Chris Simmons Crowned NRL22X National Champion

Team Lapua shooter Chris Simmons wins NRL22X Championship Series

posted on June 14, 2022
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Chris Simmons (center) after winning the NRL22X National Championship and clinching the 2021 series title.
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Over Memorial Day weekend, Team Lapua’s Chris Simmons secured the 2021 NRL22X National Championship for the second year in a row. Simmons outscored 220 other competitors with 1910.33 to win the final match, as well as the entire 2021 NRL22X series.

Spanning 35 matches across the United States, the 2021 NRL22X National Championship series ran from June 2021 through the final match, which was held May 27-29 at the Gadsden Shooting Center in Iberia, Missouri.

What is NRL22X? From the NRL22 website: “NRL22X is the premier .22 LR precision rifle advocacy and support organization … Precision rifle shooting has exponentially grown over the past few years with NRL at its forefront and we look to lead the way into the future for everyone wanting to participate in this sport.”

Simmons’ Lapua Center-X .22 LR ammunition was matched to his firearms at Lapua’s Rimfire Performance Center. Unique lots of ammunition are tested at 50 and 100 meters simultaneously, identifying the best performing ammunition for purchase.

“I knew going into the championship I needed the best ammo possible,” said Simmons. “Devan at the Mesa Test Facility set me up a few weeks before the match with the best possible lot of Lapua Center-X for my rifle.”

The matching service is available to any shooter wishing to gain a competitive advantage on the firing line. You can schedule testing at either of Lapua’s Rimfire Performance Centers located in Mesa, Ariz., or Marengo, Ohio. Find out more at

To learn more about the 2021 NRL22X season, go to


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