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  1. #106
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    Maybe someone should have seen the future and figured out a way to incorporate the word "Sniper" in the NBRSA Objectives.

  2. #107
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    Quote Originally Posted by jackie schmidt View Post
    Benchrest is different than most other Disciplines in that you will never be better than the Rifle sitting in the bags.
    I think you nailed it there Jackie. Got me thinking about all the other shooting I did before attempting bench rest. In all those disciplines the object was to hit the dead center X on your target. The X ring has a defined diameter based on the distance of the target and the other scoring rings follow suit. So everybody is trying to hit the same thing. Whereas in group bench rest you're trying to put bullets two through five through the hole made by bullet one on your target. A significantly different concept. In all those other disciplines the scoring area is much larger than the bullet diameter. So you can still score well with lesser equipment. Not so in group shooting. Yeah, you're really right.

    I think I got suckered into group bench rest when I was at the Whittington Center shooting a Palma match. I went over to the Coors range to see what was going on and saw these guys in a big building reloading and talking. When their time to shoot came up they picked up a few rounds of ammo and their gun went out and shot five record shots, sitting down under cover and then went back into the building to reload shoot the bull and do it again. So I asked myself what do I do. I button up a heavy padded coat and lay down in the dirt under a hot sun. Wrap a tourniquet sling around my upper arm, attach it to a rifle and then squint through match sights while firing 20 record shots. When I'm done shooting I have to take my turn in the pits scoring a target and heaving a heavy target frame up and down while my back is wondering why I'm punishing it so. Meanwhile the bench rest shooters don't have to mark or change targets or do anything except shoot. So, I thought "Boy, these guys have broke the code". So I decided to try bench rest. That was about eleven years ago. In those years, I've never won a match or took a first place. I'd occasionally get a small group and I picked up a few 2nd and 3rd place wood. So, not much to show for the time, effort and expense. That said, I've had a lot of fun and learned a lot and I'm not ready to quit yet. But, I'm in the process of re-configuring my Palma rifle to shoot F-Class and will give that a try.
    Last edited by adamsgt; 11-28-2018 at 08:03 PM.

  3. #108
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    You really can't compare the two (PRS and BR rifles) I build rifles for PRS shooters, the accuracy requirement to compete in PRS is not as high as BR. I'm not saying that you don't build a PRS to be accurate but hunting for the last .001 of accuracy is really not the issue in that game. True BR is building the most accurate rifle possible and then having the skills to shoot it to it's potential. It goes back to my earlier post, it costs money to play at the top. If I could do it cheaper I (and everybody else) would do just that. I don't know how you get around that issue.

  4. #109
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    Noachian, Why are you repeating what I posted earlier? Have you something to add to that?

    Richard

  5. #110
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    Richard I don’tthink he knows how to respond with your quote. Look at his # of posts 2 new guy trying to figure out the system.

  6. #111
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    Gotcha, I bet your right

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