Arlington Benchrest League

To Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club,

Richard Durant is starting a Benchrest League for Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club. Please see his message below.

Thank you,

Rob Cowan
President, Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club

Subject: Arlington Benchrest League

Back in early June I announced the formation of a Benchrest League for Arlington Rifle & Pistol Club. Benchrest shooting is a very popular sport that caters to all genders and ages. It simply involves firing five shots at a paper target and seeing how closely you can group the shots. It’s like trying to get five shots in that elusive 10x ring. Scoring is based on the distance between the farthest shots, point score, or a combination of both.

By virtue of a stable bench and solid front / rear rifle rests, the sport of benchrest promotes the accuracy we all aspire to achieve and almost instantly makes every shooter a better shot. With training and concentration on fundamentals, it allows one to squeeze every bit of accuracy from a rifle.

For this year:

· An organizational / get-acquainted meeting will be held at noon on Saturday, July 27th, at Players Bar & Grill,10795 Birmingham Way #15, Woodstock, MD 21163. It’s located near the Howard County Landfill up in the Waverly Shopping Center. We’ll start with lunch.

· We will have practice shoots on Sunday August 11th, September 15th and October 13th from noon till 3pm utilizing the benchrests located on the far right of the Barnes Multi-Purpose Range.

For next year (2020):

· We will shoot from March through October on the third Sunday of the month. June and September are exceptions where we are scheduled for the second Sunday.

· March will be a practice month followed by seven months of competition.

· Time will be from noon till 3pm and we will be using the benchrests located on the far right of the Barnes Multi-Purpose Range.

If you are interested in participating in the Benchrest League please contact Richard Durant immediately at He’d like to have your name so he can look for you at the upcoming organizational meeting.

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