The target contest is back. Same idea, different theme. “I (heart) guns” is over. This year it’s the “Take the Gun Nut Challenge” competition starring America’s target, the beverage can. As before, the rules are simple: shoot the target. Take a creative picture. Send it in by September 30. Once all the photos are in, you vote for your favorite. The top five reader choices win Field & Stream hats.

Enter Your Photos and Print the Target Here

The editors will choose the grand prize winner and announce it on October 31, 2013. To spark your creative juices, we have pictured last year’s winner below.

To get your competitive fire lit, we’re also showing you the grand prize: a Smith & Wesson M&P10 rifle.


I had a chance to fondle one of these .308s at SHOT Show and, even though I have absolutely no use for one, I wanted it anyway. It’s a very nice rifle. It will make a great deer/pig/whatever-else-comes along rifle. Good luck to all and I am looking forward to seeing what you come up with.