500 Yard Silhouette

500 yd SILHOUETTE SHOOT

This Event Closes the 300 Meter Range 

 

SUMMARY AND COURSE OF FIRE: Black powder rifle shooting at silhouettes between 100 and 500 yds.  Shooting is done in pairs.  Unlimited sighters, 10 rounds for score at each distance:  100 yds offhand at chicken; With Cross Sticks- 200 yds prone or sitting, at chicken; 300 yds prone or sitting, at pigs. Side matches if time & interest permits. 

EQUIPMENT:  Rifle- .38 caliber or larger black powder cartridge rifle, single shot, 1890s period.  Must use cast plain based or paper wrapped  lead bullets. NO GAS CHECKS. May shoot black powder or equivalent smokeless loads.  All iron sights, no scopes. *Handicapped shooters can request a variance for using original or reproduction scopes of the era with 3/4″ tube body and no more than (6) power magnification. The match director’s approval will be required.  Spotting scope, crossticks, mat, empty chamber indicator, ammo (suggest 100 rds), clip board, pen stool, note pad, drinks and snacks (there will not be a break for lunch so match is completed in a timely manner). 

WHEN:  Wednesdays, usually 2nd or 3rd of each month. Registration between 8:00-9:00 a.m., shooting starts at 9:00 a.m.

2017 event Schedule: April 26th, May 10th, June 14th,July 12th, August 9th, Sept. 13st, Oct. 11th
 

COST:  $15. (Please bring correct change)

CONTACT: Nick Takacs, event director at 419-706-9024 (takacs_us@yahoo.com) or Robert Burmeister at 419-382-4151, (rbburm@bex.net)

THIS EVENT WILL BE ON THE 300 METER RANGE.

SUMMARY AND COURSE OF FIRE: 

These black powder rifle matches will be fired on the 300 meter range until the 500 yard  range modifications are completed.  Firing will be from the 300  meter building . All targets will be set at 300 meters.  New  Pig, turkey and ram silhouettes were fabricated (to-scale) so that their apparent size will appear the same as if they were being fired on from the traditional distances. Our original chicken silhouettes are being reused

Each days shooting will begin with every competitor firing one shot at a large qualifying target to confirm /establish 300 yard zero. This shot will be fired off cross sticks from sitting or  prone. The shot closest to the center will be awarded that days Sur-Prize???? 

Silhouette match firing will be done in pairs. Shooters will alternate firing and scoring. Unlimited sighting shots, 10 rounds for score at each animal. The Chicken, pig, turkey and ram will be shot off cross sticks from sitting or  prone.

At the conclusion of the 40 shot silhouette match, If time permits & interest warrants, a short  contest of offhand shooting skills can be  organized firing at the 300 yard “man” gong.

 

500 YARD BLACK POWDER SILHOUETTE MATCH RULE