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 - August 2019
It was steambath at the range but two dedicated shooters made it out to Sanner’s Lake on Sunday to try to break some eggs at the August Silhouette match. Scores were a down a bit this month, no doubt due to the sweat pouring into everybody’s eyes, but when the scores were tallied at the end it was Mark S taking the win with 36 eggs toppled. Not a record, but not a bad score either considering the conditions. Pat F discovered that he was dialed in at the closer distances but needed a bit more Kentucky windage for the long shots, coming up with a final score of 18 eggs tossed into the sand. Check out the match report for all the details. After the match there was much discussion of the effect of heat and humidity on bullet travel as well as cold versus hot bore barrel dimensions and whether one or both accounted for the differences between sight-in versus match results. Or perhaps it was just plain old pressure on the clock. In any event, nothing definite came out of it except for the severe desire to get the heck off the range and back into some air conditioning!
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.