P.O. Box 1098
Kodiak, AK 99615

Rimfire Benchrest

Benchrest shooting is a sport in which very accurate and precise rifles are shot at paper targets from a rest or bench from a sitting position. Benchrest shooters are notoriously detail-oriented and constantly trying to further the accuracy potential of the rifle through experimentation. The skill in benchrest is trigger control, reading the wind, and preparing your equipment. At KISA rimfire benchrest is conducted at the Salonie range at 50 and 100 yards.


  • Any 17-22 caliber rimfire rifle is allowed. There are no other equipment restrictions. You can use any rifle, any rest and any sights.
  • Wind flags are allowed

Course of Fire:

  • 50 Yards, 20 shots in 20 minutes
  • 100 Yards, 20 shots in 20 minutes
  • Unlimited sighters are allowed
  • Official NRA 50 and 100 yard small bore targets are provided
  • Maximum score of 400, ties are broken with Xs
  • Cost is $ 8.00 per relay or 2 relays for $ 15.00
  • Shooters under 16 must have one adult to supervise them

2019 Dates:

  • 2019 Dates for Rim-Fire Rifle Matches. June 2nd, 16th & 30th, July 14th & 28th, Aug. 11th & 25th

Match start time is 5:30 p.m. and concludes around 8:30 p.m. Please show up early enought to set up. Weather will determine if a match is canceled so please call Mike Kerwood ph: 486-8141 prior to 4:00 p.m. before heading out if the weather looks "iffy."

The following is a report of Rimfire Rifle Matches , (attendance & scores) held during the summer months at Salonie Creek Range, Kodiak, Alaska, during 2019 season. As Prepared by Mike Kerwood Match Director.

1st Rimfire Rifle Match June 2, 2019

- 1st .Mike Kerwood , 50yd-200-20X 100yd. 199-16X Total 399-36X
- 2nd. Erik Berggren 50yd.199-14X 100yd. 199-7X Total 398-23X
- 3rd. Tre Heckerman 50yd. 200-15X 100yd. 194-6X Total 394-21X
- 4th. Bob White 50yd. 199-9X 100yd. 192-8X Total 391-17X
- 5th. Velma Vining 50yd. 194-10X 100yd. 195-7X Total 389-17X

2nd Rimfire Rifle Match June 30, 2019

- 1st. Mike Kerwood 50yd. 200-20X 100yd.200-18X Total 400-38X
- 2nd. Erik Berggren 200-17X 200-12X 400-29X
- 3rd. Velma Vining 198-12X 198-10X 396-22X
- 4th. Tre Heckerman 197-13X 193-10X 390-23X
- 5th. Bob White 195-6X 189-6X 384-12X

All matches have a "Set-Up Time from 4:00pm to 5:00pm. Official shooting begins roughly at 5:45pm , and we`re usually done by 8:00pm. Rim-Fire matches take 40 record shots with unlimited sighters & entry fees are still $ 6.00 per match.

It will take 20 minutes,to shoot 20 "Record Shots" at 50 yards,with "Unlimited Sighters" to be shot during the 20 minutes,along with the 20 record rounds at 4 record targets,and 1 sighter target at the top. Then the targets are moved to 100 yard line,to shoot 10 record rounds at 2 record targets,for a total of 20 record shots,and unlimited sighters shot at the "Sighter Target" at the top of the 100 yard target,during the 20 minutes of regulation time. All Rimfire Cartridges are legal to use,including 17 HMR ,17 H II,22 WMR & 22 Long Rifle. There are no limits on the rifles or sights,as any power or magnification is allowed on scopes,or "Peep Sights". If you are going to use "Peep sights" then please use a spotting scope,to track your shots,and not a friends High power scope,that has to swing between targets. Usually it takes about 18X to 20X scope,to see bullet holes at 100 yards. Again rests are unlimited,and there are no limits on rifles. One & Two piece rests are legal,as are rifle weights. Barrel tuners are also allowed.

Matches will be canceled for rain by 4:00 pm,by calling Mike Kerwood,at 486-8141,and calling to see if we are going to chance having a match if rain looks threatening. Any other questions please feel free to call Mike Kerwood,about equipment,or the course of fire,or also feel free to talk to Erik Berggren,the "Salonie Creek Range Master" about equipment or the course of fire.

Fell free to call with any questions @ 486-8141. The K.I.S.A Club has offered to have a plastic sign made for the gate,to warn people of the Sunday evening matches for the 3 summer months.Thanks Mike Kerwood.