Matches are held Wednesday evenings starting on May 1st, (weather and range conditions permitting), finishing in September.
Matches beginning between 5:00 PM and 6:00 PM. (Help is always appreciated with set up.)
FIRST Wednesday - Small-bore Silhouette (.22 rimfire): BROKEN-LEG MOUNTAIN SHOOTERS.
SECOND Wednesday - Dewars 50-yd and 100-yd Prone matches at paper targets.
FOURTH Wednesday - Small-bore Long Range (prone at 200-yd).
NOTE: TBA - Trial International-style 3-position 50-meter matches. NOTE: International-style will be similar to what is commonly shot in Europe, using iron sights and paper metric targets at 50 meters / 55 yards.
As much as possible, shooters will be classified by score so they will be mostly shooting with others of their skill level.
A SILHOUETTE IS A STEEL PROFILE OF AN ANIMAL (CHICKEN, PIG, TURKEY, OR RAM) STANDING ON A PEDESTAL. THE OBJECT OF THE GAME IS TO KNOCK AS MANY SILHOUETTES AS POSSIBLE OFF THEIR PEDESTALS, SHOOTING ONE ROUND AT EACH SILHOUETTE. IT IS A VERY SIMPLE COMPETITION, WITH VERY SIMPLE SCORING. YOU GET A 1 FOR KNOCKING AN ANIMAL OFF ITS ITS STAND, A 0 FOR ANYTHING ELSE. ALTHOUGH SILHOUETTE IS AN EASY GAME TO LEARN, IT IS
NOT AN EASY GAME TO MASTER. THE ANIMALS ARE RATHER SMALL AND THE DISTANCES ARE RATHER LARGE: YOU MUST SHOOT OFFHAND (STANDING): A SLIGHT BREEZE CAN MOVE A BULLET THE WIDTH OF AN ANIMAL, ADDING QUITE A CHALLENGE.
A MATCH CONSISTS OF TEN SHOTS AT EACH ANIMAL, BEGINNING WITH CHICKENS AT 40 METERS, PIGS AT 60, TURKEYS AT 77, AND RAMS AT 100 METERS.
YOU SHOOT AT THE SILHOUETTES IN SETS (BANKS) OF FIVE: YOU GET 2 ½ MINUTES PER BANK. PERFECT SCORES ARE RARE, BUT THERE IS ALWAYS GOOD COMRADESHIP!
FOR SMALLBORE SILHOUETTE, YOU CAN USE ALMOST ANY .22 RIMFIRE RIFLE AND STANDARD-VELOCITY AMMUNITION. (High-velocity ammo is prohibited as it can damage the targets.) RIFLES RANGE FROM HUNTING / PLINKING TO FANCY CUSTOM TARGET; BOLT ACTION OR SEMI-AUTO. ADJUSTABLE SCOPES FROM 6 TO 16 POWER ARE USEFUL AND PREFERABLE, BUT HOLDING OVER AT THE VARIOUS DISTANCES CAN WORK TO START WITH. COME TO A MATCH AND SEE WHAT OTHER SHOOTERS ARE USING.
.22 RIMFIRE WITH SCOPES, EXCEPT IN THE INTERNATIONAL 3-POSITION (IRON PEEP OR OPEN SIGHTS).
IN THE VARIOUS PRONE EVENTS, YOU WILL WANT A MAT, AN ADJUSTABLE SLING IS A HUGE ASSET. SPOTTING SCOPES ARE ALSO VERY USEFUL.
A DEWARS MATCH, LONG RANGE & OTHER EVENTS STRICTLY SHOOT AT PAPER TARGETS