FACTORYVILLE MONTHLY SMALLBORE RIFLE SILHOUETTE MATCH

 

2012 DATES: MARCH 11,  APRIL 22, MAY 13, JUNE 10, JULY 8, AUGUST 5, SEPTEMBER 9, OCTOBER 14

 

RAIN OR SHINE!

 

NRA SANCTIONED COMPETITIONS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND HELD AT 10:00 A.M. SHARP.

 

THE FACTORYVILLE SPORTSMAN’S CLUB

P.O. Box 331, Lake Winola Road, Factoryville, PA   18419

41 DEG 32’ 15” N / 75 DEG 49’ 22” W

Phone 570-378-CLUB or 570-378-2593

Silhouette contact person: WALTER, 570-499-4219. More details on the web at FSCWEB.ORG

 

We will use standard NRA Smallbore Silhouette rules, targets, classifications, “in-a-row” pin awards, along with match winner and highest scorer certificates.  Course of fire is TWO 40 ROUND MATCHES, at standard Smallbore Silhouette metallic targets and distances.

 

$7.00 INCLUDES BOTH MATCHES, soda or water. New shooters and under 16yrs old shoot for free.  Entries will be taken UNTIL 9:50 A.M.  

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DIRECTIONS:

(If the bridge is still out, alternate directions available on the main webpage, or call FSC for road closure status)

 

There are several other ways to get to F.S.C. however the directions below are the least complicated. If you choose to use GPS to help plot your alternate route, our coordinates are:  41 DEG 32’ 15” N / 75 DEG 49’ 22” W or 41.535119 -75.823866. You can also use mapquest on the internet; http://www.mapquest.com/

Type in “Lithia Valley Rd, Factoryville, PA 18419” or “Factoryville Pa” (use Carpenter rd. to get to the club) then use the “satellite feature” to find the club / range and be able to find and alternate route that suits your needs.

 

FROM SCRANTON / CLARKS SUMMIT AREA:

 

If using Routes 6 and 11, you can get off at dalton (Rt 632). Instead of going east, go west (technically 632 ends, just go in opposite direction of the 632 east signs). At keep left (Lithia Valley rd.) and keep following until you reach the familiar turn off on Lithia Valley Road to the club.

You can also continue on route 6, stay to the right at the route 6 / 11 split,  go 2 miles to Lithia Valley Road, turn left and go 1 mile (farm on left), make right turn (Lake Winola Rd.) and go .9 mile to Club on left.

 

- OR

 

From I-81 N or S, exit 197 Waverly, then follow Rt. 632 W. Use direction #1 in directions for Scranton / Clarks Summit area above

 

- OR

 

 Route 307 to Lake Winola (through Mill city), before the lake make right on Fairview road, next intersection go straight (turns to Ehrhardt road, next stop sign make a right. The club entrance will be on your right.

You can also choose to pass Lake Winola, make right on Dalton road, left on Lithia valley road, and continue to follow until you see the club on the right.

 

FROM TUNKHANNOCK AREA:

 

From Rt 6, At red light on Rt. 6 go east on Rt. 6 for 6.8 miles and make a right on Lithia Valley Road, go 1 mile (farm on the left), make right turn (Lake Winola Road) and go .9 mile to Club on left.

 

Our friends to the north of the club could pick either of the routes, depending if you take Rt. 92 or Rt. 11.

 

PLEASE CHECK THE LATEST REPORT IN THE MONTHLY SCORES SECTION FOR ANY CHANGES OR UPCOMING EVENTS

PIN AWARDS

 

If a shooter hits 5 in-a-row on any animal in B, A, or AA classification (either hunter or standard divisions), they will receive a pin as an award for the achievement. A 10 in-a-row and a 15 in-a-row pin will be awarded to all classification levels and 10 or 15 in-a-rows should be documented to qualify for a “Grand Slam”.  The pins are color coordinated (tan for hunter, brown for standard), have the number of “in-a-rows” you have achieved, and are in the shape of the animal(s) that you have shot the “in-the-row” on.

