Smallbore Silhouette Rifle Match
When: 8:00 am on the 2nd Sunday of the month
Where: 100yd Range
Contact: Jim McKim
Cost: Members - $6 / Non-Members - $7
This is a timed, .22 caliber rimfire rifle match of 40 shots to knock down 40 total targets while standing, unsupported.
(Sub-Jr. shooters will be allowed to shoot and score from a bench rest until such time as they may be able to shoot from the standing position, however they will not be eligible for the same awards until competing while standing.)
4 sets of 10 steel targets, in 2 groups or ‘banks’ of 5 each, are placed on stands:
- 5 + 5 chicken silhouettes (smallest-2¾x2½”) placed at 40 meters (43.7 yds) distance
- 5 + 5 pig silhouettes (4½x3”) placed at 60 meters (65.6 yds) distance
- 5 + 5 turkey silhouettes (3¾x4¾”) placed at 77 meters (84.3 yds) distance
- 5 + 5 ram silhouettes (largest-6¾x5½”) placed at 100 meters (109.4 yds) distance
Each group (or bank) of 5 is allowed 1 shot at each target, left-to-right during a period of 2 minutes, 30 seconds total. A brief break between each bank of 5 is provided.
Commands are given to come to the line (shooting position), make ready, fire and cease-fire.
Silhouettes must be knocked down or off the stand to score a hit, otherwise a miss is scored. The next silhouette in line is then targeted until completion of the target bank.
Each participant is responsible to mark their own hits (X) and misses (0) upon their score sheet, and to turn in them in at the conclusion of the match. Any dispute of scoring shall be settled by the shoot chair/director.
A safe, accurate match, enjoyed by all participants shall be our shared goal. Any participant may call for a ‘Cease Fire’ should they observe a dangerous condition.
Equipment and Ammunition Requirements
Acceptable firearms include .22 caliber rifles in bolt, lever or semi-auto action, may be single-shot or magazine fed.
Open or peep sights, or a mounted scope (preferred) may be used..
Ammunition - Regular or target .22 rimfire long rifle (preferred) ammunition is allowed. Hot loads such as Stingers are not permitted, as per the NRA rule book. Magnums are not permitted.
There are two rifle classifications:
Hunting class is a standard off-the-shelf configuration as would be used in hunting, further defined (as per the NRA rule book) by maximum weight, stock configuration, etc.
Standard/Open/Heavy class is an often modified, non-standard stock or barrel, made-for-silhouette or target shooting rifle, usually heaver than Hunting class. Limitations as per the NRA rule book apply