Shooters may use any good condition lever-action, pump or semi-auto (no bolt action) .22 rifle outfitted with a tubular magazine. Other requirements include .22 long rifle ammunition only, open or peep sights, with no extended rear sight and a “post” front sight.
These matches are typically a team sport, with a spotter advising the shooter of hits and misses. All shooting is done “off hand” and the shooter has two minutes to knock down a bank of five targets. Each participant shoots a 40-round match at these distances: 40 yards-chickens, 50 yards-pigs, 75 yards-turkeys, 100 yards-rams.
Save $5 in match entry fees by combining a Smallbore Cowboy Rifle match with either a Pistol Cartridge Cowboy Lever-action match or a Cowboy Lever-action Rifle match (see descriptions).
Smallbore Cowboy Rifle matches are held on the first Saturday of the month (except July) beginning around 12:00 noon. Check the monthly calendar to confirm date and time. For more information, contact Gary Woods at 208-938-5964 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
New shooters are always welcome at this event. Cost to participate is minimal ($15 for adults, $5 for youth). Spectators are also welcome at no cost.