4280 Reservoir Road
Kingsport Tennessee, 37660
(2.6 miles past Bays Mtn. sign)

Cherokee Rod and Gun Club invites all area 22 Rifle Shooters to our silhouette matches in 2020.

We will have seven matches this year, April 14; May 12;  June 9; July 14; August 11; September 8; and October 13, all 2020.




We meet the second Tuesday of the scheduled months with sign up beginning from 8-9:00am and the first relay will start at 9:00 am. A maximum of 8 shooters per relay will shoot the course under commands of the rangemaster. Relays will continue until all competitors have completed the course of fire. Matches are normally completed before noon.

Course of fire will be 40 shots, 10 shots at each bank of silhouettes. Chickens at 40 yds, Pigs at 50 yds, Turkeys at 75 yds, and Rams at 100 yds. Targets must be struck in left to right order and the silhouette must fall over to be counted as a hit. Silhouettes knocked over out of order will be counted as misses.

Any 22 rimfire rifle firing 22 short, long, or long rifle standard velocity ammunition is legal for these matches. Any sights are allowed. No slings or shooting coats. Eye and ear protection is required for all shooters and spectators.

Entry fee is $5.00 per match. Scores will be recorded for recognition of the 2020 aggregate winners. There will be 7 matches and the 5 highest scores recorded by each shooter will count toward the YTD trophy awards.


The match director is T. A. Smith and he can be reached at (423)207-0313 for any questions about the matches.

Download the 2020 Flyer for printable dates and rules.

22 Silhouette News 5/31/2020

From T.A. Smith: Dear 22 Shooters: I have decided to cancel the 22 Silhouette Match previously scheduled for June 9. People are obviously getting out more with each day that passes but Covid-19 is still with us and social distancing is still recommended. In our 22 Silhouette Matches, we have to shoot in relays due to […]

22 Silhouettee 5/3/2020

From T.A. Smith: Dear Shooters, Even though some businesses are beginning to open in May, I am canceling the 22 Silhouette Match that was scheduled for May 12. Most of us that have participated in these matches are in the “elderly” age group which is more at risk from the corona virus. Good sense says we should […]

22 Silhouette News 3/27/2020

From T.A. Smith: Dear Shooters As we are all trying to be good stewards of community health during the coronavirus pandemic, we must cancel the planned 22 Rifle Silhouette Match scheduled for April 14 at Cherokee Rod & Gun Club. Our plans for the remainder of the scheduled matches at Cherokee Rod & Gun will be […]

Board Meeting 3/19/2020

Some of the decisions made tonight, details to follow over the coming days. There WILL be a new member’s safety orientation the 4th Sunday as scheduled. The April 2nd club meeting is canceled. Ladies Day has been postponed until a yet to be determined date in the fall. Match Directors have the authority to either […]

22 Silhouette News 2/6/2020

From T.A. Smith: Dear Shooters 2020 is here and 22 Silhouette season will open in April at Cherokee Rod & Gun Club.Come out and join me for the matches this year. The 2020 schedule and general match rules may be found here: https://www.cherokeerodandgunclub.com/22silhouette/

22 Silhouette News 10/8/2019

From Match Director T.A. Smith: Dear Shooters, Today was a perfect day for our last 22 Silhouette match of 2019. Weather was cool (at last) with just a little breeze. 13 competitors showed up for the match and 2 more for the picnic at the end of the match. Brad Snow won the match with […]