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

    This match is similar to the Cowboy Lever Action (CLA) Smallbore. The targets are the same size, but made of thicker material to stand up to heavier loads. The targets look the same as those for CLA Smallbore and at are the same distances. The rifle requirements are a bit more stringent.

    The requirements for the rifle are that it uses a cartridge typical of those used in pistols. The cartridge requirements range from .22 Long Rifle (which is inadequate to knock down those targets at the longer ranges) up through .44 Magnum. The rifle is required to have a lever action and a tubular magazine. Iron sights are required (no scopes) and many shooters use adjustable peep sights although some use the open sights (sometimes referred to as buckhorn or BB gun sights). The match is shot from the unsupported standing (offhand) position.

    Targets are made of steel and are in 4 shapes. Chickens are set up at 40 meters, Pigs are at 50 meters, Turkeys at 75 meters and Rams at 100 meters. Note: a meter is about 10% longer than a yard. These targets are set up in banks of 5 each, with either 2 or 3 banks of each target. Although a starting target is assigned, targets will be shot in rotational sequence of Chickens, Pigs, Turkeys then Rams. The event is timed (not a significant factor) with 30 seconds of ready to load the rifle with 5 rounds of ammo, then 2 minutes to fire 5 shots. The targets are to be shot from left to right and starting on the lowest bank first. One shot for each target. If a target is knocked from the stand, an X is marked on the score sheet to count as 1 point. If a target is missed, a Zero (0) is marked on the score sheet and is counted as such. After the 5 shot string at the first bank, a cease fire is called with a short rest period and then the process is repeated for the second bank of targets. If there are only two banks of each target, that is a 40 shot match (10 targets x 4 target types). A 60 shot match will have 3 banks of each type of target and the shooting will continue for the third bank. After that, the firing line is made safe with all rifles put into a storage rack then the shooters go down range and reset their targets. A special flag (Open Chamber Indicator) is used to indicate that the rifle is unloaded and these may be purchased at at the match to be show that the rifle is safe when not in use.

    There will be more shooters than shooting positions, so the match is conducted with relays of shooters. Those on the second relay will keep score, assess locations of hits & misses, and provide coaching for those on the first relay. Binoculars are used to determine where shots land so that the shooter has feedback from their coach.

    The competition is not only for the match winner, but there are also rankings of shooters. Classes are B, A, AA, AAA and Master. So shooters are competing against similarly qualified members of their class. Awards are comprised of Pins for the Match Winner, the Winner of each Class, and special Pins are provided for success in knocking down all the targets on a bank.

    To get you started, the $5 match fee is waved for your first match.

  3. SMALL BORE COWBOY RIFLE

    The requirements for the rifle are that it use .22 Long Rifle ammunition (super/hyper velocity ammo is not allowed) and that the rifle is to have a tubular magazine. For this event, the rifle does not need to have a lever action and a semi-automatic is acceptable but bolt action rifles are not allowed by the rules. Iron sights are required (no scopes) and many shooters use adjustable peep sights although some use the open sights (sometimes referred to as buckhorn or BB gun sights)

    Targets are made of steel and are in 4 shapes. Chickens are set up at 40 meters, Pigs are at 50 meters, Turkeys at 75 meters and Rams at 100 meters. Note: a meter is about 10% longer than a yard. These targets are set up in banks of 5 each, with either 2 or 3 banks of each target. Although a starting target is assigned, targets will be shot in rotational sequence of Chickens, Pigs, Turkeys then Rams. The event is timed (not a significant factor) with 30 seconds of ready to load the rifle with 5 rounds of ammo, then 2 minutes to fire 5 shots. The targets are to be shot from left to right and starting on the lowest bank first. One shot for each target. If a target is knocked from the stand, an X is marked on the score sheet to count as 1 point. If a target is missed, a Zero (0) is marked on the score sheet and is counted as such. After the 5 shot string at the first bank, a cease fire is called with a short rest period and then the process is repeated for the second bank of tarets. If there are only two banks of each target, that is a 40 shot match (10 targets x 4 target types). A 60 shot match will have 3 banks of each type of target and the shooting will continue for the third bank. After that, the firing line is made safe with all rifles put into a storage rack then the shooters go down range and reset their targets. A special flag (Open Chamber Indicator) is used to indicate that the rifle is unloaded and these are available at the match to be used when the rifle is not in use.

