2020 Smallbore Silhouette Match


Safety Notice

Smallbore silhouette match is especially fun because of its interactive targets. Scoring is easy. Either the target is knocked over or not. It is not a gear game.  A shooter only needs a 22 rifle and ammo in order to compete. We shoot four different size targets at four different distances while using three different shooting positions.  We have five classes for shooters of different skill levels, plus high over all, lady, and junior ribbons. Shooters may compete in both magnified and non magnified classes. New to a smallbore silhouette event? We will go out of our way to help you. Bring out your twenty-two for a fun morning match.  Location: covered smallbore range at the west side of Regional Shooting Facility located at 21555 Pyramid Way.

Gate opens at 8:15 A.M.

Please do not approach or congregate at any range, unless a PVGC Range Safety Officer (RSO) for that range/match is present. If the RSO is not present, please wait outside the gate. If the gate is open when you arrive and an RSO from another match is present, please wait outside the gate for the Match Director/RSO for your match to arrive before proceeding to the range.This has become a problem/causes confusion when there are two PVGC matches held on the same day. Please do not remove firearms from your car or bring them forward until directed by the RSO or Match Director for your match. Thanks for your cooperation.

A safety and course of fire lecture will commence at 8:30 A.M.

Eye and ear protection is mandatory.

Entry Fees

Non club members $15

Club members $10

Second Gun $5

Juniors $5

Course of Fire

NRA small bore rimfire targets

10 chickens at 40 meters

10 pigs at 60 meters

10 turkeys at 76 meters

10 rams at 100 meters

10 shots for 10 targets

40 shots total

Practice period

3 minutes shooting time for each five targets with a 3 minute reloading stage in between.

No alibis


1)Relay to the line, Load, Fire, Cease Fire.

2)Make the line safe and open actions and store rifles in the racks

3)The line is safe. You may go down range and reset targets.


A target is scored a hit when it is either knocked off the rail or knocked over laying on the rail.

No penalties for shooting targets out of order.

For each shot taken over the allotted 5 will cost a minus one.

Any shot taken after the three minutes time limit will cost a minus one.

Scoring will be done at the firing line. Each target will be scored after each shot. 

After ceasefire and the line is safe the shooters may go down range to reset the targets.

Shooting Positions for all classes

Chickens, seated

Pigs, standing

Turkeys, prone

Rams, standing

Shooters who are physically unable to shoot from the sitting and/or the prone position for the chickens and turkeys may shoot standing and receive a bonus of one target for the set of ten.  The maximum score for a set of ten targets is ten. This bonus is not available for Master class shooters. 

Squads will draw cards for their starting target.


Rifles chambered for 22 rimfire only.

40 rounds of ammunition required per match, plus additional rounds for sight-in period and for potential shoot-offs.

No hot ammo (1300 fps +)

22 magnum not allowed

No suppressors

Magnified class scopes may be of any power

Red dots  with zero magnification are allowed in the non magnified class.

No slings, bipods, rests, bags, support gloves, and benches.  If in doubt please check with the match director.

While in the prone position the rifle and hands can not touch the ground.

Clothing according to NRA rules. Shooting vests are allowed.


Magnified (any power) 

Master 32-40

AAA 26-31

AA 20-25

A 15-19

B 0-14

Non magnified  (fixed sights or red dot)

Master 29-40

AAA 23-28

AA 17-22

A 11-16

B 0-10

A shooter’s first event score will determine their class assignment

When a shooter records a higher score than their present classification they will be assigned to the corresponding higher class.

At the end of the year classifications will be adjusted by the shooters average score (lowest score thrown out).


High Over All (HOA ribbon plus the traveling trophy)

magnified and non magnified,
each class ( 1st, 2nd, 3rd place ribbons)

High Lady, pink ribbon

High Junior (17 years old or younger) blue ribbon

PVGC Championship Awards, magnified, non-magnified. The aggregate of the top five scores March through November.  Must be at least three qualifying competitors in each category. 


Please keep conversations at a low volume during shooting

No profanity please