Welcome to Midnight Sun Rifle Challenge 2023

Troms Langhold Klubb invites you to the North of Norway for a precision rifle match – the MSRC


Blåtind, Troms (69.185028, 18.698402)
Match date: July 7-9th 2023
Maximum number of shooters: 54
Entry fee: NOK 1.500.
Registration here.


Friday 07.07 at 1600: the match starts with a short safety and information brief. This brief is mandatory for all competitors. All competitors are divided into squads, and the members of the squads will remain in this configuration until end of the match. New for 2023 is shooting RO’s in all squads. Endex time day one is approximately around midnight.

Saturday 08.07 at 0830: day two starts with a short brief at Thomasheimen, before squads are to hike up to the designated ranges and continue the shooting.

Match details

Maximum allowed caliber during main match is .30 cal, 67mm brass length. 300WM and equivalent. Max 950 ms.
There will be unknown distances at the match, arranged by non shooting staff
Round count: 170-200 estimated (more info later)
Max range: TBA
PRS/Practical long range style shooting

Allowed equipment

The participants can bring shooting sling, etc. and use this if the stage allows. We’re running the match in a “run with what you brought” format. Meaning you can use 15 bags, 7 tripods and a garden gnome, but you carry everything from the beginning to the end of the match. Less might be more.

Course of fire

The layout of the stages during the competition will be very varied and can be associated in several directions. So here the most complete shooter will get the best out of it. Should you fall through on a stage, you can feel more at home at other stages. After the end of the match, the goal will be to see
satisfied participants who feel mastery and enjoyment around the shooting! This is nothing to fear, but something to look forward to.
To be clear, MSRC 2023 is NOT an 24 hour match as the original. The participants are transported to and from two different main fields, but must get between the stages by foot.


NPRF baseline rules will be followed. Additional rules/guidelines for MSRC will be presented on location July 7th.

Sunday 09.07 at 0800 – ELR competition

The match starts with a brief for the shooters that wishes to attend. In this match, there are few match rules but the safety rules always apply. The Sunday extra match does not apply to the NPRF series and don’t cost anything to attend. You are allowed to use any rifle as long as it is safe to operate. The MD has the right to deny any caliber or ammunition that he suspect will damage the steel targets. (12,7X99 with ball ammo is ok) You are allowed to use a spotter, or two. Ballistic app and laser range finder is allowed. You are allowed to use any tripod, bipod and monopod as long as it is safe to operate.
Sunday’s «ELR» shooting will offer significantly longer distances as maximum to exploit some of the field’s potential.
Ammo count: max 30
Max range: TBA
Two classes:

  • Light: .30 cal and down.
  • Heavy: .338 and upwards.

Accommodation & Food

Tent for accommodation, sleeping bags, warm clothes etc. you must bring with you yourself, even if it’s the middle of summer, we are in the north of Norway, and it can therefore be shifting weather during both day and night. We are working with a solution for an indoors sleeping accommodation at a club house. More info about the indoors accommodation will come in a later information email. There will be access to grills located at the base camp. During the match, the competitor must bring his own food and drink, but water stations will be provided at all stages.


Direct flight from Gardermoen to Bardufoss airport with the possibility to rent a car at Bardufoss Airport and drive yourself to Blåtind. Travel distance is about a 26 km drive. You can also fly to Tromsø, with the possibility to rent a car and get to Blåtind. That drive is about a 137 km drive.

Questions can be issued in the match FB group or by email to konkurranse@tlbf.no.