"I have built many rifles capable of shooting world record groups at 1000 yards. However, they are in fact not world record rifles, they do not shoot in competitions, nor are they legal at Williamsport or any other thousand yards benchrest range. These rifles shoot off bi pods that are not legal, using superior brakes that are not legal, using superior barrel tapers that are not legal. It is unfortunate that so many of the classes at 1000 yard ranges are so constrained."
You need to research some more before making broad characterizations of 1k shooting like that.
It is true that PA (Williamsport) has some stringent rules on tapers for LG(only)etc which can effect which type of muzzle brake you use. Anyone gun that will shoot off a bipod, will also shoot on a rest also. However, IBS 1000 yard does not have those rules. You can use any taper barrel, any muzzle brake (except clamshell, just make the 17 lb limit for LG (5 shots) and anything over 17 lb is HG (10 shots). (Checking on legality of bipods now, just never had anyone want to use them). Iowa and Ohio both have a full 10 match IBS 1K schedule this year starting in April. One is 4 hours from you and the other about 6-8 hrs. Tom Sarver (Yogishooter) runs the Ohio club, is on this site and BR Central, so easy to get in touch with. Some of us in VA are going to shoot in his matches this year a lot to help them get started.
The IBS National championships are in VA this year on Labor day weekend, which is 14 hours from your. I know, have driven in more times than I care to think about (originally from MO about 100 miles from you). About $35-40K in prizes will be given away also. The top LG, HG and Overall champ walked away with over $2k of prizes EACH last year, they choose out of the pile, (action and scope normally). BAT, Neseika, and Viper actions, NF scopes, Leupolds, barrels by all makers etc. Everyone won some type of prize to include NF scopes down to cans of powder.
This is a 3 agg match for each class over two days so true best shot wins. Luck goes out the window with 3 aggs normally. However you will be shooting against about 150-200 of the best 1k shooters worldwide. You have to be on your game, and shoot better than (probably to win) 3 sub 4" groups (5 shots) for LG and 3 sub 5" groups (10 shots). As for breaking the IBS 1K records for groups, it is 1.564" 5 shots for LG and 3.472" for HG (10 shots). You and your guns better be smokin, but wish you the best of luck to do it!
So if you truly are building winning guns, you do have the venues available to prove it IF you want to. Imagine it would be a big boon for business.
Remember, the only "line in the sand" preventing you, is "self inflicted" in this case.
It truly is going to be a fun match, we are working deals on hotels for cut rates now also. Info will be up on www.virgina1000.com
later in year for registration etc. Registration costs for practice day on Friday and 2 match days will be under $100 which will include 2 meal tickets. Bring all your buddies, shoot to win, but have fun and walk away with the goodies!