Short Range Walking Varmint Silhouette


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 and an RSO from another match is present, please wait for your match RSO outside the gate. This has become a problem when there are two PVGC matches held on the same day. Please do not bring firearms forward until directed by the RSO for the particular match you are involved in. With your help, we can keep this sport safe. Thank you.

Walking Varmint Silhouette Match Desciption

Basic Equipment

  • Eye & ear protection
  • Rifle, any centerfire caliber .17-or-larger (“varmint” caliber or bullet weight recommended), sling (attached at both ends), iron or scope sight. NO “AP” rounds, any FMJ please clarify with Match Director.
  • Binoculars or spotting scope if available.
  • 40 rounds of ammunition, plus another 10-20 for sighters and potential shootoffs. Suggest previously zeroing rifle to strike one inch high at 100 yards, or, you may adjust sight as you wish.
  • Fee: $10 PVGC Members, $15 non-members, $5 Juniors.

Course of Fire

  • Each line of Targets: Squirrel at 110 yards, Crow at 110 yards, Rabbit at 175 yards, Woodchuck at 175 yards, and Coyote at 210 yards.
  • Shooter shoots one target of each type during a string, target order is called by a spotter. A relay consists of one shot at each of your five targets in a 3:15 minute period. Shoot four strings offhand, and four strings sitting.
  • Scoring: one point for each target hit, target does not need to be knocked down. High scores for Overall, Standing, Sitting, and Junior are awarded.

Additional Rules

This is a “walking varmint” oriented match. Generally speaking, equipment that would be used in the field is legal for use in the match. Slings may be used in both the standing and sitting positions: field, military, or tactical-type slings are OK, as long as you can get into it fast. No High Power jackets, or other gear that you would not take for a walk in the fields, any questions simply clarify with the match director.
The ideal calibers for this are the .223, .22-250, and .243 class, however people have shot this match successfully with everything from a .22 Hornet to a .308.

Scheduling: refer to the main calendar for dates, please be at the range no later than 8:00am.

Match Directors

Scotty Strachan: 775-721-1308
Dave Roberts: 775-329-3112