SMALLBORE, MINI PALMA / F CLASS

STMTC MATCH INFO
1.     TITLE:   SMALLBORE PALMA / F-CLASS         


DATE:                         1st Saturday of each month

PLACE:                       Blackhawk Range, Atascosa, TX

ORGANIZATION:        South Texas Marksmanship Training Center, Inc

2.     
NUMBER OF SHOOTERS / RELAYS/ FIRING POINTS:  34 in two relays, on 17 firing
points.

3.     
SCHEDULE:  The range opens at 8:00AM. Shooters should arrive by 8:15AM for target
setup. Firing starts at
9:00AM, and typically finishes around 12:00 noon.

4.     
MATCH CONDITIONS:

RULES: The Smallbore MINI Palma & F-Class Match course of fire is governed
by NRA Competition smallbore rules. All shooting is single shot (load one round at a time),
slow fire, approximately one shot per minute.

OPEN TO: Any person eligible to compete under NRA Competition Rules.

COURSE OF FIRE:

Stage 1. 20 minutes for two sighters and 15 record shots.
■ Mini-Palma 800-yard target reduced for 100 yards.
■ 3 minutes of preparation time and 2 minutes for two sighter shots.
■ Make the line safe, then go forward and place a fresh target.
■ 15 minutes for 15 shots of record fire.
■ Make the line safe, then go forward and place a sighter target for Stage 2.
■ Return to the firing line, score your target, and get ready for Stage 2.

Stage 2. 20 minutes for two sighters and 15 record shots,
■ Mini-Palma 900-yard target reduced for 100 yards.
■ 3 minutes of preparation time and 2 minutes for two sighter shots.
■ Make the line safe, then go forward and place a fresh target.
■ 15 minutes for 15 shots of record fire.
■ Make the line safe, then go down and place the next sighter target on your frame
■ Return to the firing line, score your target, and get ready for the next stage.
Stage 2. 20 minutes for two sighters and 15 record shots.

Stage 3.  20 minutes for two sighters and 15 record shots
■ Mini-Palma 1000-yard target reduced for 100 yards.
■ 3 minutes of preparation time and 2 minutes for two sighter shots.
■ Make the line safe, then go forward and place a fresh target.
■ 15 minutes for 15 shots of record fire.
■ Make the line safe, then go down and place the next sighter target on your frame
■ Return to the firing line, score your target, and get ready for the next stage.

SHOOTER CATEGORIES:

PALMA CLASS:  Palma Class rifles in .22 caliber LR (Long Rifle) rim-fire. Shooter is
required to utilize the prone sling position as described in the NRA Rules for Smallbore
competition. Iron sights only: Open sights or aperture (peep) sights. No rifle support is
allowed.

F-CLASS T/R: Rifles and Equipment as stated in the NRA F-Class T/R rules, except
ammunition must be .22 caliber LR (rim-fire). Rifle may have a scope installed, a bi-pod may
be attached to the rifle for support, and a rear support bag is authorized.

F-CLASS OPEN:  Rifles and Equipment as stated in the NRA F-Class Open rules, except
ammunition must be .22 caliber LR (rim-fire). Shooters may use a front and/or rear rifle
supporting device not attached to the rifle. Bi-pods are not allowed. A rear support bag is
authorized.

.17 CALIBER RIMFIRE CLASS:  This is an optional class for those that want to shoot this
smaller caliber.  No Center Fire .17 rifles will be allowed.  This class will be scored as a
separate category.

Spotting scopes are authorized for all categories. Shooters may shoot from either prone or
bench-rest positions. The STMTC range firing line has 17 firing points. A limited number of
benches are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

AMMUNITION: Competitors furnish their own ammunition. It must be .22 caliber LR (Long
Rifle) rim fire (any type and grade the competitor chooses). The match requires 45 shots for
record, plus whatever sighter shot ammunition is needed.

MATCH FEES:  $15.00 for adults and $5.00 for juniors.

Contact STMTC small-bore rifle director at
SmallBore@SouthTexasShooting.org
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