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Silhouette Shooting

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High-lonesome Silhouette Club

What is a silhouette match?  A silhouette match consists of 40 shots fired at 40 steel targets.  These targets are at four different distances and all shots are fired from the off-hand position.  The shooter has 10 chickens at 40 meters, 10 pigs at 60 meters, 10 turkeys at 77 meters and 10 rams at 100 meters. The shooter receives one shot at each target and their score is determined by the number of targets that are knocked down. The targets are in banks of 5 and the shooter will have 2min. and 30sec. to fire at each bank of targets.

There are 4 different types of silhouette matches held at HLSC.

  • NRA Approved Match, these matches are the most difficult. They are fired at 1/5scale targets. (22 Long rifle only). This match is ran using the NRA rules.
  • 3/8 Scale Match, these matches are some- what less difficult due to the increased size of the targets (3/8 scale targets). They are fired with 22 Long Rifle only.
  • 1/2 Scale Match, these matches are the least difficult due to the increased size of the targets ( ½ scale targets). They are fired with 22 Long Rifle only.
  • 1/2 Scale Magnum Match, these matches are the same as the ½ scale match above except the targets are heavier. They are fired with 22WMR, 17HMR and 22 Long Rifle (the 17 HMR & 22LR may not knock down all targets due to the increased weight of the targets).

Classification system as follows: (Except NRA approved matches)

  • “Unclassified” class= shooters who have never shot silhouette before.  Shooter will then be classified for their next match, determined by their score.
  • “Sub Jrs.” Class= under 13 years of age, shoots from stand. Will not be scored for Match Winner or be part of the re-classification system.
  • “Int. Jrs.” Class= 14 years of age to 17 years of age shoots from stand. Will not be scored for Match Winner or be part of the re-classification system.
  • “Jrs.” Class= under age of 19 years, shoots from the off-hand position.
  •  “B” class= a score of 0 – 14 hits. Shooter will be re-classified when they have recorded 2 scores greater than 14 hits, or 1 score greater than 20 hits.
  • “A” class= a score of 15- 20 hits. Shooter will be re-classified when they have recorded 3 scores greater than 20 hits, or 1 score greater than 27 hits.
  • “AA” class= a score of 21- 27 hits. Shooter will be re-classified when they have recorded 3 scores greater than 27 hits, or 1 score greater than 33 hits.
  • “AAA” class= a score of 28- 33 hits. Shooter will be re-classified when they have recorded 3 scores greater than 34 hits.
  • “MASTER” class= a score of 34 -40 hits.

All shooters are re-classified through a bumping system as their scores increase.

Shooters will be classified for each type of match.

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