Gun club host­ing na­tional sil­hou­ette rif le shoot

The Prince George Citizen - - Sports - Ci­ti­zen staff

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]

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