South Kent Sportsman's Club
Dorr, Michigan

Bench Rest Silhouette FAQ

What is a Silhouette Match?

This match is meant to simulate field or hunting conditions. The club will provide all materials to be used on the bench for a rest. The only thing a competitor needs to bring is eye and hearing protection, a favorite rifle with sights, and ammo.

Description of how a match is run

  • The match will consist of twenty rounds, fired in four, five shot strings, at the chicken targets placed at 500 meters.
  • We will use high power rifle silhouette rules for time and scoring.
  • There will be no restrictions on rifle weight or caliber. However, any ammunition that is determined to damage the targets will be disqualified.
  • If the rifle is equipped with a front bi-pod and the shooter wishes to use it instead of the range provided bench rest material that will also be acceptable.
  • Having a coach/spotter equipped with a spotting scope is encouraged.
  • The competitor with the most chickens knocked down will be the match winner. If there is a tie, it will be decided by a sudden death shoot off.

Match Fees

  • Match entry fee is $15 and the match winner will receive $15.

Match Details

  • Matches are held on the 2nd Saturday of each month, May through October
  • The range will open at 9am and the match will start at 10am.
  • Keep in mind the rules for using the 500 meter range.
  • All shooters will be checked in by a Range Officer, the shooter will need to sign in, and confirm the waiver.
  • The range will be under complete control of the range officers and the match director.
  • It is highly recommended that a shooter have a good 500 meter zero before coming to the match, there will be very limited opportunities to establish a zero at the time of the match.

For More Information

Please contact Steve Pratt: