NATIONAL BENCH REST ASSOCIATION HUNTER BENCH REST & VARMINT for SCORE MATCHES
Two classes of rifles are used: Each has size, weight, and scope sight limitations. Both are bolt action, muzzle brakes are not allowed on either.
HUNTER (HBR): Rifles feature bores of up to .338 inches, barrel length a minimum of 18 inches, rifle and scope not to exceed 10 pounds, scope sight of fixed 6X or less (or variable scopes taped at 6X). Magazines are not required, but the action must be cut for one, a removable cartridge follower or ramp is allowed. Stocks must be no wider than 2.25″ actions must not exceed 10.25″ long and 1.40″ wide, no blocking or sleeving of actions allowed. Glued actions are not allowed, and the barrel and action must be removable from the stock. Barrels must not be greater than 1.250″ diameter, 4 inches in front of the bolt face, and no greater than .750″ at the muzzle, 26 inches from the bolt face.
VARMINT for SCORE (VFS): Rifles feature bores not exceeding .338 inches and stock width not to exceed 3.0 inches. Barrel length a minimum of 18 inches, total weight not to exceed 13.5 pounds. Any type of sighting equipment is permitted, any power scope may be used. Action does not have to be cut out for a magazine. Barrel diameter must not exceed 1.250″ diameter, not more than 5 inches in front of the bolt face nor exceed .900″ at the muzzle, 29 inches from the bolt face.
MATCHES: Shot at 100 and 200 yards from the 18-bench side of the range. Targets are paper, each with six bullseyes with different scoring ring diameters for each distance.
Five of the six bullseyes, with one shot at each, are for score. The sixth is for sighter shots – as many as needed. All shots (five for score) must be made on each target in a seven minute period. Each shooter will shoot at six targets at each range; five for score and one for warm-up, for a total of 12 for the entire match.
NOTE: The Range opens for these matches at 7am to competitors only and shooting starts at 9am. The Range opens to the public at 9am. Non-match shooting is allowed on the six-bench and shotgun ranges only.
During the match, the six-bench range will have 10 cease fires of 15-20 minutes each, plus one of 45-50 minutes while 18-bench match targets and wind flags are moved out to 200 yards. Finally, one of 35-40 minutes while competitors retrieve targets and wind flags at the end of the match, usually no earlier than 2:30pm.
Questions about matches and rifle specifications may be directed to:
Match Director – Paul Gylling (home) 509-397-3094 / (cell) 509-553-1118.