Chris Simmons Crowned NRL22X National Champion

Team Lapua shooter Chris Simmons wins NRL22X Championship Series

posted on June 14, 2022
NRLX22 2022 1
Chris Simmons (center) after winning the NRL22X National Championship and clinching the 2021 series title.
Capstone PG

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


Anti Raymond 1A
Anti Raymond 1A

Legends: Ray Anti 1933-2024

Ray Anti, a 45-year National Matches volunteer and Marine Corps veteran who was Distinguished in Pistol and High Power Rifle, sadly passed away on Friday, Apr. 19, 2024.

Five Pistol Athletes Named 2024 USA Shooting Junior Olympic Champions

At this year’s USA Shooting Pistol National Junior Olympic Championships, Ankita Deokule, Nathan Lim, Mark Shen, Suman Sanghera and Blaine Simpson were awarded gold medals in their respective events.

2024 SIG Sauer Relentless Warrior Championship: U.S. Military Academy Defends Title

U.S. Military Academy at West Point wins fourth consecutive title at the fifth annual SIG Sauer Relentless Warrior Championship at the SIG Sauer Academy in Epping, N.H., Apr. 5-6.

USA Shooting: Braden Peiser Crowned Two-Time Junior Olympic Champion

Braden Peiser lands Smallbore Rifle and Air Rifle titles at the 2024 USA Shooting Junior Olympic Championships in Colorado Springs, Colo., Apr. 6-11.

Honoring My Grandad: Shooting A World War I Springfield With Warner & Swasey Musket Sight

One competitor’s account of shooting Vintage Sniper Rifle competition with a classic gun.

Brandon Powell Secures High Over All Title At 2024 NSCA Southeast Regional

Team Remington shooters shine at 2024 NSCA Southeast Regional, including Brandon Powell winning the Main Event HOA, plus Madison Sharpe as Lady Champion and Wendell Cherry as High Veteran.


Get the best of Shooting Sports USA delivered to your inbox.