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Long Range Varmint Silhouette

Saturday, August 10 @ 7:30 am - 1:30 pm

Long Range Varmint Silhouette Match Description

  • Long Range Varmint Silhouette (LRVS) is a fun, challenging rifle match which will test and develop your abilities in the arena of precision rifle shooting.
  • In contrast with many typical “target rifle” games, LRVS is designed to improve technical skills related to hardware and technique within a practical context.
  • Shooters are faced with having to change target and range for each shot. The size of the targets are such that minor corrections for changing conditions are common on a shot-to-shot basis, requiring the shooter to rapidly assess the conditions prior to each shot.
  • Shooters engage targets from 165 to 850 yards, depending on the class qualification.
  • Many competitors find that the most challenging aspect of the match is to assemble and maintain a consistent rifle/optics/load system, as well as pay closer attention to the fundamentals of positioning and trigger control.
  • Suggested minimum requirements for the match are a 1 MOA-accuracy centerfire rifle with an optic of at least 10x magnification which can be rapidly adjusted for impact. Typical competitors use a heavy-barrel bolt-action rifle in 6mm – .30cal chamberings, with a 15-20x target scope and graduated reticle.
  • Triggers with less than 2-lb pull weights are strongly discouraged, as is ammunition which creates reliability problems when cycling loaded cartridges – such things are better left to bench shooters and have no place in the field.

Basic Equipment

  • Eye & ear protection.
  • Rifle with adjustable target-type scope or holdover reticle. Heavy-barreled “precision” type rifle recommended.
  • Field bipod or backpack-style front rest.
  • Ammunition – centerfire caliber .17 to .338 (“heavy varmint” caliber or bullet weight recommended). NO ARMOR-PIERCING OR STEEL CORE AMMO IS ALLOWED, FULL METAL JACKET AMMO PLEASE SEE THE MATCH DIRECTOR FOR APPROVAL, if we see FMJ on the line we will inspect the ammo.
  • 40 rounds of ammunition for record, plus another 10-20 for sighters.
  • Binoculars or spotting scope if available.
  • Fee: $20Club Member, $25 Non-member, $15 Junior (<18).


Saturday, August 10
7:30 am - 1:30 pm


chuck neller


Silhouette Range – Washoe County Regional Shooting Facility
21555 Pyramid Way
Reno, NV 89510 United States
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