Positions consist of prone, sitting, kneeling and standing. Slings are used with all positions with the exception of standing.
Rifles used are heavy barreled match rifles typically with high powered scopes although iron sights are allowable.
Targets are shot at a distance of 50 feet. There are 10 shots each for record in each of the 4 positions. Each bull is scored individually at 10 points per bull with a total possible score of 100 points in each position and a total possible match score of 400 points. Match scores typically range from 300 points +/- for beginners up to a high of 395. Individual scores are combined for a team score.
Smallbore teams consist of two Great Falls teams (Missouri River and Great Falls), a Fairfield team, Cascade team and Castner Falls team. Matches are shot between two teams at alternating team ranges so some travel is necessary.
Regardless of initial ability all shooters will improve with time and practice. You will learn position, trigger control and breathing techniques to improve all disciplines of shooting.
For more information contact:
Steve Prinzing 406-231-0752
The league starts the first Thursday after Thanksgiving and continues through March up to the first week in April. Matches are held on Thursday evenings at 7 pm. Optional practice is available on Wednesday evenings at the indoor Great Falls Range at 7 pm during the season.
If you enjoy shooting and want to improve your rifle shooting skills during the winter months and are looking for a reason to get out of the house on a Thursday evening, consider checking out the sport of indoor smallbore shooting.
Loaner rifles are available for those wanting to try the sport before investing in any equipment or firearms. Ammunition is supplied by the individual shooter and consists of standard velocity .22 rimfire ammunition.
Fees for shooting is currently $6.00 per match and you must be a current member of the Missouri River Shooters Association (MRSA) or pay a $10 fee per season to cover insurance costs.