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Air Rifle

3-Position Sporter Air Rifle Postal Match

NRA and the Royal Rangers have developed a shooting program to offer Royal Rangers across the country an opportunity to participate in several nationwide postal matches.


It is recommended that Air Gun Safety and Marksmanship merits be completed prior to participation in the postal programs.


Eye protection is required during this event by the Royal Rangers.


An individual may enter this match only once per calendar year. All competitors must be a Boy who is part of a Royal Ranger Outpost.


Competition will begin on January 1st of each calendar year and will end on December 31st. All scores must be returned to The NSSP and postmarked by January 15th. Firing may be done any time after score reporting forms are received from the Competitive Shooting Division.


Individuals $10.00 each. Teams $15.00 each.
All team members must enter as individuals.
(Example: 5 individuals at $50.00 and one $15.00 team fee for a total of $65.00 for one 5 member team).


Complete the entry form attached and return to the Competitive Shooting Division. You will receive score reporting forms to record the match scores. Return a photo or scan of completed score reporting forms to:
The NSSP Coordinator Darell Freeman 

A return email will supply you with mailing information for your entry fee.

NSSP Air Rifle Postal Match Score Form (fillable)


AR-5/10 – 10 meter – 10 bulls. Official NRA targets must be used.
Shooter’s name and position being shot will be printed in the upper right hand corner of each target.
Target acquisition is the responsibility of the competitor. NRA official targets are required. For a list of licensed target manufacturers’ visit:
Sponsors keep all targets until the challenge period has ended and all results are final.


Each target must be scored by two individuals and in accordance with NRA Rules. If targets are scored electronically; verification by two individuals is not required.


Results will be posted on the NSSP Website


Individuals – 1st Place winner in each category will receive a medal and certificate with postal logo. Second through fifth place will receive awards based on participation.
Team – top three teams in a competition will receive medal and certifcates; gold silver and five teams.


Each age group will comprise a category.
Discover Rangers (Grades 3-5) at the time of competition
Adventure Rangers (Grades 6-8) at the time of competition

Expedition Rangers (Grades 9-12) at the time of competition
Adult (18+) at the time of competition


The team match is an unfired match generated by the fired scores of four (4) participating individuals.
The team category will be determined by the age of the oldest team member.


Current NRA Sporter Air Rules will govern this competition. Rule Books may be obtained on line at:


See rule 3.2 NRA Sporter Air Rifle rule book.


30 Shots total at 10 meters.
10 shots prone in 15 minutes; 10 shots standing in 20 minutes and 10 shots kneeling in 15 minutes.
Targets are to be shot in the order stated above.

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