This contest is one that involves the use of a rifle from the old west to hit distant metal
targets up to 300 yards*. The scoring is based simply on the number of hits. With ties determined by a shoot
Shooters get 2 sighter shots and then 3 for score. We reduce the number of shots from
other ranges due to the cold weather and time limits restraints due to visability.
Any period rifle (except bolt actions) used between 1840-1905 may be used. Shooters
are placed in classes and catagories depending on age and rifle types. If there are not enough shooters in catagory,
we usually compare them with other shooters.
While competition is a component, the main focus is on Safety--fun/enjoyment.
All ammo needs to be lead ball to shoot at steel targets. Jacket ammo will be required
to shoot at paper.
In the case of snow on the ground, some distances the targets will be on paper.
*Targets are typically closer with the option for using 300 yards.