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Muzzleloading Silhouette

May 21, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm



MATCH DESCRIPTION A match consists of 20 rounds: 

  • 5 chicken targets at 25 yards (Offhand Position)
  • 5 Pig targets at 50 yards (Offhand Position)
  • 5 Turkey targets at 75 yards (Any Position using wooden cross sticks)
  • 5 Ram targets at 100 yards (Any Position using wooden cross sticks)
  • All targets are to be placed on stands off the ground.


  • Any muzzleloading rifle with open sights (shaders allowed) loaded with “single patched round ball”.
  • Any in-line muzzleloading rifle with optics loaded with a “single patched roundball”
  • Targets are designed to fall with a medium to light load for a hunting rifle. 
  • All targets can easily be toppled with a 45 caliber round ball and 60 grain charge. 
  • Any shooter who is destroying targets will be disqualified
  • Bullet loading blocks are allowed. 
  • Loading powder directly from a flask or horn into the muzzle of a muzzleloader is prohibited.
  • SPOTTING SCOPES Are allowed and may be placed behind the loading area.


  • Firing is in 5-round stages, 10 minutes per stage, in offhand position….except TURKEY & RAM targets which can be fired in any position using wooden cross sticks. 
  • Each competitor has a bank of 5 metal silhouettes to fire against, one shot at each, left to right, in order. 
  • Hits out of sequence are misses. 
  • Only hits and misses are recorded, and a silhouette must be knocked from its rest to score a hit. 
  • Turning a silhouette on stand does not count. Ricochet hits count. 
  • There are no re-fires or alibis except for mechanical malfunction; then the competitor will be allowed to repair, or use another rifle. Such completion firing may be done.


  • All shots are scored by marking either an “O” for a miss or an “X” for a hit, in the correct spaces on a score card.
  • If a tie occurs, the shooter with the greater number of Rams will receive the higher position. 
  • If ties remain, the greater number of turkeys will be used, and so on to the pigs, chickens, until a clear winner appears.


  • Shooters to the firing line. 
  • Shooters, load your muzzleloaders 
  • Is the line ready? 
  • The line is ready, you may commence firing. 
  • You have ten minutes. 
  • Cease firing Clear and bench all muzzleloaders (Fire all unfired loaded rounds into the bank.)
  • Is the line clear? 
  • The line is clear, go forth and set targets for next shooters

Setup begins at 8 AM…

Match Director:  Dave Lawrence  402-992-5406


May 21, 2023
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Dave Lawrence


Clark Memorial Range
41.49686691300411, -97.42639089114775
Columbus, NE 68601 United States
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