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Rosebud Silhouette & Benchrest Club is pleased to announce  the Stampede Shootout will take place July 16th and 17th. This will be a BRSC sanctioned group shoot. Memberships can be purchased at the range if you need one. The Stampede Shootout will be 4-Gun contest. We will shoot all 4 BR group shoot classes in this event, all aggregates will be at 100 yards over the two days.  The Champion will be the lowest in the combined 4-Gun Grand Aggregate, with individual class aggregates awarded as well. Match Fee is $80 for the weekend. Dates as follows:

July 14th Thursday - BR201 Tuning and Cleaning discussion (3 PM)
July 15th Friday - Practice Day and Ask Hugh a Question Day
July 16th Saturday - Sporter 100 yds in AM and LV 100 yds in afternoon, BBQ after matches
July 17th Sunday - HV 100 yds in the AM, Unlimited (5-shot) 100 yds in afternoon, Trophy presentations after matches finished.

Camping is allowed and those looking to camp at the range should contact me in advance to make arrangements. This is dry camping with no amenities. Anyone looking for hotel recommendations please contact me.

Loading is in the clubhouse where we have space for about 30 shooters and their reloading equipment and there are electrical outlets are available for chargemasters, autotricklers etc.

We have 3 sets of range flags available for use by out of town shooters, and we also have Farley bases for people who want to travel only with the Farley tops.
There will be a BBQ on the Saturday after the shooting is completed. The club will supply the side dishes and soft drinks. The shooters should bring their own steaks, burgers etc to grill.

Friday practice day and BR201 is available for everyone. Out of towners and non-members let me know in advance if you plan to participate in this so we can arrange access on the Thursday and Friday.

If anybody need directions try this link: https://goo.gl/maps/j3MZ9Z2zfEA2 or https://www.albertarifle.com/directions

Last thought, I will have an area set up for a BR swap meet, so feel free to bring BR related items you wish to display for sale.

It is very helpful for us to know in advance who all is coming to this shoot, to arrange helpers and support to make the match run smoothly To that end please let me know if you are attending, unless we have communicated already.

Any questions please send them through to rickpollock@shaw.ca

Looking forward to seeing everyone there!

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Club Events / Lethbridge Fish & Game Association
« on: June 05, 2022, 01:23:05 PM »
Yesterday Hugh Williamson, Wally Pollock and, myself went to the LFGA grand re-opening of their facility. This coincided with National Range Day and the 99th Anniversary of the founding of the Club. Check them out at: https://lfga.club/

Numerous renovations have taken place, notable for bench shooters is the extension of the Range #2 which is the Benchrest range. It now includes an expanded firing line and 16 concrete benches.

 A big shoutout to Dave Fisher and his crew for the fine work they have done to make this possible.

Benchrest is alive and well in Lethbridge!

Rick


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Reminder to everyone that we Rosebud will have our Heavy Iron shoot on June 11-12. This is an all unlimited class shoot where shoot both 5-shot groups and 10-shot groups at 100 and 200 yards. This is a BRSC registered tournament.

There is a practice day on Friday.

We will shoot 5 shot 100 yards Saturday morning and 10 shot 100 yards Saturday afternoon. On Sunday we will shoot 10 shot 200 yards in the morning and 5 shot 200 yards in the afternoon.

Out of town attendees planning to camp at the range, or non members needing access on the Friday practice day need to contact me to make arrangements.

Please let me know if you are planning to come so we can be sure to have the correct amount of helpers.

See you there

rickpollock@shaw.ca

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Club Events / BR101 Clinic at Rosebud Range May 14, 2022
« on: March 20, 2022, 09:24:24 PM »
The Rosebud Silhouette & Benchrest Club is pleased to announce it will hold a Benchrest 101 Clinic on May 14, 2022 at the club. This is our first chance to resume these clinics after having to cancel the 2020 and 2021 clinics, and are we ever glad to be back and offering this clinic.

This clinic provides an introduction to competitive Benchrest shooting. The focus will be on short range (100-200 yd) group shooting using center fire BR rifles.

