View Full Version : ISSF rules on benchrest stock rimfire unlimited

05-11-2009, 08:09 AM
I have a small question regarding stock limitations for benchrest rimfire unlimited.Someone who organises matches and introduced benchrest in Belgium told me if you want to shoot international you have to have a (wooden) classic stock.I have an Anschütz 1913 in a factory original 2213 alu stock.This gives problems as it is considered a frame constuction,which is prohibited(according to him).I thought it was ok as it's the original stock but apperantly it isn't.

Is this a fact or fiction?Belgian rules differ a bit from ISSF,for example weight is limited to 6,300 kg in unlimited(which I just manage).

Not that I have the intention to go international,I just wanted to know.

Peter Armstrong
05-12-2009, 04:14 PM
ISSF don’t run any international benchrest matches, I think you can find there rulebook is online and I’ve never heard of ISSF having any benchrest rules. I’d say this is pure fiction.

05-13-2009, 04:35 AM
So I can shoot with this stock although it is uncommon in benchrest?

Bill Collaros
05-13-2009, 04:47 AM
So I can shoot with this stock although it is uncommon in benchrest?

Pieter your rifle is fine, it is actually the Annie Bench Rest Model & is a very similar design to the FWB 2700 Benchrest model I shoot, I have had no queeries on it local or internationaly.

05-13-2009, 09:32 AM
That's right Bill.The Anschütz "benchrest" stock is very similar,except the cheekpiece that is longer,a sight extention,a simpler hook and a wedge to rest the stock.The Germans shoot benchrest standing off a rest with diopter,an all other story.For "real" benchrest Anschütz has the BR50 stock.

So he misinformed me.Maybe my good shooting at their match p.him o.a little:D
I will keep my Annie as she is then.Maybe I will shoot one day international,nobody knows.I sure do love this type of shooting.It's very addictive.

Thanks Bill,cheers Pieter