Rimfire Challenge

Coming this year to the Lakeland Area

What is Rimfire Challenge you may wonder…

Rimfire Challenge introduces participants to the fun and excitement of competitive shooting in a safe, low-pressure, family-friendly format. All levels of target shooters—new, novice and experienced—are welcome to compete. Each will find a challenge appropriate to his or her level of marksmanship.

The Rimfire Challenge was developed with safety in mind. Shooters are required to compete using a rifle and handgun from any manufacturer in .22 Long Rifle caliber. The targets are steel plates that are set in a course of fire that is no less than 5 plates and no more than 7 plates. The course of fire is designed to be completed by even the most inexperienced shooter using one 10-round magazine without the need to reload “on the clock.” Steel plates were chosen as the targets because they are easy to buy or build, and because this type of target provides the shooter with immediate visual and audio feedback.

The initial investment required to participate in the RCSA Rimfire Challenge is low compared to other shooting sports. Since .22-caliber ammunition is very affordable, a whole family can shoot without breaking the bank.

All Rimfire Challenge competitions must include stages for both handgun and rifle chambered for .22 Long Rifle only. Competition is open to all safe and responsible individuals who can legally own or handle a firearm in the jurisdiction of the competition.

We will be based off the RCSA Rimfire Challenge Rules which you can download below in order to get the most enjoyment out of participating in your matches. It’s important to understand the terminology used to describe participation in a match. The glossary of terms that is provided at the end of this document will help.

As always, remember to safely handle firearms at all times and to store firearms safely when you are finished shooting.

We hope you enjoy the RCSA Rimfire Challenge target shooting experience, and we encourage you to bring your friends and family members to matches as spectators or, even better, as participants.

Click the button below for the new 2019 Rule Book

2019 Dates for matches are:

We will be holding most of our matches at BSSA this year, once we get going we will be hosting at both CLFG and BSSA. Please check the website or facebook before a match incase of any last minute changes.

April 27 @ BSSA

May 5 @ CLFG

May 18 @ BSSA

June 1 @ BSSA

June 29 @ BSSA

July 20 @ CLFG

August 3 @ BSSA

August 31 @ BSSA

September 14 @ BSSA

September 28 @ CLFG - Cancelled due to work, if any interests we can have a fun match in October

We ask to send an email to lakelandrimfire@gmail.com if you are interested in showing up to the matches, if for any reason a match is cancelled we will post it up here as well as send out an email.

Registration starts at 10:00am

Stage briefing will be 10:45am

Shooting starts at 11:00am

Any help setting up would be greatly appreciated.

Match fees will be $10.00 per person.

What are you required to bring?

22lr Rifle and Pistol with a case for both seperate or together.

5 magazines for each rifle and pistol.

Enough 22lr ammunition of your choice, must be lead or copper plated (max rounds count is 55 per stage, would like to run 4 to 6 stages per match, depends on turnout of shooters)

Eye and ear protection

Here is a quick video explaining about Rimfire Challenge.

The nice part of rimfire challenge is you do not need a lot of gear.

No 22lr Pistol?

If you are interested in shooting this and do not have a 22lr pistol contact us, some days we may have a pistol to lend or you may share with a friend as well until you get one. We are about helping everyone out that would be interested. However you must get your restricted PAL and have your own pistol eventually. As we start to grow it will be hard to help out everyone.

Safety Course!

Safety is our number 1 priority, before anyone can shoot you will must complete a quick safety course. If you have completed your black badge course there would be no need to do the safety course however you must present the card as proof. During the match if you disobey the range officer you may be disqualified and asked to leave.


This group is based off of volunteers, during the match we ask for everyone to help out when needed and help out each other.

Who to contact?

If you are interested in this and would like to participate or come and watch and see what we are about please contact Adam at


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