(a) Cowboy Lever Action
A. Any lever action center fire rifle
25 caliber or larger with
a tubular magazine of original manufacture or replica thereof. A rimmed case
loaded with a round or flat nose bullet must be used. (An exception for 35
Remington is allowed.)
Long Range Pistol, at
distances of 50-100-150-200 meters.
(b) Pistol Cartridge Cowboy Lever Action
A. Any lever action center fire rifle
with a tubular magazine. A rimmed pistol cartridge loaded with a flat nosed
bullet must be used i.e. 25-20, 32-20, 38's, 357 magnum, 38-40, 44-40, 45
colt, 45 long colt, 22 magnum, 22 long rifle.
B. Targets: Hunter's Pistol, at
distances of 40-50-75-100 meters.
(c) Smallbore Cowboy Rifle Silhouette -
Any lever action, pump, or semi auto rimfire with a tubular magazine. 22 long
rifle ammunition only, Hyper velocity ammunition prohibited.
Pistol at distances of 40-50-75-100 meters.
NRA Rule 3.2
Smallbore Silhouette Rifle - Identical to the description of the High Power
Silhouette Rifle below, except that the rifle shall be chambered for only factory
loaded .22 caliber short, long or long rifle rimfire cartridges. Hot loads
such as "Stingers", are not permitted. See NRA Rifle Silhouette Rule Book -
Rule 3.17 below.
NRA Rule 3.2.1
Smallbore Hunting Silhouette
Rifle - Identical to the description of the High Power
Hunting Rifle below, except that (a) the rifle may be a single loading rifle,
the weight may not exceed 81/2 pounds, and (c) the rifle shall be chambered
for only factory loaded .22 short, long, long rifle rimfire cartridges. Hot
loads, such as "Stingers", are not permitted. See NRA Rifle Silhouette Rule
Book - Rule 3.17 below.
NRA Rule 3.17
Center fire ammunition having a projectile
(bullet) of 6mm or larger but no armor piercing or tracer types are permitted.
Smallbore ammunition shall be factory loaded .22 short, long or long rifle
rimfire cartridges. Hot loads such as "Stingers" are not permitted. The use of any other type ammunition may be
prohibited by local range or tournament regulations. Loads that damage targets
may be disapproved by the Chief Range Officer, Match Director or Jury.
NRA Rule 3.1
High Power Silhouette Rifle -
A rifle, 6mm or larger caliber, meeting the following specifications:
(a) Maximum weight 10 pounds, 2 ounces,
(b) Any sights, telescopic or metallic
may be used. Scopes may not be more than 2 inches above the rifle as measured
from the top of the receiver to the underside of the scope tube, nor may the
scope be offset from the top center line of the receiver. Any sighting device
programmed to activate the firing mechanism is prohibited.
(c) Any trigger not subject to
accidental discharge. Triggers which function on release are not permitted. In
the event of accidental discharge, the Range Officer shall require adjustment
or replacement of the rifle.
The stock must be
traditionally styled and may not be bent and/or twisted so as to deviate from
conventional configurations such as factory rifle stocks or silhouette stocks
as manufactured by Fajen, McMillan, H-S Precision, and others. The forend,
including the trigger guard mounts and screws, shall not exceed 2 /14 inches
wide, and 2 1/4 inches deep measured from the center line of the bore.
Magazines do not have to conform to stock measurements but those that extend
below the stock line may not be used as support as per Rule 3.1(h) and 3.14.
The forend shall extend a minimum of 8 inches forward of the forward edge of
the receiver ring. The comb shall not extend above the center line of the
bore, but Monte Carlo roll may rise 1/2 inch on the off side. The toe of the
stock including butt-plate or recoil pad shall be no more than 7 inches below
the center line of the bore. Butt-plate or recoil pad may not extend below the
lower line of the stock.
(e) Attachments which do not cause any
portion of the rifle to exceed the weight or dimensions as listed herein are
permitted provided they do not exceed past the end of the barrel. Sighting
devices are not considered "attachments".
