Rimfire game; 100 yard golf ball

I recently saw a video on youtube from Marksmen’s Challenge that covered a stage at one of their matches called the 100 yard golf ball challenge. The rules are pretty simple really. Instead of using a golf ball they used a metal swinger that is the same diameter as a regulation golf ball at around one inch.

They were shooting from the prone position, using bipods and a rear bag. They used a total of 5 targets to accomodate what looked to be around 25 people, I believe the time limit was 2 minutes. Each shooter had 10 shots to impact the target at 100 yards.

Scoring on shots were as follows:

  • 1st shot – 50 points
  • 2nd shot -45 points
  • 3rd shot – 40 points
  • 4th shot – 35 points
  • 5th shot – 30 points
  • 6th shot – 25 points
  • 7th shot – 20 points
  • 8th shot – 15 points
  • 9th shot – 10 points
  • 10th shot – 5 points

This game looks like a lot of fun and I will definitely use it on some of the stages for our local club. I did have trouble finding a one inch swinging gong to buy separately. I assume these guys are using the 1 inch target from their KYL set up.

If you have a complete KYL target, you are all set. Other options I am looking at is to actually hang a golf ball by drilling a hole through the center large enough to accept a string or lightweight chain.

If worse comes to worse, you could just use one inch splatterburst dots at 100 yards. Of course you would have to walk out to change the targets but you could set several dots at one time. If you have a rifle that shoots 1 moa, or 1 inch at 100 yards, that means your rifle is capable of hitting this golf ball.

It also means that your technique must be perfect and not introduce any small amount of variability into the process of shooting. We all know that none of us is going to be able to do this consistently. So hitting a golf ball consistently at this distance won’t happen unless your rifle is less than 1 moa.

Give it a try, I’ll bet your club or shooting group will get hooked on it.