Location: Monarto Range Complex, Mountain View Rd, Monarto South – 35-08’47S — 139-08’56E
Postal Address: The Secretary, PO Box 169, Williamstown SA 5351
About the Club
South Australia is fortunate to have a number of shooting clubs but only one can lay claim to the states only national/international 500m range – and that is the SSAA Monarto Metallic Silhouette Rifle Club. The club shoots at the Monarto Complex, which is also home to a number of other shooting groups.
The SSAA Monarto Metallic Silhouette Rifle Club started in 1980 and held the first state centrefire championships in 1984.
What is Metallic Silhouette
Metallic Silhouette (MS) is a target shooting discipline originally created as practice for field rifle shooters such as hunters. That being said, it has now spread internationally as a challenging and fun event in its own right. There are separate rimfire and centerfire divisions, each aimed at suitably sized metallic targets at varying distances. The targets are representations of common animals, such as rams, pigs, turkeys and chickens. The shooters intention is to knock over their row of targets, simply hitting them does not count.
Metallic Silhouette shooting is done from what is called the “standing unsupported position”, that is, standing upright with the rifle fired from the shoulder, with no rest or support for the shooter or for the rifle.
Targets are shot in banks of five in a time limit of 2.5 minutes for five shots. Matches consist of ten of each target type for 40 shots total. The distance varies from 20 – 45 yards for air rifle, 40 – 100 metres for rimfire and 200 – 500 metres for centrefire. This video is of the Rimfire (.22 cal) event for the South Australian Metallic Silhouette State Titles in 2015.
What do we shoot
- SSAA Field Rifle, 3-Positional and NRA 3P (Air, Rimfire & Centrefire)
- SSAA Rifle Silhouette (Rimfire & Air Scoped Rifle, Service Rifle Silhouette)
- SSAA Target Pistol
- SSAA Shotgun Field
- 25m Standard Pistol
- Fly shoot CF 500m
- Fly shoot RF 200m
When do we shoot
- Please see our Program on our website