2017 Indoor Nationals- Bruce Hornstein sweeps Sporter and 3Gun

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Records fell at the Indoor Sporter and 3Gun Nationals weekend at Piney Hill.

Bruce Hornstein won the 6Gun Agg for Sporter and 3Gun with 1498- 97x and 1498-101x respectively. The Sporter win is a new record. Sporter Records were also broken and set in Sporter Yards and Meters 3 Target Agg:

Sporter Yards

  • Tony Harper- 750- 50x
  • Bruce Hornstein- 749- 49x

Sporter Meters

  • Michael Poole- 750- 46x
  • Bruce Hornstein- 749- 48x

6-Target AGG (Yards & Meters)

  • Bruce Hornstein- 1498- 97x
  • Tony Harper- 1497- 91x
  • Michael Poole- 1496- 95x

The re-cap for both Nationals is below:


Target 1
1. Wayne Wills- 250- 18x
2. Bruce Hornstein- 250- 16x
3. Tony Harper- 250- 13x

Target 2
1. Wayne Wills- 250- 17x
2. Tony Harper- 250- 17x
3. Bruce Hornstein- 250- 15x

Target 3
1. Tony Harper- 250- 20x
2. Mac See- 250- 19x
3. Bruce Hornstein- 250- 18x

Yards Agg
1. Tony Harper- 750- 50x (*)
2. Bruce Hornstein- 749- 49x (*)
3. Wayne Wills- 748- 47x

Target 1
1. Bruce Hornstein- 250- 18x
2. Michael Poole- 250- 14x
3. Daniel Smith- 249- 15x

Target 2
1. Bruce Hornstein- 250- 17x
2. Michael Poole- 250- 15x
3. Tony Harper- 250- 13x

Target 3
1. Michael Poole- 250- 17x
2. Carl Boise- 250- 15x
3. Tony Harper- 249- 15x

Meters Agg
1. Michael Poole- 750- 46x (*)
2. Bruce Hornstein- 749- 48x (*)
3. Tony Harper- 747- 41x

6-Target AGG (Yards & Meters)
1. Bruce Hornstein- 1498- 97x (*)
2. Tony Harper- 1497- 91x (*)
3. Michael Poole- 1496- 95x (*)
4. Wayne Wills- 1487- 75x
5. Keith Royal- 1487- 75x

(*)– New Records


1. Daniel Smith- 250- 15x
2. Tony Harper- 250- 15x
3. Bruce Hornstein- 250- 14x

10 1/2 lb.
1. Bruce Hornstein- 250- 21x
2. Daniel Smith- 250- 19x
3. Bill Ward- 250- 18x

13 1/2 lb.
1. Michael Poole- 250- 23x
2. Dennis Drake- 250- 21x
3. Bruce Hornstein- 250- 21x

1. Bruce Hornstein- 500- 42x
2. Dennis Drake- 500- 39x
3. Bill Ward- 500 35x

1. Bruce Hornstein- 750- 56x
2. Daniel Smith- 750- 48x
3. Dennis Drake- 747- 48x


1. Tony Harper- 250- 15x
2. Keithe Royal- 249- 17x
3. Bruce Hornstein- 249- 14x

10 1/2 lb.
1. Mac See- 250- 17x
2. Ken Camper- 250- 16x
3. Michael Poole- 250- 14x

13 1/2 lb.
1. Eddie Bigley- 250- 219x
2. Bruce Hornstein- 250- 18x
3. Marc Mankin- 250- 17x

1. Marc Mankin- 500- 31x
2. Michael Poole- 500- 27x
3. Eddie Bigley- 499- 35x

1. Tony Harper- 748- 48x
2. Bruce Hornstein- 748- 45
3. Michael Poole- 748- 41x

4GUN Agg (Yards & Meters)
1. Bruce Hornstein- 999- 73x
2. Michael Poole- 999- 68x
3. Dennis Drake- Bill Ward- 998- 68x
4. Bill Ward- 998- 52x
5. Marc Mankin- 998- 58x

6GUN Agg (Yards & Meters)
1. Bruce Hornstein- 1498- 101x
2. Tony Harper- 1494- 95x
3. Mac See- 1493- 84x
4. Michael Poole- 1492- 91x
5. Dennis Drake- 1490- 86x


New additions to the site

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We have added a few new sections to the site.

SPORTER MATCH LIST is tabulated using the same point system as the 3Gun and Unlimited Lists. Adding this Title Championship has required a slight re-design to the Home Page. The 3 List Title Championship icons are shown on the top row and the 4 Scoreline Title Championships icons are shown on the second row. Detail pages are available for each shooter as well.

CHAMPIONS ARCHIVE is a new section. Championship winners for the last 6 years are listed. There are a few blanks in the earlier years where the archival data is unavailable. If anyone can fill in those blanks please contact us.

Ed Hosier writing Sporter history-

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Ed Hosier is doing something never before witnessed in IR5050. As of this post he has shot 8 Sporter 250’s in a row… who knows where the streak ends? Anyone who steps away from the line with pride after shooting just one 250 knows what an amazing feat this is.

Ed shot 5 -250s at Salem on May 22nd and then he shot another 3 in a row at Waarsing on May 28th. And, apparently, the conditions were no cake-walk. For those wondering who built this Sporter Ed built it himself.

