Welcome to
United States Air Rifle Benchrest

Air Rifle Benchrest continues to grow in the United States. Sanctioned clubs have grown from 11 in 2013 to 16 in 2016. Further, United States National Championships continue to be held. In the interest of continuing this growth, we updated this website to promote this sport throughout the United States and the world. Your input for changes and improvements to this site are always welcome.

Scoring Plug Program

USARB has initiated a program to distribute two custom scoring plugs free of charge to sanctioned clubs that request them. The intent is to make tools available that we believe will promote better scoring practices and reliable outcomes.  Click here for details and ordering instructions.

USARB Classification Changes

The Board of Directors has experimented with new rifle classifications in the interest of expanding participation through greater variety of classes. Not all of these have succeeded in developing significant followings, and there is a need to streamline the overall number of classifications for the benefit of those that do have significant followings. So after difficult consideration, the Board has decided to eliminate the Hybrid and Production classifications, while retaining the Spring Piston classification on a continuing trial basis.

We would like to remind Match Directors that while only certain classifications are sanctioned for inclusion in Scoreline, Records, or National Championships, any other classification deemed appropriate at the club level may be offered at that club’s discretion.

2016 Nationals

USARB has decided to sanction and conduct its National Championship again at Oxnard Ca. in 2016. Dates are September 23-25 with competition in Light Varmint, Heavy Varmint, US Open and US Spring Piston classes. Formal registration is now open, and to be limited to 42 Participants. The registration form is available here.  The schedule of events is available here.

This event was well attended, smoothly run, and enjoyed by those who participated in 2015… we look forward to a similar experience in 2016.

USA Spring Piston Class

Permanent sanctioning will be based on visible participation by shooters as evidenced by club competition scores posted to USARB Scoreline page. Rules for this class were developed with the cooperation of a group of respected Match Directors interested in promoting the class. The Board of Directors wishes to convey its appreciation of all members of this Committee for their leadership, effort, and end product.


For 2016, a $25.00 yearly, per club donation will be collected for sanctioning purposes.  See “Affiliated Clubs” page for detailed mailing information, and individual club listings for sanctioning status.  Funds will be used to cover both organizational expenses and discretionary items.

The Board of Directors

  • Joe Friedrich, Open Grove Air Rifle Oxnard, California
  • Ron Silveira, Wild River Air Rifle Grants Pass, Oregon
  • Bob Zimmerman, Houston Benchrest Group Houston, Texas
  • Craig Young, WRABF Executive Officer South Carolina

Our Mission Statement

As an organization, we will support all air rifle benchrest competitions in association with our partners around the country and the rest of the world. Our site will be updated with news, scores and other information for those who participate in, or want to participate in, air rifle benchrest competitions. Please use our website to learn and understand more about this growing shooting sport.