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Continuing Savage B22 FV-SR Review: Smallbore Silhouette Match Shoot

More practical testing! This time I took the bone-stock Savage B22 FV-SR to a Smallbore Silhouette Match. Let's see how it performed!

The rimfire egg challenge was a lot of fun. I liked how it challenged my shooting skills in three stances. Now for something very different, and very difficult.

Silhouette shooting allows only one stance - standing, offhand. No muzzle devices are allowed. No slings. No supports of any kind. The steel targets are very small, and located at four distances. You have chickens at 40 meters, pigs at 60 meters, turkeys at 77 meters, and rams at 100 meters. Keep in mind that you may only use .22LR ammunition or slower, and no specialty ammo like CCI Stingers are allowed.

Serious competitors choose a heavy target rifle and a high-magnification scope. In my case, I've using a Savage B22 FV-SR and a 5-20x50mm Weaver Grand Slam Multi-Stop scope that was a brilliant choice for this match. The Multi-Stop elevation turret let me easily spin up to the color-coded elevation points, and then I handled windage with the MOA hash marks in the modified target-dot reticle. I had a lot of fun shooting in two relays, but I did score pretty low. 14/40 in the first relay; 11/40 in the second. With a heavy stock to add mass and re-balance the rifle, I could probably pick up quite a few more points. The plastic stock works well as a compromise between hunting and range purposes. A dedicated B22 silhouette rifle needs a more vertical grip, and a better balance toward the rear of the gun. Hopefully soon we'll start seeing aftermarket stocks from Boyds.

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PNZ HMS (Handgun Metallic Silhouette) Promotional Video

Welcome to the PNZ HMS (Handgun Metallic Silhouette) Action Shooting section.

WHAT is HMS Shooting?
HMS Shooting is a group of target shooting disciplines that involves shooting at metal cutouts representing game animals at varying distances. Metallic silhouette shooting can be done with airguns and black powder firearms or modern handguns. The targets used are rams, turkeys, pigs and chickens which are cut to different scales and set at certain distances from the shooter depending on the specific discipline.

Governing bodies
IMSSU is the international federation controlling Metallic Silhouette for both rifle and pistol competitions.

International Handgun Metallic Silhouette Association(IHMSA) is a USA based shooting organisation. There are some minor differences between the international federations IMSSU rules and those of the IHMSA, but it is generally possible to compete in all with the same equipment. New Zealand shoots to both IHMSA and IMSSU Rules.

Metallic silhouette is descended from an old Mexican sport, dating back to the early 1900s, where live game animals were staked out at varying distances as targets. By 1948, this practice was stopped and metal cutouts of the animals were used instead of live animals, and the first metallic silhouette match was held in Mexico City. Because of its Mexican roots, in America the silhouettes are often referred to by their Spanish names, Gallina (chicken), Javelina (pig), Guajalote (turkey), and Borrego (ram).

Course of fire
Targets are set up in groups of 5 of each kind, with a silhouette's width between targets, laid out at the required distances for the given match. Each group of targets must be shot left to right; if a target is missed then the next shot is taken at the next target. Any target hit out of order is considered a miss. Targets are engaged in order of distance: chickens, pigs, turkeys, rams. The target must be knocked down or pushed off the target stand in order to score a hit; even a shot ricocheting off the ground in front of the target will count if it takes down the correct target. Shooters are allowed to have a spotter with them, who watches where the shots land and advises the shooter on corrections to make.

All disciplines require a minimum of 10 shots at each type of target, for a minimum of 40 shots per match; normal matches are 40, 60, 80, or 120 shots. To score a hit, the target must be knocked off its stand, so each cartridge used must provide sufficient momentum to knock the heavy metal targets over. Scores are recorded as the number of hits per rounds fired, so 30 hits with 40 shots would be a score of 30x40.

A tie can be broken in one of two ways: A knock out shoot-off, used at all National and large regional competitions and for the overall match winner. Master class and AAA shooters would shoot at Turkeys, AA class shoot at Rams, A shoots at Chickens and B class shoots at Pigs. To save time and effort, a reverse animal count can also be used (number of hits on hardest animal to easiest), Whoever hits the most Turkeys would be the winner. If a tie still exists whoever hit the most Rams would be the winner. This would continue to Chickens and finally Pigs.

For IHMSA competition, tie scores are broken by either Reverse target Count, or by Shootoffs, as determined by the match director, however, for State, Regional and International Championships, shootoffs will be used to determine the winners in all categories and classes. For Reverse target Count, scores are compared starting at rams...the shooter with the most rams is the winner. This procedure is used sequentially down through turkeys, pigs and chickens. If a tie still exists, a shootoff will be used to determine the winner. Shootoffs will be in banks of 5 targets and can be any type or size, placed at any distance out to the maximum ram distance for the competition. Shooting strings will continue until all ties are broken. Knock out shootoffs are not allowed.

To join our sport, find a club near you.

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Olympic Small Bore Rifle Shooting with Amanda Furrer - USA Shooting Team

NSSF's Bill Brassard discusses smallbore three-position rifle shooting with USA Shooting Team member and London Olympic gold hopeful Amanda Furrer. She also provides a tips that shooters of all ability levels can use to improve their performances, which, as you'll soon see, at this level of competition is 90% mental. (NSSF Video)

Handgun Metallic Silhouette Shooting

Handgun Metallic Silhouette shooting, my first shot at HMS, not too bad, might start competing next year, quite a challenging sport.
i have 22 chickens at 25 mt, and some 50mt targets set up for my 22 and 38's.

