Extreme Benchrest 9.5 – Lockdown Edition

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    tommyb
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    RusBear

    Well, we’ve successfully held Extreme Benchrest 9.5 Russia. And it was really Extreme. We’ve met rain and stormy wind (up to 10 meters per second (23 miles per hour) in the open field with 7C (46F) temperature and had to shoot in that conditions. But the main thing is that we had fun and everyone was satisfied. The winner was determined by the sum of 75 and 100 yards score cards.

    I’ve managed to take the first place.

    In the second part of the film (coming up soon) you will see our experiment – shooting EBR targets on 100 and 150 yards with slugs.

    Those videos are in Russian, but they are not to listed, but to watch – enjoy those crazy Russians shooting 😊

     

    Nikolay

    I watched your video last night.  I know you posted your 9.5 EBR results a while ago, but I missed viewing your video the first time I read your post.

    The scope cam shot by shot detail allowed me to see how you adjusted for wind.  It looked like generally about one or one and a half clicks for windage.  This was very helpful to see through your scope cam.  I felt like I was shooting at some of the targets.😀 

    Thanks for the video.

    Tom

     

     

     

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    RusBear
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    Tom, thank you for your kind words! I'm happy that my video was usefull.

     

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    Ctkny
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    Still waiting for it to show up since Oct 28  🤦🏻‍♂️

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    Phillk83
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    Well this is a bummer! Our states going on lock down again tomorrow until Dec 8th. Which if I had to guess will be extended thru Christmas if the governor can. So that means no range day to shoot my EBR cards. Booooooo! But either way stay safe out there everyone! Maybe I’ll set them up in the yard at home and try to shoot them off hand with my pistol or something to make it more challenging. Not extreme no benchrest. Dang 2020!!

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    tommyb
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    I know there are a lot of thank you's to AoA, but again this was a lot of fun getting ready for this day.   Thank you for putting this all together!

    My first official/unofficial EBR-like event and learned a lot. I finally got out to shoot my official EBR 9.5 Lockdown targets today.  Weather Channel: forecast of 1-2 mph or less.  This was my 'pick' day for weather.  It was 29 degrees when I arrived at the range at 8:30am this morning.  I was the only one there, for about 20 minutes.  Then two of the .22 LR steel shooters showed up.  I said, this is going to be my day.  Set up (2) targets at 101 yards.  One was my standard practice target, the other was my real EBR target.  Went back and forth twice to get a precise read from my range finder.  So far so good.  I didn't mess anything up yet.   Said to myself, the home made wind flags I made yesterday at Lowes were not needed.  Nope, I can't feel any wind.  This was going to bite me in the A…… later.

    Here is a picture of the shooter, his targets and his gun. 

         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    This was taken after my session at the house.  I had two homemade "four foot iron poles with surveyor's tape."  I 'thought' I did not need because of little to no wind.  I believe I was wrong and was about to pay for this later in the EBR session.  I only show this because it was a big mistake and it cost me.  I should have used them even if I thought the wind was minimal. 

    This is where I had a generous double decker portion of humble pie. I watched Tomcat's video a couple of times.  Do you remember when he said, " I shoot from the bottom first to establish zero, then move up to sighters, then move up to bottom horizontal row."  I vividly recall him saying something like, " I take a few sighters, have some good results and then move to a real target and bam….flyer."   These words were ringing in my ears as I got progressively worse.  Worked my way up to next row, then next, and so on.  Never had so many flyers on all my previous 100 and 75 EBR sessions which were started by Mike and Bobby C.  Wow – what is wrong here?  Gun shot well this past Monday, I did sort my MRDs by eye only, did not weigh.  Wind is minimal.  Very puzzling.  

    OK, now I think I'm about to redeem myself.  Move up to 75 yards.  Again, better but not like I had been shooting for several weeks past.  

    Lessons learned:  Use flags even if wind is minimal and honestly, I cannot say why there were so many flyers.  I shot two 5-shot groups on splatterburst before I took targets down and they were very tight at the 75 yard target range.  Also, I normally shoot on a 100 yard range with a large 20 foot berm behind, but it was under repair and only 98 yards from the bench.  So, I went to the 100/200/300/400/540 range with no berm, and set up in an open field.  I had a bad feeling about this other range, guess I'm superstitious. 

    Despite my disappointment, I did enjoy the whole hype period of getting ready to do this.  I can only now fully appreciate to some extent, how those EBR shooters at the major EBR events feel with a bunch of top notch shooters to their left and right. 

    No sour grapes here, I will do better with flags and with a lot more range time.  

