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met silo shooting info #14553736 02/08/20
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a veeeery long time ago, a marine buddy of mine got me into shooting chickens, pigs, rams, turkeys at 4 distances in 2 calibers... big bore and rimfire catagory.
what is the official name of this sport?


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Re: met silo shooting info [Re: bobski] #14554001 02/08/20
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Metallic Silhouette Shooting

Categories include
22 rim fire
Hi power (centerfire)
Air gun
Handgun
Black powder cartridge
Lever action 22
Lever action pistol cartridge
Lever action big bore
Etc

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More info at
Steelchickens.com

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he swore by using tc's. I remember our guns had to fit in a jig to be allowed. how does that work?


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There are specific requirements for stock dimensions; primarily the height of the comb, the amount of drop at the toe, and the forearm lenght and depth. Although I have been much more successful at other disciplines, I think I enjoy the M-S shooting more than any. Offhand shooting, though challenging, is a lot easier on my aging and damaged neck than shooting prone. If I could only learn to hold still! GD

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I think I might set a course up on the farm. anyone know the specs on the steel? itll be hit mostly with 22, 38, and 45.


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Originally Posted by bobski
I think I might set a course up on the farm. anyone know the specs on the steel? itll be hit mostly with 22, 38, and 45.


The targets are different sizes set at different distances for the different disciplines. Tragically, it's not as popular as it once was. Roof and I shoot smallbore matches April-Oct up at Atglen PA. You really won't find a lot of measuring and weighing of guns. Mostly we just want folks to show.

Here are the target dimensions - http://rulebooks.nra.org/documents/pdf/compete/RuleBooks/Sil-r/sil-r-book.pdf


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Nra silhouette is my main in game .

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whats the difference?


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Originally Posted by bobski
I think I might set a course up on the farm. anyone know the specs on the steel? itll be hit mostly with 22, 38, and 45.


If you set them up in Va hollar, I might help you shoot them.


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itll be a mo holler. thanks anyway!


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We are blessed with one of the finest clubs, especially regarding participation, enthusiasm, and new shooter recruitment, in North America. Anyone who shoots M-S will enjoy a visit to the Bull River Shooters club in Cranbrook, B.C. We have some very good shooters too. Another club I really like is the one in Missoula, Montana. I have shot competitively in other disciplines but I think I enjoy Silhouette, especially highpower, more than any other; frustration notwithstanding! GD

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anyone got the specs on the steel plates and table frames needed for this game?


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Originally Posted by bobski
anyone got the specs on the steel plates and table frames needed for this game?

I've got the specs I'll have to go dig it up list metal thicknesses. An approximate wakes if I remember right feet sizes. We're standing them on pedestals are rails with pads. .

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if you would, bring it when you come to the shoot and hoot in apr! thanks .


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im going set up for rimfire and centerfire handgun.


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Originally Posted by bobski
if you would, bring it when you come to the shoot and hoot in apr! thanks .

Yes and pics of my set up

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I am old and Dumb so no one has to tell me that.. BUT what the hell is silo shooting? leave off the snide remarks and just tell me. thanks. Hubert


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Originally Posted by Hubert
I am old and Dumb so no one has to tell me that.. BUT what the hell is silo shooting? leave off the snide remarks and just tell me. thanks. Hubert

Silhouette shooting, Specifically here we are talkin about chicken Pig turkey and Rams. At preset distances. They are different sizes for Rimfire high power pistol and they can also be some reduce size. For 1/2 range and air gun

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Thanks, I thought something like that but dident know how a silo was figured in.. HAHA on me.


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