A Little History

​ARA was started in April 1998 by a group of .22lr shooters who wanted a great organization for competitive .22lr bencherest competition. They formulated the ARA statistics on which the awards are based and they kept up with all match reports and shooter statistics. In addition, they started the ARA news and the ARA website in an effort to get the information out to all ARA participants. In 2010 ARA was bought by Dan Killough, whose goal is to continue the vision of the ARA founders by providing an honest competitive organization that is true to .22lr shooting. The ARA has since expanded into two divisions, Unlimited and Sporter. The ARA News publication continues quarterly, and the website has been updated. One of the most exciting changes in the ARA is the implementation of electronic scoring, which makes scoring targets faster and unbiased. Electronic  scoring is optional but encouraged for all ARA clubs. Currently, ARA has clubs across the United States offering ARA matches and tournaments to anyone interested in precision .22lr bench rest shooting.

The ARA is a sanctioning body for .22lr bench rest competitions and is composed of a Unlimited and Sporter Class. The matches are shot from a bench at 50 yards and 20 minutes is allowed to shoot a 25 bull target for a maximum score of 2500.

For more about ARA (links):

ARA Rules

Match Fees:


Jerry Hensler


Phone 210-563-2808


We are a members only club and only open to the public during sanctioned events.

This  is a rimfire range only no shot guns or centerfire are allowed.