The Hopkinton Prone Matches (HPM) are a series of smallbore rifle matches on Thursday nights late April through mid September. We generally begin the match around 6pm and fire 2 stages of 20 shots at 100 yards.

Please note that in order to shoot these matches, competitors should be familiar with how to handle a firearm safely and also be familiar with shooting a rifle in prone, with a sling. Prior smallbore rifle match experience is recommended.


HPM will be hosting a New Year’s Day prone match.  Same coarse of fire as shot during the summer, 2 20-shot targets fired at 100 yards.  The gate will open at 10:00 AM on Monday January 1, 2024.  Match starts at 11:00 AM.  A post match lunch will be at Hillers Pizza at the corner of Lumber and Main St. 

The 2024 season will start on Thursday May 2, 2024 (6pm start). 

Every Thursday starting May 1, 2024 and ending September 12, 2024. Range gate opens at 5:00.

Range Location
95 Lumber St, Hopkinton, MA 01748

From Interstate 495 North or South, take exit 54A (Old 21A) to merge onto W Main St toward Hopkinton for 0.7 mi, turn right at Lumber St and go 0.9 mi. Hopkinton Sportsman’s will be on
your left.

.22 rifle only, in prone, with a sling (no bipods, sandbags, etc). You may use iron sights or scope. Current NRA smallbore rules will mostly govern. You can view the NRA rules online here (external link to PDF)

Hopkinton Sportsmen’s Association range safety rules will apply. Open chamber indicators will be used.

Registered Match
This is not NOT an NRA registered event.

Course of Fire and Distance
40 shots prone at 100 yards.

Time Limit
20 shots in 20 minutes x2.


.22 Rifle only (no bipods, sandbags, etc). NRA Rule 3.2. You can shoot “F-Class” in a separate class.

Any sights, irons or scope.

Competitors will score their own targets.

Open to  all competitors; Juniors, Open and Seniors. NRA membership is NOT required to enter these events.

The NRA classification system will NOT be used.

Advanced registration is not required

$12 more or less, depending on the match director’s mood. The fee, of course, includes the pizza dinner, bonfire, and supporting this web site.  Bring your own beverage.

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Relay Time
1 relay starting at 6ish

Coaching will be allowed, but please be courteous of the other shooters on the line.

You are awarded by being fed a delicious dinner after each match.

Competitors will need to provide at least 8 large “Bulldog” or “Binder” clips to secure targets. Backers will not be used.


Joe Graf
401-339-9402 (cell, if emergency)
401-934-1617 (home)
jrgraf ~AT~ acm.org
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Dan Holmes
508-736-7821 Please call before 8PM.
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12 Responses to HPM

  1. Chuck Cannon says:

    Glad to hear your running these matches again. You did a terrific job last year.
    Hope to make as many as possible. Where can you get good ammo for a fair price?

  2. Erik Hoskins says:

    Good ammo takes un-fair prices,you can get lots and lots of bad ammo for fair prices.
    Looking forward to seeing you on Thursday’s Chuck!

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