NRAA incorporates IBS 600yd BR into the SSR's.

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NRAA incorporates IBS 600yd BR into the SSR's.

#1 Postby dave » Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:08 pm

Australian NRAA - IBS 600 Yard Benchrest Rules and Information.

All Australian NRAA clubs and members now have the opportunity to participate in the Official NRAA/IBS 600 Yard Benchrest discipline.

Without doubt this is the greatest initiative and development in Australian LRBR since November 2004.

Due to the common desire, cumulative efforts and dedication of numerous members, the NRAA has now included and adopted IBS 600 yard BR into the National SSR’s.

As we have witnessed on numerous occasions in the past, this has been another North Queensland initiative.

In particular Mr Bruce Scott (NRAA Director), Jeff Harrison, Trevor Armstrong, Jeff Rogers, Tony Z and the members of the Townsville and Cairns are to be thanked and congratulated for their efforts over a considerable time in finally ensuring the adoption by the NRAA of this unique International LRBR competition.

(Apologies, if I have omitted any clubs or individuals, hopefully Jeff, Trevor or Tony will provide corrections and or additions.)

Given the dwindling and decreasing membership of the NRAA, the adoption of an event such as this may possibly attract new members or provide existing F Class and Target rifle shooters with another competitive option.

Additionally IBS 600yd BR maybe of significant interest to Australian 500m Fly shooters.

Unlike 500m Fly, Australian 600yd BR competitors would have the viable option of directly comparing their results with the “worlds best”. ie. the many IBS 600yd BR Clubs and competitors in the USA.

Time will tell, but perhaps this could also lead to the introduction of International Postal 600yd BR Matches (as per Australian IBS 1000yd BR) between Australian and American clubs.

It has also been proposed, that once recognised officially by the NSWRA, and given the required consultation, interest and approval, that 600yd IBS BR could be now incorporated as the lead up event to the 2017 SCC at the Narromine Dubbo Rifle Club.

Chapter 22.11 is printed in full below.

A general introductory summary of NRAA/ IBS 600 BR is as follows.

• All record target shooting is done “Blind”. ie marking or indication of shot placement on the record target is not permitted.

• Shot placement indication on the sighter target is as per IBS 1000yd BR

• Rifles, rests, benches and other equipment as per 1000yd BR.

• 5 shot groups for both Heavy Gun and Light Gun classes.

• Target is a reduced scaled down version of the IBS 1000yd BR target.

• Similar Competitor Target Accreditation for both group and score, small group, highest scoring target and aggregates etc.

• As most NRAA ranges in Australia extend to 600 yards, this is a viable and relatively easy discipline for clubs/ members to try and or adopt.

Refer to :-
http://www.nraa.com.au/wp-content/uploa ... h-2017.pdf

22.11 Rules for 600 Yard Benchrest Equipment.

(a) Rifles, rests, benches and other equipment are as per 1000 yard Benchrest.

(b) Range Commands are as for 1000 yard Benchrest, except for the variations for timing and target sequence as stated below.

(c) Safety requirements and commands are as per 1000yard Benchrest.

22.11.1 600 Yard Competition – Course of Fire:

(a) This is an aggregate match with four targets combined for group average and total score. Groups will be added together and divided by 4 for average group size. Score will be computed by adding the value of the scoring rings containing bullet holes. For example:- a perfect score for one target would be fifty (50) points and a perfect match score would be two hundred (200) points.

(b) All shooters will have a 6-minute sight in period for the first target and 2 minutes for each successive target. Shooters are permitted unlimited number of sighter shots during the sight in period. At the end of the sight in period shooters will have 10 minutes to fire their 5 record shots. No coaching or feedback is permitted during the record period, and all targets are to be shot ‘blind’.

(c) Clubs with pits have the following option: At this time a second record target will be hung. On the command of the range officer you will have one (1) minute to fire a sighter and have it spotted. At the end of this allotted time and at the command of the Range Officer all shooters must fire their second five (5) shots for record. After two (2) targets are completed all equipment will be removed from the benches and the succeeding relays will shoot two (2) targets each. Each two-target string will commence with a six (6) minute sighter period as described for the first.

