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 Upcoming Activities

  at the Thunder Bay Benchrest Club (TBBC)



Ongoing Activities

At present we have regular year-round ongoing activities, as well as some special shoots and other events.

Sundays starting at 10:00 a.m. we shoot on both:
Range 1 (rimfire at 50YD through ports from indoor benches) and
Range 2 (centerfire and rimfire at 100YD through ports from indoor benches in winter, and also at outdoor positions in better weather).

Tuesdays starting at 9:00 a.m. we shoot on both:
Range 1 (rimfire at 50YD through ports from indoor benches) and
Range 2 (centerfire and rimfire at 100YD through ports from indoor benches in winter, and also at outdoor positions in better weather).

Thursdays starting about 7 p.m. in the same locations. Ever since the first after-dark shoot in 2017, members have been taking advantage of the increased daylight and our new spotlight to add Thursday evening shooting to their schedule. Note: when there is a conflict with F&G Executive Meetings at the Club House on the second Thursday of each month, TBBC will instead shoot the Wednesday evening immediately before such a Thursday.

Other weekdays starting at 9:00 a.m. (when not booked by other clubs) some members on mutual arrangement meet to duplicate Tuesday activities.

Members regard these shooting days as pot luck affairs, where we bring a variety of snacks to share.

Thunder Bay Benchrest Club members are also general members at large in the parent Thunder Bay District Fish and Game Association; consequently they can also use any of the other ranges, when not booked by other clubs. Hence some of our benchrest shooting can also take place beyond 100YD.

So yes, that all can mean a great deal of regular practice (and lots of rounds expended) in any year.



TBBC Trophies and Our 2019 Shoots -- Some General Info

In 2019 TBBC is holding seven trophy shoots, and details are listed below for those events not yet already completed. (Completed ones have their results on the Recent Activities page.)

For some shoots we are using existing trophies, and for new shoots this year suitable trophies have also been obtained. In each case, the winner will have his/her name imprinted and the trophies will remain on permanent display in the F&G Club House (on a shelf expected to be built soon).

Rifle Support. For TBBC formal shoots, there are two general methods as to how the rifle might be supported off the bench. Each match will specify which method is allowed for a particular event.

If the term "rested" is used, that means any type of mechanical or bag or physical rest supporting the rifle is allowed.

For some events, the term used is "with no rest other than elbows" meaning exactly that.



TBBC Centerfire 200 Yard Benchrest Shoot -- 10:00 a.m. Sunday, 21 July 2019

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Open only to current members of Thunder Bay Benchrest Club.

This shoot will be rested at 200 yards on Range 10, using benchrest rifles or heavy-barrel varmint rifles with any sights.

Each contestant will shoot five 5-shot groups to be averaged for final result.

There is a new trophy for this event and the winner's name will be imprinted.



TBBC Black Powder Shoots -- 10:00 a.m. Sunday, 11 August 2019

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Open to all current members of Fish & Game.

This Black Powder Shoot has 3 different events.

1. With no rest other than elbows at 50 yards on Range 1 with a traditional BP [antique or reproduction] muzzle loader [no inline models] and iron sights.

2. Rested at 100 yards on Range 2 with a traditional BP [antique or reproduction] cartridge rifle loaded with lead bullets and BP and using iron sights; or with a traditional BP [antique or reproduction] muzzle loader [no inline models] and iron sights.

3. Rested at 100 yards on Range 2 with a traditional BP [antique or reproduction] cartridge rifle loaded with lead bullets and BP and using traditional [antique or reproduction] scope sights.

If you have a question about the suitability of your proposed particular rifle or sights, please speak in advance to President Harry W. whose contact information is on the TBBC About Us webpage.

There are trophies for these 3 events, and in each case the winner's name will be imprinted.



TBBC 200 Yard Sporting Rifle -- 10:00 a.m. Sunday, 08 September 2019

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Open to all current members of Fish & Game.

This shoot is for score.

Rifles will be rested, for paper targets at 200 yards, using iron sights or scopes up to a maximum of 10 power (the top power available on the scope must be 10 or less if it is a variable scope), on a genuine sporting rifle, meaning no benchrest types or heavy varmint barrels.

If you have a question about the suitability of your proposed particular rifle or scope, please speak in advance to President Harry W. whose contact information is on the TBBC About Us webpage.

There is a trophy for this event and the winner's name will be imprinted.



Moose (or Deer) Sight-In Session at TB Fish & Game -- Sunday, 22 Sep 2019

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This service for the public will be jointly hosted by NOSA and TB Fish & Game on Sunday 22 September at the F & G Range from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

NOSA and F & G members will be available to assist individuals needing help with the actual sighting in process. If volunteers possess a spotting scope or rifle rest for use on the benches, please bring it/them along.

Members of the public who shoot will pay $5.00 for use of the range (this fee is used to cover the cost of insurance).

The F & G Range is at 260 Pento Road. Just follow Dawson Rd (Hwy 102), turn left onto Government Road. Pento Road is the next road on the left past the McIntyre Recreation Center. The range is at the very end of Pento Road.

For a map, see the F & G website at http://thunderbayfishandgame.com/