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Offline Dennis Sorensen

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Re: BRSC Canadian Benchrest Records
« Reply #40 on: February 07, 2021, 08:46:05 AM »
The target Al Mirdoch shot September 25, 1977 in hunter class at 100 yards measured .125".

He shot that with a factory 700 BDL .308 heavy barrel. He bought the first one that Barotto Sports got in. The action was bedded, the barrel throated, and the crown redone. A 6 power scope was used.

I think this record will stand a long time... and it's really fitting that Al has records to this day. He put his all into Benchrest shooting.
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Re: BRSC Canadian Benchrest Records
« Reply #41 on: February 07, 2021, 10:40:17 AM »
Dennis,

For clarity, I expect it will "stand" forever. There hasn't been a registered match where you shoot the hunter class rifles at a group target in probably 25 years or more! Those "score rifles shot for group" records were retired a few years ago, since they hadn't been contested in so long, and they are not a recognized class anywhere else, it was a Namaka specific thing as far as I know.

Until Dwayne Cyr came along and hosted a registered score shoot at Kenora in 2020, BRSC had not had a registered score shoot in 15 years. Kudos to Dwayne for organizing that shoot, and hopefully the start of the return of registered score shoots in the BRSC.

Rick
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Re: BRSC Canadian Benchrest Records
« Reply #42 on: February 07, 2021, 08:34:44 PM »
Calvin,

Re your comments about backers a few posts back...

When we first started registered shoots instead of removing a backer and bringing it in with the targets, we decided the first thing the target crew should do, was look at the target, if they could not easily count the number of bullet holes then to count the shots in the backer for each target and then to simply put a check mark on the target indicating the correct number of shots were fired. That saved a lot of time and effort. It is up to the club and the people involved to be honest.
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Re: BRSC Canadian Benchrest Records
« Reply #43 on: February 07, 2021, 10:44:08 PM »
 a lot has changed ,benchrest has improved to the point where that would no longer be practical ,a large percentage of groups shot today are one hole , years ago a .250 would be a winning agg , even at a club level that is rare now ,to give perspective ,approx 85 records have been broken in the past 5 years by competitors all across Canada, the level of competition had risen dramatically in the last ten years to the point where usually only a few thousands separate the top shooters ,

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Re: BRSC Canadian Benchrest Records
« Reply #44 on: February 08, 2021, 09:14:37 AM »
I'm glad we are having this conversation. There does seem to be a surge in .30 for score stuff going on in Thunder Bay and Nova Scotia right now. Only a couple years ago it was really hard to get .30 cal bullets in Canada. I think what made us in Kenora decide we were ready to start registering our matches is we became aware of the records by shooting group competition and hanging out with other BRSC members in Selkirk and Calgary. Our scores climbed to the point that we stood a chance at a record. One hurdle to growing registered Score shooting in Canada is all the different club rules. There is no willingness by clubs to standardize and adopt the NBRSA rule book for their score shooting which they do just for fun. 


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Re: BRSC Canadian Benchrest Records
« Reply #45 on: February 19, 2021, 03:03:05 PM »
"One hurdle to growing registered Score shooting in Canada is all the different club rules. There is no willingness by clubs to standardize and adopt the NBRSA rule book for their score shooting which they do just for fun."

That's a sad commentary...
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