If you are reading about this for the first time, please keep reading and GET IN ON THE FUN!! You don't need to be an operator, or a world-class shooter to try it out!!


You send entry fees, and then I send you targets. You shoot them at your convenience according to the rules and send the best target back to me by the deadline. Targets will be scored and ranked, with results being posted on several shooting-related websites.

Hope to see you sign up for the next round!
Regards, Jason Baney


NEW WAY TO ENTER - See announcement to the right

Sign up for yearly STS Subscription so you don't miss a match - see the Rules page for info!
Prize donations are increasing, see the Prize page for info!
Announcing the STS Rimfire Class --- you may purchase 4 additional targets to shoot at 50yds with the rimfire of your choice, same rules

2014 was another great year for the "Smack the Smiley” match with more participants than ever! Each match had an average of over 70 shooters! In 10 years, we have raised over $11,800 in total donations for AMERICANSNIPERS.ORG! That translates to $11,800 worth of gear for our soldiers in need! We are very appreciative of the support by the companies on our prizelist. Check out the PRIZE page for more info! Prizes are given away by using completed and returned targets as “raffle tickets.” This way, everyone who sends back a target has a chance to win something. Each shooter can be entered in the raffle once per class. That means once in Rimfire class, and once in Centerfire class as long as one target from each class is shot and returned. Year-long aggregates are calculated from the Spring match through the Winter Match.
THE WAY TO ENTER HAS CHANGED BUT WE ARE STILL DONATING MONEY TO as it has in the past. PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR MORE INFO Entry info is on the CONTACT page. Please see the RULES page for further detail.


***Smack the Smiley format change for 2015 season - The change will start with SPRING 15 match*** It has been 10 years now and together we have raised over $11,000 for our US Snipers thru The time has come in my life that I need to be able to keep this match going while making more time to devote to my family. My 2 year old son and wife need a bit more time than I have been able to dedicate to them because keeping this match going has taken up quite a bit of my free time. I want to keep the match going, but need the logistics to compromise less of my time.
The new format will donate even more money to as well as encouraging marksmanship in our youth. I have streamlined it a bit already with the subscriptions and those will continue - that is a big help from you guys that shoot all 4 yearly matches!
The fees and entry have changed a bit, yet the original principals remain intact.
HOW TO ENTER: Match Fee is $25 per adult, per match ($5 of each match fee goes to So with the new cost, a full year subscription to all 4 matches would be $100 per adult. The 4 matches for the season start in the Spring, then Summer, Fall and Winter (the Snowflake Match). Subscriptions are encouraged!! Then I will automatically send your targets to you when each match comes around.
WHAT YOU GET for $25 per match: You will receive 4 SMACK THE SMILEY targets that you can use for Centerfire (CF) or Rimfire (RF) class interchangeably - the back will be marked so you can indicate whether it was shot with a CF or RF rifle. The target will remain the same as before and so will the procedure and distances. 50yards for RF and 100yards for CF.
KIDS (JUNIORS) SHOOT FREE: A Junior would be the son or daughter of a paid adult shooter - adults may copy their official targets for their kids to shoot as much as they want or I can email or post the file for download. Juniors (less than 18years old before the day spring targets are sent out for the season) may submit up to 1 completed CF and RF target per match. Date of Birth must be provided to me when the target entry is returned as a reference (this will not be published - only the child’s age will be published with the results). Junior targets will still be scored and ranked along side the adults. At the end of each season, I will throw all junior targets that have been shot and returned to me into a box and pick a winner to receive a fairly large prize (right now I am thinking a Savage 22 RF rifle and a brick of 22 ammo.)
PRIZES: The prizelist will be similar to past seasons and the prizes will continue to be given out randomly to paid adults that complete and return the target for scoring.
I hope this will encourage even more family involvement than there is now and give incentive to get the kids out shooting! donations to date: $11,824

" I've learned things that I wouldn't have just playing around. "

" Quick! Send me more! "

" I will have to tighten it up...keep up the good work JB. "

" I learned you really have to pay attention to your stock manners and follow through on the ground. "

" It was a total blast!!! "

Current Match:
Spring 15


13 Mar 2015: Begin accepting entries

6 Apr 2015: Match STARTS


18 May 2015: Send your finished targets back!


Niles Coyote


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