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.  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.

Upcoming Silhouette Events

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Latest Match Report

Sanner’s Lake Rimfire Silhouette Match Report - September 2019

Well, the predicted cooler and crisper weather that September was supposed to bring didn’t pan out, but that didn’t stop a full relay of eight dedicated shooters from heading to Sanner’s Lake to break some eggs at the September Silhouette Match.  Several new shooters showed up and turned in excellent scores, aided no doubt by good coaching from the regulars.  Nobody shot a perfect score this month, but Joe Mu and his Valmet got close with 37 eggs toppled.  Congratulations to Joe!  Mark S found out that skipping the sighting shots is not a recipe for success, grazing several eggs and even turning one sideways (see picture below) before he finally windaged his way into second place with 33 eggs dropped.  Taking third place was Terry W leading a pack of Ruger Precision Rimfire Rifles with 30 eggs hit, followed by first-timers Royce G and Frank T tied with 26 eggs down...but Royce takes 4th place with the higher score at 100 meters.  Rounding out the top five scores was junior shooter Kaiden J showing the old folks how it’s done with 25 eggs hit.  See all the scores in the match report. 

Our last match of the year will be on October 20th and hopefully it will in fact by cooler and crisper by then.  Come on out and finish up the year with a new personal best!

Match Photos

Good coaching by the spotters keeps the new shooters on target!

Turned targets don’t count, sadly.

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

Match POC


More Info

Match Director

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 $4
  • Non-members $7

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

    • 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.


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

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