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. Alternatively, an Egg Challenge may be run, in which all targets are replaced with steel eggs and fired from a seated position. 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 20 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 - June 2021
It was a sizzling steamy summer solstice at the range but that didn’t stop a sweaty squad of shooters from showing up and slinging slugs at steel silhouettes at the June Silhouette match at Sanner’s Lake. After several close calls at previous matches, Greg Banta put it all together and hit every steel egg to become only the second person to notch a perfect score of all 40 eggs hit! Not content to rest on his laurels Greg quickly re-entered to see if he could do it twice in a row...but, alas, it was not to be, with a missed 100m egg spelling the end of Greg’s impressive egg-breaking streak. Not to be undone, Jeff Potts was nipping at Greg’s heels with 37 targets falling, and Pat Farrar was right behind him with 35 eggs toppled, both personal bests. Further down the line it was Tom Reider and his daughter Jessica duking it out for family supremacy, with a tie score heading into the difficult 100m targets! It was obvious that Tom was in it to win it as he bore down and held fast on the toughest shots of the day...and when the smoke cleared it was Tom taking the family victory by four points over Jessica, an appropriate Father’s Day victory!
Turned targets don’t count, sadly...
But flipping them onto one side will count as a hit.
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
Greg Banta - June 2021
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
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.