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: Stormy morning, steamy afternoon
Number of competitors: five with two relays
Five competitors including several new silhouette shooters shrugged off the unsettled forecast and made it out to Sanner’s Lake for the August Rimfire Silhouette match on a steamy Saturday afternoon. The steel was flying throughout two relays as competitors were doggedly determined to smack steel down and stack scores up! It was a tight battle for first place but Mark S managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, falling apart on his second bank of pigs and allowing Jake S to take the win with a total of 15 hits. Always a glutton for punishment, Jake decided to shoot the second relay with iron sights and managed to take third place overall with an impressive 12 total hits! Dave S and new shooters Karla M and James S rounded out the group scoring decent hits across the board; no doubt we’ll be seeing more of them at future matches. See all the score details in the August Match Report.
Thanks to everybody for making it out to the range in spite of the forecast and especially with helping setup and teardown. Thanks also to Jim D for running the match and calling the line. The September match date is currently TBD so stand by for an updated update...
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.