Imagine a game that tests all the elements of shooting. A game that tests your ability to consistently hit targets at the limits of your equipments ability.
The game is a spin off of metallic silhouette.
Developed in Mexico as a gentleman's game.
At the onset our southern neighbors used live animals to shoot at . The first person to hit there target kept the animal as there prize . Large wagers were made at each shot. Over time the game changed to metal cutouts to represent the animals.
The shots range from 77 yards to 201 yards
The chickens are at 77 yards. Pigs are at 115 yards . Turkeys at 156 yards. Rams are at 201 yards.
The game can be played as a solo act or with a spotter .
The spotter can call the wind for you .
A big deal at 200 yards as a change in direction can take you off your target
My bolt action unlimited class gun.
Anything goes in this class! (36x Night force scope)
Again anything goes .
(14 power Night Force scope )
The semi autos are scored differently than the bolt guns as they present a different set of challenges!
This class is limited . No compensators or tuners allowed. No thumb hole stocks allowed.( 55 power Night Force scope)
There are even classes structured for entry level competitors. Squirrel guns are off the shelf guns with 3 to 9 scopes. A real challenge. Have an Iron sight rifle there is a place for you too!
You will start on an animal thru random draw !
You will then be given the "ready" command .
At this time you have a few minutes to make sight adjustments and prepare your gear.
The "fire" command starts ten minutes to take sighter shots and ten shots for record!
Working quickly to get zeroed in on the swinger target making adjustments till your conditions stabilize.
A target must be knocked off the rail to score. A miss must be left standing!
A haunting reminder of misread conditions.
I left 3 rams standing a tough way to start the day.
It has been a while since I played this game.
The challenges haven't changed .
The chickens and pigs were better for me .
I finished up on the turkeys arguably the toughest line on the field!
Ending up with a 35 x40 .
I went on to shoot 2 other classes with a 37x40 and a 38x40 .I had a great day at the range with old friends and new alike
A great way to burn up a brick of ammo!
Set up your own Extreme Rimfire match at your range!
Art Of The Shot