 

3 shooters will be chosen at signing up to be witnesses in the event a 10 or 15 in-a-row happens.

 

*** NEW FOR 2012 – CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP ***

For 2012, there will be a season long computation for a club champion in each rifle division and shooter class.  A points system will add your score for every match each month.  5 and 10 bonus points will be added to your score for each 5 or 10 in a row scored.  At the end of the season, a nifty prize will be given out to the shooter with the most points in their division / class.  Standings will be posted every month along with that month’s match scores.

IF THERE IS INTEREST, A MID & CLOSING SEASON “PIRKEY” CHALLENGE FOR CASH AND PRIZES WILL BE HELD IN JUNE AND OCTOBER 2011.

MID & CLOSING SEASON “PIRKEY” CHALLENGE

 

1.       In 2011, entry fee was $10.00, yet to be determined for 2012– but will be advertised the month before- Anyone that shot in a smallbore silhouette match in 2012 will be able to participate in the match.

2.       Course of fire will be a quick 10 targets – 5 turkeys at turkey distance, turkey station, and 5 pigs at the ram distance, ram station.

3.       Highest amount of hits wins. In the event of a tie, a shoot off will be the best of 5 turkeys at the turkey station.

4.       All shooting will be done off hand, with qualifying NRA smallbore silhouette equipment.  

5.       There will be 2 divisions - Standard rifle and Hunting rifle.  All individual shooter classifications will not be recognized, only classed by the type of rifle you shoot.

6.       All entry fees will be split respectively for the amount of entries per division, to have a separate Standard and Hunting rifle division purse.

First place of division - 50% of total purse collected for the division.

Second place of division – 30% of remaining purse.

Third place of division – remainder of purse.

 

Other prizes may be available; I will try to see what I can do in time for the match.  In 2011, 6 shooters participated. 1st place won $15.00, a trophy and 5 boxes of Wolf ammo. 2nd place won $10.00 and 5 boxes of CCI Standard Velocity ammo.  3rd place won $5.00, a tee shirt and a voucher for a free SBS match in 2012. Obviously the more shooters, the higher the cash prizes are.

 

The Smallbore Silhouette tee shirts are in, sizes S to 2X and are $10.00 each.                    

SCORECARD FAMILIARIZATION

 

(SCORECARDS MUST BE TURNED IN AT THE END OF MATCH TO RECORD SCORES)

 

CLASSIFICATION CHART

 

 

RANGE COMMANDS

 

ANYONE CAN CALL A CEASE FIRE IF AN UNSAFE CONDITION OCCURS

 

Competitors, after you are called to the line, you will be commanded to come to the ready.  You will have 15 seconds to load your rifles in a safe manner and prepare to fire.

 

Once the command to fire is given you will have 2 ˝ minutes to clear your 1st bank of 5 animals FROM LEFT TO RIGHT.

 

At the end of the 2 ˝ minutes a cease fire will be called, and any alibis will be addressed.  1 ALIBI PER COMPETITOR PER MATCH.

 

You will be commanded to open your action, and your unloaded rifle and line safe.  A break of approximately 30 seconds will be allowed to reload your magazine and prepare for your 2nd bank of animals.

 

The process will resume and when finished and all competitors rifles and line is made safe, you will be commanded to go to your second animal.

 

 

 

EXAMPLE, 1ST ANIMAL, 1ST BANK:

 

1.  Relay # ____, come to the line. Relay #____, for your FIRST bank of five animals, (pause)

 

READY!  (15 seconds to load)        FIRE!  (2 ˝ minutes to fire at your 1st 5 animals)

 

CEASE FIRE!      ANY ALIBIS?     ACTIONS OPEN, MAKE RIFLE AND THE LINE SAFE!

 

 

EXAMPLE, 1ST ANIMAL, 2ND BANK:

 

1.  Relay # ____, come to the line. Relay #____, for your SECOND bank of five animals, (pause)

 

READY!   (15 seconds to load)      FIRE!  (2 ˝ minutes to fire at your 1st 5 animals)

 

CEASE FIRE!    ANY ALIBIS?    ACTIONS OPEN, MAKE RIFLE AND THE LINE SAFE!

 

 IF ONLY ONE RELAY– once line is safe, COMPETITORS, REPORT TO YOUR SECOND ANIMAL!  Targets will be reset if necessary.  IF MORE THAN ONE RELAY - once line is safe, 1st relay will be commanded to stand down; Targets will be reset if necessary.  SECOND RELAY GETS CALLED TO THE LINE. Once they finish REPEAT PROCEDURE.

  

The process begins again from the beginning, but on your second animal, first bank, and so on.

 

 

BASIC SILHOUETTE RULES

RIFLES

Standard Silhouette Rifle -A rifle, meeting the following specifications:

(a) Maximum weight 10 pounds, 2 ounces, including sights.

(b) Any sights, telescopic or metallic may be used. Scopes may not be more than 2 inches above the rifle as measured from the top of the receiver to the underside of the scope tube, nor may the scope be offset from the top centerline of the receiver. Any sighting device programmed to activate the firing mechanisms is prohibited.

(c) Any trigger not subject to accidental discharge. Triggers which function on release are not permitted. In the event of accidental discharge, the Range Officer shall require trigger adjustment or replacement of the rifle.

(d) Stock: The stock must be traditionally styled and may not be bent and/or twisted so as to deviate from conventional configurations such as factory rifle stocks or silhouette stocks as manufactured by Fajen, McMillan, H-S Precision, and others. The fore end, including the trigger guard mounts and screws, shall not exceed 2 1/4 inches wide, and 2 1/4 inches deep measured from the centerline of the bore. Magazines do not have to conform to stock measurements but those that extend below the stock line may not be used as support. The fore end shall extend a minimum of 8 inches forward of the forward edge of the receiver ring. The comb shall not extend above the centerline of the bore, but Monte Carlo roll may rise 1/2 inch on the off side. The toe of the stock including butt plate or recoil pad shall be no more than 7 inches below the centerline of the bore. Butt plate or recoil pad may not extend below the lower line of the stock.

(e) Attachments which do not cause any portion of the rifle to exceed the weight or dimensions as listed herein are permitted provided they do not extend past the end of the barrel. Sighting devices are not considered "attachments".

(f) Trigger guard must be present and may not vary from conventional configuration for the purpose of providing added thumb or palm support and shall be no deeper than 15/16 inches below the bottom line of the fore end. (Note: TIC Contender Carbines and Ruger Single Shot rifles are exempt, provided the additional depth of the trigger guard is not used as palm or thumb support.) ,

(g) The barrel may be no longer than 30 inches including any sleeve or attachment, as measured from the face of the closed bolt to the end of the barrel.

(h) The rifle shall be chambered for only factory loaded .22 caliber short, long or long rifle rimfire cartridges. Hot loads, such as "Stingers", are not permitted, as they damage targets! 

Small bore Hunting Silhouette Rifle -A hunting style rifle, having a maximum weight of 8 1/2 pounds, including sights and if applicable, an empty magazine or clip. With the exception of single shot rifles, all other types must be repeating rifles, which shall be fired by loading all cartridges from the magazine or clip into the chamber.

The intent of this rule is to describe a common hunting rifle.

 (a) Caliber: The rifle may be a single-loading rifle, the weight may not exceed 8 1/2 pounds, and the rifle shall be chambered for only factory loaded .22 caliber short, long or long rifle rimfire cartridges. Hot loads, such as "Stingers", are not permitted, as they damage targets!

(b) Sights: Any telescopic or metallic sight may be used. Scopes may not be more than 1.5 inches above the rifle, as measured from the top of the receiver to the underside of the scope tube, nor may the scope be offset from the centerline of the bore.

Exception: for rifles that eject the empty cartridge case straight up and that normally use an offset scope, the scope may be offset. Any sighting device programmed to activate the firing mechanism is prohibited.