(d) If for some reason a period of more than one minute elapses between the end of the sighters and the commence fire, an additional one minute is allowed for an additional sighter shot. At the command of the Range Officer to "Commence Firing", the allotted time for both sighter shots and record string, in sequence, begins.

(e) There must be five (5) verifiable shots on a record target. The Range Official and the target puller must review any target that appears to have less than five (5) shots for duplicate shots before it is removed from the frame. Their decision is final. The target in question must be signed and the total number of shots noted by the pit officer and the target puller. Targets in question may be reviewed by the match officials at the request of the Range Official.

(f) Anyone shooting more than five (5) shots on their record target will be disqualified. If 6 shots appear on one target and 4 on another the shooter with 4 shots will be immediately disqualified. If the difference in calibre size can be determined or the group placement is obviously away from the 6th shot the pit chairman must decide whether the 6th shot belongs to the target with only 4 shots. If the determination is yes then the extra shot is discarded. In case no decision can be made by the pit chairman the shooter with 6 shots has the choice of accepting the target or shooting over. The shooter is not notified of the group size or score until after he/she has made a choice. If the shooter elects to re-fire they will re-fire before the next scheduled relay begins.

(g) In the event the Range Official cannot determine the 6th Shot and the shooter chooses to accept the target, the group size will be determined by measuring the terminal distance between the two most distant bullet holes in the target. Any bullet holes in excess of the 5 required shots will be disregarded as per the following procedure: any disqualified bullet hole or holes will not be one of the above mentioned terminal bullet holes used for the group measurement. Remaining bullet holes that must be disregarded shall be eliminated in the order of those possessing the highest score value to lowest value.

22.11.2 Target and Record

(a) The Official Target shall be the Official 600 yds target as declared by the IBS (USA) from time to time.

(b) 600 yds records in the following categories will be based on match results during the entire season.

(i) Heavy Gun Class

(1) Smallest 5 Shot Group

(2) Highest 5 Shot Score

(3) Highest 4 Target Match Aggregate

(4) Smallest 4 Match Group Aggregate

(ii) Light Gun Class

(1) Smallest 5 Shot Group

(2) Highest 5 Shot Score

(3) Highest 4 Target Match Aggregate

(4) Smallest 4 Match Group Aggregate


cheers
dave goodridge

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Re: NRAA incorporates IBS 600yd BR into the SSR's.

#2 Postby Norm » Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:55 pm

Dave,

Please keep me in touch with postal shoots etc.
We will be giving it a try on our range and may need some advice as we go along.

At a practice level, can you use electronic targets for 600 yard BR?

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Re: NRAA incorporates IBS 600yd BR into the SSR's.

#3 Postby dave » Sun Mar 12, 2017 5:22 pm

hi norm

although the ratification of IBS 600 BR it is an extremely positive step by the NRAA, it is only early days in terms of getting it up and running at interested clubs around Australia.

for example, to introduce it at Narromine Dubbo it will have to be first approved by the NSWRA, then by our local members and committee etc.

bench wise, we are fortunate in already having benches/target frames/associated equipment available as a result of our 1000yd BR ongoing competitions.

thankfully, the NRAA has adopted without alteration the IBS 600 yard BR rules, which means that future affiliation and approval with and by the IBS will hopefully eliminate the many obstacles we encountered when trying to gain approval for the establishment of the International 1000yd BR Postal Matches during 2009.

The IBS does not recognise or approve of the Australian NRAA 1000yd BR rules as they are presently drafted.

They regard the integrated inclusion and direct comparison of Blind and Marked 1000yd BR results, as "cheating".

Consequently, we have only ever submitted Australian "blind" 1000yd BR results to the International 1000yd BR Postal Matches with the IBS and the Virginia 1000yd BR club.

http://www.virginia1000.com/aussie.page.htm

this week, i intend to order 200 IBS 600yd targets.

