It was a nice morning with finally no rain as set up of the range was completed and the shooters took to the line on the morning of April 16, 2017 for the scheduled .22 Rimfire Pistol Silhouette shoot.
Targets in the .22 rimfire pistol silhouette event consist of metal chickens set at 25 yards, javalina (pigs) set at 50 yards, turkeys set at 75 yards and rams set at 100 yards. The targets are 3/8 scale duplicates of their full size high power rifle target counterparts. All shooting is done off-hand and each shooter fires one round at each of the ten animals in front of them and then moves to their next shooting position and shoots ten more until they have fired ten rounds at each of the four shooting position for a total of forty rounds fired. Each shooter goes through the targets twice for a total of eighty rounds fired. What always makes the shooting of silhouettes so much fun is that there is no waiting to recover a target to see how well one did. With every round fired, there is either the clang of a hit and the animal falls from its stand, or there is nothing but the sound of the shot and a miss.
When the shooting was over and the animals knocked from their stands were tallied, honors for this shooting event went to:
1st Place Tim Delgrosso
2nd Place Jim Ritts
3rd Place Tim Brown
As always, my thanks to those who came out and enjoyed this really fun steel animals toppling event, and as always, my puzzlement over those who stayed home. Silhouette shooting is a whole lot of fun and adventure. Not to mention it can really improve your handgun shooting skills. So mark you calendars and come out and join in. There is always room for one more steel animal toppler.
Tim Brown…………Match Director