Rimfire Silhouette

A Rimfire (also called small bore) Silhouette Match consists of shooting a total of 40 steel silhouette targets at various distances using a scoped rimfire rifle. Traditionally the match is shot in the standing position at different size animal silhouettes at 40, 60, 77, and 100 meters.  Lately at SLSC we've been running a non-traditional "steel egg challenge" where small steel egg-shaped targets are used in lieu of animal targets and are shot from benches in a seated position. Additionally, the 100 meter targets have been moved to 100 yards due to range limitations.  Typical rifles used are either bolt-action or semi-auto. It is very helpful to have your rifle sighting info for 40, 60, 77 meters and 100 yards prior to the match. Sighting shots are not allowed during the match; however, typically a short sighting-in period is offered prior to the match.  The match at SLSC is unsanctioned but generally follows NRA Rifle Silhouette rules.

Upcoming Silhouette Events

Latest Match Report

Sanner’s Lake Silhouette Match Report

May 2024 

The weekend rain finally cleared out and although the sun never really made an appearance, the residual gray overcast and lack of appreciable winds made for excellent shooting conditions at the May rimfire silhouette match at Sanner’s Lake!  And six competitors made the most of it, putting on a tight race from start to finish, with the final standings not being determined until the last shots were fired.  And when the smoke finally cleared, it was Andrea Swierczek with a well-sorted Anschutz cleaning the entire bank of eggs at 100 yard to nab the top spot with a total of 39 eggs dropped, an excellent score for her first time shooting this match!  Hot on her heels were the Vudoos of Dave Heilmeier and Greg Banta, coming in second and third with 38 and 37 eggs down, respectively, making for a super tight finish at the top.  Congratulations to all the shooters and especially the first-timers for doing well under pressure and making it look easy!  See all the scores and details below. 

SLSC Silhouette Match Report May 2024.docx

The next match is on June 16th, get your rifle dialed in and we’ll see you at the range! 

Match Photos

Match POC

Mark Swierczek

Record Board

First person to hit all 40 eggs:

Joe Mund - June 2019

First person to hit all 40 eggs two matches in a row:

Greg Banta - October 2023

High Score (traditional standing silhouette): 

22 by Jake S on May 2016 and May 2017

"In A Row" Pins Earned (standing silhouette):

5 Chickens  - Jake S on May 2016

5 Pigs - Jake S on May 2017

*Note - "In a Row" pins are given for a complete bank - crossing banks for 5 in a row does not count.

More Info

Match Director

Match Description

  • A relay of shooters shoots the course of fire for their respective targets/distance and then rotates to the next station and repeats 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. 



  • Third Sunday of the Month; May – October
  • Gate opens around 12:15PM; match starts at 1PM.  


  • $3

Equipment Needed:

  • .22 (S/L/LR) Rifle with Scope and sighting info ("dope") for 40, 60, 77 meters, and 100 yards 
  • 40 rounds ammunition plus any for sighting-in period
  • One 5-round magazine is sufficient but 2 is more efficient.  Single loading is also acceptable.  

Course of Fire Details

    • Two strings of five steel targets (ten targets total) each at the following distances:

      • Chickens – 40 Meters

      • Pigs - 60 Meters
      • Turkey - 77 Meters
      • Rams - 100 Yards
      • Steel eggs at all distances

    • Targets are shot in order and no extra shots are allowed. 

    • Each string of 5 targets must be completed in 2 mins 30 sec.

    • Minimum of 30 seconds between strings. 

    • After 10 targets have been shot, the shooters will rotate to the next station 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 or nicked target does not count for score.  The target must fall to be scored.

    Sanners Lake Sportmen's Club
    PO Box 1300, Lexington Park, MD 20653

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