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


Originally posted on The Firearm Blog