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Club Events / BR101 in Rocky Mountain House
« on: May 28, 2023, 07:35:31 PM »
Sorry for the late posting but I want to acknowledge the Rocky Rod & Gun Club who graciously allowed the use of their range on May 13th to host a BR101 event. Many thanks to Eugene and Curtis for pulling this together. We had 10 students and 7 coaches attend. Weather was great, and the wind picked up as the day went on, and it provided for challenging conditions. A great day to share an introduction to the sport of Benchrest.

A few pictures below.

Reminder to everyone that we Rosebud will have our Heavy Iron shoot on June 10-122. 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.

If you can lift it on the bench, you can shoot it! 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.

BRSC - Benchrest Shooters Canada / Re: 2023 BRSC Nationals Update
« on: May 28, 2023, 02:11:41 PM »
Thanks for the update Calvin. Looking forward to it.

Kudos to Tory for running this fundraiser! $500 donation to the team has been received. Well done Tory.

Club Events / Re: BR 101 in Lethbridge
« on: May 08, 2023, 08:41:39 PM »
Tony, on behalf of the coaches thanks for making the range available and rounding up the students. Our guys had a great time helping the newcomers down the slippery slope.

Thanks Mark. I know these are a pain to type up, but always well received by the inquiring minds!

Hugh Williamson Precision / Re: Real World Results With HWP Barrels
« on: May 05, 2023, 08:27:16 AM »
NBRSA published the equipment list for the 2023 Cactus Classic. There are 2 HWP barrels in the HV Grand top 10, and 3 HWP barrels in the LV Grand. Note Steve Horsley who has recently moved to Alberta and attended his first Cactus Classic and managed a top 10 finish in a Grand Agg. Well done Steve!

Club Events / Re: Resultat Maska Quebec Benchrest Score April 23
« on: May 04, 2023, 02:13:32 PM »
Thanks for posting the results!

Thanks to the Mission & District Rod & Gun Club for hosting the Spring Tuneup match this weekend. Special thanks go the the helpers and volunteers that make it happen, such as Mark Dumont, Joe Mendham, Allan Mantler, among others. A notable performance by Mark Dumont was turned in, whereby he was the overall winner of the match this weekend. Mark is a member of the Mission Club and will be competing in France this September as part of Team Canada. I too would like to note how great it was to see Nobby Uno, as Nobby built my first BR rifle probably 30 years ago!

L-R: Tyler Edmunds, Nobby Uno, Brent Meyer, Vic Edmunds, Don Ells, Allan Mantler, Mark Dumont, Rick Pollock, Art Harder, Tony Jansma

The World Benchrest Team wishes to recognize the generous support offered by The Mission & District Rod & Gun Club through a cash donation to help offset the costs of attending this event in France in late September of this year. To send 12 shooters and all their gear to Europe is no small undertaking and without the support of sponsors it would be questionable if we could send even a team. The attached picture is of the 6 shooters on the World  Team who attended this most recent shoot in Mission along with MDRGC President -Tex.

L-R Allan Mantler (MDRGC member), Mark Dumont (MDRGC Member and match winner), Tyler Edmunds, Tex, Doug Thompson, Vic Edmunds, Rick Pollock. We couldn't be prouder of these guys!

BRSC - Benchrest Shooters Canada / Re: 2023 BRSC Nationals Update
« on: April 23, 2023, 02:23:56 PM »
Thanks Cal for the update.

Team Canada is pleased to announce two additional sponsors of the Team Canada effort to reach the podium in France:

Mission & District Rod & Gun Club
March Scopes Canada - The Canadian Distributor for March Scopes

This means a lot to the team and we are grateful for all the support we have received.

Team Canada has garnered a number of Sponsorships to assist with the costs of attending this event, for that I expressly want to thank the following entities:

Alberta Provincial Rifle Association
Rosebud Silhouette & Benchrest Club
Bench Rest Shooters Canada
Plenty O Patches
Hugh Williamson Precision
Nomad Aviation
Pollock Aviation
Stinger Ballistics
Jiffy Lube
Kenora - Lake of the Woods Gun Club

All in, the cost for Team Canada to attend this event is in the neighbourhood of $70,000.  Once we factor in flights, hotels, entry fees, bus transportation, etc for 12 shooters, it adds up very quickly.

If any company or individual has an interest in helping out financially, the team members would really appreciate it! Interested parties should contact me at

Hugh Williamson Precision / Re: Real World Results With HWP Barrels
« on: March 18, 2023, 04:14:08 PM »
Full results attached below. I don't think Dusty was at this shoot.

Hugh Williamson Precision / Re: Real World Results With HWP Barrels
« on: March 16, 2023, 08:29:02 AM »
Happy to report that Hugh Williamson and I had a great result at the Cactus Classic shooting HWP Barrels.

Hugh won the LV 100 and I won the LV 200. In the 2-Gun Hugh was 5th and I was 4th.

Spot the two Canadians in the attached photo!


Club Events / Re: 2023 Cactus 2 Gun results
« on: March 15, 2023, 09:15:08 AM »
Thanks for the the nice comments. We had a great time. There were 7 Canadians attending: Hugh W, Rick P, Doug T, Vic E, Tyler E, Rob S and Steve H. Canada is well represented at these events.

Centerfire Discussions / Re: Newbie
« on: February 17, 2023, 08:18:45 PM »
Thanks for posting and welcome to the slippery slope! A name would be good here, if you don't mind posting it. I am sure everyone is wondering who the new guy in Selkirk is!

We are running BR101 in Lethbridge and Rocky Mountain House this year. In years past we have run it in Calgary and Medicine Hat as well. It has been a great format for getting shooters introduced to BR.

The BR community is small and everyone knows everyone, hence the high level of trust. It was a good choice to have Mike Bryant build you a rifle as he is a terrific gunsmith and a super nice guy. Glad you found Calvin, a mentor will save you years on the learning curve, and thousands of misspent dollars.

There will be about 12 of us from out West invade Selkirk for the Nationals, I look forward to meeting you as I am sure the rest of the mob does as well.

Rick Pollock

We have had some adjustments to the World Team for France.

As of today the following shooters comprise Team Canada.




About This Forum / Re: Site Back after 6 Days
« on: February 08, 2023, 05:33:26 PM »
I can see this post. The site has a bug where it doesn't like " or ' in the posts and seems to forget everything after those characters. There will be an upgrade in the coming week or so, and hopefully that bug goes away at that time.

About This Forum / Re: Site Back after 6 Days
« on: February 08, 2023, 03:28:12 PM »
Thanks to Scott for getting us up and running again! Kudos to him for persisting until the problem was resolved.

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