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Events Schedule

Match information for events is provided below the schedule listing


Dates may be rescheduled due to weather.   No trap or skeet practice on National Holiday, during the Hunting Season or Gasconade County Fair weeks or as otherwise noted.


Club work days:  April 28 and 29.  Volunteers Appreciated!  See club letter to see what improvements are being made. 

Trap Practice - Tuesdays at 4:00 PM.  Skeet Practice – Thursday at 4:00 PM

50 Bird Trap Derby:  Starts Monday April 9th and continues each Monday until October 8th.  No Derby on May 28, July 2nd or September 3rd.   Start Time is 6:00 PM

Sporting Clays 9:00 AM – 2:00+ PM
   Sunday April 8th
 Sunday May 6th Shotgun Triathlon
Sunday June 3rd
Sunday July 1st
Sunday August 5th
Sunday September 9th
   Sunday October 7th
Sunday October 28th Shotgun Triathlon

Silhouette .22lr Rifle and Pistol 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
This discipline has been suspended until further notice.


CMP M-1 Garand, Vintage Rifle and M1 Carbine 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  *Saturday April 7th CMP Appreciation and Awards
*Sunday April 22nd
*Sunday May 20th
*Sunday June 10th
*Sunday August 19th
  *Sunday September 17th
   *Sunday September 29th - MSSA State Championship Match
   *Sunday October 7th

*M-1 for Vets Presentation at 8:00 AM

American Rimfire Association (ARA) .22lr - Sign up 8:00AM.  Start 9:00AM
   April 14th
   May 19th
   June 2nd Tournament;  Jun 3rd Regular Match 
   July 28th Tournament;  Jul 29th Regular Match
   August 11th and 12th
   October 13th 

Owensville Gun Club Board Meetings
  Thursday April 12th
Thursday June 28th
  Thursday September 20th
  Thursday November 15th

Club Check Website for Updates

Friends of the NRA Dinner- Thursday April 19th


Smallbore Silhouette Matches - Rifle and Pistol:

Our matches are informal (fun) and may not strictly follow NRA or IMSSU rules.

Start time is 9:00 AM.  Matches will continue until all shooters, registered by 2:00 PM, have completed their match. 

Smallbore rifle and pistol silhouette:

Use any rifle or pistol chambered for .22LR Rimfire. 

Rifle silhouettes are 1/5 scale targets:  Chickens at 40 yards, boar at 60 yards, turkeys at 77 yards and rams at 100 yards.  Two 20 shot strings:  one string from bench, supported, and one string offhand, unsupported.

 Pistol silhouettes are 1/2 scale targets:  Chickens at 25 yards, boar at 50 yards, turkeys at 75 yards and rams at 100 yards.  Two 20 shot strings:  one string from bench, supported, and one string two hands standing, unsupported.

There are also categories for all offhand with optical sights, and all offhand with metallic sights only.

CMP matches will follow current Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) rules.

Cost for all regular matches will be $5.00

 Competitors over 60 years old and those not physically able to assume the
prone position from standing in the rapid fire stage, may start the stage in the prone position. The rifle must be off the shoulder before the command to commence
fire and competitor must not fire the first shot in this stage.

Suggested additional equipment:  Rifle sling, spotting scope, and personal shooting mat. Carpet is furnished for the prone stages; Recommended Equipment:  appropriate eye and ear protection.

See below for standard course of fire for rifle events.

 VINTAGE BOLT ACTION MILITARY RIFLE:  WWI or WWII rifles in essentially original military condition (no sporter stocks, optical sights, etc.) such as Springfield 1903 or 1903A3, 1917 Enfield, K98 German, Mk1 No.3, Mk 4 No.1 or No.5 British, M91 Italian, any of that series, M39 Finnish, M91-M38-M44 Russian, M96-M38 Swedish, K11-K31 Switzerland, 1916 Spanish in 7X57 or 1938 Spanish in 8mm, M24 Chek, Polish just to name a few.

 M1 Garand Rifle:  Rifle is in essentially original military configuration using one 8 round enbloc clip, one 2 round enbloc clip and ammunition.

 AR-15 and M1-A Rifles Rifles are in essentially military type configuration using standard 20 round straight magazines (curved 30 round magazines are also permitted for AR-15 rifles) and ammunition.

 M1 Carbine Rifle:  Rifle is in essentially originally military configuration using standard 15 round magazines and ammunition.

 If you don't have a a particular type rifle but would like to participate, rifles for the match will normally be available for use.  Each competitor must furnish their own ammunition.  Ammunition may be factory or handloaded, however, standard factory ammunition (other than CMP style Lake City or Greek) is not normally recommended for M1 Garand rifles unless specifically manyfactured for that purpose..

Standard Course of Fire for Vintage Rifle, M1 Garand, AR-15, M1-A, and M1 Carbine

 Stage 1 - 15 round prone:

 (5 rounds sighting, 10 rounds for record ): Start in the prone position with the rifle pointed in a safe direction. All rounds for the are loaded and fired one at a time. Fifteen minutes are allowed for this stage.  The sling may be used for this stage. 

Stage 2 - 10 rounds standing to prone: 

Vintage Rifle: Start in the standing position with the rifle pointed in a safe direction; five rounds are loaded with a stripper clip and the bolt is left open.  At the command "Commence firing" the shooter drops to the prone position, closes the bolt and fires the five rounds; shooter then reloads five more rounds with a stripper clip and fires them. Time limit is 80 seconds.

 Garand match: Start in the standing position with the rifle pointed in a safe direction; two rounds are loaded with an enbloc clip, safety is engaged and the bolt is then closed.  At the command "Commence firing" the shooter drops to the prone position, disengages the safety and fires the two rounds;  shooter then reloads with an eight round enbloc clip and fires them.   Time limit is 70 seconds unless bolt rifles are shot in the same relay, then 80 seconds.

 M1 Carbine:  Same as Garand match except as follows: standard 15 round carbine magazines are used.

 The sling may be used in this stage.

Stage 3 - 10 rounds standing:

Start in the standing position with the rifle pointed in a safe direction.  All rounds are loaded and fired one at timeTen minutes are allowed for this stage.  The sling is NOT used in the standing position; it must be off the rifle or in the parade position.

The firing for all stages is done at 200 yards on SR targets except Carbine which is 100 yards on SR-1 targets.

 If you have any questions on the these rifle events, please email the club (

FIRE BENCHREST:  Sign up at 8:00AM; Match begins at 9:00AM

 Matches will be American Rimfire Association (ARA) sanctioned matches.

Each match will be 6 targets (25 bulls per target and sighters).  Distance is a minimum of 50 yards.

1. Rifles

Any firearm chambered for the .22 Long Rifle cartridge may be used. There are no weight limits, no classes, and no dimensional restrictions to barrels, stocks, or limits on scope magnification.

2. Rests

Any rest may be used to shoot from the bench. One piece rests, separate front and rear rests, or sandbags may be used, so long as any such device prevents the barreled action from being affixed to the bench in an immovable manner.

For complete Rimfire Benchrest rules and information:

2012 SPECIAL EVENTS - Dates to be determined if not already listed:

Relay for Life
Knights of Columbus
Lions Club
Ducks Unlimited
National Wild Turkey Federation: 

 The events above may set match fees that are different than regular club events but remember the money goes for good causes. 

 Any additional Special or Benefit matches that are scheduled will posted on the Home Page and at the following locations:

                                          Dud's Tire Shop

Be sure to check with these locally owned businesses for information.

Dud's Tire Shop - 112 E. Lincoln, Owensville, MO  (573) 437-3305

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