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Old 07-04-2019, 09:11 PM
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Default World Benchrest Championships - Rosebud July 14-21

The Rosebud Silhouette & Benchrest Club is hosting the World Championships. This is short range 100 yd and 200 yd group shooting.

The very best group shooters in the World will be here, from 15 countries.

Anyone can come out and watch. Bring your hearing protection, a spotting scope and tripod, and a camera if you want to record things. Match days are July 17th-21st. Matches will run about 9am-4pm. Official practice days are July 14, 15, 16, I expect most competitors will be there about the same time, about 9-4. Best time to talk to the shooters is on the practice days. There will be a concession open around the lunch hour.

Here are directions to the range:

https://www.albertarifle.com/directions

https://goo.gl/maps/j3MZ9Z2zfEA2
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We have created a central location for pictures and results at WBC XV. Follow this link and click on the July 14 date to see photos of the loading tent going up yesterday, and the general layout of the range.

https://www.albertarifle.com/world-b...t-championship
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Nice job Rosebud. Obviously a great facility to be able to hold the World Championship.
Who is on the Canadian Team?
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The WBC is primarily a team shoot, although there are individual awards as well. Canada is sending 3 teams as follows:

Canada 1
Hugh Williamson
Bill Mitchell
Peter Smith
Rob Seemann

Canada 2
Rick Pollock
Dave Holmes
Rob MacLennan
George Carter

Canada 3
Lloyd Miller
Andy Laidlaw
Wayne Miller
Vera Carter

1st Alternate
Vic Edmunds
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Good luck to the Canadian teams! I know things will be hectic, but if you could post some links of the shoot on here as it progresses there would be a few people interested to see how Canada does.

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Good luck to the Canadian teams! I know things will be hectic, but if you could post some links of the shoot on here as it progresses there would be a few people interested to see how Canada does.
Results will be posted at: https://www.albertarifle.com/world-b...t-championship
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Old 07-05-2019, 07:48 AM
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It looks like quite an undertaking for the club, good luck.
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Quite a few Alberta shooters there too!
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Old 07-08-2019, 06:35 AM
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Schedule of Events:

Official practice days: Sunday July 14th, Monday 15, Tuesday 16th
Wednesday July 17th: Opening Ceremonies 9am and LV 100 (5-shot groups at 100 yds 10.5 lb rifles)
Thursday July 18th: HV100 9 am (5-shot groups at 100 yds 13.5 lb rifles)
Friday July 19th: HV200 9am (5-shot groups at 200 yds 13.5 lb rifles)
Saturday July 20th: LV200 9am (5-shot groups at 200 yds 10.5 lb rifles)
Sunday July 21st: HV - 10 shot 200 yards 9am (10-shot groups at 200 yds 13.5 lb rifles)
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Old 07-18-2019, 06:54 AM
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Nice to see Lloyd Miller from Ontario take third place yesterday in the 100 yrd LV with an .1940 5 group agg
Great shooting!
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CTV news footage of the shoot.
https://calgary.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1733450
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Nice to see Lloyd Miller from Ontario take third place yesterday in the 100 yrd LV with an .1940 5 group agg
Great shooting!
WOW!!😳
Iíll admit I donít know the first thing about competitive BR,but if I understand correctly,is that 5 groups x 5rds avg <.2MOA?
Iím pretty certain I could punch a hole that smal if if I put one into the bullseye and the next 4 over the berm,LOL.😝
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WOW!!😳
Iíll admit I donít know the first thing about competitive BR,but if I understand correctly,is that 5 groups x 5rds avg <.2MOA?
Correct. Also have 7 minutes to shoot each group regardless of wind conditions so if you have a wind switch ( at Rosebud range the winds can be erratic, heavy and unpredictable) you have to pick a condition and rattle off 5 rounds in seconds before the wind changes or if the wind changes try to hold your point of aim off hoping the wind will drift your bullet into the same hole. Hence all the wind flags. The guns are all single shot rifles, no repeaters allowed.
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PFFFFT...Piece a cake,LOL 😬🤪
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Cool that a news network would carry that!
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WOW!!😳
Iíll admit I donít know the first thing about competitive BR,but if I understand correctly,is that 5 groups x 5rds avg <.2MOA?
Iím pretty certain I could punch a hole that smal if if I put one into the bullseye and the next 4 over the berm,LOL.😝
Thats why they have a moving paper sheet they call a moving backer behind the target which moves like a convayor belt as you shoot which proves you actually shot 5 shots!
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Nice to see legends like Tony Boyer hanging out and Walt Berger shooting.
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Old 07-21-2019, 06:10 PM
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I think Walt Berger established the World Benchrest Championship in 1990.
And this year, at 90 (?) years of age, came in 17th out of over 80 shooters in the total two gun.
And he didn't bring his shooting glasses.

Congrats to all the shooters and to the Rosebud Club for a well run event.
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of note also is that he run tony boyer's gun...........not even his own.
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I wonder what bullet Walt was running?I assume Berger's,the BR Column or 68 FB Target?

Alberta's Hugh Williamson shooting his own barrels(HWP),Rob MacLennan used to make barrels,wonder who's barrels he using?
An equipment list of some of the top shooters would be interesting.
Canadian shooters did very well,Congratulations!
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I wonder what bullet Walt was running?I assume Berger's,the BR Column or 68 FB Target?

Alberta's Hugh Williamson shooting his own barrels(HWP),Rob MacLennan used to make barrels,wonder who's barrels he using?
An equipment list of some of the top shooters would be interesting.
Canadian shooters did very well,Congratulations!
Walt was using Tony Boyers rifle and equipment, and that includes bullets, since he didn't have his own along.
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File Type: pdf WBC 15 LV and HV Equipment List.pdf (34.6 KB, 26 views)
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Walt was using Tony Boyers rifle and equipment, and that includes bullets, since he didn't have his own along.
Perfect ,Thank you for the PDF Rick!
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