Welcome to this page...This will be going through growth/changes/improvements as time goes by. As more specific rifle type pictures are collected, the page will update to reflect (in general) the rifles used in our matches.
The Different Rifle Types used in our matches (in general)
The numbers (ex. 3.1) refer to the chapter 3 section of the NRA High Power Rules. Please read the rules for the complete definition.
In all the following rifles, no ammunition greater than .30 caliber may be used on the Camp Butner ranges.
Just that; a rifle as issued by the U.S. Armed Forces, or
the same type and caliber of commercially manufactured rifle, having not less than 4 ½ pound trigger pull, with
standard type stock and standard type leather or web sling. External alterations to the assembled arm will not be
allowed. The front and rear sights must be United States Army design, but may vary in dimensions of rear
sight aperture and front sight blade.
3.1 Service Rifle - U.S. Rifle, Caliber .30 Ml or caliber 7.62 mm M1
3.1.1 Service Rifle - U.S. Rifle, Caliber 7.62 mm M-14
3.1.2 Service Rifle - U.S. Rifle, Caliber 5.56 mm M16
3.1.3 Service Rifle - Any rifle or modified rifle not covered by 3.1, 3.1.1 or 3.1.2, but permitted by
CMP Rules are considered service rifles in NRA sanctioned competition.
3.1.4 Foreign Service Rifle - Any center fire, self–loading rifle, as issued for general service by the armed
forces of any nation (except rifles described in NRA Rules 3.1, 3.1.1, 3.1.2 and 3.1.3)
3.1.5 As Issued M-1 Garand - - - I think you get the idea...
3.2 Any Rifle - A rifle with no restrictions on sights or accessories including Schuetzen type buttplates and palm rests except that it must be safe to competitors and range personnel.The provisions of Rule 3.16.1 apply to this definition (NO compensators or muzzle brakes). (a) See Rule 3.4 and 3.14.
3.3 NRA Match Rifle - A center fire rifle with metallic sights and a magazine capable of holding not less than 5 rounds.
A Service Rifle may be used as a match rifle unless otherwise stated in the program. Any service rifle used as an NRA Match Rifle shall conform to Rules 3.1, 3.1.1, or 3.1.2 as applies to trigger pull.
A Service Rifle would become a Match Rifle by changing grips, stock, barrel weight and length, altering the action... modifying a Service Rifle makes it a Match Rifle
3.3.3 U.S. Palma Rifle
A rifle with metallic sights chambered for the unmodified .308/ or .223/ NATO.
ANY SIGHT MATCH RIFLE/ TACTICAL RIFLE
3.3.4 NRA Any Sight Match Rifle/Tactical Rifle - Same as NRA Match Rifle Rule 3.3 except there is no
restriction as to sights. The following restrictions will apply:
(a) No person firing an any sight rifle under Rule 3.3.4 will be allowed to compete with any other group of
shooters who are also firing. A competitor using any sight rifle under Rule 3.3.4 will only be eligible for
awards in their own division.
(b) Bipods may be attached but not utilized.
3.4 F-Class Rifle -
(a) F-Class Open Rifle (F-0) - “Rail
guns” and positive mechanical methods of returning to the precise point of aim for the prior shot are not
Any safe, manually operated trigger is permitted.
Any sighting system is permitted, but it must
be included in the rifle’s overall weight.
The rifle’s overall weight, including all attachments such as sights and bipod, must not exceed 10
kilograms (approximately 22 pounds). An “attachment” also includes any external object, other that the
competitor and apparel, which recoils or partially recoils with the rifle, or which is clamped, held, or
joined in any way to the rifle for each shot, or which even slightly raises with the firing of the rifle from
(b) F-Class Target Rifle (F-TR) - A rifle restricted to the chambers of unmodified .308 Winchester/7.62mm
NATO or unmodified .223 Remington/5.56mm X 45 NATO cartridge cases.
The rifle must be fired off a
bipod, rigidly attached to the rifle’s for-end, and/or a sling. Any bipod, meeting the definition of a bipod,
may be used but its weight must be included in the rifle’s overall weight. Any safe, manually operated
trigger is permitted. Any sighting system is permitted, but it must be included in the rifle’s overall weight.
M16A1 with Forward Assist. The origin of the most common 'Service Rifle' we see on the range today.
Many companies offer versions known as:
'National Match' rifles,
a great investment. Everybody needs an AR!
An ANY ANY rifle sitting on an F-Open rest. While this rifle (6mmBRX) is most often shot with a sling, this day, it was used as an F-Open rifle to introduce someone new to the shooting sports.
3.3 Match Rifle
Or is that a PALMA Rifle above? How confusing this can be (or you can't judge a rifle by the way it appears), the Rifle above is I believe a match rifle but based on outward appearance, I'm not sure.
IS IT .308? Match Rifles 'look' like that but have a magazine or use stripper clips)....and are not restricted in caliber.
3.3.4 NRA Any Sight Match Rifle/Tactical Rifle
Tube Gun with Switchable Barrels
oh, it is sitting on an F-Open Rest...
not useable in 3.3.4 competition
But what does all that above mean and how do they really differ?
By the definitions, you could take a rifle and compete in different classes and/or groups of shooters.
So do you want to shoot PRONE Slow Fire only or do you want to shoot
Cross Course which involves:
Standing, Sitting, and Prone with Slow Fire and Rapid Fire stages?