Cowboy Lever Action Silhouette

Ed Mundorf (402)217-9234 emundorf@windstream.net

NOTE: All events are now listed on the calendar. For best results contact the match director to confirm any last minute changes.

  • The Cowboy Lever Action Silhouette Shoot is held on the 300-yard range
  • Competition is open to the public (members and non-members)
  • The cost is $8.00 for each 40 round match
  • Entries will be accepted between 8:00 a.m. and 9:15 a.m. on the date of each shoot
  • Practice shots will be allowed beginning at 8:30 a.m., and the matches will begin at 9:30 a.m.
  • Awards: Honors only (Ten-in-a-row pins will be awarded)
  • NRA Cowboy Lever Action rules will govern each match
  • NRA Classification book will be required for all shooters (Classification books may be purchased at the matches)

Cowboy Lever Action Silhouette Rifle

The targets are shaped to four animals of progressive size and set at four distances. The chickens are at 50 meters the pigs at 100 meters, turkeys at 150 meters and rams at 200 meters. The animals are in banks of 5 at each firing point, which are shot through twice each for a total of 40. There is a 10 second loading period followed by 2 min and 20 seconds for each bank. After firing at two banks of chickens you move to the next firing point and repeat for pigs, turkeys and rams. NRA rules will apply and each match requires approximately 45 minutes.

Competitors will be classified based on your score so you will be shooting against only those of your same skill level your class will rise as your skills improve. This is a fun match, as nothing quite compares with the clang of the target being hit then falling over much like the arcade you tried at the fair. But beware, this is fun, but the rams at 200 meters really look small and weigh 60 pounds so it takes quite a bit of bullet momentum to knock them down.

The below listed rules apply to all classes of Cowboy Silhouette Rifles. (The intent of these rules is to establish a match for common hunting carbines and other lever action rifles. The match is focused toward shooters who enjoy shooting hunting arms and do not want to make the investment required of other specialized types of shooting competitions.

  1. Cowboy Lever Action Silhouette Rifle
    1. Any lever action center rifle .25 caliber or larger with a tubular magazine of original manufacture or replica thereof. A rimmed case loaded with a round or flat nosed bullet must be used. Exception: .35 Remington is allowed
    2. Targets: Long Range Pistol, at distances of 50 - 100 - 150 - 200 meters.

For a more complete description refer to the NRA Silhouette Rifle Rules.

Click here for more information and the rules at Lincoln Ikes: Lincoln Ikes Match Rules.

NOTE: THE 100-YARD RANGE AND PISTOL RANGE ARE NOW OPEN DURING THESE SHOOTS