This match at SLSC is an officially sanctioned USRA-IR50/50 match. IR 50/50 is a bench rest match shot with a scoped .22LR rifles at either 50 meters or 50 yards. There are 25 targets shot within 30 minutes. One shot per target square is allowed. Sighting shots may be taken in the sighter targets. Three relays (target sheets) per match are shot. There are three match types - 3-gun, Sporter and Unlimited. A 3-gun match is shot with a different class gun (Sporter, 10.5 lbs and 13.5 lbs) for each of the three relays in a match. The Sporter and Unlimited match shoots all three relays with the Sporter or Unlimited classed guns, respectively. More information can be found at the IR 50/50 website.
Current Match Report
Sanner’s Lake IR5050-style Rimfire Bench Rest Match Report
Given the hot and humid weather it wasn’t surprising that the turnout was light for the July IR5050-style match at Sanner’s Lake, but the two competitors who made it out to the range had the place to themselves while they challenged each other for benchrest supremacy. Both competitors were shooting newly-built/newly-acquired rifles and spent the match experimenting with ammo selection which is an ideal way to see what really performs under the stress of competition and what doesn’t. Mark S ran his first string with CCI standard velocity and then switched to Lapua Center-X and finally Eley Tenex and saw his scores increase each time commensurate with the cost of the ammo. Is winning a match worth the additional expense of high-end ammo? Of course it is. David H wasn’t far behind, though, and saw a similar increase in scores with each ammo change as the high individual score bounced back and forth between the competitors. See all the details in the July Match Report. The next match is scheduled for 5 August; if you have a rimfire rifle that is (or is supposed to be) “sub-MOA”, this match is the perfect opportunity to put it to the test and see if it truly measures up!
- Open to the public.
- .22LR rifle in as described in one of the classes above, with sighting info for 50 yds.
- 75 rounds .22LR ammunition plus sighting rounds (for all three relays). Ammunition must have lead projectile and no hand loads nor jacketed bullets permitted (required)
- Wind flags (optional)
- Front and rear rest (optional) Note: one-piece rest allowed only in Unlimited Division
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