Centerfire Rifle Bench Rest

 

2018 Benchrest Match Results

A mixed group of adults and older adults (>65 yrs.) participated in this year’s fun match. George K showed his skills remain sharp winning the 50yd rimfire with a very high score (246) and one of the top all-time 22 rimfire precision (100yd. 5 shot group) scores of .619. Glen T took 2nd in 50yd rimfire (239) then 2nd in 100yd accuracy (166) for the overall combined top score of 405 taking home top prize of a Newington Gun Gift Certificate. Chris V and Gordan G combined scores of 398 and 396 rounded out the top three with Gordan taking home a McDonalds Gift Certificate. Other noteworthy scores include Bernie D 22 rimfire accuracy (145) and Gordan’s varmint class 100yd accuracy of (188) shooting his 243 Rem. 700 with handloads. No records were broken but both George and Gordon came close in this demanding shooting discipline that requires a good rifle scope combo, good ammo and skill to shoot consistently shot after shot from a bench. Thank you all who participated and all who assisted in match preparations, set-up and take-down.

It is hoped in 2019 that some of Rockville’s numerous Tactical Rifle owners come out to see how well they can shoot 100yd accuracy and precision events.

NAME

AGE

CAL.

50yd Rim/Place

100yd Acrcy/Place

100yd Prcs/Place

COMBINED SCORE/PLACE

 

 

 

* Heavy Rifle

 

 

 

Bernie D

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.22LR

 

145/1st

 

 

Bonnie F

>65

.22LR*

199/8th

 

 

 

Jim F

>65

.22LR*/308

210/7th

134/4th

 

344/6th

Rick G

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.22LR/22LR

236/3rd

141/2nd

 

377/4th

Gordon G

>65

.22LR/243

212/6th

184/1st

 

396/3rd

George K

>65

.22LR

246/1st

 

.615/1st

 

Kris S

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.22LR/22LR

225/5th

131/3rd

 

356/5th

Glenn T

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.22LR*/308

239/2nd

166/2nd

 

405/1st

Chris V

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.22LR/222

235/4th

163/3rd

 

398/2nd

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rimfire / Centerfire Rifle Precision / Accuracy Bench Rest Match

Date:  Sunday, July 15, 2018

Time:  Start:  10:00 AM to 02:30 PM

Match Director:  Contact: Chris V. at 860-906-8894 / Bernie D. at 860-919-4010 or email Bernie_d_2@yahoo.com.

Range:  Rifle Range

Targets:  Rimfire Accuracy: One shot at each of 25 paper targets set at 50 yards.  Centerfire- Accuracy: One shot at each of 20 paper targets set at 100 yards.  Centerfire – Precision:  Five shots at each of 4 paper targets set at 100 yards.  Military – Accuracy:  Four shots at each of 5 paper targets set at 100 yards.  Military – Precision:  Five shots at each of 4 paper targets set at 100 yards.

Firearm(s) / Ammunition:   Any rimfire rifle with open or optics sights.  Any non-military centerfire rifle competing in one of the following classes:  Unlimited – any caliber with any optic and a barrel diameter > .900 at the  muzzle.  Varmit – any caliber with a barrel diameter = / < .900 at the muzzle.  Hunting – any caliber > .243 with a barrel diameter = /< .775 at the muzzle and optics not greater than 9X.  Military – Any battle firearm, including civilian versions, with open sights.

Restrictions:  Only the use of two-piece rests are permitted.

Safety:  All firearms will be brought to the range unloaded and cased.  Competitors and observers will provide their own ear and eye protection.  All competitors MUST attend the mandatory safety / match briefing.

Match Description:  Paper targets, including those that incorporate provisions for sighting-in, will be provided for each of the various 50 and 100 yard Accuracy or Precision classes elected by the participant.  Each relay will be limited to 20 minutes and competitors will have an opportunity to engage in more than one class.  Spotting scopes and two-piece rests are recommended.  A more detailed match description will be conveyed following the mandatory safety briefing.

Note:  Match may be cancelled / rescheduled due to inclement weather.  Call the RF&G Range Number (860) 454-0240 or Match Director(s) for the match status if the weather is forecasted to impact the event.  A sign will also be posted at the entrance to the range IF the match has been cancelled.