History & Rules

Over the past 12+ years, this game has been called by many names, all of which mix the notion of a  Black Powder Cartridge Rifle Silhouette (BPCRS) match in .22 rimfire.  I’m searching for more information on people, ideas and the like.

Intent / Purpose:
The original intent is to provide an recreational game for the practice with the purpose of improving ones proficiency with BPCR rifle with out the expense and time of reloading.
To create a match that mirrors BPCR Silhouette in all respects.  The course of fire, scoring and rifles permitted are in keeping with the spirit of BPCR Silhouette.  In this even the the distances are shorter, and the caliber of the guns will be .22 rimfire.  The distances of the targets were adopted to allow this event to be fired at most rifle/pistol ranges, using existing berms and target stands/frames.  In keeping with the    shorter distances, the size of the animals are reduced accordingly to maintain the challenge of the match.
Course of Fire:
The course of fire will be 40 shots for record, 10 shots for each target: Chickens, Pigs, Turkeys and Rams.  Timing will be 8 minutes for 10 shots for score plus a 15 or 30 second “ready” period (unlimited sighter shots are permitted within this 8 minute time limit).
Once a shooter has announced his intention to go for record, targets are shot in sequence (10 shots for 10 targets).  Targets shot out of sequence shall be scored as a miss.  If a shooter misses a target, shooter will move to the next target.  Chickens will be shot off-hand, Pigs, Turkeys and Rams may be shot off-hand or sitting or prone from crossed sticks.  Crossed sticks must be BPCR Silhouette legal.
Sighter targets/targets to be placed at the following distances:
Chickens – 50 meters
Pigs   –100 meters
Turkeys   – 150 meters
Rams 200 meters
These distances are common distances around the country, some clubs have established different distances for this game.  These are not meant to be absolute distances, but merely guidelines for those wising to start this game at their clubs.
Acceptable rifles must be of BPCR Silhouette configuration, (exposed hammer, no hooked butt-plates or palm rests).  They may be originally chambered for .22 rimfire, converted/re-lined, or BPCR Silhouette rifles with removable liners/insert chambered for .22 rimfire.  Sights will be open globe front sights and tang/peep rear sights permitted.  Scopes or sights with iris-type adjustmants are not permitted.
In the same manner that BPCR Silhouette rules prevent a technology race, these same rules are encouraged for .22 LR Silhouette for the same purpose.  
As stated earlier, this game was originally intended to mirror BPCR Silhouette in all respects.
Two new articles reprinted with permission from the
Single Shot Exchange Magazine, January, 2014 
Rifle Sporting Firearms Journal, January-February 2006 Issue #223
The Black Powder Cartridge Rifle News  Winter 2005, Issue #52 
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