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 Report - October 2020
Fantastic fall weather brought out quite a few new shooters to join the regulars testing themselves and their rifles at the October Silhouette Match at Sanner’s Lake. The race for the top spot was tight right up to the end when Greg Banta and his Vudoo rifle just missed his last target at 77 meters to hand the win to Mark Swierczek and his Anschutz. The scores were similarly tight down the line with Jeff Potts and his CZ making a strong showing on the 100 meter targets to take third place in front of Anthony Kirby and his 10/22. Congrats to all the shooters, especially the first-timers, for putting down strong scores across the board! See all the scores, details, and pictures from the match below.
Thanks to all the shooters who came out and filled the benches for the last match of the year! We’ll resume all of the rimfire matches next spring, stay tuned to the club calendar for details...
Good coaching by the spotters keeps the new shooters on target!
Turned targets don’t count, sadly.
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.
Perfect 40 for the Egg-Challenge
Joe Mu - June 2019
Past Match Reports
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.