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.

2019 50 yd 22 Bench Rest Rules


a. Factory sporter rifle, no bench rest or target type rifle allowed.
b. NO aftermarket stocks, barrels or actions allowed and must be as catalogued.No enhancements to the stock. No adjustable stocks. No tuners. No extra weights.
c. Triggers may be tuned, but the safety must work on the rifle.
d. Scope must be maximum of 20X or a variable set to no more than 20X
e. IBS rimfire 50 yard targets will be used.


Open Sight (peep sights)
a. Must be open sights with no lenses for magnification. Adjustable irises and filters are permitted.
b. No aftermarket actions or barrels. No Tuners allowed.
c. 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.
d. Spotting scope is allowed, but the shooter must spot for themselves.
e. NRA official 50 yard target will be used and sighter target also provided.


a. Factory Actions and Barrels only
b. No tuners allowed.
c. Aftermarket triggers allowed
d. Aftermarket stocks allowed.
e. Adjustable cheek piece and butt stock permitted.
f. No bench rest specific stocks permitted.
g. No attachment to the stock except for bipod.
h. No limit on scope magnification.
i. IBS rimfire 50 yard targets will be used.


a. Any gun allowed, except rail guns.
b. No 1 piece rest
c. No wind flags or windicators
d. Scope of any magnification
e. 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) You will have 20 minutes to complete your shots for score and any sighters needed. If all shooters have completed their targets before the 20 minute limit has been reached the range will be declared cold.
7) No shooting gloves, jackets, slings or other shooting aids allowed.
8) Match fee is $5.00 per class


Download a copy of the 2019 Rule book: Cherokee Rod and Gun Club 2019 22 Bench Rest rules rev1


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

22 Bench Rest 10/16/2019

From Steve Pennington: The day started a little on the cool side but we had 12 competitors show up and shoot 38 targets.  The competition was close as usual.  I have really enjoyed being a part of this group, thanks to all that have helped and shot the matches this year.  We finished today with a lunch and […]

.22 Matches Added

An additional .22 bench rest match has been added to the club calendar on October 15 and an additional 22 Modified Silhouette match on October 26th. Both with set up at 8am and shooting starting at 9am on the lower pistol and rifle range.

22 Bench Rest 9/21/2019

From Steve Pennington: We have had a very close season long competition that came down to the last match!   Everyone posted good scores this year and improved throughout the season.  I know the time change to 20 minutes was took some getting used to, thanks for not hanging the match director!  This did allow us […]

22 Bench Rest News 9/17/2019

From Steve Pennington: We had an outstanding match Tuesday morning, 18 competitors that shot 53 Targets, which was a record for this year!  All the scores are really good again this month. The addition of benches and lengthening the shed really made this match go smoothly.  Thank you to everyone that helped from sweeping, setting up […]

22 Benchrest 8/20/2019

From Steve Pennington: We had 18 competitors that shot 48 targets.  I would like to welcome 2 new shooters that came out to our match, Bill Plemitscher and John Lewis.  The scores that were shot continue to be very close and it took a 250 to win each class.  Great shooting guys!  I would like […]