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Last ARA Match at ECC for 2023 Will Be Held on Sat. October 7, 2023

Class: Unlimited

Match Info: Please  RSVP, 18 shooters maximum

Match Director: Brent Lidgard       574-340-1042


American Rimfire Association (ARA) Matches will be on the first Saturday of the month. We draw for benches at 8:30 a.m. and normally finish by 3:00 p.m.  

We will be hosting two tournaments this year. October will be the Club Tournament with the second match not yet determined. Those two tournaments will likely run until 6:00 p.m. 


About ARA


The ARA is a sanctioning body for .22lr bench rest competitions.  Both the Unlimited and Factory class have 20 minutes to shoot a 25 bull target for a maximum score of 2500. 


A Little History:


ARA was started in April 1998 by a group of .22lr shooters who wanted a great organizaion for competitive .22lr benchrest competition. They formulated the ARA statistics on which the awards are based and they kept up with all match reports and shooter statistics. In addition, they started the ARA News and the ARA website in an effort to get the information out to all ARA participants.  In 2010, ARA was bought by Dan Killough, whose goal was to continue the vision of the ARA founders by providing an honest competiitve organization that is true to .22lr shooting. One of the most exciting changes Dan introduced in the ARA is the implementation of electronic scoring, which makes scoring targets faster and unbiased.  Electronic scoring is optional but encouraged for all ARA clubs.  In 2017, The ARA organization was acquired by ELEY INC, who continue to promote and expand 22lr competitions. ARA has clubs across the United States offering  ARA matches and tournaments to anyone interested in precision .22lr bench rest shooting.   

For more information on the American Rimfire Association and to follow various shooters and their scores go to

Last 2023 Monthly Rimfire, Centerfire & Military Matches to be held

Saturday October 21st.

Rimfire registration & Sign up begins at 8:00 a.m. with first round downrange at 8:30 a.m.

Matches run one after the other. 

Monthly Muzzleloading Shoots

are held on the 4th Sunday of the month year round.

Shoots start at 10 a.m. and run until approximately 3 p.m.

Come check it out!

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SPRING ROADSIDE CLEAN-UP DAY Saturday, September 30, 2023


  • Meet at the club Saturday morning at 8:00 a.m. & start by 8:15 a.m.

  • Dress appropriately. ie gloves, jackets, shoes/boots, hats.

  • Bring a "trash grabber" pickup tool if you have one.

  • Safety vests and trash bags provided by Michigan DOT.

  • Plan on 2 hours maximum.

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