Mid Range Prone and F-class
Mid Range matches are shot from 300-600 yards.
The targets used are the MR-63 at 300 yards, MR-65 at 500 yards, and MR-1 at 600 yards. For F-Class the following targets are used. MR-63FC at 300 yards, MR-65FC at 500 yards, MR-1FC at 600 yards.
The shooter will have a prep period, two slow fire sighters (unlimited at 300 yards), and 20 rounds for record in a 2 shooter block time of 50 minutes.
Mid Range matches will be shot in either of the two following formats
20 rounds + unlimited sighters at 300 yards Iron/Any Sight
20 rounds + 2 convertible sighters at 500 yards Iron/Any Sight
20 rounds + 2 convertible sighters at 600 yards Iron/Any Sight
20 rounds + unlimited sighters at 600 yards Any Sight
20 rounds + 2 convertible sighters at 600 yards Any Sight
20 rounds + unlimited* sighters at 600 yards Iron Sight
* F-class will have 2 convertible sighters for the 3rd match
There are five different classes of rifles that can be shot in a Mid-Range prone match.
US Rifle, Caliber .30 M1, or Caliber 7.62mm M1
US Rifle, Caliber 7.62mm M14
US Rifle, Caliber 5.56mm M16 Series
US Rifle, Caliber 7.62mm M110 Series
Rifles must have standard or National Match type sights or in the case of the AR-15 it may have an optical sight of no greater than 4.5x. It must have a trigger pound equal to or greater than 4.5 pounds. There are also other rifle specific requirements for each of the above. Please check NRA Rule 3.1
Service Rifle (Unofficial)
Any rifle that was once a service rifle but is no longer considered a service rifle by the NRA or CMP or of a foreign government. The rifle must have peep and post sights or V-notch and post sights and be in original as issued condition. The rifle must be .35 caliber and under and must use smokeless powder.
This class will compete in Service rifle division in CIHPRS club matches only.
The rifles will include but not limited to:
Remington Lee 6mm
Springfield Model 1892-1899 Krag
US Model 1903, 1903A1, 1903A3, and National Match rifles (no micrometer sights)
US Model 1917
US Model 1941 Johnson
Foreign Government rifles manual or semi-automatic are eligible regardless of model provided they are of peep and post sight or v-notch and post sight configuration and are under .35 caliber and use smokeless powder.
A centerfire rifle with no restrictions on sights or accessories, accept no muzzle brakes or silencers. Rifles must be .35 caliber or less. Metallic or optical sights will be used depending on the match bulletin. NRA rule 3.2
A rifle chambered for the unmodified .308/7.62mm, or .223/5.56mm NATO cartridges with metallic sights. NRA rule 3.3.1
A centerfire rifle with a caliber limit of .35 and under. A weight limit of 22lbs. or less. A stock forearm of 3 inches or less. The shooter is allowed to use an adjustable front rest and rear bag. Optical or Metallic sights are permitted. NRA Rule 3.4a and 3.4.1a
A rifle chambered for the unmodified .308/7.62mm, or .223/5.56mm NATO cartridges with a weight limit of 18.18lbs. The shooter is allowed to use a sling and/or bipod along with a rear bag. Optical or Metallic sights are permitted. NRA Rule 3.4b and 3.4.1b
Mid Range prone Tactical (AR)
This is a new division separate from sling and F-class. The rifles must* be of an AR style rifle with a barrel no longer than 20" The rifle scope must have a magnification of no more than 12x. It must be shot from a Harris style bi-pod. A rear bag may be used but it must not have any ears. NRA Rule 3.3.3
*We will allow M14 style rifles to shoot in this class so long as all other criteria are met.
Rifle capable of shooting the required distances (see below)
Enough ammunition to complete course of fire
Rests if shooting F class
Eye and hearing protection
Recommended equipment for sling shooters
Will my rifle work for mid-range?
The answer to this question is generally yes, however there are a couple of general guidelines.
- Do not shoot Varmit or hunting bullets use only match bullets.
- If shooting M16/AR-15 do not use M193 or M855 ammo.
- If using a scope make sure your scope has enough elevation for 600 yards. Depending on load and cartridge this could take as much as 15 MOA.