Benchrest shooting is a type of competitive, professional sport that involves using high precision rifles to shoot targets in the sky. The types of targets may vary, depending on the rules of the competition. The rifle is mounted on a special rest, and the shooter will sit behind the rifle, while the audience sits on benches behind the shooter.
The shooters that take part in benchrest shooting are well known for putting care and effort into getting the most accurate shots, and are constantly adjusting the rifle to improve accuracy. The sport has become very competitive over recent years, and has garnered interest from both bookmakers and bettors.
Benchrest shooting found its origin in hunting, where hunters would sit and wait patiently for their prey to enter their line of sight. Many hunters soon realised the potential value of accuracy shooting as a form of competition, and creating customised guns quickly became the norm. Today, there are countless class variants of the rifles, and each one is built to the shooter’s specification.
Betting on Benchrest Shooting
The main benchrest shooting competitions are held in Northern America, specifically in Ohio. This is where the nation championships are held, and also the perfect time for bettors to find a team or individual to wager on. Learning about the sport, how it works, as well as the shooters is essential to make informed decisions when making any bets. The most common type of bet is done on the score competitions, as there is often a clear winner and loser.
Benchrest Shooting Competitions
There are a number of competitions available to professional shooters, and these competitions tend to be the best time to make bets. Competitions, in general, are split into two different groups. The first is group shooting, in which teams of shooters are pitted against other shooters. This is also known as a precision competition. The other type of benchrest shooting competition is known as score shooting, and the shooter will aim and shoot at traditional bulls eye targets.
Among the score shooting competitions, there are two types of shooting that are growing in popularity, namely rimfire and airgun shooting. Both of these types use a scoring system as opposed to the precision system used in group competitions and are also used for Crown Oaks betting sites.
Benchrest Shooting Equipment
The rifles is the most important aspect of the sport, and every shooter has a rifle that is completely custom made to fit the shooter, which even includes custom made ammunition. These rifles, while all unique, tend to have a few common traits. Barrels are often made out of heavy steel, the scopes are high magnifications, and the stocks are made from lightweight materials, such as carbon fibre. The triggers used in the rifles are fine-tuned to the shooter to ensure there is no premature firing. The shooters will also use equipment to gauge the general environment, such as reading the wind conditions in order to make more accurate shots. This is most often done with a wind flag, which is set up within the line of sight of the shooter.