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Dark Corner BR held their 2nd 600yd match of the year March 11th. The winners L to R , Eric Dove, Scotty Powell ,Chris Nichols, Mike Hanes,  Ray Lowman , Seth Wooten ,TJ Stroop , and Jeff Godfrey. Full Results

 The Palmetto Gun Club near Charleston South Carolina held it's first match of the year on March 4th. The winners were L-R Steve Hill, Al Dirhan, Johnny Lorick, Ken Habedank, and Jim Cline. Full results


Click here for Information on a Benchrest clinic hosted By Group Shooter of the Year Harley Baker, and IBS past President Bob White.



News Release: International Benchrest Shooters hire Executive VP

Josh Shrum

Effective March 1, The International Benchrest Shooters (IBS) appointed Mr. Josh Shrum of Whitney, PA to be its Executive Vice-President (EVP).  Josh will work with the Executive Board to grow IBS and Benchrest shooting in general.  He will, essentially, serve as the Executive Director of IBS .

“With Josh onboard, we will take IBS to new, unprecedented levels to achieve visibility, results and growth that a group of volunteers simply cannot achieve.” said IBS President Jeff Stover.  The position is technically part-time, but Josh will bring a full-time amount of energy and a passion for Benchrest shooting in all its disciplines.  Working under the direction of the President and IBS Board, Josh will complement the existing IBS staff of webmaster Dick Grosbier and recording secretary Joan Borden.

Josh will greatly expand IBS’s association with accurateshooter.com.  In recent years, the IBS partnered with the wildly popular precision rifle shooting site which sees over 150,000 unique visitors per week-virtually all of them interested in accuracy.  “By far, accurateshooter.com is the world’s largest stage for accuracy shooters.  The IBS needs to take full advantage of this opportunity to grow Benchrest.” added Stover. 

You can expect to see Josh shooting in all the disciplines, Score, Group, 600 and 1000.  In 2016, he was IBS Score Shooting Rookie of the Year and solidified his benchrest shooting bona fides by snagging a 25X 100 yard aggregate in his first full year of shooting.

Since Josh is only 31-years old he will put a welcome young face on the IBS.  For his “day job”, he manages a 1,600-acre estate owned by the Benedictine monks of St. Vincent College in Latrobe, PA.  He holds a degree in History and English from St. Vincent College.

“I am excited and looking forward to working to promote the IBS.  I already have a list of ideas to present to the Board” Josh said after hearing of his selection.

International Benchrest Shooters (IBS) was formed in 1970 to foster uniform competition to achieve the ultimate accuracy in firearms, ammunition, components, equipment and shooting methods.  Benchrest disciplines contested include group and score at 100, 200 and 300 yards.  The Long Range program is especially active with competitions at both 600 and 1000 yards.  IBS Registered matches are held from Maine to Missouri and from Montana to Georgia.

Contact Jeff Stover for more information: Jeff Stover President IBS, 84 Susquehanna Ave. Lock Haven, PA 17745



2017 annual Meeting :

Click here for Jeff Stover's UNOFFICIAL synopsis of the meeting.

Presidents report from meeting.

Click here for Annual Meeting photos by Jeff Stover.








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