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2020 Cowboy Silhouette

2020 Cowboy Lever Action Silhouette and Hunter Pistol Silhouette

Matches at Haltom City Rifle and Pistol Club



Haltom City Rifle & Pistol Club, 2100 Minnis Drive, Haltom City, Texas 76117-0291. 

Range Telephone:  817-834-8498

Match Dates

2nd Saturday of most months: January 11, February 8, March 14, April 11, May 9, June 13, August  8, September 12, October 10, 2020 

Match Times

Matches will run concurrently in Cowboy Lever Action and Hunter Pistol disciplines.

The range will be accessible at 8:00 a.m. for setup and practice. 

Smallbore Cowboy Rifle and Smallbore Hunter Pistol matches will begin about 9:00 a.m.

Lunch Break 

Pistol Cartridge Cowboy Lever Action and Hunter Pistol matches will follow lunch break. The intention is for the range to be cleared by 2 p.m.


Current NRA Silhouette Rules will apply.


Appropriate NRA Rifle Classification Systems will be utilized in these matches. There will be a separate class for unclassified competitors provided there are three or more unclassified shooters present; otherwise, unclassified competitors will compete in the highest available class. These matches are open to all.

Entry Fee

Entry fee will be $6.00 per person, per gun. 

Fun Match

Targets will be available for non-competitors in a Fun Match Category using approved calibers.

The entry fee will be $6.00 per person, per gun.

Course of Fire

The course of fire will consist of ten or fifteen shots at chickens (40 meters), pigs (50 meters), turkeys (75 meters) and rams (100 meters), for a total of forty or sixty shots. Shots will be in five-shot strings with a time limit of two minutes per string preceded by a thirty-second ready period. Any competitor knocking down ten/fifteen straight animals will be allowed to fire at the conclusion of the match for national long-run records.


Awards will be given to the high overall winner of the match and to the winners of each NRA classification provided there are at least three competitors in a class. Any class with less than three entries will shoot in the next higher class. Approximately half of the entry fees will be returned to the shooters.

In-A-Row pins will be awarded.

For further information contact:

Jerry Boydstun, HCRPC Silhouette Match Director

Phone: 817-738-7292        Cell: 817-980-1624

Email: j260boydstun@sbcglobal.net

September 2020 Silhouette

HCRPC September 2020 Silhouette Report

One more year in the books. Now for hunting season and the State matches, Texas in Austin supersedes our match in October, Louisiana in Lafayette in December.  We will start back in January, pending Board approval, the same format as this abbreviated year.

Had five spectators to see what was going on, or forgot to check the range schedule; better than watching golf, but better to bring gun and play.

Smallbore Cowboy Lever Action Silhouette Rifle

Thirteen shooters came to enjoy a bright fall day, got 60 shoots in for the first time in a couple of hot months.

High Overall Larry Weir 54 x 60, and without a spotter to boot

1st Master Mark Sternglanz  53

2nd Master  Charlie McClure 50 highest personal score this year

1st AAA Roy Shepard 49

2nd AAA Thomas Johnson 41

Pistol Cartridge Lever Action Silhouette Rifle

Ten stuck around for the second match, still a nice day to shoot

High Overall Jerry Boydstun 53 

1st Master Mark Sternglanz  52 by a point, again

1st AAA Roy Shepard 47 (12 turkeys)

2nd AAA Thomas Johnson 47 (11 turkeys)

August Silhouette

ONLY 78 degrees to start, not even 100 at the finish, plus the humidity was only 37%.

A fine August day for shooting, with 11 riflemen agreeing, scores close enough that lots of tie breakers had to be used.


Smallbore Cowboy Silhouette Rifle

Any tubular fed, iron sight, .22LR in any non-bolt action may complete.

also offer a Fun class for any other .22 you show up with, rifle or pistol, scoped or not.


High Overall Jerry Boydstun 35x40 (9 turkey, 8 rams)

1st Master Larry Weir 35    (9 turkey, 7 rams)

2nd Master  Preston Gibson 33       (8 turkey, 8 rams)

Not 2nd Master Kimbal Markwardt 33       (8 turkey, 7 rams)

1st AAA/AA Thomas Johnson 30

2nd AAA/AA Vern Eaton 29

Pistol Cartridge Lever Action Silhouette Rifle

Quick change to heavier ram targets and a half a bubble more lean to the rest of the targets.

Just so it takes more than a .22LR to (reliably) knock them over. 

Charlie McClure who tried it, hit 31, scored 21.


High Overall Jerry Boydstun 36x40

1st Master  Larry Weir 33 (where’s that scorecard?)

2nd Master Preston Gibson 31

1st AAA/AA Steve Arseneaux 31

2nd AAA/AA Thomas Johnson 29  (7 turkey)

Not 2nd AAA/AA Vern Eaton 29  (6 turkey)



Threat of rain must have kept the numbers low, State Lever Action Championship is coming up early next month.

No rain until the afternoon match, humid then wind change had shooter putting on coats.

Clanging down metal is a lot more fun than punching holes in paper!


Smallbore Cowboy Silhouette Rifle

Twelve tried it, two new shooters, fun had by all. 15th shot in shoot-off before a winner was declared.

High Overall  Jerry Boydstun 55 x 60

1st Master  Preston Gibson 55

1st AAA  Steve Arseneaux 47

2nd AAA Cam Potter 46

Unclassified Autry Hodges 38  Classified to AA


Pistol Cartridge Lever Action Silhouette

8 shooters remained after lunch, misty rain made it tough on the spotters as no re-painting the targets after the start.

High Overall Mark Sternglanz 56 x 60

1st AAA Vern Eaton  47

Unclassified Autry Hodges 38  Classified to AA

February Silhouette

A cool but bright day, started out about 38, warmed up to the low 60’s- just the brutal teeth of Texas winter!

Smallbore Cowboy Silhouette Rifle

9 competitors to start, broken firing pin took out one, wrong rifle outta the safe took out another, until a borrowed Marlin got him back in (tying for a second place)


High Overall Preston Gibson 54 x 60

1st Master  Mark Sternglanz 52

Loser of Shoot Off Jerry Boydstun 52

1st AAA Chris Webster 46

Loser of Shoot Off Steven Arceneaux 46


Lunch- back to the way it was a few years back, some brought their lunch, others went out, nice break to the action


Pistol Cartridge Lever Action Silhouette Rifle

All nine back in action plus a HCRPC member who stopped by without reading the calendar who joined in (first time shoots free, and he WON!)


High Overall Mark Sternglanz 56 x 60

1st Master  Jerry Boydstun 54

1st AAA Thomas Johnson 45 

1st Loser in Shoot Off  Charlie McClure 45  

2nd Loser in ShootOff  Steve Arceneaux 45  


Fun Match (all shooting .22LR)

High Overall Brad Tate 36 x 60

2nd Chris Webster 31

3rd Roy Shepherd 26