Setting up a .22 range

Mar 22, 2014
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So I have the ability to shoot out to 900 yards at my place. I'm planning on getting myself and the kiddos into some .22 matches. I've never been to a .22match. If you could set up your ideal .22 range, what would it look like?
Target distances? target size? Multiple sized targets at one range?
What kind of props can be expected?

Thanks
 

BenY 2013

Gunny Sergeant
Jan 23, 2012
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Multiple sized steel targets at various ranges. Reactive steel especially if your kids are shooting to keep things fun! I'd keep the majority of the targets inside 100yds and look up the course of fire for some of the NRL22 matches and do something similar. Get some barricades to practice positional shooting as well. I'd also have larger steel at 200 and 300yds as well. Just how I'd set up a rimfire range!

Ben
 

BenY 2013

Gunny Sergeant
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I'd look up the targets they use for NRL22 matches, you can purchase the set used for the matches on their website. Probably be the best place to start.

Ben
 
Jan 11, 2018
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Agreed. The NRL22.org/downloads will give you the latest matches.

You can check dprc.org for our local match. Go to Shooting sports/Precision Rimfire/22 Challenge match. If you scroll down, there is a link to the July match from last year, as the final one was cancelled for weather.
 
Feb 14, 2017
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I'd set it up with the NRL22 targets in close and some "know your limits" set ups at a few distances.

I'll also add, that a .22lr at extreme distances is incredibly fun. With enough scope adjustment, good ammo, a good bbl, a good berm for a backstop and good conditions, a guy could easily forget about his centerfires.

I'd put berms at 25 yard intervals out to at least 600 yards myself if'n I could.
 
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NOMAD

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Get your self a few props.

Barricade
Pipe
Barrel
Ladder

As mentioned NRL22 kit gives you a lot of good targets
 

Ep1985

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Feb 18, 2018
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KYL targets seems to me like they would be good practice targets to get good at shooting and not bad at a couple hundred bucks.
 
Sep 27, 2017
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JC Steel 22NRL kit, affordable and exactly what they use at the Matches. Give or take the longer range targets (past100), I use a 1moa and 2.5moa out to 310 at my house
 
Jun 7, 2014
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I utilize the hang fast target system for handguns and rimfire. Very reactive and easy to move around. I would also like to try the KYL system for 100 yards. Good luck.
 
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Especially if you are going to have kids shooting and want them to learn and not get discouraged, I'd suggest some gongs with center bulls-eyes cut out . Shooting targets 7 has some that I like. You can get them so that the main gong is easy, the center helps refine skills.
 
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