Welcome to the British Air-Rifle Benchrest Association.


Following the model adopted by some nations that participate in the sport of air rifle benchrest, the BARBA has formed to specifically represent the interests of British Air rifle Benchrest Shooters and lobby on their behalf where necessary.

The main purpose of the BARBA is the provision of a safe, transparent, and standard Benchrest shooting format to be enjoyed by the widest spectrum of Air Rifle shooters. To exclusively present the opportunity for every individual to compete in shoulder to shoulder air rifle matches, from novice to expert, utilising the myriad examples of rifles and equipment available in the air rifle shooting domain.

As well as the existing international air rifle categories of Heavy and Light Varmint, the association is advocating and introducing a 'grass roots' air rifle category, the UK specific 'Hunter Class.' By definition this will exclude target and match grade equipment and provide a conduit for either entry into the sport of benchrest, or broaden the existing competitive opportunities for club level air rifle enthusiasts.

As well as the able bodied, benchrest shooting is ideal for those who encounter difficulty in prone and other traditional forms of competitive shooting. Air Rifle Benchrest is especially suited to disabled shooters as there are virtually no limitations barring access, to prevent them from competing on par with the more able.

Financially and legislatively air rifles have in comparison many benefits over traditional small bore arms and are not subject to the same stringent range requirements.
For a small annual Fee to join BARBA, members will be issued with a unique photo range ID for matches and events. Juniors are free and the cost of targets and postage will be levied against all postal entrants in advance. The BARBA is primarily an association of Air Rifle Shooters voluntarily managed by Air Rifle Shooters.

In hoping to establish a national network of like minded enthusiasts, nominations for club and regional representatives are most welcome. Participants are required to be a member of the association and/or members of a bona-fide shooting club and hold suitable insurance to compete at any BARBA event, excluding postals.


Adult Full ..................... £10.00
Junior Full ................... £Free.
Postal Entry ............... £5.00
Match Entry .............. £10.00 (per day/primary discipline)
Additional disciplines £5.00

The transitional handover process from the UKBR22 to the NSRA as affilliated body to the world and european benchrest federations is still in the consultative stages and further announcements are expected from the end of July 2012. This section will be updated accordingly.

Photo Gallery

Take time to view these galleries to get some insight into the world of air rifle benchrest, the participants, their experiences at venues and events, home and away.

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1066 RPC 29/09/2012

These are the latest match scores. To download your own copy click the button below.

Contact us

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Click the buttons below to download a copy of the association's constitution and Byelaws.


Below Are Rules for the UKBR22, WRABF and ERABSF and also for Hunter class competition. clicking an image will take you to the corresponding rules page where you can read and download your own copy of the respective rules.