The latest round of the Club bench rest competition was held today. The comp. is proving to be more and more popular. Today eight competitors took part. Some regulars were away on holiday.
The course of fire is as follows:
Caliber .22 Maximum score 250, with 25 x Bulls
Thirty minutes to shoot one shot at each of twenty five individual targets 50 metres away. The bull being only 1cm in diameter. (About the size of a house fly)
The centre of the bull is a dot of 1.5 mm diameter, half that of the head of a match. This is called the x bull. If hit, the fact is recorded as “x bull”.
The time includes any sighting-in shots.
A steady hand, good gun and scope as well as top class ammunition is required.
A front support can be used but the butt must be into the shooter’s shoulder. No rear butt bags allowed.
The precision needed to have a good score requires the trigger to be released between heart beats. The body’s pulse is magnified by the telescopic sight and the minute up and down movement observed through the ‘scope must be compensated for.
Today’s results are as follows.
Position Score X Bull
1. Peter Biebrach 245 3
2. David Tyler 235 7
3. Jan Danniells 228 4
4. Dai Sneade 227 1
5. Rob Barrett 223 3
6. Steve Allum 205 1
7. Tim Sutton 201 2
8, Chas Rhone 192 1