(c) Stock: a hunting style stock. Attachments, either removable or permanent, are not permitted. Swivels and slings are permitted, but slings may not be used for arm support in shooting.

d) Trigger: Trigger pull shall not be less than 2 pounds. In the event of an accidental discharge, range officers shall require adjustment of the trigger or replacement of the rifle. Rifles must be equipped with a functional safety. All safety features, including any manual safety, must be functional.

 (e) Barrel: a hunting style tapered barrel. Bull or varmint barrels are not permitted. A factory tuner that does not act as a muzzle break is permitted. Maximum barrel length is 26 inches.

(f) Magazines: Magazines may not be loaded with more than 5 rounds. During the match, all cartridges must be loaded into the chamber from the magazine. Magazines not capable of holding 5 rounds may be reloaded as required, or for removable magazines/clips, multiple magazines may be used.

Exception: During a Shoot Off, single cartridge loading may be used, at the direction of the range Officer.  

RANGE STANDARDS/ COURSES OF FIRE

Distances-Matches are commonly fired at ranges of 40, 60, 77 and 100 meters or yards for Small bore rifle Silhouette.

Alternate Range Distances -Where available range distances do not permit targets to be placed at their maximum specified distances, tournament sponsors must use targets scaled to proportional shorter distances.

Small bore Rifle Competition -A sanctioned match consists of 40, 60, 80 or 120 rounds fired in the standing position on one-fifth size standard High Power Rifle Silhouette targets as follows:

 (a) Ten Gallina (chicken) targets at 40 meters (or yards).

(b) Ten Javelina (pig) targets at 60 meters (or yards).

(c) Ten Guajalote (turkey) targets at 77 meters (or yards).

(d) Ten Borrego (ram) targets at 100 meters (or yards).

TIME LIMITS

Computing Time -Time is not checked on each shot but is computed on the indicated allowance for each five-shot string. The Chief Range Officer may terminate any relay before completion of the full time allowance, if all competitors in that relay have completed firing.

Time Allowances:

(a) Ready time -Fifteen seconds will be allowed after the command "READY" (LISTO) is given before the command "FIRE" (FUEGO).

(b) Two and one half minutes will be allowed to fire one shot on each target of a bank of five targets-

(c) Alibis -30 seconds will be allowed for each unfired round of the series in which the alibi is allowed.

(d) Shoot-offs- 30 seconds will be allowed for each shot fired in a shoot-off of ties.

(e) A minimum of 30 seconds will be allowed between the command "CEASE FIRE" and "READY."

(f) Long Run Attempt -A competitor is allowed a 15 second ready and 2 1/2 minutes for five shots. In the event that the first shot is a sighter, the competitor is allowed a 15 second Ready and 30 seconds for the sighter shot.  

RANGE COMMANDS, CONTROL AND OPERATIONS

Firing Line Procedures and Commands:

(a)     Each competitor has a bank of 5 silhouettes at which to fire, one shot at each, left to right, in order, in the appropriate time. Hits out of sequence are scored as misses; for example, the second shot hitting the third silhouette is a miss. When a silhouette is down before a shot, a shooter will fire on the remaining ones in order, then return to the left-most target remaining in the bank and fire any unfired rounds at the remaining silhouette or silhouettes as required. If the shooter still has shots unfired and no targets remain standing on the shooters or another's bank, a range alibi will be declared. The bank will be reset, and the competitor will be allowed a "ready" period and 30 seconds for each remaining shot. Ricochet hits fired in sequence at properly designated targets count as a hit. Only hits and misses are recorded, and a silhouette must be knocked over or from its rest in order to score hit. "Turning" a silhouette on its stand does not count as a hit.

 (b) If a malfunction occurs, the competitor will be allowed to use another rifle and/or cartridge, and will be given 30 seconds for each unfired round of the series. Such completion firing may be done immediately, or on a later relay, at the Range Officer's discretion, based on the length of the delay involved, such as rifle repair, substitution or other pertinent factors.