    There will be more shooters than shooting positions, so the match is conducted with relays of shooters. Those on the second relay will keep score, assess locations of hits & misses, and provide coaching for those on the first relay. Binoculars are used to determine where shots land so that the shooter has feedback from their coach.

    The competition is not only for the match winner, but there are also rankings of shooters. Classes are B, A, AA, AAA and Master. So shooters are competing against similarly qualified members of their class. Awards are comprised of Pins for the Match Winner, the Winner of each Class, and special Pins are provided for success in knocking down all the targets on a bank.

    To get you started, the $5 match fee is waved for your first match.

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.

For more information on Cowboy Action Shooting please visit http://shastaregulators.net

SMALL BORE SILHOUETTE RIFLE

This match is somewhat similar to the Cowboy Lever Action (CLA) matches described previously. The targets are 1/5th scale whereas the CLA Rifle Caliber targets are full scale and the CLA smallbore and Pistol Cartridge targets are ½ scale. These small targets are sometimes referred to as “humming bird targets” by our club members. There are two classes of rifles using .22 short, long or long rifle rimfire ammunition that may be used for this match, hot loads such as “Stingers” are prohibited. The Standard Class requires that the rifle weigh not more than 10 lbs 2 oz including scope. Any sights telescopic or metalic may be used. Any trigger may be used that is not subject to accidental discharge. Fire on release triggers are prohibited. Barrel length is limited to not greater than 30 inches and stocks must be traditional factory rifle stock or silhouette style.

The Hunter Class rifles are limited to 8 ½ lbs and the trigger pull must be at least 2 lbs. Any telescopic or metalic sight may be used. The barrel must be a hunting style barrel, tapered from the chamber to the muzzle. Bull barrels are not allowed. The stock must be a hunting style stock, thumb hole stocks are not allowed.

Targets are made of steel and are in 4 shapes. Chickens are set up at 40 meters, Pigs are at 60 meters, Turkeys at 77 meters and Rams at 100 meters. Note: a meter is about 10% longer than a yard. These targets are set up in banks of 5 each, with 2 banks of each target. Although a starting target is assigned, targets will be shot in rotational sequence of Chickens, Pigs, Turkeys then Rams. The event is timed with 15 seconds of ready time , then 2 minutes – 30 seconds to fire 5 shots. The match is shot from the unsupported standing (offhand)position. The targets are to be shot from left to right and starting on the left bank first. One shot for each target. If a target is knocked from the stand, an X is marked on the score sheet to count as 1 point. If a target is missed, a Zero (0) is marked on the score sheet and is counted as such. After the 5 shot string at the first bank, a cease fire is called with a short rest period and then the process is repeated for the second bank of tarets. After that, the firing line is made safe with all rifles put into a storage rack then the shooters go down range and reset their targets. A special flag (Open Chamber Indicator) is used to indicate that the rifle is unloaded and these are available at the match to be used when the rifle is not in use. This is a 40 shot match (10 targets x 4 target types).

There may be more shooters than shooting positions, so the match may be conducted with relays of shooters. Those on the second relay will keep score, assess locations of hits & misses, and provide coaching for those on the first relay. The use by the coach of a telescope or other optical device to spot shots is permitted.

The competition is not only for the match winner, but there are also rankings of shooters. Classes are B, A, AA, AAA and Master. So shooters are competing against similarly qualified members of their class. Awards are comprised of Pins for the Match Winner, the Winner of each Class, and special Pins are provided for success in knocking down all the targets on a bank.

To get you started, the $5 match fee is waved for your first match.  

