POTD: Cutting the paper target in half

    Today’s Photo is from the Silverstone Shooting Centre, United Kingdom, and their Gallery Rifle in Silverstone Cup..

    What you’re looking at is a photo of a bullet that passed just on the turn, and cut the paper neatly in half.

    I’ve seen similar things happen with 22LR pistols, but never a “lucky shot” like this that cuts the whole paper. And in a competition this would score as zero unfortunately, so not so lucky after all.


    Here’s a picture of the shooting range from above:

    Silverstone Shooting Centre UK from above.

    (Photos used with permission)

    About the Silverstone Shooting Centre:

    Silverstone Shooting Centre is a state of the art commercial shooting range. 5 years in design, planning and build we offer the UK’s only fully electronic full bore target shooting facility.

    There are three small bore ranges (suitable for rimfire and pistol calibre firearms) with electronic turning targets at 10m, 25m and 50m each with camera controlled targets at 50m. Each range has 6 shooting lanes with fixed shooting benches suitable for left and right handed shooters with each lane having a HD monitor so shooters can see the fall of shot – no need for spotting scopes or walking down range to check accuracy.

    Also located in the 50m range is a 30m long running boar target as well as two mini McQueen target systems.

    There are two 100m full bore ranges, both with camera controlled targets and one with turning targets, each lane has HD monitors to watch fall of shot. There are six shooting lanes per range. All full bore rifles must be fitted with suppressors but there is no upper limit on muzzle velocity or muzzle energy.

    We also have a large clubhouse and restaurant where we offer a full menu of breakfast and lunch items including fresh coffee and home made cakes and sandwiches.

    Memberships can be all inclusive with no range fees or with hourly rates per shooting lane.

    If you like, you can check the Membership Fees and compare them with your own Shooting club.


    Have you ever had a “lucky shot” like this?