300-Yard Rifle Benchrest

Mike Shapoval (402)420-5763 mike10shapoval@windstream.net

NOTE: All events are now listed on the calendar only. For best results contact the match director to confirm any last minute changes.

300-YARD BENCHREST MATCHES

Benchrest matches are held on the first Saturday of the month. (If the weather and range road conditions cooperate.) We will usually run three relays during these matches when we have enough shooters in all of the classes. We must have at least three people shooting in a class to have a relay for that class. If a person is shooting all three classes, we'll make arrangements to keep them at the same bench through the whole match. No use moving all that equipment around any more than we have to. We alternate the classes throughout the year, so a different class is shooting first each month. That way each class gets a chance to shoot in the different conditions that present themselves on our range.

40 caliber is the maximum caliber allowed in these classes.

The shooting is limited to 30 minutes for each relay. After you have fired your shots on the targets, the targets get scored, and the individual scores are compared to the other scores in that class. This lets us know who finished where so we can hand out awards the next month. We give out metal plaques (1" x 2½") to the first, second and third place finishers. Information listed on these plaques is: the Class, the Date, the Place and the Score. After you get three of the metal plaques you will then get a wood plaque (7" x 9") to display them on.

Custom, Varmint, and Hunter are the classes that we shoot on our range. The descriptions of the Classes are listed below. Most people will own some type of rifle that will fall into one of the classes. There is no scope limitation on any of these rifle classes. The cost per person/rifle is $12.00, or $30.00 if you want to shoot in all three classes. These matches are open to Ikes members and the general public as well.

Custom Class — Any rifle, any sight, no weight limits. In this class you'll find mainly 6PPC's and 30BR's. Course of fire is 20 shots for record with unlimited sigthers in 30 minutes. (Rail Guns Are Not Allowed)

Varmint Class — Any factory production made receiver and factory barrel, or a barrel of original factory contour as a replacement. Any trigger allowed. Rifle may be bedded and of any factory weight. The fore-end of the stock must be no wider than 2¾ inches. These rifles come with heavy barrels from the factory. The calibers in this class are mainly 223's and 308's. Course of fire is 20 shots for record with unlimited sighters in 30 minutes.

Hunter Class — This class is for your everyday deer-hunting rifle. Any factory production made receiver and factory barrel, or a barrel of original factory contour as a replacement is allowed. Any trigger is allowed. Rifle may be bedded and of any factory weight. There are some pretty good shooting rifles right out of the box these days. With good hand loads, it's nothing for these rifles to shoot 1½ inch groups at 200 yards. (With the right guy pulling the trigger that is.) The calibers that we normally see in this class are 308, 7-08, 270, 260 Rem. and some 223's. Course of fire is two 10 shot strings for record with unlimited sighters in 30 minutes each.

If you have any questions about shooting any of these matches with us, drop me an e-mail, or call me and I'll do my best to clear things up. See you at the range!

For more information about the 300-yard Benchrest matches, contact Mike Shapoval mike10shapoval@windstream.net Ph. 402-420-5763.

NOTE: THE 100-YARD RANGE AND PISTOL RANGE ARE NOW OPEN DURING THESE SHOOTS