22 Rimfire Rifle Silhouette

A few shooters braved the weather and turned out for the monthly .22 Rimfire Rifle Silhouette shoot on February 18. The newly installed wood stove in the lower range ‘dining hall’ served us well.

Targets for the .22 rimfire rifle silhouette match consist of metal chickens set at 25 yards, pigs set at 50 yards, turkeys set at 75 yards and rams set at 100 yards. These distances are approximate. The targets are both 1/5 and 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. The bottom row of animals first and then the top row. The shooter then moves to their next shooting position and shoots ten more until they have fired ten rounds at each of the four shooting positions for a total of forty rounds fired. The course of fire is then repeated after a break, for a total of eighty rounds.

Results for this match were:

1st Place Greg Plass

2nd Place Dean Backer

3rd Place Neil Dozler

In an attempt to make the match a little less changeling, because the targets are very small; I mixed rifle and pistol targets. The pistol targets are larger and hopefully easier to hit. From the comments I received, I believe this mix of targets was well received and we will do the same this month.

I appreciate all those who attended and I hope to see you at the next match on March 18, at 9:00 am We can always use help setting up and taking down the targets; so if you show up early and or stay late it will make the day go faster. Thanks to everyone who participated and a big welcome to anyone that wishes to try silhouette shooting for the first time. I think this is a sport that is both economical and fun, due to the low price of .22 ammo and the fact that you only have to shoot 80 rounds. Any .22 rifle will work, and the aid of good optics is always a plus. If you have questions about equipment or ammo please ask one of the veterans, we are always eager to help. Silhouette shooting is probably the best practice you can get for hunting, and it’s fun to hear the ‘clank’ of a critter before to falls over.

Greg Plass, Match Director

32nd Annual CAJRC 2017 Brownell’s NRA Day Junior Rifle Competition Camp Announcement

May 27-29, 2017, (Memorial Day Weekend) Salem, Oregon

Please join us for the 32nd Annual NRA Oregon Shooting Sports Camp held at the Four Corners Rod and Gun Club and sponsored by the Colonel Allison Junior Rifle Club. Two days of training and practice will be followed by an NRA sanctioned match on Monday the 29th, allowing the shooters to utilize their new skills.

Special thanks to the NRA Foundation for their continuing support in keeping this camp affordable for the participants. Please support a Friends of the NRA banquet/fundraiser near you.

Please spread the word, as this will help make it a terrific camp! Precision Air Rifle (Advanced and Intermediate line, if there is enough interest), and Small Bore shooters will all benefit from our great coaches and classes. This is also a great time for beginning shooters to learn shooting sports. Limited club equipment is available for those without their own equipment. Please indicate on your application what equipment you will need to borrow.

We encourage you to attend this rewarding and fun event in Salem this Memorial Day Weekend!

Event Details Page

Event Flyer & Registration Form

Final Election Reminder

One more time let all be reminded that the annual election of club officers will take place at the February 7, 2017 General Membership meeting.  Keep in mind that those people who take the time to attend the meeting will be the ones who have the say on who will run your club for the next year.  If you want a voice in that process – and every member should – come to the meeting and cast your vote.  Let your voice be heard! 

Centerfire Defender Pistol Shoot

It was another good turnout of shooters – including two new shooters –  at the Short range on the morning of January 28, 2017, for the scheduled Centerfire Defender Pistol Shoot.

At the ten yard line in front of each shooter was a single target frame with two bulls-eye targets.   Here each shooter laid out ten rounds, loaded five, and fired at each target as instructed by the match director.  Then they loaded and fired their remaining five rounds at the targets as instructed.

Then each shooter moved to the twenty-five yard line their remaining forty rounds of ammo.  Here they had in front of them four bulls-eye targets.  Here each shooter loaded five rounds and fired at the targets as instructed.  They repeated the process of loading and shooting five rounds as instructed until all forty rounds had been expended.  Each shooter went through the program twice for a total of 100 rounds fired.


After all, the total bullet hits were counted, shooting honors for this event went to:

1st Place      Tim Delgrosso 

2nd Place     Neil Dozler

3rd Place      James Krehmke

As said many times, my thanks to all those who came out, helped with set up and tear down, and took part in this fun shooting event.  And has also been said many times, those who stayed away missed out on a lot of shooting fun and great pistol practice.  So mark your calendars and come on out and give this fun shoot a try.

Tim Brown…………Match Director