SANNER'S LAKE SPORTSMEN'S CLUB

IR 50/50 Rimfire Bench Rest Match

This match is not an officially sanctioned USRA-IR50/50 match but is similar in rules and requirements.  IR 50/50 is a bench rest match shot with scoped .22LR rifles at either 50 meters or 50 yards.  At Sanners our matches are shot at 50 yards.  The 25 targets on each score sheet are shot within 30 minutes.  One shot per target square is allowed.  Sighting shots are taken as needed. Three relays (one target sheet each) are shot per match for a total of 75 shots for record.  We break down our classes into Sporter, 10.5lb, and 13.5lb – see below.  

Current Match Report

 Sanner’s Lake IR5050-style Rimfire Benchrest Match Report
  17 October 2021

 

Legitimate autumn weather finally showed up in Southern Maryland as brisk and chilly breezes made for challenging conditions at the October IR5050 match at Sanner’s Lake.  The autumn gusts didn’t stop Greg Banta and his Vudoo V-22S from putting together an excellent 249-11X on his first string, though, taking the high individual score with ease.  And while his subsequent strings didn’t quite match that score, Greg and his Vudoo did well enough to take high combined score with a strong 737-33X.  Meanwhile, Jeff Potts kept nipping at Greg’s heels with a super 243-3X individual and 705-9X combined, cresting the magic 700 mark and cruising into second place combined.  See all the scores and a picture from the match below. 

Thanks to all of our regular shooters and also the newcomers who came out to the range this year to support our rimfire matches.  Keep an eye on the Sanner’s Lake website calendar for next year’s schedule...in the meantime, give your rifle a coat of oil, perhaps tear it down and tune it up, and we’ll catch you at the range next year! 

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More Info

Match Director

Match Description

  • Three relays (target sheets) of 25 targets each shot over 30 mins at 50 yds with a scoped .22LR rimfire rifle from the bench rest position.


Who
  • Open to the public.

Where

Schedule

  • First Sunday of the Month; May - September
  • Arrive at 12:30PM for sign in and set up
  • Safety brief at 12:50PM
  • Match start 1:00PM

Cost

  • $3 for one relay or $5 for three relays

Classes

  • SPORTER - Rifle and scope must weigh 7.5 lbs. or less. Scope must be 6.5 power or less. Variable scopes will be checked by match director. Rifle must have a detachable magazine installed in the action. Stock  must be designed to be shoulder fired. 
  • 10.5 LB - Rifle and scope must weigh 10.5 lbs. or under. Any scope magnification is allowed.
  • 13.5 LB - Same rules as 10.5 pound class apply. Rifle and scope must weigh 13.5 lbs. or under. 

Equipment Needed:

  • .22LR rifle as described in one of the classes above, sighted in for 50 yds.
  • 75 rounds .22LR ammunition plus sighting rounds (for all three relays).  
  • Front and rear rest (optional) 

Course of Fire Details

  • Course of fire is 25 shots for record at 50 yards in 30 minutes, from the bench at each target sheet, three targets total.
  • One shot per target square is permitted.
  • The target is an official USRA-IR50/50 target.
  • Three target sheets (relay) are shot per match.

Scoring

  • If a bullet hole touches a line or X on the target bull, shooter receives the highest point. Inner most ring counts as ten points, and each succeeding ring counts one point less. Outer most ring counts as 3 points. The dot in the middle of the inner most ring counts as an X. This image shows proper scoring.
  • If more than one shot appears in target square, shooter receives lowest score minus one (1) point. 
  • If a shot intended for a sighter crosses into a record bull square it will be scored as a record shot if it is completely within the bull square.
  • Perfect score: 250 and 25X's.

Rules (for Reference Only)

Sanners Lake Sportmen's Club
PO Box 1300, Lexington Park, MD 20653

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