Gun rules for 22 competition?

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  1. Targetbanger

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    Are there any gun restrictions on a 22lr? I'd hate to spend a lot of money on one and not be able to use if if I wanted to enter a competition.
     
  2. rmist

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    It depends on what you want to shoot!!
     
  3. Targetbanger

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    I have no idea.. I've seen videos of people shooting precision tagets
    I guess the NRL22 when it comes to my range
     
  4. DirtySteve

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    Well the main thing to watch is probably weight restrictions. Check the rules for any type of comp you may try and make sure it is light enough to enter those types of events. Check barrel lengths as well...
     
  5. ebb

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    Pick the type of competition and match the gun to it, not the other way around. They all have different rules, no one gun does it all.
     
  6. Dryfly24

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    What exactly do you mean by restrictions? Are you talking about match rules? In which case it would depend on the type of match - as was already pointed out. Are you talking about legal restrictions? Which would depend on your local or state laws?

    Your question is pretty much impossible to answer without more information about what it is exactly you’re asking...
     
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  7. squint-n-squeeze

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    Yes - 10lb 2oz for standard class, 8 1/2lb for hunter class. I'm talking about smallbore silhouette, of course. The best and most fun 22lr competition out there! It's shot entirely offhand, and you get the instant gratification of falling steel. It's like a massive carnival game with scope adjustments.

    Find out more at http://steelchickens.com/forums/
     
  8. squint-n-squeeze

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    Oh and most people like the CZ 452 / 455 / 457 American model for a starter rifle, and I hear the Tikka T1x is good too. If you don't mind splashing out, the Anschutz 1712 is really nice with a factory 2-stage trigger. It's hard to get much better than that. All these can be used for any other 22 competition that might come up, as well.
     
  9. Dryfly24

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    Not necessarily. Rules for local matches vary wildly. Some will allow almost anything and others go strictly by whatever rules they make up to suit their own needs. It depends on the match.
     
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  10. Targetbanger

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    Thanks, this is the kind of information I was interested in reading about.
     
  11. kzin

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    Take a look at international smallbore 3-position rifles and high end benchrest rifles.

    The restrictions in other disciplines and classes are so you don't have to pay for and haul them around.
    Usually weight limits, stock type and adjustability, iron sights only or scope power limitations, trigger weight and whatever else keeps the rifles more practical ,standard and affordable.
    Also limits on peripheral equipment like rests and coats.

    Among the most restrictive would be CMP Sporter Rifle and New York SporteRifle which is a regional discipline based on NRA light rifle offhand.
     
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  12. Hoser

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    The NRL has a site with a rulebook. https://nrl22.org

    Essentially, your Vudoo is good to go.
     
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  13. Sundown

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    Contact "MrsShootingThing" This site for info
     
  14. Bigdaddy405

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    Nrl22 has an open class, skies the limit. few guys got over $7000 into rifle & scope.
     
  15. Rem72043722

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    As mentioned, check out "Mrs Shooting Thing" on RFC. She runs(along with her husband) an organization known as ABRA. Originally for semi auto 10/22 style rifles, but now includes two classes for bolt rifles. Check out the organization and rules at ABRA.guru.com. Great fun with the semi-auto rifles and good competition. Best advice given was for you to select a type of competition and make your purchase according to the discipline guidelines.
     
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  16. USMCDOC

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    your link is incorrect

    abra.guru
     

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