Re: Western North Carolina
Rod,,,,,,my suggestion would be bring your gun and ammo and come to the match. You probably should watch the first match and get a feel for it, and then you could compete in the second match. You would need a front rest and a sandbag for the rear, and 20 record rounds of ammo. I would suggest 40 rounds because you will need to shoot some sighters.
There will be plenty of shooters there to help you and answer any questions you might have. We love to get new shooters involved in the sport of 600yd benchrest, and you will find most all of us very helpful and friendly.
We shoot two matches, (light and heavy) and next match I think heavy will be shot first. The only way you will know if this is for you is to show up at a match and decide from what you observe. I can tell you, it is addictive.
Think about it, Rod and we hope to see you there, and that goes for anyone else reading this.
Piedmont Gun Club has one of the nicest ranges I have ever seen. It has 16 covered benches and is in a beautiful setting. You shoot across a flat field, and the targets are in front of a tall bank of dirt.