Rifle Silhouette is a sport which involves using a rifle to shoot freestanding steel silhouette targets of animals off of a stand.
New shooters are welcome! Your first High Power or Smallbore Rifle Silhouette Match can be very exciting experience. We suggest your first try should be accompanied by an experienced shooter that can help you through the process for the first time. There are many experienced shooters in our club and they are more than willing to give you a hand. If you have difficulty finding someone to help out, ask the Match Director or any Club Official, we will find a mentor for you. We are a friendly bunch and want your first experience to be a Safe and Fun one. So if you have questions, just ask. Your first try may be a "Shoot Through" (non-competitive) at a reduced cost.
We hold the match at the Rifle Silhouette Range at BASF (Ben Avery Shooting Facility), I-17 and 1/2 mile west of Carefree Highway. We hope to see you there.
Our High Power Rifle Silhouette and High Power Hunter Rifle Silhouette matches consist of 40 shots: 10 shots at Chickens at 200 meters, 10 shots at Pig at 300 meters, 10 shots at Turkeys at 385 meters and 10 shots at Rams at 500 meters. The match is conducted in four relays and generally lasts about three hours. Target setters are provided.
Our Smallbore Rifle Silhouette and Smallbore Hunter Rifle Silhouette matches consist of 60 shots: 15 shots at Chickens at 40 meters, 15 shots at Pigs at 60 meters, 15 shots at Turkeys at 77 meters and 15 shots at Rams at 100 meters. The exceptions are our annual Memorial match which consists of two 40 shot matches and the Arizona State Rifle and Pistol Association President’s match which is one 40 shot match. Competitors reset their own targets at these matches.