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Old 05-26-2019, 01:28 PM
FootSoldier FootSoldier is offline
 
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Default Sporter Rimfire

I'm thinking about giving it a try, but have no rimfire rifles that would even come close to the 7.5# weight limit. Does anyone know what rifles people are using with some success? What should I be looking at?

Thanks for the help!
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Old 05-26-2019, 04:30 PM
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Take a look at the results from last year:
https://ct.thecmp.org/app/v1/index.p...ts&match=16350
CZ bolts dominate the open sight match, Ruger 10/22s dominate telescopic division.
You will see all makes, models, and types of sporter .22s on the line at these matches. You don't need anything fancy. The target scores generously and the times for rapid fire are more than sufficient, but it is a "No Alibi" match so 100% function is mandatory.
You might want to read through this:
http://thecmp.org/wp-content/uploads...f?ver=20180406
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Old 05-26-2019, 07:18 PM
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I shoot a Marlin 60.

https://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/mar...ldCatid=391278

I have no complaints with the rifle. The only thing holding me back is I can’t get a stable sitting position.

You can shoot it in open sight class or put a scope on it for “T” class.

Jim
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Old 05-27-2019, 09:46 AM
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Thanks guys!
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Old 05-27-2019, 11:54 AM
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Wow, not easy to find a 452 is it?
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Old 05-27-2019, 01:53 PM
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Nope 452s have been replaced with 455s and 457s and those that have the 452s seem to be holding on to them. Long sight radius and excellent open sights make them all desirable but not the only choice. Many other rifles are fine for this match.
Keep in mind there is also the Tactical division which was designed for the AR-15/M-4 style .22 rifles.
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Old 05-27-2019, 08:51 PM
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Do the 455s/457s shoot as well as the 452s?
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Old 05-28-2019, 05:25 PM
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In my experience all CZ rifles shoot well

I run a RSM at our local club.
My advice is go with a semi auto rifle (10/22, Remington 597, Savage model 64) they are more fun
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Old 05-29-2019, 07:11 AM
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For most competitors, a semiautomatic provides a considerable advantage in the rapid fire phases. Accuracy is good enough with almost any .22rf as long as ammo is selected and tested. IMO, there is no inherent advantage to bolt rifles aside from a possible increase in reliability. Jams in semiautomatics (particularly the 10-22) can be nearly impossible to quickly clear so..... well tested 100% reliability is really important. Ruger makes (or made) a long barreled 10-22 which has a longer sight radius and better stock than the more-common carbine. I use a Hogue "overmolded" stocked HB 10-22 for the optical class and the long barreled version with an aftermarket (actually muzzle loader) rear sight and square blade front for the open sight class. Both are capable of cleaning any phase of the match. I would mention again the importance of reliable operation. Some years ago I experienced repeated stoppages in both my rifles during very hot, humid conditions at the CP Nationals. I was prepared having experienced problems at home, but the stoppages effectively ended my day. Almost certainly ammo related and not experienced since, but..... Good Shooting. ..
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Old 05-31-2019, 08:43 AM
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Thanks guys! I'm going to give it a try with a 10/22 at the Oklahoma Games in Oct. No Western Games in AZ this year, so of to OKC we go!
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