Rifle and Cowboy Rifle Metallic Silhouette

        

Rifle Metallic Silhouette is an air, rimfire, centrefire, service and black powder rifle shooting discipline where competitors aim to knock down metal animal-shaped targets. The targets are placed on steel stands in banks of five and set at a variety of known distances, with the competitors having a certain amount of time to knock as many down as they can. The various competitions are shot from a range of distance and positions, depending on the firearm calibre and category, but all competitions aim to improve hunting marksmanship skills under range conditions.  

         

Section Contact Details

Rifle Scoped Silhouette Captain: Mark West - 0421 775 101
Cowboy Lever Action Silhouette Captain: David McCarthy - 0414 880 333

Thursday Rifle Match Captain: Neil Bell - (08) 8289 0315 

   

Range Program

2017 Weekend Rifle Metallic Silhouette Program

2017 Thursday Rifle Match Program

 

Silhouette Matches Shot at SSAA Para

 Cowboy Lever Action Silhouette

Cowboy Lever Action Silhouette Rifle matches follow NRA rules, which creates opportunities for shooters to compete internationally. There are three classes of rifles used: Cowboy Lever Action Silhouette, Pistol Cartridge Cowboy Lever Action Silhouette and Smallbore Cowboy Rifle Silhouette. These classes establish a match for common hunting carbines and other lever-action rifles, with the match catering to shooters who enjoy shooting hunting arms, but do not necessarily want to make the investment required of other specialised types of shooting competitions.

Depending on the match, the calibres shot range from the .22LR up to larger centrefire calibres, including pistol cartridges. Ammunition may be loaded with smokeless or black powder, using jacketed or cast bullets, with or without gas checks. All bullets must be flat-nose or round-nose, suitable for tubular magazine use. Any cartridge causing target damage or deemed unsafe may be prohibited.

In Cowboy Lever Action Silhouette Rifle matches, the Big Bore Pistol targets are shot at 50, 100, 150 and 200m, while the Field Pistol targets and Smallbore Pistol targets are both shot at 40, 50, 75 and 100m.

       

Scoped Silhouette - Centrefire

Centrefire Silhouette Rifle has fairly liberal rules governing weight and dimensions and allows shooters to use custom rifles based on a wide choice of calibres, actions, barrels, triggers and stocks. The rifle is permitted to be of 6mm/.243-calibre or larger, with a maximum weight of 4.6kg including the sights. Any sights are permitted to be used, except for sighting devices programmed to activate the firing mechanism. Any functional trigger of any release weight is permitted. Rifles will be tested to ensure there is no target damage. SSAA Para shoots a modified match with: 
  • 20 Shots at Chicken Targets at 200m
  • 20 Shots at Pig Targets at 300m
       

Scoped Rifle Silhouette - Rimfire (.22lr)

Shot from the offhand position at steel targets. Rimfire Silhouette Rifle is identical to Centrefire Silhouette Rifle, except that the rifle is to be chambered for the .22-calibre Short, Long or Long Rifle cartridge only.

  • 10 Shots at Chicken Targets at 40m
  • 10 Shots at Pig Targets at 60m
  • 10 Shots at Turkey Targets at 77m
  • 10 Shots at Ram Targets at 100m                     

                        

 Scoped Rifle Silhouette - Air Rifle

Air Rifle permits the use of any air rifle of any calibre, with a maximum weight of 7kg including sights, except for sighting devices programmed to activate the firing mechanism. Any functional trigger of any release weight is permitted. Hooked buttplates are not permitted.

  • 10 Shots at Chicken Targets at 18.3m
  • 10 Shots at Pig Targets at 27.4m
  • 10 Shots at Turkey Targets at 32.9m
  • 10 Shots at Ram Targets at 41.1m 
    Air Rifle Silhouette is also shot on the last Friday of each Month at 7pm. Please refer to the Air Rifle Program.      

               

Long Range Rifle Silhouette

This match tests the rimfire rifle.

  • 10 Shots at CLAS Chicken Targets at 50m (standing position)
  • 10 Shots at CLAS Pig Targets at 100m (cross sticks or standing position)
  • 10 Shots at CLAS Turkey Targets at 150m (cross sticks or standing position)
  • 10 Shots at CLAS Ram Targets at 200m (cross sticks or standing position)
           

Black Powder Cartridge Rifle Silhouette (Currently Shot at SSAA Monarto)

Black Powder Cartridge Rifle requires the use of any original or replica hunting or military-style single-shot rifle, originally made for black powder and manufactured prior to 1896. If replacement barrels, stocks or other parts are used, they must be of the original period style. Schuetzen-style rifles are not permitted. The rifle must weigh no more than 5.5kg and the sights must be any original or replica model manufactured prior to 1896. The trigger is to be in the spirit of the original design.  
  • 10 Shots at Chicken Targets at 200m (standing position)
  • 10 Shots at Pig Targets at 300 (cross sticks or standing position)
  • 10 Shots at Turkey Targets at 385m (cross sticks or standing position)
  • 10 Shots at Ram Targets at 500m(cross sticks or standing position)