Smallbore (22 cal.) Rifle Target Shooting both prone and position is a wonderfully entertaining pastime that is one of the few sports that can be performed at the highest level by those from 12 to 70 +. Up and down the state the allure of this shooting game is to bring out new shooters to learn the game, as well as experienced shooters who are finding the time in their 40’s to get back to the fun. Many families are getting the young ones into junior shooting programs that teach gun safety and the basics of rifle marksmanship. The more dedicated graduates of these programs can go on to earn college scholarships in the N.C.A.A sport of smallbore rifle & air rifle shooting.
The CRPA continually promotes junior participation in all the California Smallbore Rifle State Championships by offering free entry in select State Championships. Additionally, the CRPA supports junior teams representing California at National Championships held at Camp Perry, Ohio and other locations each year. If you’re a high power long range palma shooter this is one of the best ways to train (100 yards with a 22 is like 800 with a 308) Call or visit one of the ranges that conduct smallbore rifle events or contact the CRPA Committee as shown below. From these contacts you can determine the equipment being used, the targets being shot, the availability of coaching for both adults and juniors, and where to buy guns, ammo and equipment.
For details regarding the California Rifle and Pistol Association State Championships, Junior Marksmanship Programs or general information relating to the Highpower Rifle discipline, please contact: