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 7, May 12, June 9, July 14, August 11, September 8 and October 13 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.

Entry fee is $5.00 per match. Scores will be recorded for recognition of the 2018 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.

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 […]

.22 Matches Added

An additional .22 bench rest match has been added to the club calendar on October 15 and an additional 22 Modified Silhouette match on October 26th. Both with set up at 8am and shooting starting at 9am on the lower pistol and rifle range.

22 Silhouette 9/12/2019

From T.A. Smith: The September match for 22 Silhouette was held on Tuesday, Sept 10. Conditions were warm and sunny. Scores were good even though only 10 competitors braved the heat on the Lower Range. Jeff Vicars and Brad Snow both shot 21 targets, but Brad won the shoot off for 1st place. Full results: 1. […]

22 Silhouette News 9/5/2019

From T.A. Smith: Dear Shooters: September is here and hot weather is still with us. Good thing we shoot 22 silhouette matches in the mornings before it gets too hot. Our September match will be held on Tuesday September 10.Signup and match setup will begin at 8 am on the Lower Range at Cherokee Rod & […]

22 Silhouette 8/13/2019

From T.A. Smith: Cherokee Rod & Gun Club held the August match for 22 Rifle Silhouette today. Eleven participants plus three observers showed up for the match on a hot and breezy day. Jeff Vicars shot a great score of 25 to win this match. Bill Anderson won the shootoff with Jim Horton to claim 2nd place.Full […]

22 Silhouette News 7/5/2019

From the Match Director T.A. Smith: Dear Shooters, OK, you’ve had a big 4th of July party, maybe had too much company at your house, or you you ate & drank too much. Whatever, it is time to get your 22 rifle out of the closet and come to the July match at Cherokee Rod & Gun […]