This is the general information page for the Steel Storm 22LR Match, being held on Saturday 27 April. Please follow all the steps below to enter:

  1. Read this competitor information page
  2. Buy your ticket by clicking here
  3. Pay for your ticket using the bank account details in the automated email you receive after you purchase your ticket.
  4. Fill out the Competitor Information Sheet by clicking on this link

Location, date and time

The match will be held in Waikaretu, which is about 70 minutes from Hamilton or 55 minutes from Pukekohe. The exact address and location details will be provided in the competitor brief, which will be sent out before the match.

The match will be held on 27 April, with a safety briefing to be held at 9 am. Please arrive by 8:30am, to allow time to park and get your gear ready.

There is no camping on site, however there is an affordable camp site 5 mins down the road, which has a licensed café. They have multiple accommodation options if you’d like something a bit more comfortable than camping!

There will be a hot meal post-match and cold drinks provided (non-alcoholic). Bring your own lunch, snacks, and hydration for the day.

You should turn up with your equipment ready to go, however there will be a zero board set up for those who need to check zero throughout the day. Please do not rely on this if at all possible, as zeroing can be difficult if there is high wind on the day.


If you have been to a GPRE or TLRS event, you will have a good idea of how squads will be run, and what stages might be like. If you haven’t, don’t worry, you will be squadded with someone who is experienced in field shooting competitions.

Ammunition and round count. You should bring at least 160 rounds. As the event title suggests, this is a 22LR event only, no other chamberings are allowed. The round count may be revised slightly, and will be updated in the final competitor brief.

There will be 8 stages, each with a different challenge. This competition will be shot at the same distances as our last few matches. The course of fire for this match will be focused around traditional field shooting stages, with a good variety of props, barricades and movement.

Classes and Categories

All Classes will shoot the same course of fire (with one or two minor exceptions), and have the same round count. The main difference will be target distance and time allowed. We have deliberately kept the COF / round count as similar as possible, so that all competitors experience the same challenges and obstacles throughout the day. This should also make it easy for squads to understand the COF for squads with mixed Classes.

Hunter Class: This class will be perfect for you if you are: A) New to field shooting competitions, or, B) Have a very basic hunting rifle set up (e.g. your possum / rabbit gun). If either of the above applies to you, we highly recommend this Class, which will have it’s own 1st, 2nd and 3rd placing – you will not have a fun day at the longer ranges if you can’t get hits on target.

Expect target distances between 10m and 100m.

Gear restrictions; see this link

Rifleman Class: Race guns and all the gear! The class for regular competitors.

Expect target distances between 10m and 160m, with a few out to 200m.

Gear restrictions; see this link

Ladies and Juniors Categories: We encourage as many female and junior (18 and under) shooters as possible to participate! Please bring along your partners or kids if they are interested. Supervised shooting within a squad is permitted, as is rifle sharing.

Ladies and Juniors will participate in their chosen Class, and will also be eligible to win Top Lady or Top Junior.

All Juniors can enter free of charge.

What do I need for the day?

  • Rifle and equipment as per the Class rules. Ensure your rifle is zeroed and has appropriate data – there will be no opportunity to zero on the day.
  • Don’t forget your ammo / bolt / magazines, etc.
  • Lunch / snacks for the day. There will be a hot meal after the match.
  • Hydration – we recommend a minimum of 2 – 3 litres of water or hydration. Even if it’s wet and cold, you need to stay hydrated. You will also shoot and focus better if you are hydrated and have energy from food / snacks.
  • Warm layers, wet weather gear, sun block, hat and appropriate footwear. Check the forecast before you head out, but bring these items regardless. Rather have it in your vehicle and not need them than get sunburnt or hypothermic on the day.
  • Binoculars or spotting scope to spot other competitors’ hits
  • Pen / pencil
  • Time keeping device (watch / cellphone)
  • Chamber flag / empty chamber indicator
  • Hearing protection – compulsory if shooting unsuppressed, and there may be unsuppressed shooters in your squad. Eye protection, at your discretion.