Benchrest is an increasingly popular rifle discipline shot over two distances, 20 metres and 50 metres and in two classes, Hunter and Unlimited, .22 calibre. 20 metre targets have twenty-one target diagrams, twenty to count, one shot on each diagram, and one for unlimited sighters. The 50 metre target has eleven diagrams, ten diagrams for two shots apiece and one diagram for unlimited sighters. 30 minutes is allowed for a course of fire.
Hunter class rifles are limited in weight, and scope power and may also have a magazine. The Unlimited class is unlimited both in weight and scope power, but is single shot. Present scopes in use are over 40X.