Shippensburg Fish and Game Association

Black Powder Cartridge Silhouette
Iron Sights and Scope
2018 NRA Approved 40 Shot Matches

October Match Report

Hello Everyone

The last match of the year was held at Shippensburg Fish and Game on October 20. When the match started it looked like there was the possibility of some really high scores. There was no mirage that could be seen, it was not raining, and the temperature was nice. Well right out of the gate the first relay shooters and spotters found out that there was enough switching wind to cause some real problems. As the wind started moving from its 3:00 to 9:00 and then turned into a 12:00 headwind you had decide if you would be holding off or turning knobs on the sights. If you got behind on the wind it really hurt your score. Not a fun day to be someone’s spotter. If you were on Turkeys, the wind flag at pigs was blowing left to right, the flag at chickens was dead calm and the wind at the line was coming in at 12:00? What do you tell your shooter to do?  As usual, the Shippensburg range let the really good shooters and spotters do well, while it beat the crap out of the rest of us. Some of the highlights during the day included Paolo Amedeo continuing to shoot well and finish as Match Winner. Len Kobus turned in a really stellar performance, tying Paolo, but dropping to 1st AAA on chicken count. The spotters for Gil Bass and Jesse Ebron both called a great match for those two shooters as they both topped their classes with good scores. Brian Chilson was Match Winner/Scope with a 33. Brian and Debbie were able to handle the changing conditions better then any other team this day. Congrats to them. Barry Harmon pulled a nice score of 28 to win the combined AA/A/B classes in scope. Brian had the high chicken count of the day with a total of 7 chickens down. Paolo and Bob Bloyer were right on his heels with 6 chickens down for each of them. Now that this match is in the books, it is time to break all the equipment down, clean it up and make all those changes that you thought of during the year. Start casting those bullets, stockpiling the powder and dry firing because the next years season is just around the corner.

I would like to Thank everyone that attended the Matches at Shippensburg. Your attendance makes these matches possible. For next year, try and bring a new person along to see what this BPCR sport is all about. The more people we have, the better it gets. I also want to Thank Tim Hoke who took over the Match Directors position this year. I am looking forward to Tim having many years of success at that position. As always, the unofficial grounds crew deserves a big thanks for keeping everything moving forward at the range. You guys and girls all know who you are so pat yourselves on the back for a job well done. No more chopping weeds, raking berms and welding targets until March.


2019 Match Schedule

March 16
April 20
May 18
July 20
August 17
September 21
October 19

This page was last updated: February 28, 2019

$20.00 match fee (Super Shoot $25.00).  NRA Classification books will be available for $13.00. - CHECKS PAYABLE TO "Shippensburg Black Powder Cartridge Match"

Competition is open to all but the number of competitors is limited by range capacity, which is 64 shooters (4 relays), except for the March and October matches, which is 48 shooters (3 relays).  Pre-registered shooters' slots will be held until 8:20 on match day, then assigned chronologically to anyone on the pre-registration waiting list, then opened to non pre-registered shooters on a first come, first served basis.
All current NRA Blackpowder Silhouette rules will apply.  Any jury decision will be final.

Current NRA Blackpowder Silhouette classifications will be used.

RANGE OPENS 7:30 a.m. for PRACTICE.  Inclement weather or poor visibility may delay the opening. 

Shooting positions will be drawn at 8:15 a.m.

MANDATORY Competitors' Meeting at 8:40 a.m.  Match will commence at 9:00 a.m.  Range closed the Friday immediately preceding the match for range preparation until 12:00 noon or until setup is complete. 

CHECK-IN and RELAY SELECTION for competitors begins 7:00 a.m. match day.

(but it does help the match run smoother).

Competitors knocking down all 10 animals will be permitted an attempt at "Long Run" records based on current NRA Rules.  Pigs will always be shot after the match.

Prizes will be awarded for 1st and 2nd Overall Winners and to the individual Class winners.  Additional awards may be given depending on the number of entries in each class.  If there are fewer than 3 entries in a class the class will be merged with the next higher class.  The High Overall winner is not eligible for a class award.  The value of the cash prize  and number of awards given are dependent on the number of entries in each class.

Clubhouse  will be open.  

Bring your own food and beverage.  (Drinking water may not  be potable.)

Restrooms and phone (for emergency use -- 717-530-9533), are available in the clubhouse.

10 chickens @ 200 meters - offhand

10 pigs @ 300 meters - any position

10 turkeys @ 385 meters - any position

10 rams @ 500 meters - any position
For additional information contact the Match Director:

Tim Hoke

Phone:    301-535-8844

Email:     [email protected]


Shippensburg is 50 miles SW of Harrisburg off I-81 or the PA Turnpike.

Click here for directions.

Super Shoot:

15 chickens @ 200 meters - offhand
15 pigs @ 300 meters - any position
15 turkeys @ 385 meters - any position
15 rams @ 500 meters - any position

NOTE:  Super Shoot Match Fee $25.00; Competitors limited by range capacity of 48 shooters (only three relays run due to time considerations).

**Pre-registration is required**

Click here for a list of pre-registerd shooters



2019 Match Results (click on month)
March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October

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