Silhouette and Pistol Rules

Silhouette and pistol rules

1. Target Ranges - Chickens 20 yds, Pigs 30 yds, Turkeys 36 yds and Rams 45 yds.

2. All Shots to be taken STANDING.

3. Slings or other means of support [which are not part of the original rifle] are NOT allowed. The butt of the gun to remain outside all clothing at all times. Standard underarm butt hooks are permitted. Gloves of any type ARE allowed throughout the Winter League.

4. Only shoot at the targets in your allocated lane.

5. All targets are shot LEFT to RIGHT.

6. Any targets shot out of order do not count. i.e. if no.2 target is hit instead of no.1 then you lose no.1 as you missed it and you cannot shoot no.2 as it is already down, so you must go on to target no.3. If target no.1 is hit instead of no.2 then you just lose no.2.

7. In the event of two or more targets falling from 1 shot - tell your marshal and then on completing the rest of the bank either shoot at designated targets if sufficient remain standing or your marshal will reset the bank so that you can complete your five shots.

8. At the start of each bank of five targets you will get a fifteen second period in which to load your rifle. This will be signified by the Range Marshal calling 'LOAD', you must not load your rifle before then.

9. When the Range Marshal calls 'COMMENCE FIRING' you have two and a half minutes in which to take your 5 shots. The end of this period is signified by the command 'CEASE FIRING'.

10. Between each bank you will get a one-minute rest period.

11. After shooting the bank in front of you the required number of times i.e. once, twice, etc. depending on the total number of shots in the competition you will then proceed to the next bank on your right.

Pistol Rules