Shippensburg Fish and Game Association

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

September Match Report

Hello Everyone;

As the day started there was something different about the weather forecast for the Shippensburg area…. No rain was to fall during the match!!! As the first relays came to the line there was little wind, no mirage and a mild overcast sky. But again the gremlins at the range came out to bewilder most of us as we went about the process of emptying cartridges and wondering why the targets were still standing? This type of condition continued to just past the halfway mark in the match. At that time the sun came out to stay, the mirage was moving with fits and spurts left and right and there was an inconsistent wind blowing. Just what you want for attempting to exceed your class scores. But there were those that had a handle on what was going on.
Bob Bloyer shot a score of 34 to win the match. That was a great score, but even more so with the days conditions. Bob was followed by John Bly, Mike Benson, Vince Dalessandro and Dave Eccles who all won their class, Master, AAA, AA and A respectively.
The scope shooters didn’t have it any easier. Brian Chilson was able to grab the high score and Match Winner Scope award with a score of 29. He was followed by Mario DeAngelis, Barry Harmon and Mark Chronister each winning 1st, 2nd and 3rd scope respectively. All the shooters were honored with joining in to wish Bruce Getgen a Happy 80th Birthday.
We were going to pull Bruce’s ear 80 times, but he didn’t think that was the best idea, so we all ate cupcakes in his honor. Well we have another match in the books for the 2018 season. There is one more match this year so mark your calendars and show up to shoot. Thanks go out to all who helped at the match setting up and tearing down the range, and a big hand to Tim Hoke for being Match Director. See you all next month.

Ralph and Lynn

2018 Match Schedule

March 17
April 21
May 19
July 21
August 18
September 15
October 20

This page was last updated: October 9, 2018

$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



2018 Match Results (click on month)
March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October

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