This clinic will appeal to the accuracy enthusiast who is serious about entering the world of competitive BR shooting. The Clinic will provide the first step of many steps in learning to shoot BR at a regional, national and international level. The clinic is available to shooters who have not taken the clinic in previous years. You do not have to be a Rosebud member to attend.

The Clinic takes the better part of a full day, so you will need to plan accordingly. We will start at around 9:00 AM with part of the morning taken up in the clubhouse discussing the basics of Benchrest shooting, such as suitable cartridges, rifles, reloading, the match format, among many other topics. We will also use the morning to set up wind flags and bench rest equipment such as front rest and rear bags.

There will be a 30 minute lunch break and then in the afternoon there will be informal shooting instruction on the rifle range. Students will shoot using state of the art BR rifles and rests, wind flags, and all other associated equipment. This will also be a good time to see what cartridge reloading at the range is all about, and to see what how to keep clean a rifle bore to BR standards.

For this Clinic the coaches will supply the rifles and ammo, along with all the other equipment necessary to shoot a match. A coach will be assigned to each student. There is no need to bring your own rifle or sand bags etc., the coaches will provide that. Note the coaches are current and past members of the club who shoot at the Regional, National and World level. These folks have been there, done that and got the T-shirt so to speak.

All you need to do is bring your hearing protection, eye protection, lunch and refreshments. We expect to be done at about 4:00 PM.

Depending on availability of spare rifles, coaches etc we will likely limit this to about 20 shooters. I would recommend people sign up early.

To register please contact me at the e-mail below, or feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Rick Pollock
VP Benchrest  - Rosebud Silhouette & Benchrest Club
rickpollock@shaw.ca

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Photo And Video Gallery / Metallic Silhouette Shooting at Rosebud
« on: March 20, 2022, 09:05:56 PM »
Here is a video that was produced to promote Metallic Silhouette shooting at Rosebud




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Here is a video that was produced to promote F Class and TR shooting by the Alberta Fullbore Rifle Association


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Club Events / Cactus Classic 2022
« on: March 16, 2022, 03:39:30 PM »
A terrific showing by Canadians at the Cactus Classic in Phoenix this year. Our first chance to get back to Phoenix since 2020.

Check out the attached files on this and the following post.

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Fellow Shooters,

At this point the WBSF has indicated the World Championships will be held in South Africa in 2023. Of course this is all subject to unforeseen circumstances and restrictions that the host country has no control over. There is no set date yet or location. We are all awaiting that information, but as per previous years the qualifying takes place a year in advance of the tournament.

Here is the qualifying process for the 2023 World Benchrest Team. There are a few things that each shooter needs to take care of to be eligible for the team:

1. Each shooter needs to declare their intention to enter the qualifying process by the end of February 2022. An email to rickpollock@shaw.ca registering their intention to qualify will be sufficient.
2. Each shooter needs to be a member of BRSC during the qualifying year and the competition year.
3. During the competition season in 2022, shooters will need to email rickpollock@shaw.ca with evidence of their placings at various events to be added to the qualifying points tally and roster of shooters. All sanctioned group shoots are eligible for points accumulation.
4. At the end of 2022 each shooter will be asked to confirm by email if they plan to attend the World Championships in South Africa and submit a $500 CDN deposit to the World Team to be used against the entry fee for the World Championship.

Note: the qualifying ranking will be in accordance to the previous years format with your rank based upon how many points you have accumulated in the qualifying year. Points are awarded based upon how many shooters you placed above in your (6) best Grand Aggregates (LV, HV, SP) during 2022. There will be a cap of available points in each Grand Aggregate based upon the total # of shooters entered in the 2022 Cactus Classic.

Team selection will be based on this final ranking of accumulated points, and receipt of entry fee deposit, with the final selection taking place no later than December 31st, 2022.

