IR 50/50 Rimfire Bench Rest Match

IR5050 is a benchrest match using scoped .22LR rifles at either 50 meters or 50 yards.  Our match at SLSC is not an officially sanctioned IR5050 match but is similar in rules and requirements.  The targets are placed at 50 yards; there are 25 targets on each score sheet and all are shot within 30 minutes.  Only one shot per target square is allowed, but sighting shots can be taken as needed. Three relays (one target sheet each) are shot per match for a total of 75 shots for record.  This is a "run what you brung" fun match so we do not sort our rifles into classes; everybody shoots in what is essentially the "unlimited" class.  That being said, we do note your rifle make and model so if you manage to out-shoot that guy with a slick custom action using your bone stock 10/22 you'll get special recognition in the match report!     

Current Match Report


Sanner’s Lake IR5050 Rimfire Benchrest Match Report

2 June 2024

A full firing line of benchrest competitors took advantage of the freshly-rebuilt (i.e. MUCH less wobbly) rifle range benches to lay down some excellent scores at the June IR5050-style match at Sanner’s Lake!  And when the smoke cleared the scores were as tight as the benches, where it all came down to single points and X-counts deciding the order of the top shots.  Further down the standings the race was similarly tight, with a throng of tough and tenacious 10/22’s battling it out for semi-auto superiority.  See all the scores and details at the link below. 

IR5050 Match Report June 2024.docx

Our next match will be on 7 July; come on out and see how much happier your rifle is (and scores are) when seated on a solid foundation...see you there! 

Match Photos

Range Records

Combined Three Target Score

Greg Banta - Vudoo V-22S:  747-46X  (August 2023)

Individual Target Score

Greg Banta - Vudoo V-22S:  250-18X  (August 2023)

Upcoming events

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.

  • Open to the public.



  • First Sunday of the Month; May - October
  • Gate opens around 12:15PM for sign in and set up
  • Safety brief at 12:50PM
  • Match start 1:00PM


  • $3


  • No special classes.  Everybody shoots in what is essentially an "unlimited" class.  Run what you brung! 

Equipment Needed:

  • .22LR rifle sighted in for 50 yds.
  • 75 rounds of .22LR ammunition plus sighting rounds.  
  • 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 target sheets total.
  • One shot per target square is permitted.
  • The target is an official USRA-IR5050 target.
  • Three target sheets (relays) are shot per match.


  • 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. 
  • If more than one shot appears in target square, shooter receives lowest score. 
  • 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 for an individual target; 750 and 75X's for a combined three target score.


(for Reference Only)

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

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