Military Rifle Silhouette
The match will begin at 0900 hrs. on the third Saturday of each month.
Signups will start at 0745 and end at 0830. A safety briefing will follow.
The range will be open at 0845 hrs. for a 15 minute sighting in and practice period.
Total Shots for record 40 (bring at least 20 more for sighting in).
Course of Fire:
- 200 meters 10 rounds (chickens)
- 385 meters 10 rounds (turkeys)
- 300 meters 10 rounds (pigs)
- 500 meters 10 rounds (rams)
- Slings, shooting jackets and shooting pads can be used.
- Bipods, monopods, tripods, mechanical rests, etc. cannot be used.
- Front support such as bedroll, sand bag, duffle bag or similar rest can be used. No rear support (other than your hand) is allowed.
Time Limits for Each Stage: 10 minutes - The 10 minute time limit includes sighting in and all shots for record. Once the "record run" has begun, there will be no more sighting in for that stage.
Silhouette Color: Black or White. All targets must be the same color for each stage. Shooters may turn the targets at the beginning of each stage to the color they desire. Black and White spray paint will be provided.
Ammunition: Bullets must be match grade, hollow point, poly tipped or softnose. AP, Tracer, steel core and FMJ's are not allowed. Ammo will be checked. Rifles must be at least 24 caliber.
- Master (40-34)
- AAA (33-23)
- AA (22-12)
- A (11-0)
Rifles in the "As-Issued" Class: Any pre-1945 stock military rifle can be used. Iron sights must be original. Triggers, barrels and caliber must be of original military specifications. No aftermarket triggers or glass bedded stocks. Slip on recoil pads or stock extenders are okay. This match can be shot from the Bench or Prone position.
- Open Prone
- Open Bench
- Target Sights
- Vintage Sporter - even months
- Cast Bullets - odd months
Rifles in the Open Class in Prone or Bench: Any pre-1945 military rifle with a scope. A scope up to 10 power is allowed. If the scope has a variable power, the scope must be set to 10 or less.
Rifles in the Target Sights class: Target sights are any pre-1945 military action, bull barrel, Alley aperture fronts, M1A or M1 garand chambered for the 308 cartridge. Rifles with "refined rifle sights", users of the "O'Hare" gauges, shims or inserts, will shoot in this class. This match can be shot from the Bench or Prone position.
Rifles in the Vinatage Sporter Class: Any pre-1945 military rifle converted to a hunting rifle or caliber. Scopes are OK. This match class is held on even numbered months. No magnum chambering allowed. This match can be shot from the Bench or Prone position.
Rifles in the Cast Bullet Class: Any pre-1945 military rifle action, a military caliber cartridge, any type of sights or scopes set to a maximum of 10 power. This match class is held on odd numbered months. This match can be shot from the Bench or Prone position.
Rifles Not Allowed: AR-10's and AR-15's ar enot allowed in these matches. We have AR matches every other month on even numbered months. Contact Match Director, Steve Pawlaczyk at firstname.lastname@example.org or check SVSC calendar for dates.
Scoring: A "Hit" is scored with an X when the target is knocked down and any part of the target is touching the ground. A "Miss" is scored with an O when the target is missed or not touching the ground.
Cost/Prizes: $20 (which includes $5 range fee and $5 steel fee). There will be one prize for every three competitors in each class up to 4th place. Match Winner will only come from the "As-Issued" Class.
- Match Winner $25
- 1st Place $20
- 2nd Place $15
- 3rd Place $10
- 4th Place $5
"As-Issued" classes are based on the two highest scores - New shooters will be put in AA class until classified. Records are kept and shooters advance as their scores improve. Other Classes no records or rankings will be kept. Any shooter from the "As-Issued" Class who shoots a score of 40 will receive a $100 prize. Any shooter from the Other Classes who shoots a score of 40 will receive a $30 prize. If a shooter from the Other Classes posts a second score of 40 within a year of the first 40, that rifle will be retired for 1 year from the date of the last score of 40. In order to receive prizes, the shooter's information and the correct score must be entered on the score sheet before submitting it at the end of the match.
Miscellaneous: The maximum number of shooters this match can accomodate is 60. However, if 60 shooters are not signed up, a second rifle option is available for shooters who want to shoot a second rifle for an additional fee of $10. Shooter signups will determine the second rifle option if positions are needed.
Target Setting/Resetting: You're responsible for resetting and paint touch-up for what you knock down. Targets will be fully placed on the designated pads. Targets will not be "soft set".
Safety: Eye and Ear protection are required. Yellow chamber flags are available at the range office and are required in the open chamber when rifle is not in use. At the end of the second stage of shooting, shooters will move to a different shooting location. Example: if you start at Pig 2 position, you would move to Chicken 2 position. Move your rifles first with chamber flags in and muzzles up. Then move your equipment. No one goes down range until the Match Director declares the range is clear and the sign board is turned.
Penalities: Driving or walking down range before the firing line is declared "the range is clear" and the sign board is turned will result in a 2 point reduction in your score for each person or persons in the vehicle or vehicles. Firing from position before the Match Director gives the commence firing command will result in a 1 point reduction in your score.
Disqualifications: The $20 shooting fee will not be refunded for disqualifications.
- Failing to set or use a scope at the 10 power maximum
- Soft setting of the silhouettes
Match Director - Tom Lyon
Assistant Match Director - Steve Manasero
(916) 371-1431 (0800 - 1600)
Assistant Match Director - Bob Waugh