Benchrest

Benchrest Info

Where:

We are located on the Small Bore Range.  See the pin on the map to the right. 

(first turn off to the right, past the gate, just in front of the office)

 

What Does it cost?

 

$10 if you are a member of Rio Salaldo 

$15 if you are not a member of Rio Salaldo

 

When:     

Benchrest 25m-50yd: First Saturday every month  

Benchrest 25m-50yd-75yd-100yd: Usually Third Sunday every month.

 

Click to see calendar

 

Registration:

Nov to Apr: until 8:00 am 

May to Oct: until 7:30 am

Practice time: As soon as range is ready. 

Match starts for 25M and 50Y:

Nov to Apr: 8:30 am unless noted otherwise

May to Oct: 8:00 am unless noted otherwise

Practice is done in 15 minute intervals of a Hot Line, followed by 10 minutes Cold Line to set up targets and flags in the monrings before the matches. 

 

See the official rule books for detailed information and scoring rules:

 

 

We proudly use the Orion electronic scoring system.

 

"Experience shows this system beats using the antiquated plug anyday!  Human fatigue and error are just no match for this product."

 

BENCH REST CLASSES

 

25 Meter and 50 Yard

 

USA Unlimited Class

(USARB Class)

  • .177, .20 and .22 calibers are allowed. Pellets consistent with production availability only. 

  • Any power level is allowed.

  • Any weight rifle is allowed.

  • Procedures, scores will not be recognized by USARB..25 caliber is allowed, however a score will not be registered, due to world scoring rules, given non compliance with WRABF scoring

  • Rifles using electrically actuated or powered components, or computer processors and applications are allowed; these components need not be integral to the rifle.

  • Wind flags or anemometers sensing and transmitting data to a computer device or display are allowed.

  • Front rests using electrically actuated or powered components are allowed.

  • One and two piece rests and bi-pods are allowed.

  • Scopes transmitting or receiving data from a computer device are allowed.

  • Scopes may utilize illumination.

  • Tethered tanks are not allowed. NO recharging during course of fire.

  • USARB scoring rules will apply.

  • Target distance will be 25 meters or 50 yards, at the discretion of the match director.

USA Open Class

(USARB Class)

  • .177, .20 and .22 calibers are allowed. Pellets consistent with production availability only. 

  • Up to a maximum of 35 foot-pounds of energy.

  • Up to a maximum of 25 pounds total weight.

  • Rifles using electrically actuated or powered components, or computer processors and applications are not permitted.

  • Wind flags or anemometers sensing and transmitting data to a computer device or display are not allowed.

  • Front rests using electrically actuated or powered components are not permitted.

  • One piece rests are allowed.

  • Scopes transmitting or receiving data from a computer device are not permitted.

  • Scopes may utilize illumination.

  • Tethered tanks are not allowed. NO recharging during course of fire.

  • USARB scoring rules will apply.

  • Target distance will be 25 meters or 50 yards, at the discretion of the match director.

USA Production Class

 (USRAB rules apply except as noted)

  • Any Air Gun that COST NO MORE THAN $750.00 MSRP not including scope ( no modification to gun allowed ). 

  • .177, .20 and .22 calibers are allowed. Pellets consistent with production availability only. 

  • Up to a maximum of 35 foot-pounds of energy.

  • Up to a maximum of 20 pounds total weight including scope.

  • NO requirements on scopes.

  • Shooting may be off bags, a bi-pod or an adjustable front rest with rear bag. NO one piece gun rest.

  • Rifles using electrically actuated or powered components are not allowed.

  • Wind flags or anemometers sensing and transmitting data to a computer device or display are not allowed.

  • Front rests using electrically actuated or power components are not allowed.

  • Scopes transmitting or receiving data from a computer device are not allowed.

  • Scopes may utilize illumination.

  • Tethered tanks are not allowed. NO recharging during course of fire.

  • USARB scoring rules will apply.

  • Target distance will be 25 meters or 50 yards, at the discretion of the match direct.

  • Course of fire is 25 bulls ( 10pts / bull ) per target. Thus, three targets of 25 bulls for a total of 75 bulls per match. ( 750 pts total ).

    

USA Spring Piston Class

(USARB class)

  • Power plants: Spring or Piston. Rifle must be cocked for each shot. When the trigger is pulled, a piston or spring (which is the source of power) is released, thereby compressing a mass of air to launch a pellet. No rifles in this class may store compressed air that is used to fire the pellet.

  • Power restrictions: Any FPE may be used.

  • Rests: Two piece rests are allowed as referenced in Section B8.1-B11 of 2014 WRABF. Exceptions: Bipod use is allowed.