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    As an aside, this was this past Monday.  Wish I had brought this to the challenge instead of the above.  Tom

        

     

     

     

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    Centercut
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    That 229 on the EBR Challenge card looks really good. It’s harder to shoot individual bulls than it is yo put 5 in each bull…

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    Montana_Airgun
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    Hi all,
     
    This was my first ever shooting competition and I think the only reason why I participated in this was the COVID-19 pandemic 😅 
     
    I purchased my first ever PCP gun in May this year and so far I have had a lot of fun with it. I will propably spend a lot more time with these types of guns and hopefully get into more competitions in the future.
     
    Gun: Hatsan Flash QE (synthetic stock) .22 
    Optics: Hawk Vantage 3-12×44
    Ammo: FX .22 pellets 18.1gr
    Place: Prickly Pear Shooting Range, Montana 
     
    I shot both 100 and 75 yards with the same gun and same pellets. I had very good conditions when shooting the both targets with about 4mph wnw winds. With the 100 yard targets I experienced some problems with my gun, due to the fact that there was some play on the trigger that has been surfacing every once in a while now. on the 75 yard targets I used a front bag on the gun and on the 100 yard I had a new front rest on my gun.
    Date of shot 75yard: 22nd Oct, Points 180
    Date of shot 100yards: 6th Nov, Points 144
    Total amount of points: 324
     
    I hope I can attend in the future for more sharpshooting competitions 😃
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    Centercut
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    Shot at 97 yards. Didn’t have 100 yards and didn’t have time to make large target frame. Light breeze 2 – 3 mph. Used same size targets as EBR Target Challenge and as the TexTreme Benchrest in October in Texas. Plugged the .22 holes to .30 is as done at EBR. .22 DS RW HP (Bleu) shooting RD Monsters at 980 FPS. Two shots each target plus one shot on target above sighter block.

    229-5x at 97 yards in Rancho San Diego, CA.

    75 yard target shot after 97 yard target.
    240-7x


    Wanted to add, I shot the same cards at 97 yards after the 75 yards with JSB KO .217 slugs at 985 FPS and scored 231-5x.  Love the KO slugs in Bleu!

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    -Blue
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    That’s great shooting everyone!

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    steve123
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    I shot my EBR 9.5 challenge this morning on my property – 11/21/1920. I should have shot the 100Y distance first because the wind kicked up by the time I got to it, oh well live and learn right??!!

    Got to it about 8:30 am, wind was 1-4 mph and switching from 8 to 4 oclock for the 75 yard challenge. I shot a 235/6x on it. Just missed the pellet by a hair! 

    Wind was 3-6 mph and also switching for the 100 yard challenge. Super hard to keep anything inside the 8 ring! The lighting was "just wrong" and I couldn't make out where I was missing when I hit the 8 ring and sometimes even in the white??!!. So I got confused which ones I had shot, lol, and had to walk all the way down to see which targets I had hit so I didn't hit one twice. Did a 202/1x. I managed to luck one into the pellet on the last shot of the morning so that was neat! 

    I used my AGT Vulcan 2 in 30 caliber. JSB 45gr at 865 fps. Scope is a March HM 5-42×56. Shot off a LRA heavy bipod and a TAB gear rear bag. WORK X bench to rest on.

     

     

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    Centercut
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    Good shooting Steve! Nice hat!!!

    I got lucky today this morning there was hardly any wind so it was much easier than usual. Shot my cards prone. 

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    tommyb
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    Mike, Steve

    You make me jealous!  VG shooting in wind and the scores are impressive.  Steve, I’m empathetic to your 100 yard woes. 
    Q. Did you use flags and if so, how many and at what distance?

    Tx…Tom

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    Greek
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    Had a great time shooting the Extreme Benchrest 9.5.

    Once I started the 30 minute timer, the wind fell off. I went for it, shooting my .22 Redwolf HP with the Side Shot mag.

    I did 4 sighted shots and burned through 22 of the targets reloaded shot 4 more sighters and finished in just 2.5 minutes. 

    I shot my best score ever 243 with 13 X's

    . I was so excited I forgot to do the pellet challenge. 

    We moved the targets to 100 yards.

    With some more wind I managed a 222 with 3 X's in about 6.5 minutes.

    We had a great time .

    Thanks John Bagakis 

     

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    Posting for three of my powder burner buddies.

    Jess shot his Avenger in .22

    210 @ 75 yards and 181 @100

    Mike shot my Redwolf. 22HP

    214 @ 75 yards and 214 @ 100 yards.

