Silhouette Matches

Sponsored by the non-profit shooting club, the EE-DA-HOW Long Rifles, Inc.

A number of silhouette target matches are held regularly at BCR, including Smallbore Cowboy Rifle, Pistol Cartridge Cowboy Lever-action Rifle, Cowboy Lever-action Rifle, 100- and 200-yard .22 Long Rifle, Black Powder Cartridge Rifle and M1 Carbine.

Comradery and friendly competition are at the center of each of these matches where accuracy is rewarded with a “clang” and the toppling over of a steel chicken, pig, turkey or ram silhouette.

New shooters and spectators are always welcome at these matches. Veteran shooters are more than willing to take the time to show a new shooter the ropes. See below for specifics regarding each silhouette match type.

Match entry fees are $10 for adults; non-club members pay an additional $5 range fee for each match entered. Match entry fees for junior shooter (17 and younger) are $5 each with no range fee. And if you've never participated in a match before, your first one is free!

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Smallbore Cowboy Rifle Matches –

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!

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 garywoods4065@msn.com.

 

Pistol Cartridge Cowboy Lever-action Rifle Matches –

Shooters may use any good condition lever-action tubular magazine rifle chambered for any rimmed pistol cartridge firing a flat-nosed bullet. Common calibers include .22 rimfire, .22 magnum, .25-20, .32-20, .38-40, .38 special, .357 magnum, .44-40, .44 magnum and .45 Colt. Other requirements include 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 Pistol Cartridge Cowboy Lever-action Rifle match with a Smallbore Cowboy Rifle match!

Pistol Cartridge Cowboy Lever-action Rifle matches alternate months with  Cowboy Lever-action Rifle matches and are held on the first Saturday of the month (except July) beginning at 9:00am. These matches usually end around noon, and are followed by a Smallbore Cowboy Rifle match. Check the monthly calendar to confirm date and time. For more information, contact Gary Woods at 208-938-5964 or garywoods4065@msn.com.

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Cowboy Lever-action Rifle Matches –

Shooters may use any good condition lever-action centerfire, tubular magazine rifle chambered for .25 caliber or larger shooting a round or flat-nosed bullet. The exception is the .35 Remington which is allowed.  Other requirements include 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: 50 yards-chickens, 100 yards-pigs, 150 yards-turkeys, 200 yards-rams.

Save $5 in match fees by combining a Cowboy Lever-action Rifle match with a Smallbore Cowboy Rifle match!

Cowboy Lever-action Rifle matches alternate months with Pistol Cartridge Cowboy Lever-action Rifle matches and are held on the first Saturday of the month (except July) beginning at 9:00am. These matches usually end around noon, and are followed by a Smallbore Cowboy Rifle match. Check the monthly calendar to confirm date and time. For more information, contact Gary Woods at 208-938-5964 or garywoods4065@msn.com.

 

100-Yard .22 Long Rifle Matches  –

Shooters may use any good condition .22 long rifle with any sight configuration, and spotting scopes are allowed. Ammunition types allowed include .22 rimfire short, long and long rifle.

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 ten minutes to knock down a bank of ten targets. Each participant shoots a 40-round match at these distances: 40 yards-chickens (off hand), 50 yards-pigs (prone w/cross sticks), 75 yards-turkeys (prone w/cross sticks), 100 yards-rams (prone w/cross sticks).

Save $5 in match fees by combining a 100-yard .22 Long Rifle match with a 200-yard .22 Long Rifle match!

100-yard .22 Long Rifle matches are held regularly on the second Saturday of each month beginning at 9:00am. These matches usually end around noon, and are followed by a 200-yard .22 Long Rifle match. Check the monthly calendar to confirm date and time. For more information, contact John Hinman at 208-841-3834 or jhinman@cableone.net.

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200-Yard .22 Long Rifle Matches –

Shooters may use any good condition .22 long rifle with any sight configuration, and spotting scopes are allowed. Ammunition types allowed include .22 rimfire short, long and long rifle.

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 ten minutes to knock down a bank of ten targets. Each participant shoots a 40-round match at these distances: 50 yards-chickens (off hand), 100 yards-pigs (prone w/cross sticks), 175 yards-turkeys (prone w/cross sticks), 200 yards-rams (prone w/cross sticks).

Save $5 in match fees by combining a 200-yard .22 Long Rifle match with a 100-yard .22 Long Rifle match!

200-Yard .22 Long Rifle matches are held regularly on the second Saturday of each month beginning around noon. Check the monthly calendar to confirm date and time. For more information, contact Darrell Burchfield 208-371-7905 burchfield.darrell@gmail.com.

 

Black Powder Cartridge Rifle Matches –

Shooters must use an 1896 or prior, American design, single-shot rifle with an exposed hammer. Examples include hiwalls, rolling blocks and the classic 1874 Sharps carbine. Both originals and reproductions are allowed. Only black powder or pyrodex may be used and gas checks are prohibited. Allowed calibers include .38-55, .40-65, .45-70 and .45-90.

These matches are typically a team sport, with a spotter advising the shooter of hits and misses. The shooter has seven minutes to sight in and shoot at the first bank of five targets, and five minutes to shoot the second bank of five targets. Each participant shoots a 40-round match at these distances: 200 meters-chickens, 300 meters-pigs, 385 meters-turkeys, 500 yards-rams.

Black powder cartridge rifle matches are held regularly on the fourth Saturday of each month (except August and September) beginning at 9:00am. Check the monthly calendar to confirm date and time. For more information, contact Frank Cornell at 208-362-0478 or cornell1298@msn.com

 

M1 Carbine Matches –

This silhouette shoot uses the classic WWII .30 caliber M1 carbine, and both originals and reproductions are allowed.

Shooters have four minutes and 15 rounds to shoot 10 targets and all shooting is done off hand without a spotter. Each participant shoots up to 60 rounds at these distances: 40 yards-chickens, 50 yards-pigs, 75 yards-turkeys, 100 yards-rams.

Save $5 in match fees by combining an M1 Carbine match with a CMP M1 Carbine match!

M1 carbine matches are held regularly on the third Saturday of each month beginning at 9:00am. Check the monthly calendar to confirm date and time. For more information, contact Rich Johnson at 208-858-5145 or johnsonr46@hotmail.com.

 

CMP M1 Carbine Matches –

This bullseye target match uses the classic WWII M1 carbine using .30 caliber bullets. CMP rules require that the carbine be in as issued by the U.S. Armed Forces condition with standard stock and sights. The trigger pull may be no less than 4.5 pounds, and no increased weight in the carbine is allowed. No glass bedding, laminated or synthetic stocks are allowed. Standard issue 15-round magazines are required.

The course of fire is conducted at 100 yards on the SR-1 high power rifle target. Shooting involves slow fire of 10 rounds in both prone and standing positions and 10 rounds rapid fire in prone and either sitting or kneeling positions. Total ammo requirements are 40 rounds for record plus no more than 10 rounds for sighting in.

Save $5 in match fees by combining a CMP M1 Carbine match with an M1 Carbine match!

CMP M1 carbine matches are held regularly on the third Saturday of each month beginning around noon. Check the monthly calendar to confirm date and time. For more information, contact Harvey Dietz at 208-345-6453 or xddietz@netzero.com.

 

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