Where the target is the only authority.
Welcome to our new website. With the first ever World Air Rifle Benchrest Championship completed in July 2008, the 2011 World Championships held in South Carolina now behind us and the 2015 World Championships in front of us, we continue with this website in the hopes of promoting this sport throughout the United States and the world.
Registration is now open for the 2014 United States Air Rifle Benchrest National Championship in Phoenix, Arizona at the Rio Salado Sportsmans Club on May 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, 2014.
Those shooters wishing to qualify for the 2015 World Championships in Brisbane, Australia must shoot at a sanctioned regional event during 2014. Regional events and dates will be announced here.
What It Takes To Be A Competitor
It has been suggested that to be a “real” competitor that one must have expensive, high end equipment, travel across the country, seek out top flight competition and get that pit in your stomach when the range goes hot.
Now, if that is you and are enjoying every minute, then by all means, don’t stop. Your passion and dedication will take you far.
However, there are some that take a more casual and relaxed approach. Friends get together at the same place, shoot, have a good time, tease one another, go have lunch. That you are different does not make you any less a competitor than the first group. The USA Scoreline and various postal matches are the perfect venue for your group to compare scores with those other guys and girls.
In 2010, I shot on a 3 man team for the 2010 World Postal Championship. None of us were world class shooters, travel beyond our zip code was out of the question and that pit in your stomach was missing, we were laughing too much. I will admit my equipment was pretty state of the art for the time. We had one of the club range officers put the targets up and take them down. We thought the shooters were not allowed to touch their targets. The targets were mailed to a friend in Arkansas so he might score them. Only numbers identified the targets, had to be impartial. 2 of the sets of targets did not score as well as we had hoped. The other set of targets would have won. The team decided not to turn in any of the targets, we were a team, all for one and one for all. Later, many asked how we had done so well. Our answer, “We didn’t know enough to realize we were supposed to choke.” We did have a good time that day.
For 2014, a $25.00 per year, per club fee will be collected for sanctioning purposes.
Funds will cover both organizational costs and discretionary items.
A three (3) member panel of volunteers will approve of discretionary items.
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. Your input for changes and improvements to this site are always welcome.
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