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 2021-03-20

Today is the first day of Spring. And it snowed. The National Weather Service forecast predicted a 11-to-14 percent chance of precipition which became 100% midway through the match. “A Rifleman Persists” — even when it’s snowing! — and that’s what 12 stalwart shooters armed with 16 vintage military rifles did — up until it became […]

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Military Silhouette 2021-02-20

“Where’s Dave?” “Who?” “Dave. D – A – V – E, Dave.” “Dave’s not here.” Six stalwart Military Silhouette shooters attended this year’s first match. Notably absent was the 2020 Champion, Dave, so naturally he was the butt of a few jokes throughout the match. Weather wise, it was a good test for clothing and […]

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Military Silhouette Match Results 2020-10-17

NOTICE: The November match will be on the 28th (the fourth Saturday, not the usual third). The Match Director ordered Perfect Weather for October’s Military Silhouette Match, and 15 shooters had a delightful time knocking down targets with vintage military rifles. There was the usual (unusual?) collection of rifles, and five shooters opted to bring […]

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