2017 Extreme Benchrest™ Competition Results!
This year was our 7th Annual event, and it was greater than ever! We had over 150 shooters, coming from over 9 different countries and various states throughout the USA! The four day event brought unique challenges to each event, and shooters worked hard all weekend to perform the best they could! We could not have requested better weather, with sunshine and clear skies all weekend long and plenty of wind to keep it all interesting!
Thursday kicked off with our American Field Target event, which was completely full with shooters waiting in standby to get on the course! Simultaneously, the Extreme Big Bore competition ran two matches back to back, first on paper and then over to metal flash targets! These big bore airguns are always fun to watch!
Friday started strong with 25 Meter relays running all morning. Shooters shot 3 cards each, and there was some serious vibes on the range as each competitor did their best to beat the wind! Following lunch, it was back to the benches and the targets were run out to 75 yards for Extreme Benchrest Card 1! This ran us into the evening where competitors scurried off to a meal and rest for the following day!
Saturday opened with another round at 75 yards with the Extreme Benchrest Card 2. The score here was combined with Card 1 to determine the top 10 from each relay, which combined for the finals. Throughout the day, shooters entered the 10-Meter indoor building to shoot at their chosen time, and took aim downrange with their indoor pistols! After lunch we scattered out the metallic silhouettes and began the high energy rounds of Outdoor Speed Silhouette. Sportsman and Professionals shot for their best times before the Open class entered with preloaded magazines and all the tricks for an explosive round of fast fire action! To celebrate the fun, and to relax and mingle, we all headed over to the clubhouse for an evening of entertainment and dinner. Ross Marshall of Gilbert Distribution LTD, Steven Archer from Hard Air Magazine and Giles Barry of the Airgun Gear Show supplied the entertainment which was a nice treat following day 3 in the sun and wind!
Then came Sunday, the day of finals! We opened with Speed Silhouette to allow the finalists to shoot off for the quickest time. These were the best of the best here, and the energy and tension around the benches could be felt by everyone! Once the smoke settled, we ran the paper targets out to a distance of 100 Yards for the main event…Extreme Benchrest finals! The top 10 of each relay combined for the Top 40, 20 Sportsman and 20 Pros. The wind was giving everyone something to think about as they shot 25 targets cautiously and with great care! Once complete, the targets went off for scoring, and the shooters went off to the Clubhouse for the grand finale at the banquet and raffle. We had a great time, and would like to thank each and every shooter and guest for their competition at making the single greatest airgun competition in the world!
Here are the results:
Extreme Benchrest 100 Yard Results
Extreme Benchrest 75 Yard Qualification Results
Outdoor Speed Silhouette Results
Extreme Big Bore Results
American Field Target Results
Indoor 10M Pistol Results
25M Benchrest Results
Thank you all!
Airguns of Arizona and Extreme Benchrest™