    Ray shot my Redwolf. 22 HP also

    223 @ 75 yards and 201 @ 100 yards

     

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    tommyb

    Mike, Steve

    You make me jealous!  VG shooting in wind and the scores are impressive.  Steve, I’m empathetic to your 100 yard woes. 
    Q. Did you use flags and if so, how many and at what distance?

    Tx…Tom

    Hi Tom, I used a flag at 25Y and one at 50Y – approx. 

    You too Mike, great shooting as usual! = a 240, and here I thought 235 was good.

    John B you made 75Y look like shooting at 50Y, Crrrazy!

    Darn RedWolfs tearing it up like they do!!!! 

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    Franklink
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    I shot mine today too! And man o man was it fun. Huge thank you to AOA for putting this together. As previously stated, the EBR 9.5 package (shirt, pellet tin, targets, etc) was a sweet deal for the price. 

    I first had to throw together something to hold the HUGE targets. Ended up with a bunch of scrap wood fashioned into a pretty sketchy frame. Wind blew it over while trying to get set up for 100 yards and had to wedge a shovel into it against the wind for it to survive long enough for me to get put some holes in the paper. 

    Like Steve123, I really should have shot the 100 yarder first cuz the wind picked up after I shot the 75 and it was tricky. 

    It was just me and this guy, out at the house we're remodeling. (grainy pic but a big ole roadrunner, he flashed in front of me at about 30 yards during the shooting of the 75 yard target, had to stop and get a pic of him). 

    Used a .22 Taipan Veteran Long with plenum and unchoked LW traditional rifled barrel that is about 1.75 inches longer than OEM. JSB 25.4gr Monster RDs going 850fps for about 41fpe. SWFA 20x scope. Plastic table as a bench and clone of an Atlas bipod. Home-made bag under the rear of the gun.

    Here is the 75 yard target. 

    I scored it as a 220 when using a .22 pellet as the scoring plug. A 0.25 plug got me up to a score of 224. 3xs at 75 yards

    Took the first 8 shots and had two six's in those first 8. Wind was switching from right to left like crazy. Went out and hung up some pieces of plastic trash bag at 32 yards and at the top of the target stand and shot the rest and were all 8s or better. NWS says I had 9-12mph winds during the 75 yard card.

    ABSOLUTELY drilled the pellet challenge at 75 yards…

    Here is the 100 yard target….

    Scored it as a 201 when using .22 pellet as a plug, and a 0.25 plug got me up to a 205. Only 1x.

    The winds picked up substantially by the time I got ready for this one. I was having trouble with my target stand, the paper was ripping off the thumbtacks, target was getting blown over, lets just say my target stand was a one-time use type of deal. Eventually found some cardboard from the construction crew and makeshifted a bunch of small pieces into a sort of backer. The winds were going back and forth, mostly coming in to me from 11 oclock and then going away from me at 4oclock. Going back and forth between headwind and tailwind made the vertical hard to control. NWS says I had winds of 9-17mph for the timeframe in which I shot the 100 yarder. 

    BUUUUUUT, I nailed the 100 yard pellet challenge too!

    So, the pellet challenge, two shots that don't even count towards the score, were pretty much the highlight of my EBR 9.5. I'll take luck over skill in this case, cuz I dang sure couldnt hit that pellet at 75 and 100 again if I tried 20 times at each. 

    Bunches of fun. 

    Again, thank you AOA and staff.

     

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    Shot at 75 yards wind was coming in on me at 5 to 10 mph changing directions

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    hodg
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    Thanks Guys, this was so much fun I finally convinced my wife to give it a go and shoot my FX Dreamline at something other than the random squirrel. Of course now there is the issue that I was out shot with my own gun. 

    My scores were 75 yds – 212, 0 X; 100 yds – 158, 0 X. 

    My wife’s were 75 yds – 214, 2 X; 100 yds – 172, 0 X. 

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    Ghostranger169
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    I used rebar to secure a pallet upright and then screwed big pieces of cardboard on it to use a target backer: 

     

    I shot the 75 yard target in light wind(5-8mph into and from left) using .25 Kings out of my FX Crown Continuum with 600mm barrel:

    75 yard target:

     I re-set up the pallet at 100 yards:

     It clouded over and the wind was coming from the opposite direction. It had almost laid down completely by the time I finished shooting the 100 yard target.

     Wind before shooting 100 yard target:

    Wind after shooting 100 yard target: 

    I had to use a spotting scope to see pellet holes in 100 yard target(lower light conditions and max 24x scope). 

    100 yard target:

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Centercut
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    Wow!  Awesome 100 yard card!  Nice shooting…  I don’t think anyone has “topped” that yet!

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