Smallbore FClass

Match Program

F-Class Prone Smallbore Rifle
Tournament Program
2021 Season
Palm Bay, FL

Sponsor Club: Port Malabar Rifle & Pistol Club, Inc. 610 Hurley Blvd, Palm Bay, FL 32906. NRA #C1034

Dates: Jan 3, Feb 7, Mar 7, Apr 4, May 2, June 6, Oct 3, Nov 7, Dec 5. Scores for practice matches on Aug 8 and Sep 5 will not be submitted to NRA.

Rules: This is an NRA Approved Tournament. Current edition of the NRA Smallbore Rifle Rules shall govern. Matches are Club Approved.

Eligibility: Open to anyone.

Entries: Entries are limited to the first 20 individuals. Entries will be accepted by e-mail to until 8:00 AM the day before the match. Walk-ons may be allowed if space is available.

Entry Fees: Individual Fees per day:
 Adult PMRPC members………….$15.00
 Adult non-members…………..…. $20.00
 Juniors (Under age 18) .…………. $ 5.00

Squadding: Squadding and safety briefing begins at 0730 AM. All matches will be squadded. Squadding for individual matches will be issued during the briefing in the Registration area behind the 100 yard line. If a competitor fails to present himself at the proper firing point when his relay is called he may lose his right to compete in that event.

Classifications: The NRA Classification system will not be used.

Rifle Allowed: NRA Smallbore Rifle Rules, F-Class Smallbore Rifle Rules shall govern.

Scoring: Competitors will be required to score when not shooting. Any competitor failing to perform his or her scoring duties may be disqualified.

Targets: A-33.

Ammunition: Rule 3.17, provided by the competitor.

Empty Chamber Indicators (ECI): Approved NRA Empty Chamber Indicators are required to be used at all times except during the preparation period time and firing. Any competitors not having an ECI may purchase one at the event for $1.00 each.

Course of Fire: A maximum of two relays (squads) of ten competitors each Each Relay shall consist of the following:

  • Match 1: Unlimited sighters followed by two targets for record with 10 rounds per target in 25 minutes.
  • Match 2: Two sighters followed by two targets for record with 10 rounds per target in 22 minutes.
  • Match 3: Two sighters followed by two targets for record with 10 rounds per target in 22 minutes.
  • Match 4: The aggregate of Match 1-3.

Awards: None

Directions to the Range: Exit I95 westbound on Malabar Rd./ State Rd. 514. Follow Malabar Rd. 4.8 miles to Hurley Blvd. Left on Hurley Blvd. The gate to the club is at the end of Hurley. An attendant will be present to direct you to the Smallbore Range.

Food and Lodging: The following are within fifteen minutes of the range:
   Comfort Suites,1175 Malabar Road, Palm Bay,FL32907321-369-1234,
   Holiday Inn Express, 1206 Malabar Road SE, Palm Bay, FL 321-220-2003
   Beachside hotels are available on request but the drive time is 45 to 50 minutes.
There are no eating facilities on the Range. Food and non-alcoholic beverages may be brought to the Range.

Additional Information: The Port Malabar Rifle and Pistol Club welcomes all competitors to the 2020 Smallbore F-Class season. We hope you have a safe and pleasant shooting experience at our facility. See our website: or Club Bylaws and Range Rules and Regulations apply to all activities at the PMRPC facility. The Release and Hold Harmless Agreement may be previewed there.

All participants are strongly encouraged to wear eye and ear protection on the firing line.

All shooters are required to sign a Release and Hold Harmless Agreement to participate. All minors (under 18 years of age) must be under direct adult supervision anywhere on club property.

Each shooter is responsible for every round leaving their rifle. Once the Match starts, a non-visible miss may be grounds to pull the competitor from the line, even during the sighting period, at the discretion of the Chief Range Officer.

All competitors shall close the bolt only when the rifle is parallel to the ground and pointed at the targets or the berm. The Line Officer will issue a warning to any competitor that is observed violating this policy. The second occurrence will immediately result in the shooter being disqualified from the remainder of that match. This is a Range Rule to prevent rounds from being launched over the berm.

During the unlimited sighting shot interval the scorer may coach the shooter e.g. watch the bullet path down range and offer corrections. The scorer must account for all rounds fired. If a non-visible miss off the target cannot be attributed to a cross fire, then the scorer must inform the line officer. The Chief Range Officer will have the authority to disqualify the competitor for the rest of the match.

The 100 yard line is under cover. All positions will be shaded. An unofficial rattle board or score board convenience scoring chart is kept by the scorekeepers behind the ready line. The scorecards and the Statistical Officer’s report are the official data.

At the time of registration, please identify any cases of equipment sharing, need for zero, new competitors, junior shooters needing an adult, etc. The Chief Range Officer and the Statistical Officer will do what they can to accommodate/balance the requests via squadding. Total satisfaction is not guaranteed.

Campsites with electricity are available on the Club property for $10 per night. Contact the Match Director for information.

For additional information or questions, please contact the Match Director:
Dennis Gollehon, PMRPC Smallbore Chairman