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 - May 2019
It was hot enough to fry an egg on the sidewalk but that didn’t stop seven shooters from showing up with their .22LR rifles and trying their hand at the second Sanners silhouette egg match! As before, instead of metallic animal targets, competitors aimed at much smaller egg-shaped silhouette targets at the same distances (40, 60, 77, and 100 meters) while shooting off the bench using the regular Sanners rifle range rests and sandbags.
As usual, the competition was
tight and the race for the top was neck and neck as the shooters entered their
last string, but in the end Jake S didn’t crack under the pressure and
took the win with 38 (out of 40) eggs knocked over. Right behind him in second place was Joe
Mu, doing very well for his first time out with 34 eggs down. Meanwhile, Mary P and Carrie Lee
G battled it out for third place with Mary taking the tie-breaker with
6 hits on the most-distant eggs waaaaay out there at 100 meters. Congratulations to all! The May match report has all the eggcelent details.
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.
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.