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June 20, 2000, 11:33 AM
Can any of you cowpokes (especially Cherokee Cowboys) tell me what the standard target size is and the normal distance for pistol targets. I want to set up my own "mini range" for practice.

Jeff, CA
June 20, 2000, 12:31 PM
Take a look at SASS' web site at www.sassnet.com (http://www.sassnet.com) .

Click on the "Shooter's Handbook" link.

Bill Mitchell
June 20, 2000, 05:50 PM
Howdy Will,

The Cherokee Cowboys use 18x24" steel targets for pistol,set at about 10 yards. For rifle,we use 12x12" diamonds set at about 15 yards. A good idea is to practice with smaller targets than you'll see in a match.

Bellicose Bill

June 21, 2000, 11:49 AM
Thanks, Bill...that's just what I wanted.

Ned Roundtree
June 23, 2000, 05:27 AM
I like shooting at bowling pins for practice. I sorta feel if I can hit them in practice, then big cowboy targets would be easier in the real match.