The game in shooting is accuracy — using a well tuned rifle and keen wind-doping skills to wipe out a tiny dot at the center of five targets. The NBRSA recognizes two classes of score shooting. The original Hunter class was specified to encourage hunting rifles and a larger cartridge with a maximum weight of 10 pounds including the scope not greater the 6x. The width of the forestock is more restricted than the Group class rifles. The Varmint for Score (VFS) class allows any rifle legal up to 13.5 pound Heavy Varmint group category.

The target consists of five record bulls plus a sighter bull. The shooter is allowed as many shots as desired on the sighter and shoots one shot on each record bull. The center dot is considered the “X” with the 10 ring being the first ring around the dot. Best edge scoring is used with a perfect or “clean” target being a 50-5x. The shooter is allowed 7 minutes to complete a target.

The course of fire is 5 targets at each of 100 and 200 yards to make up an aggregate.

Because of the additional restrictions of the Hunter class and the best-edge scoring that lends a slight advantage to the larger calibers, the typical score rifle is usually some flavor 30 caliber, with various wildcats based on the .308 Winchester being very common. 

NBRSA WORLD RECORDS FOR SCORE SHOOTING CENTERFIRE BENCHREST

Aggregates Hunter Varmint For Score 2-Gun
5 Shot 100-yds 250-23X Craig Nagel 5/12/2006 250-25X-17W/O Larry Kuse 9/16/2012
5 Shot 200-yds 250-14X Tom Hencken 7/15/2012 250-15X James Lederer 8/4/2017
5 Shot 300-yds 250-7X Bill Small 6/29/1997 249-10X GARY EVANS 7/16-17, 2016
Grand Aggregates Hunter Varmint For Score 2-Gun
100 -200 yds 500-29X Harvey Uttinger 8/2/2017 500-35X Tom Peyton 3/8/2014 1000-62X Harvey Uttinger 8/4/2017
200 – 300 yds 498-9X Leroy Nethercott 5/2/2004 499-14X Ron Carter 11/26/2016 993-21X Tim Naugle 8/22/2013
100 – 200 – 300 yds 748-26X Leroy Nethercott 5/2/2004 747-40X Tom Peyton 3/8/2014 1494-61X Greg Swezey 8/22/2013

DATE COMPETITOR RECORD RANGE LOCATION CALIBER
100 YARD RECORDS
7-10-77 Francis Broussard 250-15X Lafayette, LA 6MM
10-1-78 Marcy Lyons 250-15X Lafayette, LA 30 Caliber
5-16-82 Marcy Lyons 250-17X Lake Charles, LA 30 Caliber
8-17-86 Bob Seymour 250-18X Kenai, Alaska 30 Caliber
5-16-88 Dan Gardiner 250-19X Lake Charles, LA 30 Caliber
9-17-88 “Speedy” Gonzales 250-21X St. Louis, MO 30 Caliber
6-98 Elzie Scott 250-22X Salmon, ID 30 Caliber
5-13-06 Craig Nagel 250-23X Van Dyne, WI 30 Caliber
200 YARD (OLD 200 YARD TARGET)
9-25-77 Francis Broussard 246-13X Lafayette, LA 6MM
10-16-80 Carrol Green 248-9X New Braunfels, TX 30 Caliber
6-21-81 Wayne Corley 248-12X St. Louis, MO 30 Caliber
4-14-82 Marcy Lyons 249-13X New Braunfels, TX 30 Caliber
6-13-82 Don Feltman 249-15X Entiat, WA 30 Caliber
7-15-84 Russel Waterman 249-16X Lake Charles, LA 30 Caliber
8-26-84 Welden Laviolette 249-18X Lafayette, LA 30 Caliber
200 YARD (NEW 200 YARD TARGET)
5-4-85 Danny Jarvis 249-5X St. Louis, MO 30 Caliber
4-27-86 Bob Seymour 250-1X Kenai, Alaska 30 Caliber
6-22-86 Wayne Corley 250-12X St. Louis, MO 30 Caliber
7-15-12 Tom Hencken 250-14X Van Dyne, WI 30 Caliber
300 YARD RECORDS
7-7-85 Ron Hoehn 243-0X St. Louis, MO 30 Caliber
6-22-86 Charlie Scott 243-1X St. Louis, MO 6MM
6-22-86 Wayne Corley 244-1X St. Louis, MO 30 Caliber
4-26-87 Elzie Scott 245-4X Puget Sound, WA 30 Caliber
5-28-88 John Ambler 246-2X LaGrande, OR 30 Caliber
5-17-92 Ron Hoehn 249-3X St. Louis, MO 30 Caliber
6-28&29-97 Bill Small 250-7X Entiat, WA 30 Caliber
100-200 YARD GRAND AGGREGATE (OLD 200 YARDS)
9-25-77 Francis Broussard 494-19X Lafayette, LA 6MM
6-21-81 Wayne Corley 495-24X St. Louis, MO 30 Caliber
4-14-82 Marcy Lyons 497-19X New Braunfels, TX 30 Caliber
6-20-82 Richard LaBlanc 497-27X Lake Charles, LA 6MM
7-15-84 Russel Waterman 499-30X Lake Charles, LA 30 Caliber
8-26-84 Welden Laviolette 499-33X Lafayette, LA 30 Caliber
100-200 YARD GRAND AGGREGATE (NEW TARGET AT 200 YARDS)
5-4-85 Danny Jarvis 499-17X St. Louis, MO 30 Caliber
4-27-86 Bob Seymour 500-14X Kenai, Alaska 30 Caliber
7-5-98 Ron Hoehn 500-26X St. Louis MO 30 Caliber
9-12&13-98 Lee Keller 500-27X Van Dyne, WI 30 Caliber
200-300 YARD AGGREGATE RECORDS (ONLY CONTESTED USING NEW 200 YARD TARGET)
7-7-85 Larry Smart 486-9X St. Louis, MO 30 Caliber
6-22-86 Charlie Scott 492-6X St. Louis, MO 6MM
6-22-86 Wayne Corley 494-13X St. Louis, MO 30 Caliber
6-28&29-97 Bill Small 496-12X Entiat, WA 30 Caliber
4-29-99 Elzie Scott 497-9X Sherwood, OR 30 Caliber
7-13&14-02 Cody Haslett 497-10X Hamilton, MT 30 Caliber
5-1&2-04 Leroy Nethercott 498-9X Salmon, ID 30 Caliber
100-200-300 YARD AGGREGATE RECORDS (ONLY CONTESTED USING NEW 200 YARD TARGET)
7-7-85 Larry Smart 735-20X St. Louis, MO 30 Caliber
6-22-86 Charlie Scott 738-12X St. Louis, MO 6MM
6-22-86 Wayne Corley 743-26X St. Louis, MO 30 Caliber
6-28&29-97 Bill Small 744-19X Entiat, WA 30 Caliber
8-98 Bill Burk 746-28X Salmon, ID 30 Caliber
4-29-99 Elzie Scott 747-20X Sherwood, OR 30 Caliber
7-13&14-02 Cody Haslett 747-22X Hamilton, MT 30 Caliber
5-1&2-04 Leroy Nethercott 748-26X Salmon, ID 30 Caliber