Highpower Silhouette 8am-1pm on the first Sunday of the month. -NRA approved
Smallbore Silhouette 1pm-5:00pm on the first Sunday of the month. – NRA approved
Lever action Silhouette 8am-1:00pm on the fourth Sunday of the month. Check CALENDAR for scheduled events and changes.
Lever Action $15.00
Small Bore $10.00 *
High Power $15.00 *
*Shoot both High Power and Small Bore for only $20.00
For any questions regarding any of the Silhouette matches, contact the match director Ed Scheidler at 626-962-2841 or Bob Holmstedt 951-734-3064.
The following description of Silhouette is from the NRA website:
NRA rules define the rifles allowed in silhouette shooting. The rules define the most liberal allowable dimensions and weights. Any rifle which falls within these limitations can be used.
The items of equipment listed below are used in silhouette competition. The best part is that there is very little expense associated with silhouette shooting.
Spotting Scope – The use by the coach of a telescope or other optical device to spot shots is permitted.
Clothing – Commercial type trap and skeet vests and shotgun shooting shirts are permitted as well as clothing normally suitable for existing climatic temperatures. Shooting coats, unnecessarily heavy clothing, or anything on the person that would provide artificial support, such as clothing having excess padding or stiffening material, or clothing which restricts or supports the body in the shooting position may not be worn. Gloves may be worn only for warmth.
High Power Rifles for Silhouette Competition
Big game rifles as well as varmint rifles have proved to be quite satisfactory for this kind of competition, and a number of rifles have been specially built. The use of a specially built rifle does not automatically guarantee a winning score. Since coaching is allowed, the presence of a good coach can make a great deal of difference although the individual shooter still has to perform to his best ability in order to win.
While there is no limitation on the magnification allowed in scopes, shooters now tend to use a scope that is twenty power or higher, although many still use a lower power.
While 6mm is the smallest caliber allowed in High Power competition, it is well known that a 6mm bullet will not knock the sheep target off its stand reliably. For that reason, most silhouette shooters use larger calibers. The most popular one seems to be the .308 Winchester.
Smallbore Rifles in Silhouette Competition
Since Smallbore Rifle silhouette is simply a miniature of the High Power Rifle game, the rifle allowed is defined as being identical to the High Power Rifle. Rifles may be chambered only for the unmodified .22 caliber rimfire short, long, or long rifle. No special hot loads, such as “stingers” may be used. Except for the caliber restriction, all other equipment requirements are the same.
High Power and Smallbore Rifle silhouette both have a Hunter Rifle class where only hunting style rifles may be used. These rifles are lighter in weight and very few modifications are allowed.
Silhouette Range Facilities
Any silhouette range will have the same basic requirement: provisions for the four difference types of targets, and a single firing line.
Silhouette Targets and Target Stands
Silhouette targets can be cut from various types of steel. It has been found that low strength steels and some high strength steels are not satisfactory, because of the extreme damage done to them by high velocity bullets. For High Power Rifle, abrasion resistant alloy steels should be used. For Smallbore Rifle it is not necessary to use the harder steels. The “feet” upon which the silhouettes rest should be of the same type of steel as the rest of the target. Silhouettes are set on stands which should be, if possible, two to three feet from the ground so that they can fall free of the stand when hit. Silhouette need not be painted black if another color makes them more visible. On some of the Eastern ranges, targets are painted white or even blaze orange.
***NEW FOR 2013 TACTICAL SILHOUETTE
This match will be shot during the same time period as NRA Silhouette match with separate relay.
The match will be shot from prone position or from the bench.
Targets are 1/2 size chicken, pig, turkey and ram.
Distance for chicken 200 meters, pig 300 meters, turkey 385 meters, ram 500 meters.
Pop-up steel target at each distance.
Shooter will shoot at all four distances for a total of 40 shots.
Two 5 shot stages at each distance which are timed for two and a half minutes with a
fifteen second load. Both stages will be shot in the shooter’s relay.
Sight-in period one hour before match at Swinger Targets.
Scopes are recommended.
Spotters are allowed.
1st Sunday of the month practice starts at 8:00 AM.
No magnum cartridges, full metal bullets, or armor piercing bullets.
Calibers of Rifles:
6.5 x 55 m/m Swedish Mauser .308 Win
7 x 57 m/m Mauser 30 – 06 Springfield
7 x 08 Rem .303 British
.30 – 40 Krag 7.62 x 39 m/m Russian
.300 Savage 7.65 x 53 m/m Mauser
.307 Win 8 x 57 m/m Mauser
Match fee $15.00
Ed Scheidler (626) 962-2841
Bob Holmstedt (951) 734-3064