(f) Trigger guard must be present and
may not vary from conventional configuration for the purpose of providing
added thumb or palm support and shall be no deeper than 1 5/16 inches below
the bottom line of the forend. (Note: T/C Contender and Ruger Single
Shot rifles are exempt, provided the additional depth of the trigger guard is
not used as palm or thumb support.)
(g) The barrel may be no longer than 30
inches including any sleeve or attachment, as measured from the face of the
closed bolt to the end of the barrel.
(h) Exceptions: U.S. caliber .30 M1,
M14, and M1A. These rifles only may exceed the weight limit. Telescopic sights
are not permitted. The magazine of the M1A or M14 may not be used as a palm
NRA Rule 3.1.1
High Power Hunting Silhouette
Rifle - A hunting style production rifle,
a minimum of 500 being produced in a 12 month period, as a catalog item and
readily available for display and sale to the general public throughout the
United States, and that is not a custom rifle nor a factory rifle that has been
extensively customized for accuracy. With the exception of single shot rifles,
all other types must be repeating rifles, which shall be fixed by loading all
cartridges from the magazine or clip into the chamber. The intent of this rule
is to describe a common hunting rifle as manufactured and delivered from the
factory. It shall be the competitor's responsibility to provide any
documentation necessary to establish that a High Power Hunting Silhouette Rifle
conforms to these rules.
(a) Caliber: In a factory supplied
caliber, with the additional restrictions that the caliber be 6mm or larger
and that all belted magnums are not permitted.
Maximum weight including
sights: 9 pounds.
(c) Sights: Any telescopic or metallic
sight may be used. Scopes may not be more than 1.5 inches above the rifle, as
measured from the top of the receiver to the underside of the scope tube, nor
may the scope be offset from the centerline of the bore. Exception: for
rifles that eject the empty cartridge case straight up and normally use an
offset scope, the scope may be offset. Any sighting device programmed to
activate the firing mechanism is prohibited.
(d) Stock: Must be the factory stock
that came with the rifle. Attachments, either removable or permanent, are not
permitted. Swivels and slings are permitted, but slings may not be used for
arm support in shooting. Replacement stocks are allowed if they conform to the
style and dimensions of the original. If left hand stocks are not available
from the manufacturer, a right hand stock may be replaced with a left hand
version that is a mirror image of the right hand stock and that is similar in
material and finish to a factory original.
Non-bolt-action single shot rifles must have a
separate butt-stock and forend.
The only allowed alterations to the factory or
factory replacement stock are epoxy and/or pillar bedding, and the addition of
a recoil pad that adjusts the length of pull only and that has the approximate
dimension as the original butt plate, continuing the contour of the stock. The
refinishing or repainting of a stock that does not alter the texture or
configuration of the stock is permitted.
(e) Trigger: Only original factory
supplied triggers are allowed. Replacement triggers must be a factory supplied
trigger for the same or similar model rifle.
Trigger pull shall not be less than 2 pounds.
In the event of an accidental discharge, Range
Officers shall require adjustment or replacement of the rifle.
All factory safety features , including any
manual safety, must be functional.
The barrel will be that of a
factory hunting style rifle, having a taper from chamber to muzzle. Bull or
varmint barrels are not permitted. A factory installed tuner that is a catalog
item and that does not act as a muzzle brake is permitted. The original
factory barrel may be replaced, provided that the factory external shape is
maintained as close as possible, the caliber is one offered by the original
manufacturer, and the length is the same as the factory original, provided
that it does not exceed 26 inches.
(g) Magazines: Factory magazine, loaded
to factory capacity not to exceed 5 rounds. During the match, all cartridges
must be loaded into the chamber from the magazine. Magazines not capable of
holding 5 rounds may be reloaded as required, or for removable magazines,
multiple magazines may be used. Exception: During a Shoot Off, single
cartridge loading may be used, at the discretion of the Range Officer.