Welcome to our organization Auto Bench Rest Association. . When you sign-up, you will be introduced to a whole new world for Bench Rest Shooting. We offer personalized service, a certified gunsmith, we are available to answer any questions that you may at any time. We have taken 10/22 Semi Auto Competition to the next level. Come and Join and see what it is all about. We look forward to hearing from you..
Any Semi-automatic rifle chambered for the .22 Long Rifle cartridges may be used. The gun also needs to be able to function in a semi-auto fashion at all times, and all cartridges must be fed from a magazine into the guns chamber.
Factory rifle barrel with factory markings must be used for its model, and no diameter more than .750, at the end of the barrel and without alteration. However, it may be re-crowned and re-chambered. If barrel has a front sight, it must be retained. Rear sight may be taken off to make room for scope.
An ABRA match event consists of a minimum of three competitors, shooting from two to four targets per day, at ABRA Sanctioned Clubs throughout the United States and Canada. 1-2 All match events are either part of sanctioned Club and/or Tournament events may be held at those same Clubs. All events scheduled and the results of those events will be listed on the ABRA website at www.autobenchrestassociation.com
We have designed a custom target specifically for the semi-auto firearms. It consists of 20 bulls for a maximum score of 200. Everything is scored to the friendly side. Keeping it with a family environment . We encourage you to bring a youth shooter to the range, All youth shooters are allowed to compete at no charge, and we will help to teach them gun safety and good sportsmanship.
2016 ABRA National Champions
2016 ABRA Factory Class National Champion… Michael Blackard put in a lot of time and miles during the 2016 season. He shot 57 cards earning an aggregate of 178.6 adding in 181 points to take the National Title and buckle for a total of 359.59. We appreciate all the time Mike put into ABRA and his enthusiasm for the sport. Mike’s Bench Rest Rifle of choice is a Factory Ruger with a Simmons scope. We are very excited that he will be our 2017 Match Director for the state of Kentucky.
2016 ABRA Unlimited Class National Champion… Art Shaffer traveled from Kentucky to Georgia, Ohio, and Tennessee. He has been very dedicated to supporting ABRA. In 2016 Art shot 81 cards ending the year with an aggregate of 190.33 points of 233 taking the National Unlimited Title and buckle with a total of 423.33. Art’s Bench Rest Rifle was a custom build that he worked on himself. Shilen Barrel, CST Receiver, Night force Scope, and shooting off of Rear Mechanical Rest. We would like to say Thank you to Art for all of his support.
2016 ABRA Youth National Champion… Darek Biggs, this young man shoot a total of 53 cards with an aggregate of 181.13 well earned points of 80 and a total of 261.13. Darek is the model for youth sportsmanship, he is a pleasure to be around and we look forward to seeing him and his family at every match. Congrats Darek.
2016 ABRA State champions
Unlimited State Champions:
Georgia: Jim Haley
Kentucky: Art Shaffer , 2nd Place Steve DuVall
Ohio: Hal Davis
Texas: Lisa Chacon, 2nd Place Allen Taylor, 3rd Place Joe Chacon
Darek Biggs Youth Champion
Factory State Champions:
Georgia: Harold Reynolds
Kentucky: Michael Blackard
Ohio: Bill Truman
Texas: Ron Herring, 2nd Place Ken Finley, 3rd Place Brian Vincent