  • Calibers: .177, .20, .22 Pellets consistent with production availability only.

  • Scoring: World Rules apply.

  • Distance: 25 meters or 50 yards, at the discretion of the match director.

  • Match Times: Shall be 20 minutes, or as referenced in WRABF rules Section D3.

  • Maximum Rifle Weight: No weight limit.

  • Stock: 3″ maximum forend width. Rules as specified in Appendix F of the WRABF.

 

WRABF Light Varmint Class

  • 177, .20 and .22 calibers are allowed. Pellets consistent with production availability only. 

  • Any rifle having only manually and mechanically operated firing mechanism is allowed.

  • Gun can not wiegh more than 10 1/2 pounds (4.762 kg) inclusive of sight.

  • Factory stock or stocks that meet ‘Stock Clarification’ rules may be used (see APPENDIX F).

  • The action can be either spring or pneumatic; air regulators, barrel weights, harmonic tuners or bullet stabilisers are permitted but will be included in the overall weight of gun.

  • Air regulators can be used as long as it is integral within the air rifle.  

  • The gun's air cylinder can be changed as long as it is provided by the Manufacturer as an option/spare to that model.

  • Any magnification scope may be used.

  • The barrel/ action can be bedded and have the trigger reworked (or replaced).

  • Power to be restricted to 16.27 Joules or 12 ft lbs maximum power.

  • Shooting may be off bags or an adjustable front rest with rear bag. NO one piece gun rest.

  • NO rest may be attached to Air gun.

  • Tethered tanks are not allowed. NO recharging during course of fire.

WRABF Heavy Varmint Class

  • 177, .20 and .22 calibers are allowed. Pellets consistent with production availability only. 

  • Any rifle having only manually and mechanically operated firing mechanism is allowed.

  • Weight restriction of 15 lbs is set (6.803kg) (including attachments – scopes, muzzle devices, etc).

  • Factory stock or stocks that meet ‘Stock Clarification’ rules may be used (see APPENDIX F).

  • Any manual modification may be made to the rifle and any magnification scope may be used.

  • Air regulators can be used as long as it is integral within the air rifle.

  • Muzzle brakes, muzzle flips, barrel weights or Harmonic Tuners are permitted.

  • Maximum power is limited to 27.12 Joules or 20 ft lbs.

  • Shooting may be off bags or an adjustable front rest with rear bag. NO one piece gun rest.

  • NO rest may be attached to Air gun.

  • Tethered tanks are not allowed. NO recharging during course of fire.

 

100 yd and 75 yd BENCHREST:

This is a Phoenix Air Gun Club Benchrest specific competition, therefore unsanctioned.

100yd  Precision Class

The spirit of this class is the pursuit of ultimate precision at the target.

 

  • Calibers:         Any Cal. up to 35.

  • Projectile:       Diablo only. Consistent with production availability. 

  • Power Level:  Any FPE.

  • Weight:           Any.

  • Rests:             Bags, One or two piece front rest allowed. Clamping not allowed.  Bipod allowed. Rail type rifles allowed. 

  • Targets:          100 yd ( says  meter ) Practice targets can be printed from this website under tab " TARGETS '.

  • Scoring:          INWARD scoring. 5 shots per bull (Ten bulls on each target).  Normal Event is shot with one match, for a total of 50 shots. 

  • Time:              40 minutes per match. 

  • Refill of air:    Tethering not permitted. May refill during match as many times as necessary.

 

100yd Hunter Class

The spirit of this class is to simulate the rifle and equipment you would take on a hunt.

 

  • Calibers:          Any Cal up to 30.

  • Projectile:       Diablo only. Consistent with production availability. 

  • Power Level:   Any FPE.

  • Weight:            Max 20 lbs including scope. 

  • Rests:              Sand fill bags and bi-pods allowed, No metal adjustable front or rear rest, One-piece not allowed.  (Again to simulate what you would take or find on a hunt).  Rail type rifle not permitted.

  • Targets:           100 yd ( says  meter ) Practice targets can be printed from this website under tab " TARGETS '.

  • Scoring:           INWARD scoring. 5 shots per bull (Ten bulls on each target).  Normal Event is shot with one match, for a total of 50 shots. 

  • Time:               40 minutes per match. 

  • Refill of air:     No tethering. May refill as many times as necessary.

75yd UNLIMITED Class

The spirit of this class is the pursuit of ultimate precision at the target.

 

  • Calibers:         Any Cal. up to 30.

  • Projectile:       Diablo only. Consistent with production availability. 

  • Power Level:  Any FPE.

  • Weight:           Any.

