NRA High Power Rifle Silhouette and Smallbore Rifle Silhouette
Ballistics and Long Range Scope Setting Information

Smallbore Rifle Silhouette Ballistics
Inches

Chickens

Pigs

Turkeys

Rams

0 Set

-1.3 in.

-3.7 in.

-9.5 in.

+0.9 in.

0 Set

-2.0 in.

-7.3 in.

+2.0 in.

+1.6 in.

0 Set

-4.6 in.

+3.8 in.

+4.4 in.

+3.5 in.

0 Set

Minutes of Angle Adjustment

Chickens

Pigs

Turkeys

Rams

0 Set

+1.9 min.

+4.3 min.

+8.3 min.

Smallbore Rifle Silhouette

Here is a rimfire ballistics chart for a 22 caliber bullet weighing 40 grains with a muzzle velocity of 1080 feet per second. This is typical for target shooting ammunition. This represents what I am using in the Smallbore Rifle Silhouette shooting competition. It is not intended to be a perfect view of the bullets path. The actual velocity of any ammunition varies from what is stated on the box to how it shoots in any given firearm. The elevation, barometric pressure and the height of your sight above the rifle and temperature can all change the actual results. The velocity of the same rimfire ammunition in a different firearm can vary. This is intended to be a guide to help anyone new to the sport. It gives a person an idea of the adjustments that are necessary to be made in a match by showing the mechanics of the bullet's flight. The minutes of angle shows the scope adjustment required after zero is set at the Steel Chicken target distance.


High Power Rifle Silhouette Ballistics
Inches

Chickens

Pigs

Turkeys

Rams

0 Set

-14 in.

-32 in.

-71 in.

+7 in.

0 Set

-16 in.

-51 in.

+15 in.

+11 in.

0 Set

-30 in.

+27 in.

+29 in.

+23 in.

0 Set

Minutes of Angle Adjustment

Chickens

Pigs

Turkeys

Rams

0 Set

+4.0 min.

+7.1 min.

+12.4 min.

High Power Rifle Silhouette

Here is a ballistics chart for a centerfire 7mm08 Cartridge with a bullet weighing 168 grains with a muzzle velocity of 2500 feet per second. It is not intended to be a perfect view of the bullets path. The actual velocity of any ammunition varies from what is stated on the box to how it shoots in any given firearm. This is intended to be a general guide to help anyone new to the sport. It gives a person an idea of the adjustments that are necessary to be made in a match by showing the mechanics of the bullet's flight. The minutes of angle shows the scope adjustment required after zero is set at the Steel Chicken target distance.


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