On the Gong!

Thirteen shooters enjoyed being outside again under a (mostly) smoke-free sky, with pleasant temperatures and calm wind. Initiated by Dave R., September is our designated multi-gun match where competitors are encouraged to bring as many as four rifles (i.e., one for each stage) as they can. Some notable rifles included a Winchester Model 1895 lever […]

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When you’re hot, you’re HOT

Roger was HOT, hitting 7 Pigs and 9 (!) Rams with his Mosin & 1903-A3. Dennis E., whose last Mil-Sil match was in 2017, returned to take first place, beating Sylvan by one point. And Dave R. was pleased to beat Jim K. yet again. ANNOUNCEMENT: SEPTEMBER 19th IS OUR ANNUAL “FOUR GUN” MATCH (started […]

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Beat the Heat & Knock ‘Em Down!

Eight shooters beat the heat and enjoyed an otherwise fine morning knockin’ over steel silhouette targets with vintage military rifles, including the vernerable M1 Garand and three bolt rifles. As is typical in many sports, just one point separated the top three places. Congratulation to Roger for 2nd Place with a 1903-A3 and to Paul […]

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It’s “Bren” A While — Military Silhouette Match Results 2020-06-20

Sixteen shooters celebrated the First Day of Summer by shooting vintage military rifles under perfect weather conditions. Five shooters had the added pleasure of shooting Chickens offhand. Their joy was so contagious that four other shooters rang up scores good enough to also shoot Chickens offhand at next month’s match! One never knows who’s going […]

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Military Silhouette Match Results 2020-05-16

Palomino Valley Gun Club Military Silhouette 2020-05-16

Four shooters practiced “social distancing” at 547, 421, 175, and 110 yards with vintage military rifles. Three months having elapsed since the last match, our skillset was rusty, and a few mistakes were made: shooting at the wrong bank; shooting at the wrong animal; forgetting to dial the correct elevation. (Oh, wait; these things happen […]

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Military Silhouette Match Results 2020-02-15

Sixteen shooters got to knock down steel amid ideal weather for iron sights–every target was clearly visible, even the troublesome Turkeys! We had four new shooters, and a few “Welcome back! Haven’t seen you in awhile!” As expected, scores were high, and we had to set targets multiple times. Everyone helped, so there was minimal […]

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Military Silhouette Match Results 2019-11-16

Our final match of 2019 had nine shooters and pleasant weather. (Click any image below to open the slideshow.) We welcomed back Marty and his daughter Margaret. Marty also brought along a newcomer, Mark, who had never shot beyond 300 yards, yet managed to shoot his way to First Place! A sincere “Thank you!” to […]

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Military Silhouette Match Results 2019-10-19

One perk of this match is: unlimited sighters. This came in handy today when Jim K. took five shots to sight-in his M1 Garand on the Ram gong at 545 yards with a strong wind from West/South West. 1st sighter: Spotter: “You’re right; about 12 inches.” Me: two clicks. 2nd sighter: Spotter: “You’re right; about […]

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Military Silhouette Match Results 2019-09-15

Five shooters got to knock down silhouette targets under perfect weather conditions. We would have finished before the wind went from calm to over 15 MPH if Dave hadn’t taken so long to pick up his brass. So the shoot-off for first place took place with a strong wind from six o’clock. First shot; miss. […]

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Military Silhouette Match Results 2019-08-17

This match had eight shooters and one spectator. The wind was calm and the temperature ranged from 65 at the start to 80 when we finished. Seven out of eight shooters had to shoot at least one stage offhand. Dave R. dominated the match with his model 1903 A3 bolt rifle. Phil S. came in […]

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