Bench Rest Silhouette

Black Rifle With Scope and Brown Gig Bag


This match is meant to simulate field or hunting conditions from a rest position at long range targets. In order to make the match as fair as possible, only club provided rest material will be allowed. If a competitor has a rifle equipped with an attached bi-pod, it may be used instead of the provided rest material. A shooter may also shoot from the prone position instead of using the bench.

How A Match Is Run

The match will consist of twenty rounds, fired in four, five shot strings at various steel silhouette targets placed at 500 meters.

We will use modified high power rifle silhouette rules for timing, scoring, and sequence.

Shots will be fired one shot per target, fired left to right in one minute fifteen seconds per five target relay (This is down from the previous matches of 2 minutes 30 seconds per five shot string to the new time of 1 minute 15 seconds per five shot string – or 15 seconds per shot).

For scoring, the competitor with the most targets knocked down will be the match winner. If there is a tie, it will be decided by a sudden death shoot off.

Match winner will receive a prize of $10.


Eye and ear protection are required at all times even for spectators.

Rifle – There is no weight or caliber restrictions except no ammunition that damages the targets will be allowed.

Rifles equipped with suppressors or a muzzle brake are allowed and a bi-pod is acceptable to use instead of the provided rest materials.

Having a coach/spotter equipped with a spotting scope is encouraged.

20 Rounds of ammo.


Match fee is $10. Juniors with an adult shoot free.


The range will open at 9am and the match will start at 10am.

All shooters will be checked in by a Range Officer, the shooter will need to sign in, and confirm the waiver.


Matches are held on the first Saturday of each month, May through October.


The range will be under the complete control of the range officers and the match director.

Keep in mind all the rules for using the 500 meter range: All shooters will need to sign in and confirm the waiver.

The Range will be under the 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 opportunity to establish a zero at the time of the match.

For More Information

Any questions, Please contact Steve Pratt: