Chairman of the Rifle Committee, Mike Chapman, briefs us on the latest Benchrest news.

2023 Postal Benchrest Championships

Well done all those good folk who entered these events and congratulations to the worthy winners.

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Benchrest Targets

The Rifle Committee is currently reviewing our range of targets.

100yds

The current single spot target invites excellent grouping and presents challenges for the scorer when determining an accurate ‘x’ score.
We invite comments on adoptions a and b below:

  1. A two spot target, 5 shots per diagram.
  2. A five spot target, 2 shots per diagram.
50M

We are not planning to make any changes to our 10 spot target which is the required target for all NSRA 50m BR competitions.

20, 25 yard and 25m

Currently we are operational with 20 and 25 yard targets, the 25m target is under dimensional review.

As our sport develops with shooter skills and equipment improving, the number of 100’s being shot is on the increase, however, I haven’t seen a 100x10, that is not to say there hasn’t been one.

I would like to open a discussion about our short range targets, are we happy with targets and ‘X’ ring dimensions as they are?

2024 BR Championships

Stage 1 of the Short-Range Postal Championships has been shot, the results of this stage have been finalized and posted.   Stage 2 is planned to be shot from 22nd February with the last day for shooting on 1st April.

2024 Competitions

It is planned that Stage 1 of the last day for shooting the British Long Range Postal Championships will be 27th May.

Let make sure this is a bumper year for entries.

I look forward to receiving your comments and thoughts via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Good shooting!

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