NSRA Rifle Committee.    

Pulling together whilst staying apart.

BENCHREST BRIEFING No4.  

British Benchrest Championships - As reported in the Briefing No 3, this event has been shot at the Lord Roberts Centre, the course of fire being 60 shots each at 25 yds and 50 metres.  The 50 metres Championship has been shot on electronic targets, while the 25yds has been shot on paper targets. In 2019 we had only 9 competitors.

I asked for ideas for how we can we involve more shooters and I received this one interesting reply suggesting that we run Benchrest Championships on a de-centralised County basis.

  • Invite clubs to run a Benchrest Meeting on a pre-selected date.
  • Limit the number of clubs in each County.
  • Each club should allow shooters from other clubs to shoot.
  • Individuals would shoot a specific course between certain hours on that day, say 09h00 to 16h00.
  • Scored locally on-site by NSRA approved scorers.
  • NSRA to create a web portal to an event database.
  • Scorers will have until 17h00 on the same day to post scores on the NSRA database which will be live online and updated throughout the day.    

Further thoughts:

  • Will we be able to run a synchronised event, or should we extend and run the event over a two week or longer period?
  • Accept online entries
  • Competitors split into classes dependant on submitted averages and number of entries.
  • Course of fire ex 400 or 600 at either 25, 20 or 15 yards.
  • Top 20 overall competitors go through to a postal final run in a similar way to the British & Scottish Individual Championships.
  • Obtain sponsorship for an increased prize selection.

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50 Metre Benchrest Oversize "X" Gauge. - A small quantity of these gauges are now available in the NSRA shop.  50MBRX, price £11.00

Benchrest 100yd Targets.

A number of years ago we introduced the 10 spot 50 metre target, the reason being the difficulty scorers are having to determine an accurate "X" count.

For this reason I am suggesting we consider a 2 spot 100 yard target. Either the size of the 50 metre 2 spot target, 320mm x 137mm, or the 50 metre 10 spot target, 350mm x 238mm.

Fig 1 illustrates the grouping on a 100 yard target (shot with Midas+) and Fig 2 the suggested two spot 100 yard target.

Fig1

Fig 1

Fig2

Fig2

Mike Chapman.

Chairman NSRA Rifle Committee.  

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