2017 Metallic Silhouette Small Bore and Field Pistol National Championships

Check out the Action from the 2017 Metallic Silhouette Small Bore and Field Pistol National Championships hosted by ACTPA and conducted at the SSPC, 3 - 5 March.

Something New by Joakim Karud
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Awards Ceremony 2015 California State Smallbore Metallic Silhouette Championships

My coach took 1st in AAA hunter gun, his son took 1st B hunter gun, I took 1st B standard gun.

Gabriola smallbore metallic silhouette match day

Finally made it over to Gabriola for their monthly metallic silhouette match. After a quick ~20 minute ferry ride out of Nanaimo, and a ~10 minute drive from the ferry, we arrived at the Gabriola Rod, Gun & Conservation Club for a day of smallbore metallic silhouette shooting. Was a good day of shooting, despite the rain. They've got a pretty nice range, in a great location. Gonna have to make it a monthly thing!

Perth Handgun Metallic Silhouette Club

Perth Handgun Metallic Silhouette Club 2010

Shooting 500 Meter Silhouette Rams

Scott Mann fires on his first bank of five metallic silhouette rams at a distance of 500 meters! Using a semi-custom handgun with open sights. Jim Harris as spotter, giving information about shots. For more information on Handgun Silhouette, see

Bloopers from the 2010 IHMSA West Coast Championships's Field Correspondent Gretchen Martin stutters over her words reporting from the field at the 2010 IHMSA (International Handgun Metallic Silhouette Association) West Coast Championships 10th Anniversary in Grants Pass, Oregon, hosted by the Josephine County Sportsman Association. Clip also includes announcement of the 2010 IHMSA West Coast Championship winners!

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Smallbore Silhouette Match Pi Day - Turkeys

Shooting smallbore silhouette match on Pi day 2015. I was using an Anschutz .22lr rifle with 36x target scope. Turkeys are 77 yards away and are 2.5 inches square in the body. Winds were variable from still to 5mph.

Rifle is a custom Anschutz 54. It weighs 10.2lbs and shoots one-hole groups. The trigger is a custom 2 stage with 1oz first stage and a 2oz 2nd stage and is VERY sensitive. I blew 10 shots that day because of not having enough trigger time.

I took first in my class with 18:60 hits.

All shots are taken standing with no slings allowed. Thanks to my spotter Schultz and my cameraman The Disco Tripper for their help. Schultz took first in his class and 2nd overall. TDT took 2nd in his class.

World Championsships 2008 Metallic Silhouette Shooting

Big Bore Contest,

CZ 452 Silhouette .22 **FULL REVIEW** by RACKNLOAD

A review of the CZ 452 Silhouette in .22 long rifle.

The Silhouette model was designed to meet the requirements for smallbore silhouette shooting competitions. This rimfire rifle features a sturdy synthetic stock and all metal surfaces are blued. Made without open sights, the top of the receiver is fitted with an 11 mm dovetail groove allowing for the easy mounting of a rifle scope. The Silhouette also comes with a 5-shot detachable magazine. A single shot adapter (.22 LR only) and 10-shot magazines are available as optional extras.

• Receiver made from a single billet of high-quality steel
• Hammer forged barrel
• Adjustable trigger pull
• Cocking indicator indicates cocking of striking mechanism
• Detachable magazine
• Easy mounting of riflescope
• Threaded muzzle for a Still or Parker-Hale sound moderator attachment (optional)
• Feeding provided with a 5 or 10 round magazines, or single-shot adapters

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Shooting Metalic Silhouette Competition (PERBAKIN CUP PEMALANG).

Shooting Metallic Silhouette Competition for air rifle caliber 4,5mm in Pemalang city Central Java.

Lomba Menembak Metsil kelas Senapan pompa angin Kaliber 4,5mm se Eks Karisidenan Pekalongan di Kota Pemalang - Jateng tanggal 08 Oktober 2017 memperebutkan piala Ketua Perbakin Pemalang.

High Power Silhouette, Jan. 6, 2013

Short high speed video showing the recoil from a .308 ram load, and several hits on pigs and turkeys.

High Power Silhouette - Ram Hits

A selection of bullet hits on full size metallic silhouette animals using centerfire rifles in 7mm-08 and 30-06 calibers. Filmed from the firing line at target distances of: 200m (chickens), 300m (pigs), 385m (turkeys), 500m (rams). The camera is a Casio EX-ZR200 running at 480 frames per second.

Big Bore 2008 Shoot

- Looking into big bore shoots for your air gun endeavors? Pyramyd Air covers the 2007 Big Bore Silhouette Shoot. Participants were successful at shooting 100-300 yards away with guns ranging from a 200-year-old gun to a 9mm Castleman Select and a Semi-Automatic/Full-Auto Big Bore. Look into your air rifle options with Pyramyd Air -


Pistol Silhouette World Championship in Arcadia, Oklahoma.

February 200m High Power Silhouette Match

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The NEFTA Classic 2015: Air Rifle Shooting Competition

Welcome to another episode of Air Arms TV. Home of the very best airgun shooting, hunting and air rifle reviews on the net!

Today, we join the team as they compete at the North East Field Target Association Classic competition. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the NEFTA Classic, the competition is one of the biggest events on the field target calendar. All the shooters are expecting a tough 2-day tournament. The course is laid out with targets placed in several demanding locations throughout the woodlands; each target will truly test the shooters skills.

Silhouette shooting can offer many challenges; a number of shooting stances are required for the targets. The shooter with the overall best score at the end of the 2-day event will be the 2015 North East Field Target Association Classic champion.

The NEFTA Classic isn't purely about the shooting; camaraderie is an important part that everyone involved enjoys, especially team Air Arms.

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