(c) Different rifles may be used during a tournament, but in each individual match the same rifle must be used for all stages in that match, except when rifle failure occurs and is certified as such by the Range Officer. Only one alibi will be allowed in a match.   

SCORING

Misses -Any shot which does not knock the proper silhouette over or from its stand will be scored a miss. "Turning" a silhouette on its stand will be counted as a miss. Any target that is hit, causing one or both feet to be moved off the stand or pad, and make contact with another supporting surface, but still remain upright, shall be scored as a hit. If, through the fault of the competitor, fewer than the prescribed number of shots are fired, or shots are fired on the wrong target, the competitor is scored a miss for each unfired shot or each shot fired on a wrong target. Hits on the wrong target are scored as misses.

Early or Late Shots -A competitor firing a shot from the line before "ready" (Listo) is given will be disqualified from the day's scheduled match. Shots fired upon closing of the bolt or action when on the firing line will be scored as record shots. Any shot fired after the command "Cease Fire" (Alto) will be scored as amiss.  

All Shots Count -All shots fired by a competitor after taking position at the firing point will be counted in the competitor's score even if the rifle may be accidentally discharged.

 TIES

 

Shoot off-Ties in a match typically involve a shoot off, and will be a sudden death format.

 

“B” shooters – firing at pigs   /   “A” shooters – firing at chickens   /   “AA” shooters -firing at rams

“AAA” and “M” – firing at turkeys

 

You will have 15 seconds after the READY command, and 30 seconds to fire after the FIRE command. This will continue on a bank of 5 animals until a hit is made by one shooter and a miss is made by the other shooter. Shots fired during a shoot off will not count toward any Long Run attempt, or added to the overall match score.

 

ALTERNATE TIE BREAKER – TIME SAVER- If agreed by all in order to save time, a “reverse animal count” will be used. The person with the highest turkey count wins the tie.  If the turkey count is a tie, the count will go to the rams.  If a tie remains, then go to the chickens, then pigs. 

ADDITIONAL / OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT RULES

Spotting Scope -The use by the coach of a telescope or other optical device to spot shots is permitted.

 

Clothing -Commercial type trap and skeet vests (sleeveless) and shotgun shooting shirts are permitted as well as clothing normally suitable for existing climatic temperatures. Shooting coats, unnecessarily heavy clothing, or anything on the person that would provide artificial support such as clothing having excess padding or stiffening material or which restricts or supports the body in the shooting position may not be worn. Any dispute regarding clothing will be submitted to the Jury for decision.

Sleeveless leather, vinyl, heavy fabric or multiple layered vests that may be considered or construed to be unnecessarily heavy or to provide artificial support are permitted if they can be closed over a gauge made from 4 inch thin wall PVC pipe, not less than 30 inches in length, passed through the entire length of the vest, and opened or vented from the bottom edge to a point two inches above the crest of the hipbone.

Slings -Slings may be attached to the rifle but may not be used for support of the hand or arm.

Palm Rest -A palm rest may not be used. A palm rest is any attachment or extension below the forearm which aids the normal hand grip and support of the rifle by the forward hand/arm.

Butt plates and Cheek pieces -A butt or butt plate having a curved rear surface in which the depth of the curve exceeds 1f2 inch when measured from a straight line drawn from the top to the bottom of the butt plate is prohibited. Butt plates must be centered. Adjustable cheek pieces must be fixed and sealed in place.

Release Triggers -triggers which function on release are prohibited.

Compensators and Muzzle Brakes -The use of compensators, muzzle brakes and barrel porting is prohibited. (The adjustment holes on the Boss-CR are not considered to be compensators, muzzle brakes or barrel porting)

Eye Protection and Ear Protection -All competitors and other personnel in the immediate vicinity of the range complex are urged to wear eye and hearing protection devices.

 

Open Bolt Indicators -An Open Bolt Indicator is required in all NRA Silhouette competition to indicate the bolt is open.  

 

 

The club kitchen is usually open for breakfast and lunch and offers a variety of great food, beverages, and snacks during the day.