Texas Benchrest is a dedicated group of long distance rifle shooters in the state of Texas. Our group is not limited to Texans, as anyone interested is welcome to shoot with us at our matches. We primarily shoot on three different rifle ranges in the state, listed below. We typically shoot custom rifles at distances varying from 200-1000 yards. Our targets are normally 60mm, 90mm, and 108mm clay birds, and we shoot score for points. Our matches are held on private rifle ranges with concrete benches.
This website provides a link to the three ranges, match schedules, results, forums, and general information. You are welcome, so please feel free to visit our site.
Sam and Joe Duke of Utopia, Texas were the pioneers of our shooting group. They started 400 yard shoots at their ranch northeast of Utopia around 2006. Sam is the gunsmith of the family (and great shooter), and Joe is an avid benchrest shooter. Tad Emert followed suite with a 1000 yard range between Water Valley and Robert Lee, TX (northwest of San Angelo TX) in 2009. Then, in 2010, Mike Cockcroft of Huntsville, Texas built the third range just southeast of Huntsville Texas, the Pine Valley Range. Mike's range is a 600 yd range with excellent benches and cover. In 2013, the Pohl family have built a 400 yd range at Halletsville Texas. Another great contributor is Stick Starks of S&S Precision Machine in Argyle, Tx. He builit many of the guns shooting in these matches. These guys have built some of the nicest shooting ranges in the country at their own expense, and their generosity is overwhelming. If you get the opportunity to shoot on any of these ranges, you will experience the wonderful Texas Hospitality of them and our shooters, and have one of the most enjoyable shooting experiences you can have.
Bulletin Board and New Items
Starting off 2013 .....
30213 - 250 Yard Clay Shoot - Huntsville, PineValley (fish fry), Contact Mike Cockcroft ASAP ! $20 Entry
40 clays, 40 shots, 50% entry fee payout, no pre-reg, but call Mike. Justin is cooking fish!!
030713 - Results of the "Obama Sucks 250" Shootout at Huntsville, TX Results 051813 - East Texas Championship - Huntsville - May 18, 2013 Rules and Info / Entry Form
042013 - 2013 Utopia Duke Ranch Annual 400 yard Shootout RESULTS- (1st) Tymn Combest; (2nd) Dennis Reed; (3rd) Darrel Martin
042013 - The POHL family is building a new range at Halletsville that should be ready for a match on September 7th. If rain, then the next weekend. Details will be published soon!!! This will be a 400yd Clay match and will be included in the "Shooter of the Year" series.
042213 - A message from Joe Duke
042413 - Emert Ranch Entry Forms are now uploaded to the Calendar Page The dates are Oct 11th (fri) and 12th (sat).
050113 - Pohl - Twisted Oak Shooting Rangne 400 Yard Shoot, Sept 7, 2013 - Entry Form Now Available
052013 - Update to Shooter of the Year Status provided by Tad Emert - Click Here
052013 - Sam Duke wins East Texas Championship - Results - ** Note there are corrections to the original placings **