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BRSC - Benchrest Shooters Canada / Rosebud 2022 BR Schedule
« on: December 13, 2021, 02:45:33 PM »
May 14                 BR101 - Introduction to BR Clinic

June 11/12           Heavy Iron Shoot (Unlimited Class, 5 and 10 Shot groups at 100 and 200 yds)

July 16/17            Stampede Shootout 4-Gun at 100yds (Sporter, LV, HV and Unlimited Class)
                           BBQ Saturday after matches are complete.
                           Friday is ask Hugh a question day.
                           Thursday afternoon will be BR 201 - Cleaning and Tuning
                           Swap Meet will run Thursday through Sunday

Aug.  28               King of the Hill multi-discipline match (score and group at 300 yds and gongs at 500m)
                           Practice Day Saturday 27th

Sept. 10/11          Alberta Provincials (LV and HV at 100 and 200 yards)

Further details to follow, but you can start booking your holidays now. Bearing in mind all subject to change of course depending on the latest instructions from the Provincial health agency.

Camping is allowed with prior arrangements. Note the club has purchased 3 sets of wind flags and poles for out of town shooters to use.

Contact me at rickpollock@shaw.ca or 403-554-6772 for further information, see everyone in 2022!


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Please be advised that the WBSF World Rimfire Championships will be held in Luxembourg Sept 12-17 in 2022. Subject of course to all local health regulations at that time. The possibility of a cancellation or postponement always exists but the organizers are confident the competition will take place.

Canadians interested in participating should contact me to register their interest and discuss the next steps.

Regards,

Rick Pollock
403-554-6772



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Photo And Video Gallery / Erik Cortina and Jack Neary Videos
« on: September 07, 2021, 06:30:58 PM »

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Please take note that the BRSC National Championships have been re-scheduled and will be held at the Rosebud Silhouette & Benchrest Club Sept. 4th and 5th. There will be a practice day on the Friday before the match. This is a registered match and will consist of LV 100 and HV 100 on the Saturday and then HV 200 and LV 200 on the Sunday.

We will have the BRSC AGM on the Friday, Sept. 3rd, in the Clubhouse at 3PM.

For any out of town visitors not familiar with the procedure to access the Club please contact me in advance.

The Club will provide a dinner including a main course and side dishes as well as soft drinks and snacks on the Saturday after the matches are completed. Shooters and guests are welcome, please let me know if you can attend.

Camping is available, just let me know in advance to make arrangements.

This looks like it will be a terrific turnout, and some very stiff competition. Looking forward to seeing everyone there.

Rick Pollock
rickpollock@shaw.ca
403-554-6772

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Calling all BR Shooters!
 
Rosebud Silhouette & Benchrest Club is pleased to announce it is going ahead with the Stampede Shootout scheduled for July 10th and 11th,  with a practice day on the Friday July 9th. Alberta is in stage 2 of our Covid re-opening plan with all restrictions expected to be lifted around June 30th.

This will be a BRSC sanctioned group shoot. Memberships can be purchased at the range if you need one. The Stampede Shootout will be 4-Gun contest. That is: we will shoot all 4 BR classes in this event, all aggregates will be at 100 yards over the two days. Saturday will be Sporter and LV, and Sunday will be HV and Unl. (5-shot). The Champion will be the lowest in the combined 4-Gun Grand Aggregate, with individual class aggregates awarded as well. Match Fee is $80 for the weekend.

Camping is allowed and those looking to camp at the range should contact me in advance to make arrangements. This is dry camping with no amenities. Anyone looking for hotel recommendations please contact me.

Loading is in the clubhouse where we have space for about 30 shooters and their reloading equipment. 

There will be a BBQ on the Saturday after the shooting is completed. The club will supply the side dishes and soft drinks. The shooters should bring their own steaks, burgers etc to grill.

Friday practice day is available for everyone. Out of towners and non-members let me know in advance if you plan to participate in this so we can arrange access on the Friday.

If anybody need directions try this link: https://goo.gl/maps/j3MZ9Z2zfEA2 or https://www.albertarifle.com/directions

It is very helpful for us to know in advance who all is coming to this shoot, to arrange helpers and support to make the match run smoothly To that end please let me know if you are attending, unless we have communicated already.

Last thought, I will have an area set up for a swap meet, so feel free to bring items you wish to display for sale.

Any questions please send them through to rickpollock@shaw.ca

Looking forward to seeing everyone there!

