Air Rifle – Sporter

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Three-Position Air Rifle Shooting is the fastest growing shooting sport competition for youth of high school age or younger. Two different Three-Position Air Rifle events exist. Precision Air Rifle is modeled after Olympic-style shooting and allows the use of specialized target rifles and equipment. It can be shot either all standing on 3-position just like smallbore. Sporter Air Rifle is simpler in design and great for new competitors or those who desire to compete with a minimum of equipment and expense. Sporter air rifles are commonly referred to as ‘off the shelf” rifles. All shoot a .177 caliber pellet and use air to propel the shot. Since gunpowder is not used it is very easy to set up an indoor range.

 The Basics

Competitors fire at targets at a distance of 10 meters in three different positions, prone, standing and kneeling.