Welcome to Erie County Conservation League’s NRL22 program!

What is it? NRL22 is a shooting sport designed around precision rifles shooting .22LR rimfire ammunition, typically out to 100 yards, although sometimes further. Each match is broken down into stages, with each stage typically consisting of 10-12 shots on targets ranging from 1/4″ up to 6″. There are different positions you’ll need to shoot from, like standing, prone, kneeling, and shooting off of different barricades like a tank-trap or a bucket, although there is an adaptive devision. Official NRL22 matches consist of 5 stages. Stages usually have a par-time of 2 minutes that a shooter can’t go over, but some stages will have a “fastest time wins” aspect to them.

What equipment do I need to play? A .22LR rifle and ammunition. Any rifle will work, but ones with detachable magazines and scopes are best. 10/22 Ruger rifles and any bolt action is the most commonly found rifle. Scopes are highly recommended as some targets are far and small. Most shooters equip a bipod for some positions, but shooting bags are also very useful. Tripods and shooting sticks are not allowed. There are currently 2 different divisions that a rifle may fall into, depending on the MSRP of the rifle/scope combination, or any modifications that might be done to it. Your rifle division doesn’t affect the course of fire or score, but it does group you into a group of similar rifles to “compete” against.


When do we shoot? We shoot 12 months out of the year second sunday of everymonth except when it falls on a holiday. All of our matches will be posted in the calendar and on with updated start times, stage descriptions, round counts, and any other pertinent information. Results will also be available on Practiscore and Facebook after the match has been completed.

Where can I find more information? is a good place to start, as well as looking at videos on YouTube. Additionally, you can show up to one of our matches and watch and ask questions, or email us at    Below is a really good video to get started learning about NRL22.