It has been suggested that Jerry Bentler’s initial posting to request an appropriation may have had shortcomings with regards to compliance with the recent bylaws changes. The following is offered to address those potential shortcomings.
This is to serve notice that Member Jerry Bentler has made motion for an appropriation of $16,000. The motion has been second. $13,000 will be for nine AR15 complete uppers with scopes, to be donated to the Washington State Rifle and Pistol Association Junior Service Rifle team, and $3,000 for two AR15 complete uppers with scopes for two club rifles.
Recent rule changes by the Civilian Marksmanship Program now allows for the limited use of scopes for the “Service Rifle” category of rifle competition. The requested funds will allow the junior team and club members to retain a competitive edge, and update our equipment in a cost effective and efficient manner. These are specialized uppers intended for service rifle competition. Prices were gleaned from White Oak, Compass Lake and Rock River for their National Match A4 (scope ready) uppers. White Oak is the unit of choice in this instance for it’s price, chambering, barrel twist and reputation. The scope is also in a unique niche. The selected scope is a specially constructed Leupold Mark AR to White Oak specifications for service rifle competition needs. We’ve been testing one for 9 months and find it works well for our application. At $525 each unit, it is far less expensive than a comparably featured March ($1,995), or Night Force ($1,895). The rails and centers are unique to our needs as well. Scope mounts are compatible in price with all other sources.
Please keep in mind, that according to our IRS filing, our organizational mission is “Encourage the organization of all shooting sports among citizens of the US, with the view toward a better knowledge on the part of such citizens of the safe handling and proper care of firearms and improved marksmanship. Foster the education of the youth of our community to increase participation in competition and training.”
Jerry Bentler, CSF Member