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It is really quite simple. We take a 22 long rifle and put it on a benchrest and shoot ABRA-20/ ARA-25 rounds at a target for score at 50 yards in ABRA-15/ARA-20 minutes.
The bullseye on the target is small, about the size of a .22 bullet and so are the scoring rings. In this game, we are striving for the absolute ultimate in accuracy with the targets placed at fifty yards. Our best shooting rifles are quite specialized with custom actions, barrels, triggers, and stocks, not to mention, 36+ power target scopes. We also have some custom 10/22 styled action rifles that are proving to be quite up to the task and sometimes beating the custom bolt action rifles for a lot less cost. We use 1 piece rests as well as 2 piece rests.


The wind is a huge factor on these little bullets. A slight breeze can move a bullet up to an inch. Most shooters use up to four wind flags for fifty yards and wait for the conditions to be the same as the first shot. How we hold the rifle has a great deal of effect on where the shot goes.

We all enjoy the company of others. We shoot for the fun of it but we shoot as well as we can. We all help each other and we are all excited when someone shoots a good score. Come on out and shoot with us. You will find friends here.

ABRA Matches

Auto Benchrest Association began in Boerne, TX in 2014 and we have been sanctioned since the start. The target consists of 20 bull target and a 15 minute time limit. The maximum score is 200. It is designed for use with semi-automatic rifles and the Ruger 10/22 style is one of the most popular and is quite accurate right off the shelf. There are 4 classes shot, Factory, Unlimited, Outlaw Heavy Barrel Bolt and Outlaw Light Barrel Bolt. In addition Junior competitors (7 to 16 years old) shoot beside the Senior competitors, with each class separated for scoring. Factory and Unlimited are required to use two piece rests, while Outlaw Heavy and Lite Bolt can use either one or two piece rest. One of the best things that we have seen is that the match scores are so close to each other, many times being separated by only 1 point over 4 targets, so it is the ultimate close competition.This is a geat sport for the whole family. ABRA Registration Form: ABRA New Shooter Registration Form. Fill out the form, print and bring with you on match day.

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At San Angelo Gun Club, our matches usually consist of 5 Pistol Stages with 1 stage always being a USPSA Classifier. The Pistol Stages are the 4th Sunday of each month. These stages will require 150 to 200 rounds of ammo and it is mandatory that each competitor have a holster and magazines on a belt. The match begins at 11:30am. Cost is $15 for Pistol. Questions or more info contact Ernest Garza at (325) 374-7376 For Official Information & to Join USPSA Click Here


Multi-Gun matches are normally the 2nd and 3rd Saturday of each month, at 6pm. Be sure and look at the link below where you register. Bay 6 this time, but can be Bay 6 and/or 7.

FREE for any shooter’s first event. Normal cost is $10 for one gun, $5 for any additional guns. Money goes to maintain and purchase targets.

The link to register on the calendar page is open a couple days before each event, so if it doesn’t work, check back again. You can also register at the event!

Create a free account on Practiscore to register and see more detail about this event!

A unique style match, combining steel and paper. Match held the 2nd and 3rd Saturday of each month (weather permitting).

-3 to 4 Stages using a combination of static and falling steel with some movement involved and minimum reset.

-Round Count: 150** per gun you plan on shooting. You may not use that much, but better to have it.

-Rimfire shooters will need two 10 round magazines minimum. All stages for rimfire will be 20 or less and will not require a holster or mag pouches.

-If you’re not sure of your division, just sign up for any division and once you get to the range, the person doing registration can help you and change it, if needed.

-$10 for the first gun, $5 per additional gun

*Simplified divisions into simpler catch-all options – Added ‘2×4’ division – ‘2×4’ : borrowed from UML ruleset; You can have rifle, PCC, pistol, and/or shotgun. For any stage, you must use at least two of them. There aren’t equipment requirements, so it is more or less an “open” class.

**Currently still limiting total round count to ~60 rounds due to ongoing ammo supply shortages.

See you at the range!!


The ABRA was created in 2014 and SAGC has been a proud member of the organization since its beginning. The competition consists of 20 bullseyes for score shot in 15 minutes. The maximum score is 200. It uses .22 LR rifles with unlimited scope power and there are 4 classes of rifles we use: Semi-Automatic (such as Ruger 10-22): Factory & Unlimited and bolt rifles: Outlaw Heavy Barrel & Outlaw Light Barrel. Junior shooters are from 7 to 16 years of age and Seniors 17 and up. The interesting part is that both compete at the same time although scored separately. This makes a great way for younger shooters to gain knowledge from Senior shooters. Wind adds an extra element to the sport as it has to be taken into account as we compete.

It is a great sport for all ages and competitors 7 to 16 years of age shoot free.

Here is a Video we have put together for more details: Introduction to ABRA

The official website with rules; schedules; supplies; etc. is at: Auto Benchrest Association

ARA - American RimFire

The ARA is a sanctioning body for .22lr benchrest competitions.  Both the Unlimited and Factory class have 20 minutes time limit to shoot a 25 bull target for the maximum score of 2500.

A Little History

ARA was started in April 1998 by a group of .22lr shooters who wanted a great organization for competitive .22lr benchrest 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 was to continue the vision of the ARA founders by providing an honest competitive organization that is true to .22lr shooting.  One of the most exciting changes Dan introduced 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.  In 2017, the ARA organization was acquired by ELEY INC, who continue to promote and expand .22lr competitions.  ARA has clubs across the United States offering sanctioned ARA matches and tournaments to anyone interested in precision .22lr benchrest shooting.

The official website with the rules, clubs, schedules and link to join ARA is: