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    BENCHREST AIR RIFLE CLASSES AND RULES 2012
    NB. Any rules not covered here refer to WRABF rulebook

    1.) Light Varmint Air Rifle Class (4.5mm –- 5.0mm - 5.5mm)
    - is any rifle having a manually and mechanically operated firing mechanism, weighing not more than 10 1/2 pounds (4.762 kg) inclusive of sight. Factory stock or stocks that meet ‘Stock Clarification’ rules may be used (see APPENDIX G). The action can be either spring or pneumatic; air regulators, barrel weights, harmonic tuners or bullet stabilisers are permitted but will be included in the overall weight of gun. The air cylinder can be changed as long as it is provided by the Manufacturer as an option/spare to that model. Any magnification scope may be used. The barrel/ action can be bedded and have the trigger reworked (or replaced). Return to battery shall NOT be permitted. Power to be restricted to 16.27 Joules or 12 ft lbs maximum. Shooting Distance 25m (0.177 and 0.2 scores plugged by 0.22 calibre gauge)
    Any brand PCP Air Rifle with a stock complying with the rules above is allowed.

    2.) Heavy Varmint Air Rifle Class (4.5mm –- 5.0mm - 5.5mm) - is any rifle having manually and mechanically operated firing mechanism,and a weight restriction of 6.804 kg (15 lbs) is set (including attachments – scopes, muzzle devices, etc). Any air regulator can be used as long as it is integral within the air cylinder. Any modification may be made to the rifle and any magnification scope may be used. Factory stock or stocks that meet ‘Stock Clarification’ rules may be used (see APPENDIX G). Return to battery shall NOT be permitted. Muzzle brakes, muzzle flips, barrel weights or Harmonic Tuners are permitted. There is no restriction on cylinder size or capacity as long as 27.12 Joules or 20 ft lbs maximum power is retained and it is integral within the rifle. (Separate Air Cylinders are not allowed, the cylinder must be part of the rifle and the overall weight). Shooting Distance 25m. (0.177 and 0.2 scores plugged by 0.22 calibre gauge).

    Non WRABF Classes
    1.) Unlimited Air Rifle Class (4.5mm – 5.0mm – 5.5mm)
    -is any rifle having a manually safe manually and mechanically (including electronic triggers) operated firing mechanism, and a weight restriction of 6.804 kg (15 lbs) is set (including attachments – scopes, muzzle devices, etc). Any air regulator can be used as long as it is integral within the air cylinder/rifle action. Any modification may be made to the rifle and any magnification scope may be used.Factory stock or stocks that meet ‘Stock Clarification’ rules may be used (see APPENDIX G). Return to battery shall NOT be permitted. Muzzle brakes, muzzle flips, barrel weights or Harmonic Tuners are permitted. There is no restriction on cylinder size or capacity as long as 40.675 Joules or 30 ft lbs maximum maximum power is retained and it is integral within the rifle. (Separate Air Cylinders are not allowed, the cylinder must be part of the rifle and the overall weight). Shooting Distance 25m.
    Any brand PCP Air Rifle with a stock complying with the rules above is allowed.

    2.) Grouping Air Rifle Class (4.5mm – 5.0mm – 5.5mm) -is any rifle having manually and mechanically (including electronic triggers) operated firing mechanism, and a weight restriction of 6.804 kg (15 lbs) is set (including attachments – scopes, muzzle devices, etc). Any air regulator can be used as long as it is integral within the air cylinder. Any modification may be made to the rifle and any magnification scope may be used. Factory stock or stocks that meet ‘Stock Clarification’ rules may be
    used (see APPENDIX G). Return to battery shall NOT be permitted. Muzzle brakes, muzzle flips, barrel weights or Harmonic Tuners are permitted. There is no restriction on cylinder size or capacity as long as 40.675 Joules or 30 ft lbs maximum maximum power is retained and it is integral within the rifle (Separate Air Cylinders are not allowed, the cylinder must be part of the rifle and the overall weight). Shooting Distance 50m.

    Time limit:
    20 minutes to complete your target of 25 shots inclusive of sighter's
    Targets :25m WARBF Targets to be used:
    Grouping 200M Score target to be used.

    https://www.airrifle.co.za/library/A..._WRABF_25m.pdf
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    thanx Nick, also a sticky.
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    tks Dave
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    This is great, but please explain appendix G
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    WRABF Rule Book Appendix G

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    Cool Thank you
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    Sorry very new. Just whant to know can your gun rest on a sand bag when shooting?
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    Quote Originally Posted by VenterRiaan View Post
    Sorry very new. Just whant to know can your gun rest on a sand bag when shooting?

    Have a read here:

    https://www.airrifle.co.za/showthread.php?t=26348

    Should answer all your questions.
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    Thanks
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    BENCHREST AIR RIFLE CLASSES AND RULES 2014 - 2021
    NB. Any rules not covered here refer to WRABF rulebook
    Air Rifle:


    (a) Light Varmint Air Rifle Class - is any rifle having only manually and mechanically operated firing mechanism, weighing not more than 10 1/2 pounds (4.762 kg) inclusive of sight. Factory stock or stocks that meet ‘Stock Clarification’ rules may be used (see APPENDIX F). The action can be either spring or pneumatic; air regulators, barrel weights, harmonic tuners or bullet stabilisers are permitted but will be included in the overall weight of gun. Air regulators can be used as long as it is integral within the air rifle. The air cylinder can be changed as long as it is provided by the Manufacturer as an option/spare to that model. Any magnification scope may be used. The barrel/ action can be bedded and have the trigger reworked (or replaced). Return to battery shall NOT be permitted. Power to be restricted to 16.27 Joules or 12 ft lbs maximum. Shooting Distance 25m (0.177 and 0.2 scores plugged by 0.22 calibre gauge).


    (b) Heavy Varmint Air Rifle - is any rifle having only manually and mechanically operated firing mechanism, a weight restriction of 15 lbs is set (6.803kg) (including attachments – scopes, muzzle devices, etc). Factory stock or stocks that meet ‘Stock Clarification’ rules may be used (see APPENDIX F). Any manual modification may be made to the rifle and any magnification scope may be used. Air regulators can be used as long as it is integral within the air rifle. Return to battery shall NOT be permitted. Muzzle brakes, muzzle flips, barrel weights or Harmonic Tuners are permitted. There is no restriction on cylinder size or capacity as long as 27.12 Joules or 20 ft lbs maximum power is retained and it is integral within the rifle. (Separate Air Cylinders are not allowed, the cylinder must be part of the rifle and the overall weight). Shooting Distance 25m. (0.177 and 0.2 scores plugged by 0.22 calibre gauge).



    Appendix
    F





    10.5lb Light Varmint and Heavy Varmint Weight Classes (Including Air Rifles), the forearm of stock must be either convex or flat, maximum 76.2mm (3") or under at its widest point, this can be a specialist stock or via a flat plate attached to the bottom of the stock, any material can be used. The bottom of the butt of the stock that comes in contact with rear sandbag must be either convex or flat. If flat the bottom of the butt of stock must be 25mm (0.98") or under in width.


    It is the responsibility of the individual competitor to check they abide by these specifications.
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