Smallbore & Pistol Cartridge Levergun 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. They are cut to different scales and set at varying distances from the shooter and fall when hit.

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.


2021 match dates are as follows:Tuesday matches start at 6:00 PM.

Tuesday match dates:

(Smallbore Lever Action Silhouette)
May 25
June 15
July 6 & 27
August 31

(Pistol Cartridge Lever Action Silhouette)
June 1 & 22
July 13
August 17

Saturday matches are held from April through October. Setup and practice is 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.

Saturday match dates:

April 17
May 15
June 12

July 17
August 21
September 18
October 2


Tuesday 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.


Will be posted when available.