The SSAA National Rimfire Benchrest Championships were held at the Dairyville Range from March 8 to 12, 2017 with a bumper turn-out. There were 47 entrants in the Light Benchrest (LB), with 77 in the Heavy Benchrest (HB) and 81 in the IRB. This was a fantastic number of competitors for the event and general consensus from everyone who attended was that they enjoyed the shoot. In fact, the HB had to be held over two days as Dairyville only has 15 benches and it would have been impossible with so many entries to finish both the 50 yards and 100 yards in one day.
The wind was diabolical throughout but even so some great scores were achieved. The shooters were blessed with no rain but had the event been scheduled for the following week, it would have had to be cancelled as around 500mm was dumped in a deluge.
Once again, the organisers would like to say a big thank you to all the volunteers because without their help, nothing would happen. Thank you also to all the competitors who contributed to buy a Memorial Shield for one of the late members and club stalwart Neil Starr. This will be awarded to the winner of the combined 2-Gun and IRB at future National Championships. It was carried off for the first time by Paul Sullivan.
Other results included:
Light Benchrest top 10
Heavy Benchrest top 10
IRB top 10
|Caden Bardell||1483.76 (Junior)|
2-Gun top 10