Keep up the amazing streak Ed. You are setting a bar that may never be topped!

2015 Year in Review

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2015 was an exciting year for IR50/50 featuring growth, innovation and fantastic competition.

The new web site was launched in January as a means to more clearly communicate with shooters and Range-Masters and to provide more “news” about IR5050. We will continue to use this space in 2016 to deliver news and features so check back here often.

Two new competitions were announced in 2015 – Sporter Super X-Man and Unlimited Super X-Man – with $1000 cash prizes going to the winner of each. Clint Swigert, from Shooting for Perfection generously put up the money for the Unlimited competition. These were really exciting competitions with the lead changing hands several times during the year. Congratulations to Joe Robinson winning the Unlimited and William Colbert winning the Sporter!

The 750 Club was launched to highlight competitors who shoot 750s. A Silver level was created for Unlimited 750s and a Gold level for 3-Gun 750s. Silver and Gold Pins were created and presented for each 750. The 750 Club has been added to the Results tab.

A real highlight for 2015 was the official creation of the Sporter Match category. This change produced an increase in Sporter targets shot and a real ressurgence in Sporter competition. Adding this category made for a new category for Hall of Fame points and was also the first year that Yards and Meters were competed at the Sporter Nationals. Mike Cameron was the first winner of a 6-Gun Sporter National.

IR5050 returned to Texas at the Boerne Shooting Club in Boerne, Texas. Joe and Lisa Chacon have done a great job developing interest in IR5050 and Rimfire Benchrest in general.

Certified Weights were created and provided to all Ranges shooting State level and above 3-Gun matches. This went a long way to ensure that all Ranges were calibrated as equally as possible.

New Scoring Pins and Magnifiers were provided to all Ranges. Again, with all Ranges using the same Scoring Pins all shooters are now competing on equal scoring footing.

2016 NEWS
The Super X-Man competition is back for a second year with another $1000.00 cash prize awarded in Unlimited and Sporter. Clint Swigert is again sponsoring the Unlimited competition and IR5050 is putting up the money for Sporter. These competitions will run the same dates as the List Season.

We welcome two new ranges for 2016 – Stonewall in Staunton, Virginia and Farrier’s Run in Indiana, PA.

Several rule changes were made in the IR5050 Rulebook. Some were minor and some cleared up confusion that has existed for several years. One of the biggest changes was to lift some restrictions so more matches could be scheduled. Check out all of the revised rules on the site as well as available for download. The changes are highlighted.

Prize Money

This year $250.00 will be awarded to the winner of the 6-target AGG at all 6 National Events.

25X Bounty

Bounties have been announced for 25X targets. This applies to the 1st 25X target shot in each class in 2016.

2016 payouts will be as follows:


10.5 lb………….$350.00

13.5 lb………….$300.00


Unclaimed bounties will roll-over into 2017 and grow. World record rules will apply requiring the 3 Match Referees signing the potential 25X target to be submitted to IR5050 headquarters. The World Record committee will score each target to be considered cofficial.



Many World Records were set in 2015. Here are the new records followed by the winners in all of the IR50/50 competitions.

Steve Lloyd- Sporter Agg Yards 748- 34X

Doug Bell- 13.5 lb Yards– 250 24X

Melvin Eck- Sporter Agg Meters– 741 31X

William Colbert- Sporter Meters– 250-22X

William Colbert- Sporter Agg  Meters– 749- 49X

William Colbert- 3-Gun Meters– 749- 49X

Chris Peterson- Sporter Agg Yards- 750 41X

Mike Cameron- 6-Gun Sporter Agg- 1493 – 84X

Mike Cameron- 4-Gun Agg – 998 – 74 X

Bruce Hornstein- 4- Gun Agg– 999 – 60X

Bruce Hornstein- 6-Gun Agg- 1498 – 84X



Sporter – William Colbert

Unlimited – Joe Robinson



Indoor 3-Gun Nationals- Pete Roberson 1497 – 92X

Outdoor Unlimited Nationals- Bill Buskey 1494 – 84X

Outdoor 3-Gun Nationals- Bruce Hornstein 1498 – 84X

Indoor Unlimited Nationals- William Poff 1499 – 112X



3-Gun List – Ted Derivan

Unlimited List – Ron Uthus

Sporter Scoreline – Tony Harper

10.5 Scoreline – Mike Cameron

13.5 Scoreline – Johnny Orfield

Unlimited Scoreline – Joe Robinson



Unlimited – Bruce Hornstein – 2999.231

3-Gun – Eddie Bigley- 2990.118

Sporter- Bob Griffin – 997.070

10.5 lb.- Tony Harper – 999.074

13.5 lb. – Johnny Orfield – 1000.065


New Records Set, Old Records Broken at the 2015 Sporter and 3-Gun Outdoor Nationals at Kettlefoot

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This was the first year that the IR 50/50 Sporter Nationals included a Meters competition as well as Yards. That meant that a new World Record would be established by the winner because 6-Gun Aggs are only recognized at National Events. Mike Cameron set the new bar with a 1496- 84x.

The 3-Gun Nationals also saw existing World Records broken.

Bruce Hornstein set a new World Record in both 4-Gun (999-60x ) and 6-Gun (1498- 84x). Mike Cameron won the 3-Gun Yards with a 750- 49x and Gary Hittie won the Meters with a 748-32x.