First UBR Match

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  1. johnmyers

    johnmyers Gold $$ Contributor

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    Had our first UBR match at Farmland (Indiana) today 100 and 300 yards. 20 rifles from 5 states. Great turnout for first match in cold weather
     
  2. JohnMill

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    How 'bout some more info. Guns, cartridges, winners, range website? I may be just up the road maybe.

    Thanks
    John
     
  3. John Beauchamp

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    Rick Fox and I went to this match and had a real good time. It's a nice range with good benches and cover. It's just east of Winchester IN. When we got there it sounded like 10 baseball players trying to figure out how to use they're equipment, rules and format to play in a football game. We tried to answer questions and help get things started. Things smoothed out quickly and for a first match it they did real good. Rick shot very well but I shot a rifle I just bought without a tuner and wished I had taken my other rifle which has one. Needless to say it will have one in the spring. John Myers was an excellent host and we hope to shoot there again. One more range shooting UBR I like it.
     
  4. JohnMill

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    Hey, We're all online at the same time. Never had that happen. Wut's a UBR? Only one I knew of was unlimited (rail guns). Just about certain that's not what you guys are talking about. Is there a dominant cartridge?

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    John
     
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    Here is their website: http://ultimatebenchrest.com/

    I like the concept in that it levels the playing field as far as calibers and action choice. Everyone that I've talked to that have participated enjoys shooting these matches. WD
     
  6. JohnMill

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    Hey WD Thanks for the information. I just spent an hour (or two or) crusing around looking at ranges and results and such. Pretty interesting.

    John
     
  7. Greyfox

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    John,
    We've been shooting UBR matches foiurs years, since it was created in 2011. While it is similar in most things to Varmint For Score as contested in both IBS & NBRSA, the major differences are caliber neutral targets and 4 classes that make it possible for anyone who owns a rifle to compete on a level plane. When we added UBR to our matches in 2011 at the Gallatin Gun Club we were dying due to normal attrition and the fact that not many folks are willing to spend significant $$ to compete in a game they were unfamiliar with. With UBR we are able to attract new shooters with factory rifles as well as folks who had grown tired of the travel involved in going to major group matches and had just stopped competing.

    The format has proved attractive to both those groups and we now frequently have almost as many in Factory Class as Custom. Our monthly matches this season had well over 30 rifles many times and only a couple under 20. Most of the matches currently are held in TN & KY, but we've had interest in a much wider area. If anyone wants information or would like targets, feel free to contact Danny Hensley though the ultimatebenchrest.com website or me:
    Rick Fox tnmountainaire@bellsouth.net
    One of us will make sure you get targets to try with your local club as well as information on being counted in SSOY competition.

    Rick
     
  8. Dave T

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    What Greyfox said and Rick if you don't mind I'd like to add my two cents. I started UBR last year with two factory class guns, a Cooper and a Sako and I soon became hooked. Over last winter I had a Kelbly 6PPC gun built and I shot it in UBR matches here locally at two ranges in WV and I never had more fun shooting bench rest. I would like to encourage more folks to give this a try and the targets are just great.
    Dave T
     
  9. johnmyers

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    Thanks to Rick Fox and John Beuchamp for their help at the match. They were on the road 6 hours to come on a cold windy day. Most of the guys had never shot UBR and some of the rules weren't understood but it worked out well and mistakes we made will help doing it right next year. We are 4 1/2 hours from the closest range that shoots UBR so being in IN that will give guys an opportunity to try it closer to home.
     
  10. JohnMill

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    I know from personal experience that organizing/running matches would be far more fun if someone else was doing it. We do it because that is better than it not being done. In the 25 years I've been involved in benchrest I've come to know that these are the best competitors to be around. Easy going,friendly and helpful.
    Thanks to John Myers for his work and spreading the word. I'd like to do it just like that!

    John Millington
     
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    I can't get PDF file to post but you can find results on UBR website
     
  13. Bobs243Ackley

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    John, It had been great to hear that your first UBR match has been successful! Pat, over at PMA Tools, had told me about it but I had been unable to attend. That will be corrected for next season! I am in the process of getting UBR matches going over here in the Ft. Wayne area. The folks at Hillside Shooting Sports, over in Roanoke, IN., have been very receptive for hosting these matches next season. We were not able to get them running this season. However, since I have offered to run them, they will be building target stands to use for next year. So I will be working toward getting this ready to go and will keep everyone apprised of this as things progress.

    Cordially,
    Bob Blaine
    Berger Bullets
    Technical Specialist
     
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    Sounds good Bob look forward to it
     
  15. Greyfox

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    That's great Bob,
    I'll look forward to seeing this range on the schedule and will make every effort to make it up there for at least one match. Of course anyone who wants to come down and shoot with us at Gallatin TN will be made welcome. We shoot the 1st Saturday of the month March thru Oct and sometimes November.

    Rick Fox
    Gallatin Gun Club
     

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