.22 Silhouette Competitions

Is 22 Silhouette Competition Fancy Words for Organized Plinking?

For those who enjoy .22 plinking here is an opportunity to improve, or show off, your shooting skills by joining in a .22 Silhouette Competition held on the fourth Sunday of each month at the NMBHGC Range! Additional practice matches are held on the second Thursday of each month.

These events are free to club members and their guests. The environment is an organized friendly competition, and the WINNER gets to take home “bragging rights” along with a scorecard to prove it.

We shoot at 1/5 scale steel silhouette targets using a scoped .22 rifle firing long rifle rimfire ammo (1,310 fps max velocity, no stingers or hyper velocity) from a seated bench position and are allowed to use any type of gun rest available (sandbag, bipod, fancy benchrest rig). Targets consist of 10 silhouettes of each; 2”x2” chickens at 50 yards, 3”x4” pigs at 100 yards, 3”x5” turkeys at 150 yards, and 6”x4” rams at 200 yards, sizes are approximate.

Shooters are grouped into relays of one shooter per target bay and will shoot in each of the four target bays to complete a match, each relay is time limited to 15 minutes. At the start of each relay you are allowed unlimited “sighters”, sighters being shots fired at a 8’”x11” steel plate and/or a swinging silhouette placed at the same distance as the targets. When you feel your rifle is sighted in for that distance the “sighters” stop and you shoot 10 shots for SCORE, one shot at each of the 10 targets in left to right order in the remainder of the 15 minute time allotment. A total of 40 rounds plus “sighters” are needed for a match.

Setup starts at 7:30 AM, a pre match sight in after setup if time allows, the match starts promptly at 8:00 AM. For additional information contact John Robison listed in the website Contacts page or just show up ready to have fun with some serious plinking.