Originally Posted by CA48
Goofycat, Thanks for posting. Some how I have never come across
this article, and although im not around the bench game much a very
interesting read none the less.
I don't do much bench shooting either, since my local gun club lost its lease 10 or 15 years ago, and the land was taken over by a quarry company next to it. The nearest range is now over 30 miles away---on a dairy ranch---and is very poorly kept. They charge $10/day to use what they call a "range." It won't break the bank, but it is a far cry from the great facility the private club had before. When the club moved to the ranch, the cameraderie was lost because the ranch is also open to the public. Many of them are first-time shooters and don't know the proper range protocol.
I go there only to sight-in my rifles to check out the results of my occasional reloading, but I have no more reason to compete in club events held at the ranch (I dropped out when they moved). Too many wet cow pies to hopscotch around when changing targets. But enough whining.