Rimfire Silhouette

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.

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Sanner’s Lake Rimfire Silhouette Match Report -  May 2022

The storms of the previous day went on a temporary hiatus and a calm but sticky afternoon greeted four shooters at the first silhouette match of the year at Sanner’s Lake.  The race to the top was tight, and the scores were excellent across the board, but Mark Swierczek worked his way past a sighting-in struggle, calmed his nerves, and managed to crack all the eggs, becoming only the third person to notch a perfect score of 40 eggs dropped.  Greg Banta kept the race close but a couple of near-misses at 100y relegated him to second place, while new silhouette shooter Jeff Heisler knocked over an impressive 33 eggs to take third place, an outstanding score for his first time out! 

Thanks to everybody for helping set up, tear down, and more importantly, tracking down all those little steel egg targets as they flew every which way (and evading the numerous and infamous Sanner’s Lake ticks and chiggers in the process)!  The next match is on 19 June, come on out and see if you can break a few eggs!

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Turned targets don’t count, sadly...

But flipping them onto one side will count as a hit.

Record Board

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

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Match Description

  • 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. 



  • Second Saturday of the Month; March – November
  • Match begins at 1PM.  Someone will be at the gate at 12:30PM to let in non-members.


  • SLSC members $3
  • Non-members $3

Equipment Needed:

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

Course of Fire Details

    • Two strings with five steel targets each at the following distances:

      • Chickens – 40 Meters

      • Pigs - 60 Meters
      • Turkey - 77 Meters
      • Rams - 100 Meters
      • Eggs at all distances

    • 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.


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

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