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Welcome to the home of Metallic Silhouette Shooting in the Eastern Cape. 
 
 
 
The Sport in a Nutshell:
 

 
 
 
Metallic silhouette shooting is a group of target shooting disciplines that involves shooting at metal cut outs representing game animals at varying distances. Metallic silhouette shooting can be done with air guns, black powder firearms, modern handguns, or modern rifles. The targets used are rams, turkeys, pigs, and chickens, which are cut to different scales and set at certain distances from the shooter depending on the specific discipline.

 

History:

 

 
 
 
Metallic silhouette is descended from an old Mexican sport, dating back to the early 1900s, where live game animals were staked out at varying distances as targets. By 1948, metal cut outs of the animals were used instead of live animals, and the first metallic silhouette match was held in Mexico City. Because of its Mexican roots, in America the silhouettes are often referred to by their Spanish names, Gallina (chicken), Javelina (pig), Guajalote (turkey), and Borrego (ram).

 

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