2015 was an exciting year for IR50/50 featuring growth, innovation and fantastic competition.
The new web site was launched in January as a means to more clearly communicate with shooters and Range-Masters and to provide more “news” about IR5050. We will continue to use this space in 2016 to deliver news and features so check back here often.
Two new competitions were announced in 2015 – Sporter Super X-Man and Unlimited Super X-Man – with $1000 cash prizes going to the winner of each. Clint Swigert, from Shooting for Perfection generously put up the money for the Unlimited competition. These were really exciting competitions with the lead changing hands several times during the year. Congratulations to Joe Robinson winning the Unlimited and William Colbert winning the Sporter!
The 750 Club was launched to highlight competitors who shoot 750s. A Silver level was created for Unlimited 750s and a Gold level for 3-Gun 750s. Silver and Gold Pins were created and presented for each 750. The 750 Club has been added to the Results tab.
A real highlight for 2015 was the official creation of the Sporter Match category. This change produced an increase in Sporter targets shot and a real ressurgence in Sporter competition. Adding this category made for a new category for Hall of Fame points and was also the first year that Yards and Meters were competed at the Sporter Nationals. Mike Cameron was the first winner of a 6-Gun Sporter National.
IR5050 returned to Texas at the Boerne Shooting Club in Boerne, Texas. Joe and Lisa Chacon have done a great job developing interest in IR5050 and Rimfire Benchrest in general.
BOERNE SHOOTING CLUB
Certified Weights were created and provided to all Ranges shooting State level and above 3-Gun matches. This went a long way to ensure that all Ranges were calibrated as equally as possible.
New Scoring Pins and Magnifiers were provided to all Ranges. Again, with all Ranges using the same Scoring Pins all shooters are now competing on equal scoring footing.
The Super X-Man competition is back for a second year with another $1000.00 cash prize awarded in Unlimited and Sporter. Clint Swigert is again sponsoring the Unlimited competition and IR5050 is putting up the money for Sporter. These competitions will run the same dates as the List Season.
We welcome two new ranges for 2016 – Stonewall in Staunton, Virginia and Farrier’s Run in Indiana, PA.
Several rule changes were made in the IR5050 Rulebook. Some were minor and some cleared up confusion that has existed for several years. One of the biggest changes was to lift some restrictions so more matches could be scheduled. Check out all of the revised rules on the site as well as available for download. The changes are highlighted.
This year $250.00 will be awarded to the winner of the 6-target AGG at all 6 National Events.
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Joe Or Lisa Chacon