NRA Smallbore Rifle Silhouette

Posted on April 3, 2018


Beloit Rifle Club

851 E. Philhower Road (Gate A or Gate B)

Beloit, WI 53511          NRA Club# C0443


*** May 19, June 23, July 21, Aug 18 [State Championship], Sept 15
Our summer practice shoot times are every Thursday evening beginning on May 3 and through September 27. Start Time: approximately 5:15pm. ______________________________________________________________________________


The Beloit Rifle Club, 851 E. Philhower Rd, Beloit WI. 53511


Current NRA Silhouette Rules will apply. Competition is open to EVERYONE. Out-of -State competitors are WELCOME. State Championship sponsored by Wisconsin FORCE.


NRA regulation distances and targets will be used. The Tournaments will be 80 rounds each for Hunter and Standard Rifle Classes. Squads within your relay will determine target order. Shooters will score for each other.


Saturday Tournaments and State Championship begin promptly at 10:00 AM. Please be present to register before 9:45 AM. *Sighting-In is from 8:30 to 9:45 AM.


Per NRA rules. Rifles will be weighed and certified before the Tournaments.
Hunter Class: Max weight rifle with scope is 8-1/2 lbs. Trigger pull weight is 2 lbs minimum.
Standard Class: Max weight rifle with scope – 10-1/4 lbs. Trigger pull weight has no limit.


.22LR Standard Velocity or High Velocity ONLY.


NRA Silhouette classification is used for Tournaments. If you do not have a 2018 NRA Silhouette rifle Classification Book, you may purchase one from the Statistical Officer. The booklet is for recording your scores to establish your NRA level of ability. Having a Classification book, also qualifies you for awards. If you do not have a classification book, you can still shoot.


Pin Awards: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Class awards: Master, AAA, AA, A, B and unclassified. Match Winner pins are awarded. 5 and 10 pins are awarded. [Only 10 pins for Master and AAA classes].

State Championship Awards: Special Class and Match awards are awarded ONLY to Wisconsin Residents.


Ties will be decided per NRA Rule 15.3[a]. All ties will be broken by a shoot off immediately following the match.


Monthly Tournament:

Adults: $15.00 per rifle and $25.00 for 2 rifles.
Non BRC Member: $20.00 per rifle and $30.00 for 2 rifles
All Juniors under 18: $10.00 per rifle

State Championship:

Adults: $20.00 per rifle and $30.00 for 2 rifles.
Adult Non WI Resident: $25.00 per rifle and $35.00 for 2 rifles
All Juniors under 18: $15.00 per rifle


Restrooms on grounds. No alcoholic beverages permitted. Please bring your Classification Book if you want to receive awards.


Steve Schmalz – Club Silhouette Director 608-362-7172

Everyone is welcome to participate in our Tournaments as they are open to family and friends. We look for new comers and anyone that wants to join us for the first time as a beginner! Bring your .22 Rifle and have fun.

April 2018 Silhouette Update

The annual winter “FROSTY IRON CHALLENGE” was held on Saturday, January 20, 2018. The weather was cool and breezy for the day. We had a small turnout. Only six people participated. Tim Jaedike was the Matcher Winner in Standard (Heavy) Class, hitting 23 out of 40 animals. Dennis Loertscher was the Match Winner in Hunter (Light) Class, hitting 16 out of 40 animals. Congratulations to Tim and Dennis. I want to say thank you to everyone that participated and those that came out to help.

The 2018 winter indoor .22 rifle and pistol Silhouette shooting season is ending soon. We shoot paper silhouette targets every Monday evening, on the indoor range, from 5:00 to 6:30 pm or so. There was good participation again this year. The indoor season ends on Monday, April 24.

The 2018 weekly outdoor Silhouette target-shooting season will start on Thursday, May 3rd. We will shoot a 40 round practice match every Thursday night at approximately 5:15. In addition, our 80 round monthly NRA sanctioned matches scheduled on Saturdays again this year. The dates for these tournaments are May 19, June 23, July 21, Aug 18 [State Championship], and Sept 15. All members are encouraged to participate. Also, members can get in about six easy work hours if you come out and help for the day.

If you have any questions, call Steve Schmalz at 608-362-7172 for more details.

Have a safe 2018!

Steve Schmalz 608-362-7172
Silhouette Director


Winter League

The 2018 winter indoor .22 rifle and pistol Silhouette shooting season is every Monday evening, on the indoor range, from 5:00 to 6:30 pm or so.  We end the indoor season on Monday, April 30th.  We shoot paper targets. Come and join us anytime between 5:00 and 6:30 pm. Open to the public. $5.00 fee for non BRC members.

NRA Approved practice summer times are every Thursday evening beginning May and through Sept.  Start Time:  5:15pm ish.   Open to the public. $5.00 fee for non BRC members.

Jan 2, 2018 Update

The 2017 outdoor summer .22 rifle Smallbore Silhouette shooting season ended on Thursday, September 28th. Overall, attendance was light again this year, but everyone that came out to participate and shoot had a great time.

Our final 80 round monthly NRA Saturday match of the 2017 season was held on September 16th. Beloit Rifle Club member Tim Jaedike did extremely well in this match. Tim was the match winner in the Standard Rifle (Heavy) Class hitting 58 out of 80. Tim was also the match winner in the Hunter Rifle (Light) Class hitting 44 out of 80. Congratulations, Tim, on a very successful 2017 season.

Thank you to everyone that volunteered their time and energy to make our NRA Sanctioned Saturday matches a success. Without a doubt, our 2017 outdoor season was a hit. We did it with a lot of your help. We need to thank everyone that came out to shoot with us. Also, thank you to the volunteers at the state Championship and the monthly NRA Saturday matches. Additional thanks go to the grounds crew and the people that worked during the summer, keeping the sand berms free of grass and weeds, and looking after the general maintenance of the Silhouette grounds. We have a first class, high quality Silhouette shooting range. Plan to come out next summer and enjoy it with us.

The 2018 indoor winter .22 rifle and pistol Silhouette shooting sessions will be held again this year on Monday evenings. The season already started on January 1st, and it will end on April 30th. We shoot paper silhouette targets on the indoor range. Come and join us any time between 5:00pm to 6:30pm or so. Bring more than one gun, if you want to. This is a great chance to practice your offhand rifle and pistol shooting skills. Remember, these evenings are informal and meant to be a lot of fun.

Finally, don’t forget our annual “Frosty Iron Match”, to be held on Saturday, January 20th, 2018. Check the Beloit Rifle Club web page for the further details. The 2017 event was a very nice warm pleasant day. Let’s hope for another beautiful day, again in 2018. Plan to come out in January and join in the fun!

Be safe and have a great 2018!

Remember, “Practice makes perfect.”

Steve Schmalz  

Silhouette Director





State and Club Director: Steve Schmalz  608-362-7172


Asst. Director: Toby Allison

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