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
16 October 2022
It was a beautiful fall afternoon at the rifle range and four shooters took advantage of the excellent conditions to put rimfire rounds downrange at the last IR5050 match of the year at Sanner’s Lake. The crisp air and light-to-nonexistent winds meant the potential was there for decent scores, and although no records were broken, the scores near the top were high and the action was tight. In the end, once again, Greg Banta and his Vudoo emerged at the top of the heap in both the individual and combined categories, but the battle for the remaining top spots required a few X-count tie-breakers to determine the final standings! Further down the list, David Harrel made a return after a long absence and saw his scores ratchet up with each string. Likewise, new shooter Marlin Jefferson saw things start to click as he slowly got the hang of the precision benchrest game.
Thanks to all of the participants in the various rimfire matches at the Sanner’s Lake rifle range this year for keeping the level of competition high and, more importantly, fun. We’ll pick it up again in the spring of 2023; keep an eye on the club calendar for details. See you next year!
Contact Match Director
- Open to the public.
- .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