Usual Date and Time
- 1st Saturday every month; Rifles at 9:30am, pistols at noon
Rifle Match: Setup and signup starts at 8:30. Warmup can start when setup is done and the first match will start at 9:30. There will normally be 2 matches.
Pistol Match:Setup and signup starts after Rifles around 11. Warmup can start when setup is done and the first match will start at 12. There will normally be 2 matches.
Relive your childhood plinking cans off a fence rail. This event is as close as you’ll ever get to those glory days again. Rather than tin cans, we shoot steel silhouettes of farm animals, chickens, pigs, turkeys, and rams. They too are sitting on a rail 40, 50, 75, or 100 yards down range
There are 4 different metal animal Silhouettes, 10 of each animal, for a total of 40 targets in a match. Each set of animal silhouettes is shot at a different distance. The Chickens are at 40 yards, Pigs at 50 yards, Turkeys at 75 yards and Rams at 100 yards. We shoot rifle and pistol targets at the same distances. The pistol targets are larger than the rifle targets, and all the targets we have comply with NRA specifications for size. All shots are off-hand, from a standing position, without a sling or a bench to brace against for support. You may brace your forward arm against your body while shooting a rifle but this is not allowed with a pistol. “Offhand” includes using 2 hands with a pistol. Removable magazines may be pre-loaded with 5 rounds.When the “READY” command is given, shooters have 15 seconds (rifle) or 30 seconds (pistol) to check their scope, load, and aim at the first target in their first “bank,” or set of 5 targets .When the command to “FIRE” is given you have 2 1/2 minutes (rifle) or 2 minutes (pistol) to fire 1 shot at each of the 5 targets.The command “CEASE FIRE” ends the shooting time. This is repeated for the second bank of 5 silhouettes. After the line is made safe, the targets are set back up, the shooters rotate to the next target animal and the sequence starts over again until all 40 animal silhouette targets have been shot at. Rimfire Silhouette is a challenging sport but these are really fun low-key matches to shoot. It is simple and easy to get into and not very expensive to shoot when you start out. Come out and join us for some fun.