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
Weather: No hurricane, no rain, slight wind, not bad!
Number of competitors: Two
The turnout was light, no doubt due to the severe weather lurking to our south, but the rains held off, the winds were mild, and the sun even peeked out a few times making for a pleasant September afternoon silhouette match at Sanners Lake. Dick C made a return appearance after a bit of a layoff and started strong on the chickens and pigs...however, as the match progressed (and the distances increased) he watched as his hits slowly dropped with each new animal. Still, though, he racked up a score in the double digits with 10 total hits, well ahead of his stated goal for the day and keeping the race close down to the wire. Mark S, on the other hand, stumbled at the start on the turkeys and rams but finally managed to get it together on the chickens and pigs to take the win with 13 hits total. See the September Match report for the breakdown of scores.
The next match is on 21 October 2018, which will be the last match of the year...the weather promises to be cooler and crisper, so grab your rimfire rifle, come on out, and help us finish the year with a bang!
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.
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.