Rick Pollock

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Reminder to everyone that we Rosebud will have our Heavy Iron shoot on June 12 - 13. It is expected by then the Province will have opened covid restrictions enough to host a match. This is an all unlimited class shoot

We will shoot 5 shot 100 yards Saturday morning and 10 shot 100 yards Saturday afternoon. On Sunday we will shoot 10 shot 200 yards in the morning and 5 shot 200 yards in the afternoon.

Out of town attendees planning to camp at the range, or non members needing access on the Friday practice day need to contact me to make arrangements.

Please let me know if you are planning to come so we can be sure to have the correct amount of helpers.

Thanks
rickpollock@shaw.ca

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BRSC - Benchrest Shooters Canada / Rosebud 2021 Benchrest Schedule
« on: December 07, 2020, 08:31:47 AM »
Below is the Rosebud schedule for 2021. Subject to change depending on how 2021 goes, hopefully better than 2020!

June 12/13 - Heavy Iron Shoot (Unl 5/10 Shot 100/200 yds)
July 10/11- Stampede Shootout (4-Gun SP/LV/HV/UNL 100yds)
Aug 29 - King of the Hill (Multi Discipline score/group at 300 yds, and gongs at 500m)
Sept 4/5 - Alberta Provincials (LV/HV 100/200 yds) BRSC National Championships

Contact rickpollock@shaw.ca for further details.


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Reminder to everyone our last BRSC sanctioned shoot at Rosebud in 2020, will be the Alberta Provincials on Sept 12/13. We will shoot LV 100 Saturday morning and HV 100 Saturday afternoon. We will rotate benches Saturday at the end of the day, then shoot HV 200 Sunday morning and LV 200 Sunday afternoon.

Those planning to camp at the range, or those needing access on the Friday practice day need to contact me for arrangements.

If you haven't already spoken to me, please let me know if you are planning to come so we can be sure to have the correct amount of helpers.

Thanks
rickpollock@shaw.ca

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March Scopes Canada (tm) / March Scopes Canada
« on: August 07, 2020, 03:48:01 PM »
Benchrest In Canada would like to welcome March Scopes Canada as a site sponsor. We look forward to their participation on this Board and hope to see them at the shoots. Check them out at: www.marchscopes.ca

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Please take note that the BRSC National Championships will be held at the Rosebud Silhouette & Benchrest Club Aug 1st and 2nd. Camping is available, just let me know in advance.

I would also appreciate hearing from any out of towners in advance, just to let you know the procedure for accessing the Club. The Club will provide a dinner including a main course and side dishes as well as soft drinks and snacks on the Saturday after the matches are completed.

Of special note we will have a tribute to our good Friend Dan Opel, immediately following the morning matches, at approximately 11:30 AM.

Lastly we will have the BRSC AGM on the Friday, July 31st, in the Clubhouse at 3PM.

This looks like it will be a terrific turnout, as we are expecting shooters from across Western Canada and even further points East. Looking forward to seeing everyone there.

Rick Pollock
rickpollock@shaw.ca
403-554-6772

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BRSC - Benchrest Shooters Canada / BRSC Annual AGM
« on: July 16, 2020, 05:29:00 PM »
To all the members of BRSC,

Please be advised that the BRSC Annual AGM will be held at the Rosebud Silhouette & Benchrest Club on Friday, July 31st at 3pm in the clubhouse. This is the Friday before the BRSC National Championships.

If there are any nominations for positions on the Executive or the Non-Executive positions please send them to me at rickpollock@shaw.ca
 
Rick Pollock
403-554-6772


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All,

The Rosebud club will host the Stampede Shootout this coming July 11,12. This will be a unique format as we will shoot all 4 BR classes at 100 yards over the two days. Saturday will be Sporter and LV at 100 yards, and Sunday will be HV and Unl. (5-shot).

Camping is allowed and those looking to camp at the range should contact me in advance to make arrangements. Anyone looking for hotel recommendations please contact me.

There will be a BBQ on the Saturday after the shooting is completed. The club will supply the side dishes and BBQ's and soft drinks. The shooters should bring their own meat to grill.

Friday practice day is available for the out of town shooters, just let me know in advance if you need access on the Friday.

Any questions please send them through to rickpollock@shaw.ca

See everyone there!

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