Military Silhouette 2022-06-18

Fourteen shooters enjoyed pleasant weather for knocking down steel silhouette targets at 110, 175, 421, and 547 yards with vintage military rifles. Mark “Ringer” Johnson placed first, closely followed by Hannah. Phil was third, winning the shoot-off with his first shot. Joel set a New Record—9 Chickens Offhand—congratulation! (And now he gets to shoot Chickens, […]

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Military Silhouette 2022-05-21

Nine shooters enjoyed ideal weather for knocking down steel silhouette targets at 110, 175, 421, and 547 yards with vintage military rifles. Name Rifle(s) Chickens Turkeys Pigs Rams Total Jim K. M1 Garand 5Offhand 6 9 9 29 Sylvan A. M1A 10 5 10 3 28 Dave E. 1903A3, M1 Garand 9 3 10 1 […]

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Military Silhouette 2022-02-19

17 shooters participated in the first military silhouette match of 2022, with several shooters attending after years of absence. (They soon discovered that our friendly banter was omnipresent; some things never change!) The weather was pleasant, and clothing layers were shed as the temperature rose. Even the wind was behaving; more often than not, spotters […]

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Joel Mangham is the 2021 Military Silhouette Champion

Congratulation to Joel Mangham for winning the 2021 Military Silhouette Championship, using seven different vintage military rifles throughout the season, the most of any competitor. Here are the scores for the 2021 season:

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Military Silhouette 2021-11-20

Our final match of 2021 had 11 shooters, clear sky, and a cold 10-to-15 MPH wind from one o’clock. Shooters had to wear coats, covers, and gloves to ward off the chill. Eight of the 11 shooters had to shoot at least one stage offhand. Knowing there would be many handicapped shooters this late in […]

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Military Silhouette 2021-10-16

Twelve shooters enjoyed perfect Fall weather — no wind, and comfortable temperature. We had four squads of three shooters, so the match swiftly proceeded, yet everyone had ample time to complete their sighters and shots for record. Joel even managed to shoot his original 1878 Springfield Trapdoor in between relays. Mark Johnson won another Mil-Sil […]

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Military Silhouette 2021-09-18

This was our annual “Four Rifle Match” (the idea being to shoot a different rifle for each string of targets) — Kudos to the competitors who brought more than one rifle! Some fine vintage rifles were present, and it was good to see and hear them in action. Congratulation to Hannah for winning her first […]

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Military Silhouette 2021-07-17 (“Return of The England Brothers”)

We were delighted to have The England Brothers, Dave and John, join us after a lengthy hiatus, John having traveled from Tennessee, timing his trip to coincide with this match. This was to be their reunion match, brother v. brother. Since traveling such a far distance with a rifle can be problematic, Dave loaned John […]

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Military Silhouette 2021-06-19

After a bitterly cold February match, whiteout snow in March, and an overcast, windy, with a bit of rain in May, Phil told me June’s weather better be in the 80s, sunny and calm. Well, Phil got his wish (although the temperature did reach the mid 90s). “Anyone Can Hit the Big Parts!” Dave bested […]

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Military Silhouette 2021-05-15

Shooting vintage military rifles with iron sights and aged eyes during Nevada’s inclement weather makes the spotter’s job essential for getting (and keeping) the shooter on target. Also, the spotter allows the shooter to remain focused on the fundamentals of “taking the shot” by calling out the next target, e.g., 5-1 (bank 5, target 1). […]

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