I put a post up about a Benchrest Comp where you shoot from a covered firing point on the outdoor range against fellow benchresters. For me, accuracy indoors and postal comps is only a very small percentage of the enjoyment compared against competing head to head with fellow air rifle shooters on any given day, with that tricksy air movement they call 'wind'. The HFT and FT boys and girls all travel to comps, but I have noticed that there are not many Benchrest comps organised or certainly not advertised on here? I posted a link to a comp which would be a great place to start: Benchrest Winter Open Shoot November 23, 24 and 25th 2018 But dont faff around thinking you might go, only commitment will actually get you there. In terms of rules I am encouraging free style, i.e. up to but not over 12ft lb of course, but you can use front rest only and gloved hand for rear support, front rest and shoulder the rifle, and even front rest and rear rest but not joined together, and none of the rests fixed to the bench. I think all the different benchrest rules around 'rests' is stifling the growth of benchrest comps. Of course front and back rests have an advantage over front only indoors, but not necessarily outdoors where the ability to make quick adjustment to twitchy wind conditions can score you extra points. So, is it true that Benchresters dont travel to comps and only stay locked in their respective clubs? I would like to think not, if there are new people competing for the first time at the Portishead comp that will certainly be very encouraging.