HUNTER'S PISTOL

The pistol may be of any action type except bolt action.  May include a scope or other optical or metallic sights.  May not weight over 5 lbs. or have a barrel length of over 12 inches.  Must have a safe trigger and no part of the grip can encircle the hand.  The more popular calibers are the 22 rim fire, 22 Hornet, 270 Ren, 25-20, 32-20, 32 H&R Mag.  The targets are at 40, 50, 75, and 100 meters, shot off hand.  Our matches are 60 rounds.  This is a very brief description of Hunter's Pistol. 

 

HUNTER'S PISTOL - OPEN SIGHTS

A pistol conforming to the above except open sights only.  No optical or electronic sights allowed.  You can use the same calibers as above. 

 

SMALL BORE HUNTER'S PISTOL

Identical to Hunter's Pistol above except the pistol shall be chambered or 22 rim fire only.  No hot loads or "stingers" allowed. 

 

SMALL BORE HUNTER'S PISTOL - OPEN SIGHTS

Identical to Hunter's Pistol - Open Sights except the pistol must be chambered for 22 rim fire.

 

COWBOY SILHOUETTE LEVER ACTION RIFLE

The intent of these matches is to establish for common hunting carbines and other lever action rifles a match focused towards shooters who enjoy shooting hunting arms and do not want the investment required of the other specialized types of shooting competitions.  Rear sights may be open, receiver or tang.  Sights must be manufactured for the rifle they are mounted on.  Smokeless or Black Powder with jacketed or cast bullets.  All bullets must be flat nosed suitable for tubular magazines.  

  1. COWBOY RIFLE
    Any lever action rifle of 25 caliber or better with a tubular magazine of original manufacture or replica thereof.  A rimmed case with a flat nosed bullet.  Targets are at 50, 100, 175, and 200 meters.

  2. PISTOL CARTRIDGE COWBOY RIFLE
    Any lever action center fire rifle with a tubular magazine.  A rimmed pistol cartridge and a flat nosed bullet.  Some of  the more popular calibers are the 25-20, 32-20, 38's, 357 mag, 38-40, 44's, 44-40, 45 colt and long colt, 22 mag and 22 rim fire.  Targets are at 40, 50, 75, and 100 meters.

  3. SMALL BORE COWBOY RIFLE
    Any lever action, pump or semi-auto rim fire with a tubular magazine.  22 long rifle ammo only.  No hyper velocity ammo allowed.  Targets are at 40, 50, 75, and 100 meters.

COWBOY ACTION SHOOTING 
Contestants compete with firearms typical of those used in the taming of the Old West: single action revolvers, pistol caliber lever action rifles, and old time shotguns. The shooting competition is staged in a unique,  "Old West" style. It is a timed sport based on how fast and accurately the scenarios are shot. Each participant is required to adopt a shooting alias and outfitting appropriate to a character or profession of the late 19th century, a Hollywood western star, or an appropriate character from fiction.

SMALL BORE SILHOUETTE RIFLE

Small bore silhouette rifle is identical to high power silhouette rifle except the rifle must only be chambered for 22 caliber. Hot loads are not permitted. Targets are at 40, 60, 77 and 100 meters.

 

HIGH POWER SILHOUETTE RIFLE

A rifle, 6mm or larger with any sight, metallic or telescopic. There are two classes. The first is the heavy or standard class which allows bull barrels and thumbhole stocks or custom built rifles. The second is the hunter class which is a rifle that must be a catalogue item that is available to the public with a trigger pull of not less than two pounds. Targets are at 200, 300, 385 and 500 meters.

 

MUZZLELOADER RIFLE & PISTOL
Pistol silhouette is shot with either cap & ball revolver or single-shot pistol.  Distances are 20, 30, 40 & 50 meters.  Rifle silhouette is shot at 40, 50, 75 & 100 meters.  Patched round balls.  Iron sights.  Traditional percussion cap or flintlock ignition.  No rifle charges over 100 grains of black powder to help preserve our mild steel targets.  Beginner or experienced shooter, it doesn’t matter: the first match you shoot at Hat Creek is always free.  HCR&P Club membership not required for participation.  Separate flintlock and percussion rifle categories.  Shoot both in the same day if you want to.  Prize pins are awarded to winning shooters.  Youth (under 21) always shoot for free!.

MILITARY MATCH:
The Military Match is strictly for fun. There are no prizes or ribbons, just bragging rights. Any rifle issued to the Military of any nation is eligible if it is " California legal". The rifle should be near as issued condition. A new barrel and a trigger job are the only up grades allowed in competition, no sporterized stocks or after market sights etc. You are welcome to shoot you sporterized military rifle with us. It just won't count for scoring purposes.  These are 50 round matches. All targets are located at 100 yards. NRA reduced size targets are used to simulate 300 and 600 yards distances.

HIGH POWER BENCH REST:  
Non sanctioned 30 round match. IBS targets at 100, 200 and 300 yards are used. There are six bulls on each target. one is a sighter and the others are for score. Two shots are fired at each of the scoring bulls. The is a ten minute time limit on each ten round target. Match is for score only, no group measurements are made by match officials. There are two classes of rifles, Hunting and Heavy. Hunting rifles are just that, light barrels and sporting stocks. Heavy class is anything not in the Hunting class. 

AMERICAN RIMFIRE ASSOCIATION (ARA):
.22 Bench Rest Match. We conduct a 3 Targets match. Each target consist of 25 bulls and 7 sighters shot at 50 yards. One shot is fired at each of the scoring bulls. There is a twety(20) minute time limit on each 25 round target.

BLACK POWDER CARTRIDGE RIFLE:
A hunting or military style rifle, single shot, originally made for blackpowder cartridges, of United States manufacture prior to 1896 and being typical of the era. Replicas thereof, regardless of origin of manufacture, are permitted. Hammer must be exposed.  Sights must be of the period.   Ammunition must be loaded with black powder or black powder substitute only, no duplex loads are allowed.  Bullets must be plain base cast lead only.  No jacketed or gas-checked bullets are allowed.

Targets are Chickens at 200 meters, Pigs at 300 meters, Turkeys at 385 meters, and Rams at 500 meters.  The Chickens are shot offhand; all others are shot from a sitting or prone cross-stick rest.

LONG RANGE .22 SILHOUETTE:
Rifles must be of BPCR Silhouette configuration (exposed hammer single shot, period sights) originally chambered for .22 rimfire or may use removable insert or liner chambered for .22 rimfire.  

Targets are Chickens at 50 meters, Pigs at 100 meters, Turkeys at 150 meters, and Rams at 200 meters.  The Chickens must be shot offhand, all others are shot from a sitting or prone cross-stick rest.