Bench Rest Centerfire
Stl Bench Rest Club
Hunter Class - Varmint for Score
VARMINT FOR SCORE, HUNTER CLASS AND FACTORY CLASS SCORE COMPETITION
Course of fire - A competitor has 7 minutes to shoot his/her target, during that time period he can shoot as few or as many shots at the practice (sighter) bull but must have one shot in each of the remaining “record” bulls. The 10 ring on the 100 yard target is ½ diameter and the 9 ring is 1 inch diameter and etc. As long as your shot touches the ring you will receive the higher score. Theoretically if your rifle is capable of grouping around ¾ inch groups you can hit the 10 ring on all sides. All competitors shoot from sandbag type rests.
At our club we shoot 3 classes of score shooting at the same match. We shoot NBRSA Varmint for Score, NBRSA Hunter class for score and we shoot a “factory” rifle class for score.
A Varmint for Score rifle is described in the NBRSA rule book but the basics are as follows: A Varmint for Score rifle is a rifle than cannot weigh more than 13 ½ pounds including scope, the stock should have a flat or convex forearm not more than 3 inches wide. The barrel cannot be less than 18 inches long, not have a straight section of longer than 5 inches (measured from the bolt face) and a diameter of 1.250 inches tapering to .900 at 29 inches long. No scope power limitation.
A Hunter Class rifle is described in the NBRSA rule book but the basics are as follows: A Hunter rifle stock must not be over 2 ¼ inches wide and convex on all bottom surfaces of the stock. Bolt action receivers must be no wider than 1.400 inches and no longer than 10.25 inches. Custom re-barreling is permitted. The barrel shall have a diameter of not more than 1.250 for 4 inches in front of the bolt face and would taper to a diameter of .750 inch diameter at 26 inches from the bolt face. Original factory issue barrels need not meet these specifications. Glue-ins are not allowed. Bore diameter can be up to .338 and case capacity is not limited. Magazines shall not be required, but receivers must be cut out for a magazine. Scopes must be 6X or less. Variables are allowed but must be set at 6X and taped. Rifle and scope not to exceed 10 pounds in weight. Falling Block/Rolling Block single shot rifles will be allowed in Hunter Class competition.
Factory Class. At our club we shoot a factory class at 100 yards. A spotting scope is VERY helpful as bullet holes are difficult to see through a 6X scope. About 50 rounds of ammo is needed.
A factory rifle is described as:
Hunter Class Page 76 of NBRSA book
2017 May Hunter Rifle Class & Varmint Score
2017 May Write-up
2017 May Equipment List
2017 May Scores
2017 May Winners
2017 March Hunter Rifle Class & Varmint Score
2017 April Write-up
2017 April Equipment List
2017 April Scores
2017 April Winners
2017 March Write-up
2017 March Equipment List
2017 March Scores
2017 March Winners
2016 July Hunter Rifle Class & Varmint Score
2016-07 Hunter Class Match Results
2016-07 Hunter Class Equipment List
2016 June Hunter Rifle Class & Varmint Score
2016-06 Hunter Class Match Results
2016-06 Hunter Class Equipment List