range is located at the Homestead shooting facility
38 kms west of Calgary on Highway 1, 16 kms south on
Highway 68, then 6 kms south on the Homestaed Road
here for Map).
club has Smallbore, Silhouette, Highpower Silhouette
and 100 yard, 200 yard and 300 yard Benchrest ranges.
Both firing points are covered and we have a clubhouse
with a wood stove for those days that are a little
cool on the trigger finger.
Metallic silhouette shooting is a target shooting discipline
that involves shooting at metal cutouts representing
game animals at varying distances. Metallic silhouette
shooting at the Rosebud range can be done with black
powder firearms or modern rifles. The targets used are
rams, turkeys, pigs and chickens, which are cut to different
scales and set at certain distances from the shooter
depending on the specific discipline.
Benchrest shooting is a target rifle discipline shot from a bench using a front
and rear rest to support the rifle. The discipline incorporates a variety of
classes including rimfire and centerfire, and matches can be for score (bullseye)
or for group size, and distances can be out to 1000 yards. At Rosebud we shoot
centerfire group matches at 100 and 200 yards. Matches are conducted under the
sanctioning rules of the BRSC – Bench Rest Shooters Canada. For further
information please contact RickPollock@shaw.ca.
Details can also be found on the
forum link above.
Silhouette shooting with modern rifles is split into
categories by weight so that heavier target rifles
barrels are not competing against lighter hunting
rifles. The basic NRA rifle classes are:
power rifle, light - 9 lbs including sights (no
belted or magnum cartridges)
High power rifle, heavy - 10 lbs 2 oz including sights
Smallbore rifle, light - 8 1/2 lbs including sights
Smallbore rifle, heavy - 10 lbs 2 oz including sights
All but the black powder classes allow any type of non-laser
sights, and high power telescopic sights are normally
silhouette shooters shoot from an unsupported standing
position, though blackpowder rifles may use
shooting sticks in some competitions.