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Welcome to
United States Air Rifle Benchrest

Air Rifle Benchrest continues to grow in the United States. Currently, eighteen sanctioned clubs throughout the United States offer competition. Please see the Clubs page to find one near you. If you are interested in sanctioning a club, please send an email to the USARB Board of Directors using the Contact page.

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.

2019 National Championships

We are pleased to announce that the 2019 USARB Nationals will be held at the NRA Whittington Center in Raton, New Mexico on October 18th, 19th, and 20th. The NRA Whittington Center is a 35,000 acre shooting facility with everything a shooter could desire. If you also shoot firearms, bring them along. There is a range for everything. The Coors Benchrest range will be used and has 75 concrete benches on an open landscape that provides an equal opportunity for every bench number. There are no berms, structures, or impediments to the wind anywhere near the shooting line. Along with bench rotation each card, this should ensure each shooter has the same chance to perform well throughout the competition. The additional fact that this range is home to no club means that those traveling will not be competing against anyone with a home court advantage. There is a 100 yard indoor building behind the range where individuals may sight in their rifles. This building will also be used for meetings, scoring, lunch, and hanging scored cards for viewing. Click here for the registration form.

Record Scores Upgrade

In the interest of establishing a consistent standard and fair comparison, the Record Scores page has been updated to now list only those scores which have been formally verified. Older non-verified scores, without any prejudice respecting their accuracy, have been transferred to a Record Scores Archive page for preservation and viewing.

Scoring Tray Offer

Scoring trays (tables) contribute to accurate and efficient scoring by providing a flat surface that fully supports targets while plugging.  They are as beneficial a tool as custom gauges and lighted magnification.  So to promote their use, and while supply lasts, USARB is issuing a free custom tray to any currently sanctioned club that requests one.
Request should be submitted by club’s match director via the Board of Directors link on website Contact page (click here. Be sure to click on the Board radio button),  and should include club name and a mailing address.

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.

Sanctioning

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.

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.

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