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It is really quite simple. We take a 22 long rifle and put it on a benchrest and shoot ABRA-20/ ARA-25 rounds at a target for score at 50 yards in ABRA-15/ARA-20 minutes.
The bullseye on the target is small, about the size of a .22 bullet and so are the scoring rings. In this game, we are striving for the absolute ultimate in accuracy with the targets placed at fifty yards. Our best shooting rifles are quite specialized with custom actions, barrels, triggers, and stocks, not to mention, 36+ power target scopes. We also have some custom 10/22 styled action rifles that are proving to be quite up to the task and sometimes beating the custom bolt action rifles for a lot less cost. We use 1 piece rests as well as 2 piece rests. The wind is a huge factor on these little bullets. A slight breeze can move a bullet up to an inch. Most shooters use up to four wind flags for fifty yards and wait for the conditions to be the same as the first shot. How we hold the rifle has a great deal of effect on where the shot goes.
We all enjoy the company of others. We shoot for the fun of it but we shoot as well as we can. We all help each other and we are all excited when someone shoots a good score. Come on out and shoot with us. You will find friends here.
Auto Benchrest Association began in Boerne, TX in 2014 and we have been sanctioned since the start. The target consists of 20 bull target and a 15 minute time limit. The maximum score is 200. It is designed for use with semi-automatic rifles and the Ruger 10/22 style is one of the most popular and is quite accurate right off the shelf.
There are 4 classes shot, Factory, Unlimited, Outlaw Heavy Barrel Bolt and Outlaw Light Barrel Bolt. In addition Junior competitors (7 to 16 years old) shoot beside the Senior competitors, with each class separated for scoring. Factory and Unlimited are required to use two piece rests, while Outlaw Heavy and Lite Bolt can use either one or two piece rest. One of the best things that we have seen is that the match scores are so close to each other, many times being separated by only 1 point over 4 targets, so it is the ultimate close competition.This is a geat sport for the whole family.
The American Rimfire Association is a sanctioning body for .22lr bench rest competitions. Both the Unlimited and Factory class have 20 minutes to shoot a 25 bull target for a maximum score of 2500.
ARA is scored on ‘worst’ edge meaning the outside of the bullet hole away from the center of the bull is what determines your score for that shot. Don’t worry about having to understand it completely; we can explain everything in detail during the match and will score everything.