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BR Equipment + Components / Wanted 220 beggs or Russian sizing die
« Last post by Sgtgmm on June 17, 2021, 03:11:45 PM »
I know this is a longshot but looking for a 220 Beggs or russian body or sizing die.If you have one you want to sell pm with details and price.Thanks
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I am not, at least yet, a "benchrester", but I figure I should post here on a Benchrest site in order to get some guidance on proper form and proper use of equipment when specifically doing load development shooting from a bench.

Currently, I am an experienced shooter, but mostly handgun, and very casual and short range rifle. I am trying to learn all the necessary aspects of F-Class shooting (600 to 1000 yards) and PRS shooting. I'm finding there is a lot to learn.

But my greatest challenge right now is that my rifle, and my test ammunition handloads so far, appear to both perform better than I do. I have never been coached on how to set up my rifle, my accessories, and my body to achieve consistent enough results.

Yes, "sometimes" I can shoot 5-shot groups in the .25" or .30" size range, but I shoot at least half my groups larger than that (as bad as to 3/4" currently), and that's simply not consistent enough to PROPERLY evaluate one handload versus another. It's also not necessarily "good enough", since I am load testing at 100 yards, where F-Class shooting is done at 600 to 1000 yards! In essence, I am a big uncontrolled variable in my load testing, and since the rifle, and even the initial test loads are apparently quite good, my shortfalls are masking the true differences in performance of the different handloads.

This is despite my conscious focus on fundamentals such as scope setup, natural sight picture, breathing, and trigger control. One specific issue is that I don't feel totally relaxed, although I am certainly more relaxed than I was a few weeks ago.

I had an epiphany a few days ago at my last range session. I was shooting my typical mix of inconsistent group sizes, and suddenly realized that I was very subtly STRAINING to get my head high enough to get the cheek weld and scope sight picture needed. In examining why, I realized I was sitting on a different chair than at my last range session.

For the first time, I actually thought about the chairs at our club range. They are all "donated" by members, and they are all mostly different. Some are padded, some not, and the heights and overall dimensions vary. I grabbed a piece of scrap carpeting typically used by club members on the wooden bench tops, folded it up, place dit on the chair, and adjusted the carpet height until I could get a good cheek weld and scope sight picture without straining.

The next several groups I fired were instantly notably smaller than the earlier ones, and also notably more consistent (although still not great!  :) ) So, I ordered a strong, adjustable stool that I will bring to the range when doing load devlopment, and find what height seems to work best for me, and then KEEP that height consistent.

That made me wonder what OTHER body positioning mistakes I might be making. I've never been taught how exactly to sit when at a shooting bench, what is ideal sitting height for a 5'7" shooter, how far forward or rearward on the adjustable comb is optimal, should my head be level front to back (cannot be level side to side because runs into the comb before getting the right sight picture in the scope), should my back be upright or leaned into the rifle, how far right should I be into the t-shaped bench (I am righthanded), what scope magnification is appropriate for 100 yard and later 200 yards load development shooting off a bench, etc. etc.

I have a great F-Class buddy who advises me on a lot of shooting aspects and handloading, but he does NOT do any benchrest shooting, so he can't guide me on this.

If there is anyone here who thinks they might be able to offer some guidance, I can post details of my rifle, my available accessories, my physical build, etc. I would like to be able to do things RIGHT before I practice with bad habits that could be hard to break later.

Jim G

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BRSC - Benchrest Shooters Canada / Stampede Shootout July 10/11 2021 - Rosebud
« Last post by rpollock on June 15, 2021, 03:26:05 PM »
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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BRSC - Benchrest Shooters Canada / Re: Rosebud Heavy Iron Shoot June 12, 13 2021
« Last post by rpollock on June 15, 2021, 03:03:42 PM »
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BRSC - Benchrest Shooters Canada / Re: Rosebud Heavy Iron Shoot June 12, 13 2021
« Last post by rpollock on June 15, 2021, 01:30:58 PM »
All,

The Heavy Iron is complete. 10 adventurous souls came out to play. The big winner is Hugh Williamson with a combined aggregate of .3187 for the weekend. Pretty amazing considering it was windy enough to blow things off the bench that weren't held down!

Note Hugh targets for 100 yds Unl 5 shot are going to the record committee for consideration of a BRSC record. This is also a Rosebud Range Record.

I also owe Tyler a screamer certificate for his 10 shot .347 Very impressive considering the conditions.

Next shoot is the Stampede Shootout July 10/11 which is a 4-Gun sporter/LV/HV/Unl all shot at 100 yards. I hope to see everyone there.

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I think our current health orders are set to expire June 26th. With any luck we should have some indication where things are at.

I would hate to see this match not happen but under our current circumstances I understand you guys have to make a decision soon. Good luck.

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What is there to say?

As you may well know MB is looking like one of the last provinces to start opening up.  As of 12 AM Saturday,  outside group sizes are increasing for up to 5 people from 2 different households plus your individual household.  This is a great thing.

Grant and I have been on the fence of whether or not this will happen.  I have corresponded with a few people on this and they have asked that we hold off making a decision.  The hardest part is trying to decide how long to wait to make a decision.  We want to be fair to those that plan on traveling.

What I will say is of you have had your shot and not your second, my suggestion get the second.  If you have not heard, MB is in talks with the provinces to open up inter provincial travel with no isolation time if you have both shots.  Currently if you travel to MB you are to self isolate for 10 or 14 days.  If you have had the shots they are planning to drop that requirement.

Fingers crossed that this will pan out.

Calvin
 
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BR Equipment + Components / Neil Jones 17 mach IV dies
« Last post by Joe Mendham on June 10, 2021, 10:41:40 PM »
      For sale   a set of Neil Jones  17 cal Mach IV dies
       Arbor press dies    Neck size and Seater
       $ 75 for each  plus shippiing

         Joe     joemendham@hotmail.com
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BR Equipment + Components / Re: Reamers
« Last post by Joe Mendham on June 07, 2021, 06:46:28 PM »
Ok.   Send me an E mail

Joe
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BR Equipment + Components / Re: Reamers
« Last post by cgreavette; on June 07, 2021, 05:52:05 PM »
joe iwould like to buy 22ppc reamer butch i live in owen sound
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