Gun club hosting national silhouette rif le shoot
The Prince George Rod and Gun Club is planning an event that’s sure to bring out the fun in marksmanship.
Sharpshooters from Western Canada and the United States will gather at the club’s 100-metre range just west of the city (9444 Hartman Rd.) and the Blackwater range (31755 Blackwater Rd.) for the week-long Canadian Rifle Silhouette Championships, which starts on Sunday.
The arcade-style metal cutouts in the shape of chickens, pigs, turkeys and sheep pop up in random order at four distances on the range to test the reactions and accuracy of the participants. Each target is a group of five animals and shooters are required to hit them from right to left while in a standing unsupported position.
If one target is missed, the shooter has to aim at the next target.
Competitors will be separated into five classes from beginner to master.
The Hartman range will host the .22 calibre rimfire event from Sunday to Tuesday, then the scene switches to the Blackwater range for the high-power silhouette shoot next Thursday through Saturday.
The host club is expecting about 45 competitors. Spectators are welcome.
For more information go to the club website at pgrgclub.ca or email in[email protected]