Varmint Bench Rest Silhouette

Varmint Bench Rest Silhouette combines Metallic Silhouette and 1000 yard bench rest into one event. As in Silhouette, the shooter will be presented steel targets in banks of five at four distances that must be knocked over to be scored as a hit.

Shooters will be assigned a concrete bench and target bay for use in placing their equipment and rifles to engage the target(s). As in silhouette, a match will consist of 40 shots fired for record, 10 shots at each distance and different steel animal targets.

Match Information:

The target distances are: 560, 730, 880 and 965 yards.

Gun Classes:

  • Heavy: Maximum weight of 22 lbs.
  • Standard: Maximum weight of under 12 lbs.

Magnum Calibers may be used but none larger than .338 bullet diameter. In addition the Boulder Rifle and Pistol Club reserves the right to disallow any competitor whose ammunition is found to be causing undo damage to the steel targets. No full metal jacket. steel-core, or tracer ammo!

As in the 1000 yd rules, the gun rests must be two separate items not physically connected (no lead sleds or one piece rests allowed. Nor may the gun be otherwise physically restricted from free recoil except by the shooters shoulder and hands.)

As in silhouette, a shooter may have a spotter or coach to assist during the competition.

Time limits – 5 min. to set up followed by 2 min. for sighters – 15 seconds to load after the ready command followed by 4 min. for 5 shots at five animal targets for record after the fire command.

After the cease-fire command all bolts will be removed from the firearms or an empty chamber indicator MUST be placed in the action of the rifle. Targets will then be reset and shooters will have another 5 shot string, without additional sighters, completing that distance/animal before leaving the line. When the shooters relay is re-called to the line he/she will advance on to the next distance/animal in progressive sequence until all four distances and animals have been engaged.

Upcoming Silhouette Matches:

** No Silhouette events!

Match Dates:

Second Saturday of every month.

Match Location:

Boulder Rifle and Pistol Club Members Range.

Match Times:

Registration is promptly at 7:30 AM with first shots fired at 7:45 AM.

Match Fees:

$5 for members and $10 for non-members. Shooters may elect to shoot two guns for those wanting to compete in both the under 12 lb and the 12 to 22 lb classes for an additional $5.

More Information:

Contact the Match Leads, John Armstrong – or Scott Armstrong – or call 702.485.6336.