Benchrest Rules

  • Last Post 14 February 2018
Bud Hyett posted this 14 February 2018


CBA rules for benchrest competition: 

5.9    Rests (Rifle) – In bench rest matches, rifles shall be fired from a sandbag front rest which may be supported on  a  pedestal, and  a  sand  bag  rear  rest  supporting  the  underside  of  the buttstock. Neither sandbag will be utilized in a manner which will restrain recoil.  Rifles entered in the Unrestricted Class are exempt from these requirements.

(a)      Rests – Neither the front nor rear rests shall be attached to the bench, the rifle, to each other, or to anything connecting the rests. Forend stops are permitted. Flat shims to provide correct rear bag height for different ranges and "stabilizer” bases are also allowed. These may not be attached to the rear bag or to the bench.


(b)      Sandbags – Shall be of one or more materials which can be easily flexed with the fingers before being filled with a non-metallic material similar to dry sand.

As I read these rules, the Caldwell Lead Sled is ruled out for competition? 

  • One piece construction
  • Front and rear connected
  • Does not use sand bags


Farm boy from Illinois, living in the magical Pacific Northwest

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John Carlson posted this 14 February 2018

That is my understanding as well.  

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RicinYakima posted this 14 February 2018

That or shoot unrestricted class.

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