WORLD RECORD IR50/50 TARGET
On May 16th, 2015, Doug Bell from New Richmond, WI shot a world record
target at Gopher Campfire’s May match. The previous world record had stood
for over 15 years.
The IR50/50 target contains 25 circular targets with five rings in
increasing size with the smallest, “10-ring” measuring just .250″. In the
center of that 10-ring is a small dot called the “X” which measures only
.035″ in diameter, about the size of a pencil lead. We shoot 25 shots, one
at each set of rings attempting to cause the bullet from our rimfire rifle
to touch the quarter inch ring each time, thus giving us a 250 point score.
In addition, to break ties, the number of X’s that the bullet touches is
also counted. The highest possible score on our target is therefore 250
points with 25 X’s. During the 13.5# class competition in May of this year,
Doug Bell scored a perfect 250, PLUS hit 24 of the 25 X dots. A remarkable
feat! No one had ever done that before in that class of IR50/50 competition.
So, Gopher Campfire is proud to present a photo of Doug with his World
Record target for all to admire and be amazed at!
Ray Wight, Match Director