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 Benchrest Match Report
2 September 2018
Weather: Hotter and humider!
Several shooters shrugged off the heightened heat and dismally damp dew point and managed to make it out to the range to shoot between the sweat drops at the September IR5050-style match at Sanner’s Lake. All of the competitors were veteran benchrest shooters but several were trying out new or upgraded rifles to see how they performed under match conditions. Mark S was shooting his silhouette rifle and was pleased to find out it did nearly as well with the cheaper (relatively speaking) ammo as it did with the pricey stuff, taking first place in the combined and individual score categories. Looks like he’ll be sticking with that rifle/ammo combination for silhouette matches! Mike B and his 10/22 posted consistently strong scores to take second place in the combined score category with a strong 614-3X, while Frank T was still dialing-in his Ruger Precision Rimfire rifle but managed to put it all together on his last string with a decent 213-2X. See the September Report for all the details. The next (and last) match of the year is currently scheduled for 7 October, although the club calendar currently shows a conflict with Appleseed that weekend, so stand by for an updated schedule...
- 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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