Cowboy Action Sweep Patterns:

All targets are aligned horizontally and numbered from left to right.

CommonTerms

Single Tap:One single shot at designated target.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

Double Tap: Two consecutive shots at designated target.

Triple Tap: Three consecutive shots at designated target.

Revolver Patterns

 

Arkansas Shuffle:

Five shots on three targets: 1-1-2-3-3.

Brat Sweep:

Five shots on three targets: 1-3-2-3-1 or 3-1-2-1-3.

Hoptoad Shuffle:

Five shots on three targets: 2-1-2-3-2.

Other names: Inside-Outside, Fort White Sweep, and Sassie Sue Sweep.

Revolver and/or Rifle Patterns

 

Camden Sweep:

Five shots on three targets: 3-2-1-2-3.

Seven shots on four targets: 4-3-2-1-2-3-4.

Nine shots on five targets: 5-4-3-2-1-2-3-4-5.

Same as Nevada Sweep except the action is shot from right-to-left-to-right.

Double B Sweep:

Ten shots on five targets: 1-2-3-2-1-5-4-3-4-5.

Ten shots on six targets: 1-2-3-2-1-6-5-4-5-6.

Think of it as a Nevada on the left and a Camden on the right. Good for rifle or two revolvers.†††††††††††††

Hooten Sweep:

Five shots on five targets: 1-2-3-5-4, or 5-4-3-1-2 (dozens of variations)

Engage each target once each, but donít sweep them.

Could be used for more than five targets. Difficult to score/count misses.

Indiana Sweep:

Five shots on three targets, 2-2-1-2-3 or 2-2-3-2-1.

Double tap the centre target and then sweep across all three targets from either direction.

To use as a rifle sequence you just do it twice.

Jackrabbit Sweep:

Five shots on five targets: 1-3-5-4-2.

Seven shots on seven targets: 1-3-5-7-6-4-2.

Nine shots on nine targets: 1-3-5-7-9-8-6-4-2.

Shoot odd-numbered targets from left to right, then even numbered targets from right to left.

Nevada Sweep:

Five shots on three targets: 1-2-3-2-1.

Seven shots on four targets: 1-2-3-4-3-2-1.

Nine shots on five targets: 1-2-3-4-5-4-3-2-1.

Action is shot from left-to-right-to-left.

Ozark Sweep:

Ten shots on five targets: 1-5-2-4-3.

Start on the outside and work towards the centre. Good for rifle or two revolvers.

Strider Sweep:

Ten shots on five targets: 3-2-1-2-3-3-4-5-4-3.

Think of it as a Camden on the left and a Nevada on the right, both beginning on the middle target. Works well for rifle or two revolvers. Watch out for that double tap on the center target!

Wyoming Sweep:

Ten shots on five targets: 1-2-3-4-5-5-4-3-2-1.

Other names: Oklahoma Sweep.

Rifle Patterns

 

Abilene Sweep:

Nine shots on five targets: 1-2-2-3-3-3-2-2-1.

Bad Jack Abernathy Sweep:

Nine shots on four targets: 1-1-4-2-2-4-3-3-4.

Badger Sweep:

Ten shots on four targets: 1-2-3-4-1-2-3-1-2-1.

Other names: Solitaire Sweep.

Boss Hayes Sweep:

Ten shots on four targets: 1-2-3-4-2-3-4-3-4-4.

Other names: Poverty Sweep.

Delta Glen Sweep:

Ten shots on three targets: 1-2-2-3-2-2-1-2-2-3, or 3-2-2-1-2-2-3-2-2-1.

Similar to the Idaho Sweep, except uses 3 targets and you double-tap the center target on every pass.

Desperado Sweep:

Ten shots on five targets: 1-2-2-3-3-3-3-4-4-5.

Double Tap Sweep:

Ten shots on five targets: 1-1-2-2-3-3-4-4-5-5.

Hermit Joe Sweep:

Ten shots on six targets: 1-2-1-3-1-4-1-5-1-6.

Other names: California Sweep

Idaho Sweep:

Ten shots on four targets: 1-2-3-4-3-2-1-2-3-4.

Other names: Continuous Nevada Sweep, or Zig-Zag.

John Wayne Sweep:

Ten shots on three targets: 1-2-3-3-2-1-1-2-3-3.

Similar to the Ruskin Sweep, but with a double tap on the last target.

Kansas City Sweep:

Ten shots on three targets: 1-1-2-2-3-3-2-2-1-1.

Essentially a Nevada Sweep done with double taps.

Missouri Hillbilly Sweep:

Ten shots on four targets: 1-1-2-3-4-4-3-2-1-1.

Think of this as a Nevada Sweep, but with double taps on the end targets.

Mustang Sweep:

Ten shots on five targets: 1-1-1-2-1-3-1-4-1-5.

Good sweep for Gunfighters, L-R-L-R-L-R-L-R-L-R.

Oregon Sweep:

Nine rifle rounds on five targets; 1-1-1-2-3-4-5-5-5.

Palindrome Sweep:

Nine shots on five targets: 1-2-2-3-3-3-4-4-5.

Ten shots on four targets. 1-1-1-2-2-3-3-4-4-4.

Ten shots on seven targets: 1-2-2-3-4-4-5-6-6-7.

Pattern same when shot from either direction.

Other names: Cactus Buck Sweep (ten on four).

Progressive Sweep:

Ten shots on four targets: 1-2-2-3-3-3-4-4-4-4.

Other names: Arizona Sweep, Montana Sweep, or Lawrence Welk Sweep.

Ruskin Sweep:

Nine shots on three targets: 1-2-3-3-2-1-1-2-3.

32/32 Sweep:

Ten shots on four targets, 1-1-1-2-2-3-3-3-4-4.

(triple, double, triple, double )