There will be a sign-up sheet placed on the bench and shooters will sign on the position they want to fire on. The shooters can set up equipment on the firing point they sign up for, but no one is to sight or handle any firearm when personnel are down range. Shooters will be given time to sight their target and get their equipment ready to fire once the range is declared clear. You will be given 20 minutes to fire as many sighter shots the shooter deems necessary and the 25 shots for score. When the 20 minutes are up, shooters must remove bolts or install an empty chamber flag before anyone can go forward to collect and post new targets for the next relay.
Please respect the shooters on the line by keeping quiet near the firing line and use the areas away from it to carry on a conversation. Also please be helpful when setting up the target stands and collecting and posting new targets. In the past it seems to always be the same people doing this job, so jump in if you can! Also, if you are firing your weekly scores, please let shooters that have not yet fired have a bench so they can fire their score. You can fire banks but please don’t hold a bench hostage until all shooters have had a chance to fire. Good range etiquette is much appreciated by everyone.
2017 SOUTH FORK RIFLE CLUB .22 BENCHREST RIFLE LEAGUE
The 2017 South Fork Rile Club .22 Benchrest Rifle League will start on 5 June 2017. The league will fire on Monday evenings and run for 12 weeks. The last league night will be 21 August and the “FUN SHOOT” will be fired on the next Monday, 28 August. As usual there will be food and drink at the club on this night after the shoot.
There will be no Bank Week shooting prior to the starting of the league as has been done in the past. As has been the process, the shooter must fire 12 matches to earn an average. Those can be regular weekly matches, bank scores, or if needed, make up scores. After the 12 matches are fired, the 2 lower scores are thrown out and the 10 left will comprise the average for the league. The cost of a match, bank, or make up is $4.00 per match.
For the 2017 season the Classifications that have been used in the past have been removed. In their place there will be 2 classes, Unlimited and Factory. The definitions for these classes are:
Unlimited – This class will include all Custom Built Rifles and all-purpose built factory bench rest rifles, such as Anschutz etc. Custom Rifles are rifles that have had match barrels placed on the actions with or without tuners and in a bench rest stock.
Factory – For a rifle to compete in this class, they must have a factory stock, factory barrel, no attached tuner (magnetic tuner accepted). Improved triggers are acceptable, but the rifle must have a working safety.
A shooter can fire in both classes if he or she chooses.
We hope that these changes will improve the competition for the competitors and that it will level the playing field for the shooters. Especially for the shooter not wishing to fire against the Unlimited rifles.