Sharpshooter Rules

For those shooters that long for the “old days” of Cowboy Action Shooting at THSS when the targets where smaller and farther out, or maybe you just want to challenge your shooting skills, then the Sharpshooter category might be what you are looking for.

THSS Sharpshooter Category Rules & Guidelines

For the THSS Sharpshooter category, the shooter follows the standard stage scenario except for the pistol and rifle instructions. The shooter will engage the main match rifle targets with their pistols and the Cody/Dixon targets with their pistol caliber rifles (not big bore caliber).

THSS typically uses “10 pistol/10 rifle” as its normal round count, so the Sharpshooters would engage the same target sequence for their pistols as the other competitors use for their rifles.

Example: If the scenario calls for a rifle target sequence of “1-2-3-4-3-2-1-2-3-4” then the Sharpshooter will engage “1-2-3-4-3” with their first pistol and “2-1-2-3-4” with their second.

If the stage scenario calls for less than 10 rifle rounds, then the Sharpshooters will dump their remaining rounds on the last target engaged.

Example: If there are 3 rifle targets, and the scenario calls for triple tapping the three targets, then the Sharpshooter will engage the targets with their pistol as follows: “1-1-1-2-2-2-3-3-3-3”.

For the Cody/Dixon targets, the Sharpshooters will engage the targets with their pistol caliber rifles  (unsupported) in the same order as the Cody/Dixon shooters and keep repeating the sequence until they have engaged the same number of rifle rounds as the other shooters use for their rifles.

Example: If the scenario calls for “10 rifles,” and the Cody/Dixon order is “1-1-2-2-3-3,” then the Sharpshooters will engage the targets in the following order, “1-1-2-2-3-3-1-1-2-2”.

Shooter engages the shotgun targets the same as the other shooters.

Awards for this category will be limited to men’s and women’s only.

All standard Cowboy Action Shooting safety, clothing, equipment and costumes rules will apply.

The following are the Sharpshooter guidelines that we’ll be incorporating for use at THSS:

  • All SASS and THSS safety rules apply.
  • All SASS main match legal firearms (pistols, rifles and shotguns) are allowed.
  • All SASS main match legal ammo and powder is allowed.
  • All SASS main match approved calibers are allowed.