The Buffalo Rifle Shoot is an event in which the contestants compete with firearms typical of those used by the early westerners in the buffalo hunts of long ago. The rifles are pistol caliber lever action, big bore lever action, and big bore single shot. The pistol calibers and the lever actions are the same as used in the Cowboy Action shooting, while the big bore calibers are those used in these rifles prior to 1890.
In all cases we are limited to lead bullets. We shoot steel targets of various shapes, some are animal outlines but most are round. Typically they are 24" or larger and are set at distances from 200 to 300 yards. The pistol and lever action rifles are used for our running buffalo at 100 yards. The running buffalo is a motorized target that runs the length of the course in 20 seconds. Shooting the pistol cartridge first, 10 shots are fired at the buffalo, then with the lever rifle, 5 shots going across and 5 shots back. Finally, the big bore single shot targets are set at 200, 225, 250, 275 and 300 yards.
Our buffalo events are open events and we invite all who have an interest in this type of shooting to come and take part in the fun. You don't need to be a member of the club. Spend a morning or an afternoon with us, enjoy the companionship of fellow shooters and leave your worries at home.
The registration fee is $10.00 for the entire match.
This year we started our $5.00 entry fee 300 yard paper match. Each shooter will have their own target at 300 yards with cash winnings for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place scores.
A safety meeting is held at 9:30 AM before the shooting begins. Shooting normally begins at about 10:00 AM. Coffee and donuts are served in the morning