone was organized and it kept a good pace and it didn't get boring at any point. A good group of guys and they were helpful to a new guy and lent me shooting bags and gave good advice on how to shoot from the various barricades.
 
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