About our company

Benchrite LLC officially opened for business in July of 2010. Our company is owned by three benchrest shooters and longtime friends who felt the major shooting supply houses were not paying too much attention to the needs of benchrest shooters. We are passionate about our little niche sport of group and score benchrest shooting and we have gotten to know many of the shooters around the country because we shoot a lot of matches every season. Never say never, but we probably will not end up turning into one of the “big guy suppliers” because we intend to keep our product offerings relevant to benchrest shooting and reloading.

Vic Potts has been shooting for many, many years. Vic is a senior technical engineer for ITT Aerospace/Defense Division, and he started having varmint rifles built by Fred Sinclair before there was Sinclair International. Many will know Vic from benchrest matches or running into him reloading in the Sinclair tent at the Super Shoot. Vic is a technical kind of guy, and we need that in a technical kind of sport. 

Larry Caston lives to shoot, and he likes just about any kind of shooting. We talked him into trying group benchrest ten or so years ago and he was hooked. Larry had worked for Sinclair International for many years when Sinclair was bought by Brownells in 2009, and he wasn’t sure he would still have a job when we formed Benchrite. Brownells did need Larry’s talents with the Sinclair product line, and he moved to Iowa to accept the position at Brownells/Sinclair.

Steve Theye also worked at Sinclair in customer service for many years. One of us had to be involved with Benchrite full-time, Steve got elected, and left Sinclair in early 2010. Steve had been making Superfeet and Stock Tape Kits for Dave Dohrman when Dave was very ill the last years of his life, and it just seemed natural to keep a good product available. Steve does most of the day-to-day Benchrite business, travels to matches most of the year, and loves every minute of it.

The three of us are a tad bit on the conservative side politically, so almost everything we sell is Made In The USA. We intend to provide unique, high quality products which we know work very well – because we use them. We welcome suggestions for new products or improvements to products we already carry. There will be excellent items we are not able to inventory because of financial or buying constraints, but we will try to tell you where to get them. Our number one goal for Benchrite is for each customer’s experience with us to be easy, pleasant and more than satisfactory. We will ship fast, our pricing will be as reasonable as we can make it, and if you have trouble with any of our products we will correct the situation immediately. Most of you are already our friends, and those we don’t know we hope to meet at a range somewhere. We carry a full inventory of our products to just about every match we shoot, and we will try to keep an updated list of those matches on our site.


Thank you for your interest, keep the groups little and the X counts high,


Benchrite LLC

232 Alverno Drive

Fort Wayne, In 46816


Phone: 260-456-6809

Cell: 260-403-3789

Email: sales@benchrite.com     

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