Hunter Rifle Silhouette

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For more information about this league:
contact Marty Hageman or contact Dan Berg.

This event is open to DBCL members and non-members. There are eight event dates. Attend as many or as few dates as you like, as this is not a league.

Our goal is to provide a Safe and Fun event for all participants. We are happy to talk you through the course of fire and answer any questions you may have.

DBCL Hunter Rifle Silhouette Match - 100/200 Yard Range

Hunter Rifle Silhouette is based on NRA Rifle Silhouette Rules with adaptation to the DBCL 100/200 yard range. There is a simulated Prairie option for shooters who prefer to shoot from a bench. (course of fire below)

HRS is focused on providing a challenging activity for the experienced shooter as well as a relaxed event for the less experienced and youth shooter. This event is a great reason to dust off your favorite or neglected hunting or plinking rifle. Come out and meet your fellow club members, mentor a young or new shooter, engage in friendly competition, develop skills, and enjoy the outdoors.

ALL RANGE SAFETY RULES will be observed. PLEASE read, understand and follow all DBCL Range safety rules. Remember: All firearms must be uncased and cased in front of the RED line on a bench with muzzle pointed down range.

Dates and Times for 2022

  • Sunday March 27th – 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • Sunday April 24th – 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • Sunday May 22nd – 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • Sunday June 12th – 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • Sunday July 24th – 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • Sunday August 21st – 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • Sunday September 18th - 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • Sunday October 9th – 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
    October 9th - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Banquet with Pizza, Soda, Beer, and Prizes in the Bar.

 Center-fire rams at 200 meters

Hunter Rifle Silhouette Targets

5 Standard Rifle Silhouette Targets are placed at 4 ranges.
Rim Fire, 3/8 scale: Chicks @ 25, Pigs @50, Turkeys @75 and Rams @100 (yards)
Center Fire, 1/2 scale: Chicks @ 50, Pigs @100, Turkeys @150 and Rams @200 (meters)

Rim-fire turkeys at 75 yards

Hunter Rifle Silhouette

The shooter is allowed one shot at each silhouette and up to 2-1/2 minutes at each set of 5 silhouettes. Shooting at all ranges except 200 meter must be OFF HAND. 200 meter silhouettes may be shot off hand, sitting, kneeling or prone, without mechanical rifle support. (4 sets of 5 silhouettes, 20 rounds required)

Match score: total silhouettes down.

Prairie Silhouette Match

This is a simulated Prairie Dog shoot, shot while standing, prone or seated at a bench. Shooting sticks, bipod or blocks/bags allowed. The shooter is allowed one shot at each silhouette at 4 ranges, shooting continuously from nearest to farthest range. (4 sets of 5 silhouettes, 20 rounds required)

Match score: total silhouettes down and total time.

Double Dog Dare Match ( a.k.a. D3)

This is an extended simulated Prairie Dog shoot, shot while standing, prone or seated at a bench. Shooting sticks, bipod or blocks/bags allowed. The shooter is allowed one shot at each the silhouette at 4 ranges, shooting continuously from nearest to farthest range, a required magazine change, then shooting a second set of the silhouettes at 4 ranges returning from farthest to nearest range. (8 sets of 5 silhouettes, 40 rounds required per match)

Match score: total silhouettes down and total time.

Firearms Allowed

Any action types (bolt, single shot, semi auto, or lever) are allowed. You may compete with either iron sights or scope. Use of slings is allowed. 22-WMR and 17-HMR rifles are allowed, but must shoot Centerfire silhouettes.

PLEASE, NO PENETRATING AMMO or CENTERFIRE MAGNUM CALIBERS due to silhouette DAMAGE!


HRS Safety

  • All DBCL Safety Procedures will be in effect.
  • Range bell and RED line rules MUST be followed at all times!• No handling of any uncased firearms while Range light and bell are ON or while anyone is down range.
  • All firearms must be uncased and cased in front of the RED line on a bench with muzzle pointed down range.
  • ALL uncased Firearms must have a chamber flag inserted and detachable magazine removed when not in use, Chamber flags are available and will be provided.
  • We are shooting steel silhouettes. Eye and ear protection are required to be used by everyone during HRS unless range bell in ON. (all shooters and spectators)
  • All decisions of Range Officer(s) are final.
  • Firearms may only be loaded on firing line and at the command of a Range Officer.
  • Magazines should be pre-loaded before your round, but must be kept out of firearms until the Range Officer command to LOAD. You may pre-load removable magazines behind red line at any time, including while the range bell is on.
  • Any firearms or ammunition a Range Safety Officer deems unsafe will be removed from event. This includes any steel core ammo. (silhouette damage)
  • After shooting your round, you may leave the line only if your rifle is empty and clear with detachable magazine removed as verified by a Range Officer. Chamber flag must be inserted before your firearm leaves the firing line.

Range Officer commands:

  • "Shooter to the line" - Move into position at the assigned shooting station.• "You May Load" - Load your magazine or set up individual rounds.
  • "Shooter Ready?" - Acknowledge you are ready or request more preparation time.
  • "Standby" - Position firearm in a shooting position.
  • "Fire" – You may begin firing.
  • "CEASE FIRE" - Stop firing and set firearm on bench with muzzle pointed downrange.
  • "Unload and show clear" - Remove magazine, empty chamber, lock action open. Show to Range Officer for verification.
  • "Flag and Rack" - Place chamber flag in chamber then place firearm in a rack.
  • "Clear Station: - Clear station of ammunition, magazines etc. Move behind RED line.
  • "Re-Set" - When Range bell is turned ON, please assist with silhouette re-set.

Our goal is to provide a Safe and Fun event for all participants. We are happy to talk you through the course of fire and answer any questions you may have.