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Welcome to
United States Air Rifle Benchrest

Air Rifle Benchrest continues to grow in the United States. Currently, thirteen 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.

Adoption of Bylaws

Recently adopted is a set of bylaws intended to guide and direct the governance of USARB. Individual members of this association may not agree with all aspects of these bylaws, but it is the hope of the Board, that all will agree with the effort towards greater transparency and accountability. They are located under the “Directives” tab in the menu bar at the top of the home page.

National Championships

The 2017 National Competition held in Salem NY was a success, in part to the generous contributions of the following sponsors who we wish to thank.
Sightron – Siii10-50×60 FTIRMOA scope with side wheel, eye piece and neoprene scope coat. List price $1700
Airguns of Arizona – Aztec Emerald 5.5-25X50 scope, 3 sets of Sportsmatch scope rings and a Sportsmatch Spirit Level kit
Predator International – Two sleeves of JSB 8.4gr 4.52mm pellets, matching lot numbers
BKL Technologies – several sets of 1″ and 30mm scope rings
Pyramyd Air – 48 empty plastic bags valued at .78c each and 10 tins of JSB Monsters
Paul Bendix – $100

50 Yard Targets

USARB is now distributing, on a trial basis, sanctioned targets for 50 yard Open, Unlimited, and Spring Piston class shooting. Required use of these targets for USA Record submittals, and Scoreline inclusion is the same as the existing 25 meter sanctioned target program. Refer to the bottom of the Target and Scoring Page for particulars on cost and ordering.

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.


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.

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.

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