SILHOUETTE: SMALL-BORE RIFLE
NOT AN EASY GAME TO MASTER. THE ANIMALS ARE RATHER SMALL AND THE DISTANCES ARE RATHER LARGE: YOU MUST SHOOT OFFHAND (STANDING): A SLIGHT BREEZE CAN MOVE A BULLET THE WIDTH OF AN ANIMAL, ADDING QUITE A CHALLENGE.
EQUIPMENT (TO GET STARTED)
FOR SMALLBORE SILHOUETTE, YOU CAN USE ALMOST ANY .22 RIMFIRE RIFLE AND STANDARD-VELOCITY AMMUNITION. (High-velocity ammo is prohibited as it can damage the targets.) RIFLES RANGE FROM HUNTING / PLINKING TO FANCY CUSTOM TARGET; BOLT ACTION OR SEMI-AUTO. ADJUSTABLE SCOPES FROM 6 TO 16 POWER ARE USEFUL AND PREFERABLE, BUT HOLDING OVER AT THE VARIOUS DISTANCES CAN WORK TO START WITH. COME TO A MATCH AND SEE WHAT OTHER SHOOTERS ARE USING.
COME OUT AND ENJOY A FUN AND CHALLENGING SPORT!
For more information contact
L.D. Gross at (406) 837-6800. (NOTE: L. D. has 5th ring voice mail)
or Tom Gash
Matches are held Wednesday evenings starting after APRIL 15th, (weather and range conditions permitting), finishing in September.
Matches beginning between 5:30 PM to 6:00 PM. (Help is always appreciated with set up.)
FIRST Wednesday - Small-bore Silhouette (.22 rimfire): BROKEN-LEG MOUNTAIN SHOOTERS.
SECOND Wednesday - Dewars 50-yd and 100-yd Prone matches at paper targets.
FOURTH Wednesday - Small-bore Long Range (prone at 200-yd).
NOTE: TBA - Trial International-style 3-position 50-meter matches. NOTE: International-style will be similar to what is commonly shot in Europe, using iron sights and paper metric targets at 50 meters / 55 yards.
As much as possible, shooters will be classified by score so they will be mostly shooting with others of their skill level.
SMALL-BORE SILHOUETTE AND PRONE MATCHES
EQUIPMENT FOR DEWARS, LONG RANGE & OTHER EVENTS:
.22 RIMFIRE WITH SCOPES, EXCEPT IN THE INTERNATIONAL 3-POSITION (IRON PEEP OR OPEN SIGHTS).
IN THE VARIOUS PRONE EVENTS, YOU WILL WANT A MAT, AN ADJUSTABLE SLING IS A HUGE ASSET. SPOTTING SCOPES ARE ALSO VERY USEFUL.
A DEWARS MATCH, LONG RANGE & OTHER EVENTS STRICTLY SHOOT AT PAPER TARGETS
YOU SHOOT AT THE SILHOUETTES IN SETS (BANKS) OF FIVE: YOU GET 2 ½ MINUTES PER BANK. PERFECT SCORES ARE RARE, BUT THERE IS ALWAYS GOOD COMRADESHIP!
A MATCH CONSISTS OF TEN SHOTS AT EACH ANIMAL, BEGINNING WITH CHICKENS AT 40 METERS, PIGS AT 60, TURKEYS AT 77, AND RAMS AT 100 METERS.
A SILHOUETTE IS A STEEL PROFILE OF AN ANIMAL (CHICKEN, PIG, TURKEY, OR RAM) STANDING ON A PEDESTAL. THE OBJECT OF THE GAME IS TO KNOCK AS MANY SILHOUETTES AS POSSIBLE OFF THEIR PEDESTALS, SHOOTING ONE ROUND AT EACH SILHOUETTE. IT IS A VERY SIMPLE COMPETITION, WITH VERY SIMPLE SCORING. YOU GET A 1 FOR KNOCKING AN ANIMAL OFF ITS ITS STAND, A 0 FOR ANYTHING ELSE. ALTHOUGH SILHOUETTE IS AN EASY GAME TO LEARN, IT IS