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Old 07-18-2021, 02:41 PM
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Late in life I now have time for hobbies and I have an interest in rimfire shooting at my gun club. The range has nice solid benches and targets at 25, 50, 100, and 200 yards.
I just want to target shoot with no hunting ambitions.

I know enough to know I donít know enough. So instead of doing things my usual way of learning everything the hard (and expensive) way I am looking for basic information.

A book, video, web page, or whatever is what I am looking for. Any suggestions?


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Old 07-18-2021, 03:05 PM
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When I decided to start centerfire bench rest shooting I went to several matches to see what was involved, what people were shooting, what ammo/power/bullet, etc. that everyone was using. When I started shooting rimfire bench rest shooting I did the same.
This can save you a lot of money depending on just what you want to get involved with and how competitive you want be!
Fun game for me and I do not take it to seriously to the point of being anal about everything I use/do at the range.
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Old 07-18-2021, 03:13 PM
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Where are you from in TN? Depending, we may be able to direct you to a range where you can get some first hand view on things in Rimfire BR.

Another question. Are you wanting to shoot Rimfire Benchrest or just shoot rimfires off of a bench. Major difference in what we would recommend.
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Old 07-18-2021, 04:47 PM
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Wish there was (is?) The Little Golden Book of Shooting a Rifle on a Bench; ie, Bench Shooting 101, as a place to start, then later on the Advanced Benchrest Shooting Guide.
Somewhere after that is the Bachelor and Masters degrees.......

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Old 07-18-2021, 05:48 PM
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Wish there was (is?) The Little Golden Book of Shooting a Rifle on a Bench; ie, Bench Shooting 101, as a place to start, then latter on the Advanced Benchrest Shooting Guide.
Somewhere after that is the Bachelor and Masters degrees.......
When you find the manuals please pass that info to me, I need all the help I can get. Been looking for those books for years.

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It's the information age. You may have to do a little of the leg work on your own. Get as much info as you can on different types of rifles and see what other people are using.

Try and narrow it down to 5-6 different rifles that you may be interested in and then ask questions about them.

Your question is too broad as asked. There is just too much information to try and give in a post without having any other info other than that you want to shoot BR.

Do you want a bolt gun? Semi-auto? Then from there what actions are you interested in, etc.
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Old 07-18-2021, 08:30 PM
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I want to shoot off a bench, not actual competition. But I want to shoot well.
My interest is with bolt action rifles.
I am in the Chattanooga area.
Thanks for the help.


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Old 07-18-2021, 09:56 PM
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I want to shoot off a bench, not actual competition. But I want to shoot well.
My interest is with bolt action rifles.
I am in the Chattanooga area.
Thanks for the help.


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tennc, nothing beats trigger time, always shoot against yourself, the heck with anyone else. if there is a fast way to A-B their lying or trying to make money. enjoy, set goals and get on with business, keep chopping wood as the saying goes. no one can teach experience. marty
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What is your shooting experience/background; ie, where are ya starting from?
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shooting,....shoulder pressure, cheek, forearm, trigger. the rest is to do the same, over and over again, doesn't matter using a rest or not. over and over again. regardless of rifle. marty
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Also what type of budget do you have in mind, and does that budget include optics?

I mean if money were no object I would just tell you to go buy a Vudoo or Anschutz. If your looking for a solid bolt gun without breaking the bank then CZ's are always a good choice.

Also shooting BR I'm assuming you need a good target scope, unless you already have one. Another area where budget comes into play as far as recommendations.
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Old 07-19-2021, 07:12 AM
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I want to shoot off a bench, not actual competition. But I want to shoot well.
My interest is with bolt action rifles.
I am in the Chattanooga area.
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Do you have a rifle? Any equipment? As mentioned find a gun club that shoots benchrest and go watch. Most folks there will be more than happy to answer questions and offer advice.

I shoot fun matches at my gun club and have a ball, it costs $5 to shoot and all the winner gets is the satisfaction of knowing they shot well. My rifles of choice are older target rifles, Winchester 52D's a E and a Remington 40XB. For ammo I shoot SK Standard Plus mostly, it shoots very well for what it costs in my rifles. I use a Bald Eagle aluminum front rest with a Protektor front and rear bags.

You can spend a ton of money on rifles, a one piece rest and ammo. Heck you can spend a ton on ammo alone.
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Rimfire Benchrest 101 - a sticky in this section. Hope this helps.........:

https://www.rimfirecentral.com/forum...d.php?t=582042
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Rimfire Benchrest 101 - a sticky in this section. Hope this helps.........:

https://www.rimfirecentral.com/forum...d.php?t=582042

I have a CZ455 Varmint with a Timney trigger. I want to get my skills up to make good use of it.


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I have a CZ455 Varmint with a Timney trigger. I want to get my skills up to make good use of it.


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To start, you will need a solid rest setup and wind flags. Until you do those two things, it's hard to compare anything else as the name of the game in BR is consistency. You need to go for a consistent setup, consistent hold (or free recoil), and simply start to shoot in the wind and learn to start reading it.

There is a group of guys at Chattanooga Rifle Club who shoot BR and should be able to give you some good pointers. Not sure if you are a member there, but would be worth looking into. Many of them will be shooting custom BR guns, but there are probably some shooting some level of factory rifle.
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