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Sapphire Mountain Men Events 2024

Shooting competitions are held monthly on the second Sunday every month starting at noon.

Public is invited. If you have never tried blackpowder shooting come to the club shoot. We welcome instructing new shooters!

Hellgate Civilian Shooting Range, 7350 Zaugg St, Bonner, MT. 

$5 shooting fee, or $10 for the family



  • Jan 14th- Blue Fingers Shoot           
    • Rifle at Paper targets
    • Come challenge the cold weather and shoot in the snow! 


  • Feb 11th -Sweetheart Shoot
    • Paper/ Heart targets-Pistol Shoot

    • Bring your sweetheart along for a fun day at the range


  • March 10th  - Daylight Savings shoot
    • Accuracy Rifle Shoot

    • Paper accuracy bench rest shoot

    • Wear primitive attire with some green to welcome Spring!


  • April 14th - Spring Shoot 
    • Pistol shoot at metal gongs

    • Celebrate warmer weather!


  • May12th -  Rendezvous Tune Up
    • Rifle shoot - off hand
    • Celebrate Mother's Day by bring the kids and letting her have a day off!
  • May 18-19  Work Weekend for Rendezvous
    •  Set up starts at 9 am Sat/Sun

    • Saturday night dinner 5:30 for workers provided by club

  • May 24-27 - Memorial Day Weekend -  Wildhorse Rendezvous

    • Fantastic weekend events planned!

    • Site open Friday am for set up

    • Registration opens Friday at 11 am

    • Competitions start Friday at 1 pm 

    • Cannon Shoot Sunday at 10 am


  • June 9th – Flag Day Rifle Shoot
    • Rifle shoot , gong, metal targets at 50-100 yards
    • Wear primitive attire-  Group photo 


  • July 14th-  Carnival Shoot to celebrate Independence Day!
    • Bring Pistol & Rifle to hit balloons, straws, marshmallows and more!


  • Aug 11th -   Sizzling Hot Summer Shoot
    • Rifle accuracy , bench rest shoot and off hand- mixed targets


  • Sept  8- Game Bird Rifle Shoot 
    • Game bird season practice-metal targets
  • Sept 13-15 - SMM Camp Out/ BBQ- Sawmill Gulch 

    • Modern or Primitive camp, potluck Saturday, rifle & mini cannon shoot

    • Details in Newsletter


  • Oct 13th-  US Navy Birthday Shoot 
    • Special Navy theme target to shoot plus metal targets for rifle

    • Cookies and apple cider


  • Nov 10th - Fall Rifle Shoot
    • Paper targets at 50 and 100 yards!
    • Celebrate our US Marine Corps on their birthday!
  • Nov 30th - 9 Mile Community Center Turkey Shoot
           Fund raiser for the 9 Mile Community Center- also hosting a craft fair 10 am-3 pm
  • Public shoot for prizes, SMM members run shooting line-11 am-2 pm

  • Primitive dress for participants that help shoot


  • Dec 8th-  Santa Hat Rifle Shoot
    • Metal and paper targets- snow , cold or whatever

    • Group photo- wear your primitive attire and a Santa Hat!

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