Smallbore & Pistol Cartridge Lever Action Silhouette


A Silhouette match requires shooting 1/2 scale steel targets representing game animals at varying distances. All matches will follow NRA rules and regulations for Lever Action Silhouette. The targets are metallic silhouettes of rams, turkeys, pigs, and chickens as shown below. 

Targets distances are as follows:
  • (10) Chickens - 40 meters
  • (10) Pigs - 60 meters (non-standard distance)
  • (10) Turkeys - 77 meters (non-standard distance)
  • (10) Rams - 100 meters

More comprehensive information can be found at


TCSA's Smallbore competitions are held on the Silhouette Range.


For official NRA scoring, Smallbore matches are open to anyone that has a lever, pump, or semi-auto .22 caliber Rimfire rifle with a tubular magazine and open sights (no scopes). You can also just shoot for FUN using any .22 calibar rimfire rifle with open sights or scope.

Pistol Cartridge rifles are any lever action rifle with open sights and a tublar magazine using a rimmed pistol cartridge loaded with a round or flat nosed lead bullet. i.e. 25-20, 32-20, 38's, 357 Magnum, 38-40, 44's, 44-40, 45 Colt, 45 Long Colt, .22 Magnum and .22 long rifle.


2023 Smallbore Lever Action Silhouette

Wednesday match dates: May 17th, June 7th & 28th, July 19th, August 9th & 30th. Match starts at 6:00 pm

2023 Pistol Cartridge Lever Action Silhouette

Wednesday match dates: May 10th & 31st, July 12th, August 2nd & 23rd. Match starts at 6:00 pm 

2023 Pistol Cartridge & Smallbore Lever Action Silhouette

Saturday match dates: April 15th, May 13th, June 10th, July 15th, August 19th, September 16th, & October 7th

Setup and practice from 9:00 am to 9:30 am

Smallbore Match starts at 9:30 am. There will be two 40 round matches and then we will set up and run two 40 round Pistol Cartridge matches 


Wednesday Matches are $5.00 for the evening (under 18 shoots for free)

Saturday Matches are $10.00 for the day (under 18 shoots for free)


Mike Potter at To print a copy of the schedule click here.