Creedmoor® Sports' Payne Wins Big At The 2022 National Matches Earning Third T-Class Win

Infante S6Creedmoor Sports congratulates Sam Payne for his championship performance at the CMP National Matches held in Camp Perry, Ohio.  Payne, a current national record holder and two-time T-Class National Rimfire Sporter champion, shot a 592-22x besting the field of more than 250 competitors to take the overall National Rimfire Sporter top spot along with capturing his third T-Class win.  Sam's gear of choice included a custom Ruger 10-22 firing SK Standard Plus, his preferred ammunition for its downrange consistency and reliability. Payne is also a previous winner of the Rimfire Sporter O-class.

Sam is a Manufacturing Technician within the soft goods production department at Creedmoor Sports.  In addition, Sam is working on his master's degree in criminal justice while also serving as a graduate assistant for the Jacksonville State University Rifle Team.  Prior to this role, Sam was a four-year member of the JSU rifle team, competing in both air rifle and small bore.

"Sam is an exceptional young man and a tenacious competitor.  He put in the work this year to have a great performance at Camp Perry and we are all tremendously proud of him," said John Teachey, VP of Operations and Marketing.

"Since first traveling to Camp Perry sometime around 2013, I knew it was a place I wanted to return to every year. And having the privilege of working on historic Commercial Row is like a dream come true," said Payne. "Being up at Camp Perry with Creedmoor Sports and still having the opportunity to compete alongside my family during the National Matches is a wonderful experience, I can't wait until next year to do it all again," added Payne.

Full results from the match are posted on the Civilian Marksmanship Program's website  For more information about the National Rifle Matches hosted by the CMP, visit