This looks really fun, but I have a few questions. What class do most people shoot?
Currently most shooters are shooting the Open Class; mostly because they can use over a 12X scope - gives them the ability to see their shots on target at 100yrds without the use of a spotting scope. However, I do anticipate this changing as we have more folks become involved in the event. Most everyone has a .22LR sitting around the house - pop a scope on it of 12X or less and they are ready to shoot!!
Do most shooters use a custom rifle or one you can buy from or local sporting shop?
I would suggest you take a look at some of the previous threads that has the match scores listed. Along with the scores is the type rifle, scope, and ammo used. At this point in our progression, only a few are using "custom rifles." There are several Kinber 82Gs and Savages MkII on the firing line.
What is the most popular brand of rifle used?
I would not venture to answer this question - again, look at the match scores and see what everyone is shooting.
What brand of rifle is supposedly the most accurate?
I do not know!! One brand wins one match, another brand wins another, and yet another brand wins another!!
What brand has the most accessories ( trigger, stock barrel)?
For just a commerical rifle - I would say the Ruger 10/22 has the most accessories available - I could be very wrong on this one!!
Where you located? We are going to have a demostration of the 22RF F-Class at the Magnolia Rifle & Pistol Club's Annual Meeting on March 5th -or- certainly feel free to come to a match and ASK all the questions you want. Our guys and gals will gladly help you in any way they can -- bet, most will let you get behind the trigger to give their particular rifle a try!!
Also, please feel free to contact me with any questions you have about the 22RF F-Class matches.