AMERICAN RIMFIRE ASSOCIATION 22LR BENCHREST MATCHES 

AMERICAN RIMFIRE ASSOCIATION 22LR BENCHREST MATCHES

WHAT IS ARA?

The American Rimfire Association is the sanctioning body for 22lr benchrest competitions with clubs spanning the USA. Both the Unlimited and Factory Class have 20 minutes to shoot a 25 bull target with ONE shot per bull at 50 yards for a maximum score of 2500 plus X count. GO to www.AmericanRimfire.com and visit the ARA website where you will find more information and the official rules.

WHO IS ARA?

ARA includes a group of individuals who enjoy precision and striving to always hit the dot! Competitors ages 7-17 compete in the ARA Junior Division but are also included in Senior Division rankings. Many competitors travel the country shooting at multiple clubs; while others stay at their home club and enjoy their local competition.

WHY ARA?

We are here to promote camaraderie and competition through 22lr benchrest competition. ARA has a great group of competitors who enjoy the sport and each other. The ARA organization provides training, guidance, and support to all clubs in order to provide fair and fun competitions that are consistent from club to club.

ARA Competitors

  •   No Membership Fee
  • FREE Access to the ARA website
  • Watch Clubs to be notified of Match information & updates
  • Watch Competitors to be notified when they have new scores
  • Complete Competitor profile with photos
  • View Match Scores & Hall of Fame Points
  • View up to date Club, State, & Rankings

The Rules for the ARA Factory Class are found in the American Rimfire Association Rule Book section 8.

“Is my gun approved for the ARA Factory Class?”


ANY rifle in current production that is tube or magazine-fed and has a current MSRP of less than $1250 is approved.  There is no need for these to be on the list.  No rifle in current production under $1250 is going to be specifically listed as it meets the #1 criteria.

You can View, Download, and/or Print the flow sheet and ARA Factory Class Approved / Not Approved Rifle list as well as access the online fillable Factory Class Request Form.  The request form is ONLY for rifles not in current production.

We will shoot 3 – 25 round targets, the cost for the match is $15.00 per shooter, Juniors shoot for free.
Any questions please feel free to email: John Nagazyna at usnrshooter@gmail.com