 

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.

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.

NRA Grand Slam

The purpose of this club is to provide special recognition to Silhouette shooters of exceptional merit. The NRA will keep records on 10 in-a-rows as they are reported and when a shooter has fired a 10 in-a-row on each animal in any discipline, the shooter will be awarded a serially-numbered Grand Slam pin and a special recognition certificate. To receive credit for 10 straight, the 10 shots must be comprised of hitting all of the targets in two contiguous sets of five target sequences for the same animal. The 10 in-a-rows on each of the four animals do not have to be fired in the same match.

Reporting forms for this program will be provided to all sponsors of NRA Silhouette matches. Only scores fired in an NRA competition are eligible for consideration, and to be eligible for the Grand Slam, each 10 in-a-row must have been fired at distances no less than the (standard) yard distance listed in Rule 17.5. Only the first 10 in-a-row on a particular animal (such as chickens) will be recorded until the other three 10 in-a-rows are fired, (pigs, turkeys, rams) and the Grand Slam pin awarded. However, the shooter may be working on several Grand Slam pins in different disciplines at the same time. For example, the shooter may have fired 10 in-a-row chickens in High Power Rifle and 10 in-a-row pigs in Smallbore Rifle and is, thus, working on two separate Grand Slam awards.

In the back of your NRA Silhouette Classification Score Book is a page titled “RIFLE GRAND SLAM RECORD” where you should record the date you fired a 10-in-a-row in any given discipline, as well as when you achieved your silhouette Grand Slam. This record should be transferred to your new book each year. If you have any questions regarding the Grand Slam program, contact your Discipline Chairman.  

 

 

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:

Course of Fire:

10 rounds 200 meters sitting or standing, no sling (Chickens)

10 Rounds 300 meters Prone or any Position, no sling (Pigs)

10 Rounds 385 meters Prone or any Position, no sling (Turkeys)

10 Rounds 500 meters Prone or any Position, no sling (Rams)

Total shots for record 40 (bring 20+ more for sighters and potential shoot offs)

Time limit for each stage is 10 minutes for 10 targets plus sighters. Once “shooting for record” has started there are no more sighters.

Spotters:

One spotters and spotting scope or binoculars are allowed for each shooter.

Match Classes:

Iron Sight

Scope Sight

Open Class (for rifles outside those defined in equipment)

Equipment:

1. Rifles: Any original or replica/reproduction military rifle from any nation can be used. Latest rifle allowed is M-14 (M-1A). Iron sights or scope must be original to rifle i.e., no aperture fronts for M-1. Rifles with scopes must be either original or reproduction “sniper” rifles i.e., 1903 marine sniper rifle or M-1D. Triggers and barrels must be original or original style. Slip-on recoil pads are OK. To encourage the most shooters, those wanting to shoot AR style rifles will shoot in “open class”.

2. Ammunition: No AP is allowed. Rifles must be at least .24 caliber excluding “open class”.

3. Ground pads can be used. Bipods, cross-sticks, monopods, tripods, bench type rifle rests, etc. cannot be used.

4. Front support such as bedroll, sand bag, duffle bag, or similar can be used for prone position. No rear support is allowed.

Shooter Classes:

Shooter Classification is based on the following brackets. If classified by BPCRS or HP Silhouette, your current class is your starting class. New shooters will shoot in highest class shot during the match and then classified based on match score. This is not a NRA sanctioned or registered match.

Master (35 – 40)

AAA (29 – 34)

AA (21 – 28)

A (15 – 20)

B ( 0 – 14)

Contact for Information: Dave Swenson, [email protected]

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 twenty(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.

Project Appleseed

Project Appleseed is an activity of The Revolutionary War Veterans Association, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, dedicated to teaching every American our shared heritage and history as well as traditional rifle marksmanship skills. Our volunteer instructors travel across the country teaching those who attend about the difficult choices, the heroic actions, and the sacrifices that the Founders made on behalf of modern Americans, all of whom are their posterity.