Silhouette Target Manufacturers Source
Scale drawings of metal silhouette targets are available in PDF
format. The various targets are listed below:
Note to Tournament Sponsors &
When reporting your match to the NRA Competitive Shooting
division, please make sure that you indicate the number of
competitors (not just a check mark), on the Jury Reporting card.
This is required for all Approved Matches. If you wish, you may
mail the Jury Reporting Card in an envelope. This might help solve
the missing report problem that exists. Also, should you have to
cancel a match, please contact the NRA at the below address
National Rifle Association
Attn: Silhouette Dept.
11250 Waples Mill Rd
Fairfax, VA 22030
If you are sending in a Grand Slam Reporting form and the
competitor fired 10 in a row with the same gun on more than one
animal, you may check all the boxes required on the one form (i.e.
competitor shot High Power Rifle and hit 10 in a row on rams and
pigs - just send one form with both rams and pigs checked off).
Silhouette National Record Reporting Forms may be downloaded here.
After your last match of the year, please send in the
remaining/unsold Classification Book Covers to NRA as soon as
possible so that we receive the serial numbers for
accountability/inventory purposes. You may also send your reporting
card for any matches you missed in the same envelope.
Scores in an 80-shot Aggregate Match should be entered in the
Classification Score Record Book as they were fired. If the match
was fired as two 40 shot matches, then both 40 shot scores should
be entered. The Classification Book shows 60 and 80 shot break
points for firing a 15 or 20 shot string at one time. If the match
was fired in this fashion, you would then enter the 60 or 80 shot
total in the Classification Book.
The 2013 Classification Books have arrived, and the cost
of the Silhouette Classification Score Record Books remains at
$13.00 per book.
From the NRA Silhouette Committee:
The Silhouette Committee is accepting bids for Silhouette National
Championships in the year 2014. For most disciplines, a 10-bank
range is required. Bids must be submitted to NRA by August 1, 2013.
Any bids received after this date will be considered only if NRA
has still not made a decision. As a general policy, NRA rotates
matches into different regions of the country every year, but has
felt that Smallbore Rifle and High Power Rifle have the best
response when fired in a back-to-back format.
For BPCR competitors, rule 9.2.1 covers "sighting in" prior to
start of your first stage of 5 shots. What this rule means is that
the first stage: and the first stage only, of a 10 or 15
shot match will be the only time you may fire "sighters" or fouling
shots on a gong, or over the targets. Shots WILL
BE scored as soon as you let the scorer know that you are
finished taking "sighters", and that you are ready to shoot for
All Silhouette Rifle disciplines please review Rifle Rule 3.12.
Please adhere to the clothing guidelines mandated for all NRA
sanctioned monthly, regional, state, and National Matches. Also,
for all NRA sanctioned/registered matches, tournament
sponsors/officials should weigh the rifles as well as checking the
2-pound requirement for Hunting Rifle triggers. Officials must also
check for a fully operational safety in all hunting rifle
International Handgun Metallic Silhouette Association (IHMSA)
members that wish to compete in NRA events may use their IHMSA
classification card to determine in which class they should
compete. They are still required to purchase a Classification Score
The Committee addressed a question about target stands in Cowboy
Lever Action matches. The new rule will read as follows:
"4.2 Target Setting (Cowboy Lever Action Only) - To
ensure that full-size rams will be knocked down with reasonable
loads, they should be set so that the center of gravity works
through a plane intersecting the stands approximately 1 1/4"
forward of the rear edge. This can be accomplished by
experimentally moving the target to the rear until it topples, and
then moving it forward 1". Stands can be designed to incorporate
stops to facilitate setting the targets at the proper topple point.
Pistol Cartridge Cowboy Lever Action rifles and Smallbore Cowboy
rifles are to be set full-foot and flush with the backs of their
The next item concerned all three Cowboy Rifle break points and
will now read:
The NRA has formed a "Shooters With Disabilities Committee" to
increase participation by persons with physical disabilities in the
shooting sports. If you have disabled competitors that are shooting
in your events, check to see if they have the necessary disability
waiver, either for a six month temporary or a permanent waiver
card. If they do not have one, they can call the Silhouette
Department at 703-267-1474 and we will assist them in getting the
credentials so they will be able to compete in all Silhouette
Any further questions or comments can be directed to the NRA
Silhouette Department by calling 703-267-1474. Good shooting and be