Holton Gun & Bow Club

EVENT: InterClub 15 Egg Shoot

How a match is run

The Holton Gun and Bow Club sponsors egg shoots from time to time throughout the year in conjunction with Fox Lake Club. This page describes the event. The club calendar shows the date and time for the events.

The event features 15 eggs shot @ 100yds from the Bench. We utilize the big range for Interclub Egg Shoots. On the big range the relays may have up to 10 shooters. Scores are posted during the shoot with the club scoring minimum of 8 shooters hitting 15 eggs winning. If both clubs score at least 8 shooters hitting 15 eggs, the match is a tie.

6 egg shoots divided between Fox Lake and Holton clubs will be held during the summer. A travelling trophy will go with the season winner. In case of a tie a shoot off will be held to determine the winner.

A ball draw will occur at 0800 day of the shoot. This assigns benches and relays. Latecomers will be assigned the first empty bench/relay. No sign in after 0930, or by the time the first relay has finished. Shooters will rotate after 5 eggs. After the 1st relay the group will start over for relay 2. After 5 more eggs the 3rd relay will shoot completing the 15 eggs.

Ammo blocks are the only cartridge holders allowed on the bench during the relay. 5 shells for sighters, 5 for eggs. No ammo boxes or loose ammo allowed on the bench.


Cost: $6.00 per entry


  1. Once the relay has been announced, and the range has been made hot, the shooter may bring his rifle from the rack to his chosen bench. Once the shooter and rifle are made ready on the firing line, the shooter may take from zero to 5 sight-in shots (5 is the max) on a paper target in the lane near the eggs.
  2. When the shooter has finished sighting, he shall call out “eggs” to the range master. The next 5 shots must go only to the eggs (no more shots on the paper target after eggs are called).
  3. Permitted: 1 shot per Egg.
  4. Immediately following the last egg shot, the shooter shall make the gun safe and return it to the rack. After the other shooters have finished, all other equipment and brass may be removed from the bench.
  5. When everyone on the relay is done, the range will be made safe and a scorer will go down range to score the hits & replace broken eggs for the next relay. (The egg shell must at least be cracked to count as a hit. No points for gray lead marks without a crack!)
  6. Following scoring and range preparation, the range will go hot and the next relay of shooters may start their course of fire.