Cowboy Action Silhouette Rifle: Winning Techniques for Western Competition

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Don't let the shorter distance deceive you though, is every bit as competitive as yd and a winning aggregate of 4 targets is usually in the low 2" to high 1" is common. Sub-inch groups are becoming increasingly more common these days as shooters work to squeeze every bit of accuracy out of their equipment.

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Benchrest shooters are known for their helpful and welcoming attitude toward new shooters so come and take in a match. Chances are, if you want to try your hand behind one of these rifles most of the folks there are far more than willing to put you on their setup to try it. Black Powder Long Range. Shooting is from prone using crossed sticks for rifle support. Both iron sights and replica long tube scopes are used. Cowboy Action Shooting is a multifaceted amateur shooting sport in which contestants compete with firearms typical of those used in the taming of the Old West: The shooting competition is staged in a unique, characterized, Old West style.

Scoring is based on accuracy and speed. The truly unique aspect of Cowboy Action Shooting is the requirement placed on authentic period or western screen dress. Each participant is required to adopt a shooting alias appropriate to a character or profession of the late 19th century, or a Hollywood western star, and develop a costume accordingly. For more information, click here.

Highpower rifle is a large group of different competitions using center fire rifles.

Cowboy Action Silhouette Rifle : Winning Techniques for Western Competition

Each type of highpower competitions is fired at ranges of to yards with restrictions on the type of rifle used. Ammunition is limited to a maximum of. Two sighting shots at each distance. Two sighting shots at each position. Rifles are limited to. Fullbore Course Match consists of firing at , , , , and yds all in the prone position with rifles meeting Palma requirements. The F Class follows other courses of fire with no limit on rifles.

Front and rear rests bi-pods are allowed.

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Targets are reduced one scoring ring in size. Any rifle, Any Sights. Vintage Sniper Team Match. Each team consists of two members. Any two competitors may form a Vintage Sniper Rifle Team. Each team member will fire 20 rounds from a sandbagged prone position. One team member serves as the shooter while the other serves as the spotter.

The spotter may be prone, seated or standing behind or alongside the competitor. The spotter may call wind and coach the competitor. Team members must change roles after 10 shots.

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A total of 40 shots will be fired by each team. The Rifles must be military sniper rifles or replicas thereof issued prior to Scope power is limited to 8 power. The Rifle Match is composed of four positions; standing, kneeling, sitting and prone. There is a time limit for shooting each relay. The shooter begins with the largest target, hitting each successively smaller target accumulating points for each hit until: Target distance and shooter time change from match to match. Target sizes range from slightly smaller than prairie dogs to marginally larger at the longer distances.

Shooters fire one at a time, with a time allotment of 15 seconds for each of 10 shots per stage. Competitions may include field courses with movement, barricades, obstacles or alternate shooting positions. A bullseye match requires you to shoot identical shot courses of fire with three different calibers or types of pistols: Most competitors use a.

Pistols may be equipped with conventional open sights or low magnification scopes. Shooting is accomplished from the standing position with one hand.

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A typical match for each gun consists of a Slow Fire Match 20 rounds at 50 yards , National Match Course 10 shots slow fire at 50 yds, 10 shots timed fire at 25 yds, 10 shots rapid fire at 25 yds. Practical shooting is a sport in which competitors are requir e d to combine accuracy, speed and power to successfully complete many different typ es of shooting "problems". At any given match a shooter may be required to shoot targets 2 met ers away in one event, and 50 meters away in the next.

Sometimes the targets are paper, sometimes they are steel. Often "no-shoot" penalty targets are placed near "shoot" targets. Realistic props are used to simulate a scenario that the shooter must complete. Shooting may be done from freestyle, strong hand, weak hand, prone, or any other imaginable position, depending on the course of fire.

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Since scoring uses both total points and elapsed time, the shooters strive to find the best combination of accuracy, speed, and power to win. These handguns are ca rried in belt holsters and are accompanied by spare magazines or speedloaders in pouches also attached to the belt.

Shooters competing in defensive pistol events are required to use practical handguns and holsters that are deemed suitable for self-defense and every day use. Steel Challenge is an action pistol event where the competitor shoots 8 different stages of fire from a designated shooting box on the ground. The box is made of raised PVC pipe and defines where the shooter must stand during the engagement of the steel targets. If a tie still exists whoever hit the most Rams would be the winner.

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This would continue to Chickens and finally Pigs. For IHMSA competition, tie scores are broken by either Reverse Animal Count, or by Shootoffs, as determined by the match director, however, for State, Regional and International Championships, shootoffs will be used to determine the winners in all categories and classes. For Reverse Animal Count, scores are compared starting at rams This procedure is used sequentially down through turkeys, pigs and chickens.

If a tie still exists, a shootoff will be used to determine the winner. Shootoffs will be in banks of 5 targets and can be any type or size, placed at any distance out to the maximum ram distance for the competition. Shooting strings will continue until all ties are broken. Sudden Death shootoffs are not allowed. Rifle silhouette shooters generally shoot from an unsupported standing position, though black-powder rifles may use shooting sticks in some competitions. Handgunners may be required to shoot from an unsupported standing position two hands may be used , or from a "freestyle" position.

Freestyle includes some unusual positions, such as the Creedmoor position, which is shot lying on the back, legs bent and feet flat on the ground, with the pistol resting on the shooter's right leg. In a freestyle position the pistol may only contact the shooter's body, no rests may be used not even, in the case of the Creedmore position, the top of a boot. There are informal matches for special classes, like Cowboy rifles and pistols and vintage military surplus rifles. All rifle shooting is done standing, with the firearm unsupported. The exception to this is black-powder rifle; the ranges are the same as large-bore rifle, but only chickens must be shot unsupported; all other targets may be shot from any position, including crossed sticks , a bench may not be used.

Pistol shooting, unless in a designated standing event, can be shot from any unsupported position.

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Pistol shooting, unless in a designated standing event, can be shot from any unsupported position. There are informal matches for special classes, like Cowboy rifles and pistols and vintage military surplus rifles. Any target hit out of order is considered a miss. Highpower rifle is a large group of different competitions using center fire rifles. Metallic silhouette shooting is a group of target shooting disciplines that involves shooting at steel targets representing game animals at varying distances, seeking to knock the metal target over.