Mini Palma Matches - .22 rimfire competition

Palma Matches are international competitions where shooters fire at targets out to 1,000 yards.  They're a bit inaccessible to the average shooter. However, Mini Palma Matches are fired with .22 rimfire rifles on a 100 yard range, and the scoring rings on the targets are sized to replicate the difficulty of hitting 1,000 yard targets.  These matches are much easier for people to get involved in longer distance shooting. 

Itasca Gun Club will be running Mini Palma Matches in the summer, one Wednesday per month.  These are open to members and the public.  

Palma Competition Matches began in 1876 and Included Prone Shooting out to 1000 yards. It has always been an international sport, with National Teams shooting around the world for a Perpetual Trophy. The Matches stopped at the outbreak of WW2 and didn't begin again until Canada revived them 1966.

Mini-Palma Matches were created by the NRA to simulate Shooting Palma with Smallbore (.22 rimfire) rifles at 100 yards.


100 Yard Prone Position shooting at reduced targets to simulate 800-900-1000 yards.

Limited to .22 caliber due to the size of the scoring rings.

We have added the option to the Mini Palma Match of Benchrest. Benchrest is not an official position for Palma, but it gives everyone another

opportunity to shoot 800-900-1000 yards.

Sorry no scopes ( just spotting scopes )...Iron Sights Only...

Course of Fire

Richard Karpik will  be following NRA Small Bore guidelines

Targets are the LR-S, International Mini-Palma Targets.

Unlimited sighters allowed and 10 shots for record...800 yard equivalent

2 sighters allowed and 10 shots for record...900 yard equivalent

2 sighters allowed and 10 shots for record...1000 yard equivalent

Total of 30 rounds for record plus your sighter rounds.

Required Equipment

  • Rimfire Rifle in .22 caliber

Optional Equipment

  • Sling (Strongly recommended)
  • Spotting Scope (Strongly recommended)
  • Shooting Coat (Recommended)
  • Shooting Glove (A work glove is better than none)
  • Shooting Mat (A carpet remnant or camping pad works)
  • Log Book

Check the calendar for the next match and contact information.

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