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 Post subject: Benchrest
PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:16 am 

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Location: Washington State
With things starting to open back up a little, at least here in Washington, one of the local gun clubs is re-starting their casual benchrest competition at 100, 200 and 300 yards.

Since my neck no longer permits me to shoot prone, I think I'll give this a try!

They have a "hunter benchrest" group, that requires a 30 caliber and a 6x scope... Well, I just happen to have a Krieger-barreled 308, a Rem 700, with a 6x SWFA scope... :grin: I think it'll go back into the heavier McMillan stock for this.

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Also have the 6mm Creedmoor, Ruger Precision Rifle... Goodness it's a shooter!
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So, I may be slowly, gradually, starting to get involved in Benchrest competition.

Anyone ever done this in competition? I may need some pointers!

Guy


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 Post subject: Re: Benchrest
PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:12 pm 

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The range I belong to has 300 yd benchrest matches (virus) permitting. Classes have been light or heavy barrel. This year it will be factory or custom. No scope restrictions. Calibers are 17 to 30 centerfire. 3 5 shot groups. Dan.


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 Post subject: Re: Benchrest
PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:32 pm 

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Yes. Light Varmint and Heavy Varmint. Hunter BR is popular in the NW. It will be an eye opening for you. Spend some time with the other shooters. They are an open book. You’ll quickly find yourself in the realm of custom BR guns if you spend much time at it.


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 Post subject: Re: Benchrest
PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2020 9:18 am 

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That will be fun Guy!

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 Post subject: Re: Benchrest
PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2020 8:03 pm 
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That should be a blast Guy. Good luck and some great rifles there too!

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 Post subject: Re: Benchrest
PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2020 8:52 pm 
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Go have fun Guy! Be safe and let us know how it goes...CL

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 Post subject: Re: Benchrest
PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2020 4:08 pm 

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Informal club matches are great fun. Pretty much shoot what you have just to get into it. I am in the process of configuring my 308 F-T/R rifle to shoot in Varmint for score benchrest matches to 500 yards. The competition is shooting mostly full blown 6mm BR variants in regulation BR formats. My T/R rifle weighs 18# so the recoil pretty tolerable, even shooting 185 gr Bergers. May rebarrel to 6BR for next year. My style is not BR in that I don't shoot free recoil so this will be a challenge to shoot against IBS/NBRSA type shooters but it is stiil fun to try with what I have.

Have fun with it.


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