Benchrest Terminology

Action Wrench            Used to remove the barrel         

Bughole                      Very small group.

Dope the Wind            Compensate for the effects of wind by shifting aiming points on the target.

Making the Brass Fly   Shooting quickly during a period of constant wind conditions.

Mothball                      The 10-ring on the standard Benchrest Target.

Screamer                    A group measuring less than 0.100” at 100 yards or less than 0.250” at 200 yards.

Tomato Stake              A worn out or otherwise inaccurate rifle barrel.

Wailing Wall                Place where targets that have been scored can be viewed by competitors.

Weather Report            A group that is “scattered” as a result of poor wind doping.