Unsure about coming to your first match? Have a spouse or junior you want to gently introduce into the sport?
MARS offers private, introductory classes. We will teach you everything you need to know to attend a match.
Roles of the shooter during a Match
- Treat all firearms as if they were loaded.
- Never point a firearm at anything you are not willing to destroy.
- Keep your finger off the trigger until you sites are on target, and you are ready to fire.
- Be sure of your target and what is behind it.
MARS events consist of shooting precision rimfire ammunition in .22lr. These rifle matches are shot in practical/field conditions. This means we give competitors unorthodox positions, such a rooftops, and/or some sort of shooting problem, such as alternating between colored targets at different distances. Think ‘PeeWee’ Precision Rifle Series (PRS). Our matches are very similar to the NRL22 or the Practical Rimfire Challenge.
The articles linked below gives a good overview of practical rimfire competitions. Then there are videos about getting started with the precision rimfire matches. Finally, we have a sample course of fire from one of our previous matches at the bottom of the page.