August 13th, 2009

CMP Rimfire Sporter Event Draws 333 Shooters

The 2009 CMP Rimfire Sporter Match held at Camp Perry, Ohio on July 26th, was a huge success. The event drew 333 shooters (of all ages) from around the country — a record turnout. As it had last year, Lapua generously gave every competitor two boxes of free 22LR ammo (Standard Plus and Center-X).

CMP Camp Perry Rimfire Sporter

Rimfire Sporter Matches are designed for shooters of all ages, even those with no previous competition experience. Matches are fired with off-the-shelf, bolt-action or semi-auto .22 rimfire rifles, giving participants a chance to shoot their favorite plinking rifles for scores and medals in what has become an extremely popular CMP event. CMP Rules ensure these are affordable rifles. Heavy target barrels, thumbhole stocks, fancy sights, and light triggers are not allowed. There are two classes, the “O-Class” for factory open sights, and the “T-Class” (Telescopic) for scoped rifles. To learn more about this fun discipline, read our Guide to Rimfire Sporter Competition.

CMP Camp Perry Rimfire Sporter

With some shooters firing both in open and telescopic sights classification, a total of 421 scores were recorded in this year’s match, the largest participation since the event’s inception in 2002. The O-Class champion was Command Sergeant Major (CSM) Steven Slee. Firing a bolt-action CZ-452, Steven shot 584-25X out of a possible 600 in the O-Class match. The defending Junior O-Class champion, 19-year-old Charles Opalewski, once again won his division with his CZ-452 rifle, posting a 577-18X. In T-Class, 19-year-old Lucas Boord won BOTH the Overall and Junior titles. With his Kimber Hunter, Lucas shot a 593-34X score to edge defending junior champion Eric Curavo by just one point.

CMP Lapua Camp Perry Rimfire Sporter

Rimfire Sporter 2009 Match Results | Rimfire Sporter Match Photo Archive