4280 Reservoir Road
Kingsport Tennessee, 37660
(2.6 miles past Bays Mtn. sign)

22 LR Bench Rest Sporter, Open Sight and Unlimited will be held at the lower range on the 3rd Tuesday of the month on April 21, May 19, June 16, July 21, August 18, Aug 29 (5th Saturday tentative), Sept 15, 2020.

TIME: We will begin setting up the range at 8 A.M. and shooting for score at 9 A.M.

2020 50 yd 22 Bench Rest Rules



  1. Factory sporter rifle, no bench rest or target type rifle allowed.
  2. NO aftermarket stocks, barrels or actions allowed and must be as catalogued.  No external enhancements to the stock. No adjustable stocks.  No tuners. No extra weights.
  3. Barrels must be no larger than 0.875” diameter.
  4. Triggers may be tuned.
  5. Scope must be maximum of 20X or a variable set to no more than 20X
  6. IBS rimfire 50 yard targets will be used.

Open Sight (peep sights)

  1. Must be open sights with no lenses for magnification. Adjustable irises and filters are permitted.
  2. No aftermarket actions or barrels. No Tuners allowed.
  3. Aftermarket stocks are permitted. Adjustable cheek piece and butt stock is permitted.  Nothing can be attached to the stock, with the exception of a bipod.
  4. Spotting scope is allowed, but the shooter must spot for themselves.
  5. NRA official 50 yard target will be used and sighter target also provided.
  6. Benchrest adapter plate maybe attached to the stock (See General Rules for specification)


  1. Factory Actions and Barrels only. Absolutely no custom or semi-custom guns.  Examples: Falcon,  Turbo, volquartsen and Vodoo  others also.
  2. No tuners allowed.
  3. Aftermarket triggers allowed
  4. Aftermarket stocks allowed.
  5. Adjustable cheek piece and butt stock permitted.
  6. No benchrest specific stocks permitted.
  7. No attachment to the stock except for bipod.
  8. No limit on scope magnification.
  9. IBS rimfire 50 yard targets will be used.
  10. Benchrest adapter plate maybe attached to the stock (See General Rules for specification)


  1. Any gun allowed, except rail guns.
  2. No 1 piece rest.
  3. No wind flags or windicators
  4. Scope of any magnification
  5. IBS rimfire 50 yard targets will be used. .

General rules:

  1. All club safety rules will be observed.
  2. Ear and eye protection is required.
  3. Chamber flags must be used.
  4. 22 lr ammo only.
  5. 2 piece rests must be used in all classes. Bipods and rear bag also allowed.
  6. A benchrest adapter plate may be attached to the stock either homemade or bought. Maximum width 3”.   This is only for Target and Open sight classes.  This has always been legal in unlimited.
  7. Sinclair international has these for target type stocks and sporter type stocks.
    1. Target Rails item # 749-011-468MS
    2. Sporter type item # 749-004-954MS
  8. You will have 20 minutes to complete your shots for score and any sighters needed.
  9. Each competitors best 5 targets in a class will be used to determine year end champion for each class.
  10. No shooting gloves, jackets, slings or other shooting aids allowed.
  11. Match fee is $5.00 per class. Matches are on the 3rd Tuesday of the month starting in April and ending September. The first match will begin at 9:00 am


  1. Open Sight
    1. This target shall be scored using the best edge method. Example, if a shot breaks the 10 ring, it will be scored a 10. A plug will be used to determine what score is recorded for such shots.
    2. 5 shots shall be scored per bull. If there are more than 5 shots the highest scoring shot will be dropped.
    3. In case of a tie total number of X;s will be the first tie breaker, then it will be group size measured with a digital caliper.
    4. Highest possible score: 250 – 25X
  2. Sporter, Target and Unlimited
    1. These targets will also be scored using the best edge method. Example, if a shot breaks the 10 ring, it will be scored a 10. A plug will be used to determine what score is recorded for such shots.
    2. 1 shot per bull will be recorded; if more than 1 shot is in a bull then the lowest value shot will be recorded.
    3. In case of a tie score the total number of X’s will be the first tie breaker. If a there is still a tie, the first one to not record an X will be the loser of the tie.  The IBS targets are numbered 1-25; the assumption for scoring is the bulls are shot in numerical order.  The competitor can shoot the target in any order they want.
    4. Highest possible score 250-25X

Download a copy of the 2020 Rule book: Cherokee Rod and Gun Club 2020 22 BR Rules


FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT MATCH DIRECTOR: Email Steve Pennington stephenp9292@gmail.com or call (276)-690-5279.

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