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How does this event work? 

  • Two competitors shoot against each other, the first one to clear the pins from the table wins. (Pins must be shot off the table and fall to the ground)
  • Usually the Bowling Pin matches work on a "Double Elimination" system, so you are guaranteed to at least get to shoot twice for each gun you enter.
  • Two 4' x 8' Tables are placed side by side with the competitors facing them 25' away.
  • There are usually 5 bowling pins placed on top of the table, spaced evenly approximately 18" apart.
  • How far the pins are set from the back of the table is determined by the type of firearms used in the match.
    • .22 caliber shoots, have the pins placed on the back of the table.
    • Centerfire semi-autos usually have the pins placed in the center of the table.
    • Revolver shoots usually have the pins placed in the front of the table.
  • At the firing line, the competitor is usually standing next to a barrel, or small table which the muzzle of their firearm will rest on until the command to fire is given.
  • There is no limit to how many shots you can fire, and you can reload as much as needed.