A Rimfire (also called small bore) Silhouette Match consists of shooting a total of 40 steel silhouette targets, at various distances, while standing using a scoped rimfire rifle. Typically rifles used are either bolt-action or semi-auto. It is very helpful to have your rifle sighting info for 40, 60, 77 and 100 meters prior to the match. Sighting shots are not allowed during the match; however, typically a 30 minute sighting-in period is offered prior to the match. The match at SLSC is an unofficial match run in accordance with the NRA Rifle Silhouette rules.
Latest Match Report
Sanner’s Lake Rimfire Silhouette Match
Weather: Sunny and sultry
Number of competitors: 5
Five shooters made it to Sanner’s on a steamy Saturday for the July Rimfire Silhouette match, and decent scores were recorded across the board in spite of the muggy weather. It was a close race to the finish line, but Jake S pulled away on the chickens to take the overall victory with 18 total hits. Mark S was right behind him with 14, while Dave S and Ray S battled it out for third place, with Ray squeaking onto the podium with 12 to Dave’s 11. It was Ray’s first time shooting silhouette and he turned in a great score for his first time out; no doubt we’ll be seeing more of him at future matches. Scores are summarized in the July Match Report.
High Match Score - Jake S - 22 (May 2016 and May 2017)
"In A Row" Pins Earned:
5 Chickens - Jake S (May 2016)
5 Pigs - Jake S (May 2017)
*Note - "In a Row" pins are given for a complete bank - crossing banks for 5 in a row does not count.
A relay of 4 shooters shoot the course of fire for their respective targets/distance then rotate to the next station and repeat until all four stations have been completed. More details are in the Course of Fire below.
- OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – all ages, under 18 with an adult. All skill levels are welcome but note that a sighted in rifle makes for a much more enjoyable match.
Course of Fire Details
Two strings with five steel targets each at the following distances:
Chickens – 40 meters
Pigs – 60 meters
Turkeys – 77 meters
Rams – 100 meters
Targets are shot in order and no extra shots are allowed.
A string (5 targets) is allowed 2 mins 30 sec to complete.
Minimum of 30 seconds between strings.
After the 10 targets at the current distance have been shot, the shooters will rotate to the next distance and repeat until all four distances have been completed.
No sighting shots are permitted during the match.
A target knocked over counts as one point with a maximum of 40 points per match.
A turned target does not count for score it must fall.