Holyoke Revolver Club

Benchrest Precision .22LR Rimfire Shooting                                

Our mission is to introduce the shooting sport of precision rimfire rifle benchrest to HRC members of all ages and experience in a fun, challenging, and exciting way - to hone skills as a precision rifle shooter in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere where members choose their involvement level – whether it is to build personal precision shooting skills or to compete for points and end of year award recognition.

There are several ways to enjoy shooting with HRC’s benchrest group. You can shoot at the 50 yd range or the 100 yd range – or both! You can shoot targets with the group to have a fun morning out with the benchrest group - no matter your level or experience - or you can add to your general knowledge and skills by participating in our Benchrest Recognition Award Competition.

For complete information, click here to download our current Benchrest Guidelines

Even benchrest beginners can be part of this friendly competition. NEW for 2024 is reorganization with three designated Classes at the 50 yd range: “The Casual Shooter, Fun With Precision” and “Unlimited” Classes. Each will have their own recognition. Perhaps your name will be added to our club’s Recognition Awards on display inside the clubhouse!

You may choose to be involved with one or two of the 3 programs. There will be targets available for benchrest shooters at each match for a nominal fee.

Program 1:  The Casual Shooter Class

to shoot for fun and sport with your .22 rimfire rifle without participating in a competition at the 50 yd and 100 yd ranges. Shoot when the teams shoot.

Program 2:  Fun With Precision Class participates in the 50 yd and/or 100 yd range matches. The best Fun With Precision with the top scorers‘s names will be displayed on the framed Honor Roll award certificate to be located on the benchrest recognition wall in the clubhouse for one year. All .22 caliber rimfire rifles welcome except custom rifles and rifles produced from manufacturers who specialize in custom precision rifles.

Program 3:  Unlimited Class competes in the 50 yd and/or 100 yd range matches. The top five shooters will vie for a position on the two Championship Awards Plaques located on the benchrest recognition wall in the clubhouse. All .22 caliber scoped rimfire rifles welcome.


Practical matches are held on the second Saturday of each month. New shooters should arrive at 9 a.m. for safety instruction. Participants should bring a centerfire pistol or revolver and 100-150 rounds of ammunition, extra magazines and speedloaders, an OWB Holster (outside the waistband), a baseball cap along with eye and ear protection. Dan Jones is in charge. Volunteers are always needed to set up the stages please arrive at 8 a.m.


Bench Rest Rifle shooting season in now underway.
Bench rest 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.
Bench-rest competitions are held on the first and second Saturday (and the 5th Saturday if there is one).
Set up time is 9am. Matches start at 10am sharp.
The cost of the competition is $1.00 per target.
Please go to the Bench Rest page for more information. Check the Calendar for the latest dates.


The Holyoke Revolver Club has affiliations with both the National Rifle Association and the Gun Owners Action League of Massachusetts. We highly recommend that our members support these two valuable Associations.

Please check Club Info & News for more information.


Dave Sparko conducts fun shoots on Tuesday evenings at the club. Competitors shoot .22 pistols at steel plates and a “Dueling Tree” of spinning targets, trying to move all of the discs to the opponent’s side of the tree. Match schedules will be posted on the club’s website and calenda

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