Benchrest Silhouette Format and Rules 2020
Match format and Rules:
1) NRA steel animals will be shot at 40 - 50 - 60 - 70 yds. Four 1/5 scale animals will be setup at each distance. Each distance will have a CHICKEN, PIG, TURKEY and RAM. Total animals is 16. Animals must be knocked DOWN. ( TURNED DOES NOT COUNT )
2) Competitors will shoot three 16 shot rounds for a match total of 48 shots.
3) Competitors will shoot 16 animals in 10 minutes. ONLY ONE SHOT per animal. 16 pellets will be placed on the benchtop prior to commence fire. ( NO SIGHTER SHOTS ALLOWED after commence fire ).
After start of match there will be NO practice shots unless allowed or directed by match director. You cannot shoot any pellets looking through your scope prior to commence fire for any reason. Dry fire may be permitted on request only. Any shots with pellets by a shooter prior to commence fire will be DQ’d for the round.
4) Match director or match official will check each shooter's pellet count prior to commence fire.
5) Competitors may choose any bench available on a first come basis. Competitors will shoot off the same bench for the duration of the match.
6) Competitors will score their own round. Match director or match official will check each competitor's lane prior to resetting targets.
7) Ties will be settled by first miss at CHICKENS ONLY at 70 yds. If no misses after 1 round of 4 chickens then chickens will be moved to 100 yds. Shooter will shoot until first miss. Ties will commence after end of all rounds.
8) Animals maybe shot in any order at shooter’s discretion.
9) Alibi: The term “alibi“ originated from NRA Silhouette rules. For Air Rifle Silhouette the term “alibi” is a request to makeup an unintended shot or downed animal. By shooter request an “alibi” may be allowed for the following reasons: Animals knocked down by cross fire, wind or rifle malfunction, rifle discharge without a pellet, etc. An “alibi” request must be approved by MD or match official(s) and witnessed by a score keeper. Each “alibi” may be shot at the end of the relay or at the discretion of the MD. A five minute time limit will apply. Points must be added to the score sheet before turning in.
1) OPEN: Any air rifle up to 22 caliber. Power not to exceed 35 ft-lb (FPE). Any commercial pellet allowed. No slugs.
(pellet weight) x (fps = feet per second) x (fps = feet per second) / 450240 = ft-lb energy
2) UNLIMITED: Any air rifle up to 30 caliber. No power limit. ( at this time ). Any commercial pellet allowed. No slugs.
3) SPRINGER: Any air rifle requiring air charging by a pumping action. ( Not PCP )
Rio Salado Sportsman's Club small bore range.
If you are interested in participating in any Air Gun matches please see the Air Gun division website.
ALSO, see the RSSC calender found on the RSSC ( Rio Salado Sportsman's Club ) home page.
Air Gun Benchrest Silhouette match director
Phoenix Airgun Club
Air Gun Division