  • Rests:             Bags, One or two piece front rest allowed. Clamping not allowed.  Bipod allowed. Rail type rifles NOT allowed. 

  • Targets:          75 yd Practice targets can be printed from this website under tab " TARGETS '. 

  • Scoring:          INWARD scoring. 4 shots per bull (16 bulls on each target).  Normal Event is shot with one target, for a total of 64 shots. 

  • Time:              40 minutes per match. 

  • Refill of air:    Tethering not permitted. May refill during match as many times as necessary.

  • Awards are given at all monthly matches  for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Note: 1 award given for three shooters in a class. 2 awards given for 5 shooters in a class and 3 awards given for 7 or more shooters in a class.

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  • Shooters may request to shoot in any class listed above.

 

  • 100 Meter is a seperate competetion from the 25 meter.

  • All rules are subject to revision at any time. 

 

 

Official Benchrest Glossary:

 

Class: 

The Rifle category (Open, Heavy Varmint, light Varmint, Production and Springer... see above)

 

Bulls: 

The concentric rings that are shot within a box, with scores ranging from 4 to 10 points each. One shot per bull. See WRAFB rule book above.

 

25m and 50yd Target: 

One target scorecard contains 25 individual Bulls. 

 

Match: 

Time it takes to shoot one Target with 25 shots.  Lasting 20 minutes.  The total number of Matches during an Event: usually three.

 

Relay: 

Each session of 40 or less, shooting Matches. There may be more than one Relay per Match if there are more than 40 shooters online. 

 

Event: 

The day's whole shoot.

 

 

So, say if we have 20 shooters. The first group of 11 shooters will be called Relay #1, they would shoot their first Match. Each Match shoots one Target (of 25 bulls/shots).   Then the second group of 9 or so shooters would be in Relay #2, shooting their first Match.  After that, the First Relay comes back and shoots their second Match. Etc. etc. 

 

Commands and General Rotation at Phoenix Airgun Benchrest Events:

Set up of your rifle is only allowed during a HOT Line.  This is denoted by both verbal commands and the Red indicator flag located in the middle of the firing line of the range. 

Prior to the first match of the day, hot (15 min) and cold lines (10 min) will alternate until the start. This accomidates for arrivals, equipment set-up, and practice. 

 

1.Match Target distribution 

2. Upon verification that the line is safe, the Match Director will make the shooting Line COLD to place targets.  

"Shooters, all actions open, and safety devices in place. Step away from your benches behind the yellow line”. (Upon verification) “The line is COLD at this time.” Red flag moved inward.  "Place your Targets"

3.   Upon verification that the range is safe, the Match Director will make the "Shooting Line HOT at this time." The RED flag is moved outward.  At the onset of the first Match and / or Relay, it will be called out “This is Relay #X, Match #X, XX Class (if segregated classes are shot). Shooters, to your benches. You have 5 minutes to air up your rifle and MAKE READY.  DO NOT load your rifle until after the Starting Horn is sound.  "You may remove your Empty-Breech-Indicator at this time” 

 

(In some subsequent Matches, airing up will be done after the Cease Fire) 

 

4.  After the designated time, “Any shooters not ready, raise your hand”. Anyone not ready is granted only 3 minutes to resolve their issue. 

 

5.  “You have 20 minutes to complete this match... at the sound of the HORN, you may COMMENCE FIRE... (Horn Sound)”.  We use recorded instructions played over the PA system. The onset of time is started at the HORN sound, NOT at the word COMMENCE as is listed in world rules. 

 

6.  During the match, time callouts will be made at 10 minutes, 5, minutes, and 30 seconds remaining.

 

7.  Upon completion of the allotted time a HORN will be blown, then the command "CEASE FIRE...  Shooters, all actions open, and safety device in place. Step away from your benches behind the yellow line”. (Upon verification) “The line is COLD at this time.” Red flag moved inward.  

7a.  (In some competitions, “You have three minutes to air up your rifle, the line will remain HOT.” After 3 minutes, “Any shooters not done raise your hand.  Shooters, all actions open, and safety device in place. Step away from your benches behind the yellow line”. (Upon verification) “The line is COLD at this time.” Red flag moved inward.  

 

7.  Upon verification of all shooters complying and safe, “Go ahead, proceed down range to retrieve and replace your targets." Remove your staples and give your target to the designated collector. 

 

8.  After Target placement, and the range is clear, “Shooters, We are calling the line HOT”  Red flag out.  “Approach your benches and MAKE READY. “  OR “Shooters clean your bench, and next relay approach your bench”

 

Repeat.  Go to #1 or #2 as necessary.