If there is sufficient interest, i assume that we will look into organising and establishing an Australian interclub 600yd BR postal match competition similar to the ExtraVision- Optimus 1000yd concept that has run for numerous years.

Recently it was decided that electronic target results are acceptable for the domestic 1000yd BR Postals this year, so i can’t see any reason ( that if a similar 600yd BR event evolves in the future) why they would not be equally acceptable.

Note that:- unfortunately, we are unable to send electronic 1000/600 yd BR results to the IBS.

Time will tell how this new discipline is accepted by Australian NRAA clubs and members.

Thanks for your interest in 600yd BR and I wish you and your club good luck and success in introducing this unique event.

cheers
dave

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Re: NRAA incorporates IBS 600yd BR into the SSR's.

#4 Postby Bart » Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:22 pm

Where are the targets for this sourced from?

cheers, Bart

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Re: NRAA incorporates IBS 600yd BR into the SSR's.

#5 Postby dave » Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:03 pm

bart

only 2 sources I know of, but there might be others.

http://internationalbenchrest.com/downl ... rgets.htmt

(www.orrvilleprinting.com)

IBS 1000 YARD & 600 YARD
42" x 42" (600 yd is Reduced)
Printed in Blue
$170.00 per Box of 500 for 600 yard targets


OR


http://www.nationaltarget.com/index.php ... rgets-c-29

IBS 600YD BR
Heavy Paper
600 Yard, Bench Rest
Printed in blue
Size 21" x 24"
Priced per 100
 $46.00



cheers
dave

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Re: NRAA incorporates IBS 600yd BR into the SSR's.

#6 Postby BATattack » Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:24 am

Good work guys!!

I think this may become a popular discipline for those new and experienced in long range shooting!

Is heavy gun only 5 shots at 600?

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Re: NRAA incorporates IBS 600yd BR into the SSR's.

#7 Postby dave » Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:21 am

yep

both HG and LG are 5 shots groups on the record target.

unlimited sighters.

cheers
dave

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Re: NRAA incorporates IBS 600yd BR into the SSR's.

#8 Postby jasmay » Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:02 am

This sounds interesting indeed, may I ask, how would benches potentially be catered for? is it allowed to be shot off the ground? i.e. Prone?

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Re: NRAA incorporates IBS 600yd BR into the SSR's.

#9 Postby Razer » Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:26 am

jasmay wrote:This sounds interesting indeed, may I ask, how would benches potentially be catered for? is it allowed to be shot off the ground? i.e. Prone?

F Open is already belly bench rest! :wink:
I think you need a bench to be the genuine bench rest shooter. :D

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Re: NRAA incorporates IBS 600yd BR into the SSR's.

#10 Postby Wal86 » Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:50 pm

Well Done [-o<

To all envolved in making this happen.
Hopefully this time we can all shoot it, the way it was intended to be... (IBS rules)

Cheers

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Re: NRAA incorporates IBS 600yd BR into the SSR's.

#11 Postby Norm » Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:08 pm

Ordered our paper targets from http://www.nationaltarget.com/index.php today. :)

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Re: NRAA incorporates IBS 600yd BR into the SSR's.

#12 Postby RDavies » Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:28 pm

This is great to hear. As just about every range in Australia can cater to 600y, I hope a few forward thinking clubs step in and promote it.

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Re: NRAA incorporates IBS 600yd BR into the SSR's.

#13 Postby Tim N » Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:22 am

Once this is up and running it might be possible to hold fly shoots as well, as benches will be available and not foreign to what "we" do.
Could be a great way to gain some income for clubs, and converts from other disciplines :D .
We don't rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of our training. Archilochos 680-645 BC

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Re: NRAA incorporates IBS 600yd BR into the SSR's.

#14 Postby dave » Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:49 am

IBS 600yd BR Target

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Re: NRAA incorporates IBS 600yd BR into the SSR's.

#15 Postby dave » Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:50 pm

the IBS has granted approval and support for the possible future establishment of an International 600yd BR Postal Match Competition between Australian clubs/competitors and agreeable American clubs.

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