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Benchrest shooting is a shooting sport in which very accurate and precise rifles are shot at paper targets. [1]

29 relations: Accuracy and precision, Accurizing, Benchrest rifle, Centerfire ammunition, Handloading, Iron sights, Magnification, Memorial Day, Milliradian, Minute and second of arc, Ohio, Percussion cap, Precision Rifle Series, Rifle, Rimfire ammunition, Shooting sports, Sighting in, Telescopic sight, Varmint hunting, Very-low-drag bullet, Weather vane, Wildcat cartridge, World Benchrest Shooting Federation, .220 Russian, .222 Remington, .338 Lapua Magnum, 6mm BR, 6mm PPC, 7.62×39mm.

Accuracy and precision

Precision is a description of random errors, a measure of statistical variability.

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Accurizing is the process of improving the accuracy and precision of a gun (firearm or airgun).

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Benchrest rifle

A benchrest rifle is a type of rifle with a barrel and mechanism that has been built into a machine rest.

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Centerfire ammunition

A centerfire cartridge is a cartridge with a primer located in the center of the cartridge case head.

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Handloading or reloading is the process of loading firearm cartridges or shotgun shells by assembling the individual components (case/hull, primer, powder, and bullet/shot), rather than purchasing completely assembled, factory-loaded ammunition.

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Iron sights

Iron sights are a system of shaped alignment markers (usually metal) used as a sighting device to assist in the aiming of a device such as a firearm, crossbow, or telescope, and exclude the use of optics as in reflector (reflex) sights, holographic sights, and telescopic sights.

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Magnification is the process of enlarging the appearance, not physical size, of something.

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Memorial Day

Memorial Day or Decoration Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country's armed forces.

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A milliradian, often called a mil or mrad, is an SI derived unit for angular measurement which is defined as a thousandth of a radian (0.001 radian).

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Minute and second of arc

A minute of arc, arcminute (arcmin), arc minute, or minute arc is a unit of angular measurement equal to of one degree.

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Ohio is a Midwestern state in the Great Lakes region of the United States.

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Percussion cap

The percussion cap, introduced circa 1820, is a type of single-use ignition device used on muzzleloading firearms that enabled them to fire reliably in any weather conditions.

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Precision Rifle Series

The Precision Rifle Series (PRS) is a precision rifle based shooting sport derived from practical shooting.

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A rifle is a portable long-barrelled firearm designed for precision shooting, to be held with both hands and braced against the shoulder for stability during firing, and with a barrel that has a helical pattern of grooves ("rifling") cut into the bore walls.

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Rimfire ammunition

Rimfire is a method of ignition for metallic firearm cartridges as well as the cartridges themselves.

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Shooting sports

Shooting sports is a collective group of competitive and recreational sporting activities involving proficiency tests of accuracy, precision and speed in using various types of ranged weapons, mainly referring to man-portable guns (firearms and airguns, in forms such as handguns, rifles and shotguns) and bows/crossbows.

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Sighting in

Sighting in or zeroing a firearm is the goal of adjusting the sights so the projectile (e.g. bullet or shell) may be placed at a predictable position within the sight picture.

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Telescopic sight

A telescopic sight, commonly called a scope, is an optical sighting device that is based on a refracting telescope.

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Varmint hunting

Varmint hunting is the practice of hunting vermin, generally small mammals targeted as a means of pest control, rather than for food.

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Very-low-drag bullet

The very-low-drag bullet (VLD) is primarily a small arms ballistics development of the 1980s–1990s, driven by shooters' desire for bullets that will give a higher degree of accuracy and kinetic efficiency, especially at extended ranges.

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Weather vane

A weather vane, wind vane, or weathercock is an instrument for showing the direction of the wind.

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Wildcat cartridge

A wildcat cartridge, often shortened to wildcat, is a custom cartridge for which ammunition and/or firearms are not mass-produced.

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World Benchrest Shooting Federation

The World Benchrest Shooting Federation (WBSF) is the international governing body for benchrest shooting, with disciplines for both centerfire and rimfire ammunition.

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.220 Russian

The.220 Russian (5.6×39mm) cartridge was developed in the late 1950s for deer hunting in Russia.

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.222 Remington

The.222 Remington, which is also known as the Triple Deuce/Triple Two/Treble Two is a centerfire rifle cartridge.

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.338 Lapua Magnum

The.338 Lapua Magnum (8.6×70mm or 8.58×70mm) is a rimless, bottlenecked, centerfire rifle cartridge.

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6mm BR

The 6mm BR is a centerfire cartridge created for benchrest shooting.

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6mm PPC

The 6mm PPC (Palmisano & Pindel Cartridge), or 6 PPC as it is more often called, is a centerfire rifle cartridge used almost exclusively for benchrest shooting.

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The 7.62×39mm (aka 7.62 Soviet or formerly.30 Russian Short) round is a rimless bottlenecked intermediate cartridge of Soviet origin that was designed during World War II.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benchrest_shooting

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