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Metallic silhouette shooting is a group of target shooting disciplines that involves shooting at steel targets representing game animals at varying distances, seeking to knock the metal target over. Metallic silhouette shooting can be done with airguns, black-powder firearms, modern handguns, or modern rifles. A related genre is shot with bow and arrow, the metal targets being replaced with cardboard or foam. 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.

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  1. CountryGent

    Metallic Silhouette Shooting: Tips, Tricks, and Equipment?

    A sport I'd like to get into is metallic shooting, both handgun and rifles. I read a book about it last year and started doing informal shooting of said on our home range. There is something strangely satisfying about watching the little chicken, turkey, pig, and ram figures get knocked over...
  2. CountryGent

    Your metallic silhouette handguns?

    I remember when metallic silhouette shooting was more popular. Heck, it may still be, I just don't see it in these parts. Anyway, I am reading a book on said topic published in the late 1970s, and have acquired some silhouettes for informal shooting on the home range. Anyway, I thought I...
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