Shooting Sports (Ranger Award elective)
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- Requirement 1. Safety, firearm/bow parts and discipline
- a. Recite, explain, and demonstrate the three primary shooting safety rules.
- b. Recite and explain the range commands.
- c. Identify the parts of a pistol, rifle, or bow (whichever one you select) and explain the function of those parts.
- d. If you chose air pistol, air rifle, muzzle-loading rifle, pistol, or small-bore rifle for your shooting discipline, explain how "minute of angle" is used to "zero" the airgun or firearm.
- e. If you chose muzzle-loading rifle as your shooting discipline, recite the proper steps for loading a muzzle-loading rifle and the proper sequence of firing the shot. Explain each step.
- f. If you chose archery as your shooting discipline, recite and explain the nine steps to the 10 ring.
- g. If you chose shotgun as your shooting discipline, explain how you sight a shotgun differently than you would a rifle.
- Requirement 2. Complete a basic training course and the course of fire for one of the following shooting disciplines: (a), (b), (c), (d), (e), (f), or (g). (Restrictions: Telescopic sights, electronic sights, and laser sights are prohibited in all disciplines except archery.)
- For this elective, shooting must be under the supervision of a certified instructor/coach and with equipment approved by that instructor.
- a. Air pistol
- Air Pistol (Sporter Course): Shoot five shots each at eight TQ7 targets at a distance of 25 feet for a total of 40 shots. You must score 240 out of a possible 400. (You may use any .177 air pistol with a maximum retail value of $75 and may use a one-hand grip, two-hand grip, or a combination of both.)
- a. Air pistol
- Air Pistol (International Course): Shoot five shots each at eight bull's-eye B-40 targets at a distance of 33 feet for a total of 40 shots. You must score 220 points of a possible 400. You may use any .177 air pistol. All targets must be fired in the standing position only using only one hand to support the pistol.
- b. Air rifle
- Air Rifle (Sporter Course): Shoot two shots at each bull (10 shots per target) from a distance of 33 feet using six AR5/5 targets. Of the 60 shots total, shoot 20 shots in each position-prone, standing (off-hand), and kneeling. You must score 225 of a possible 600. (You may use any .177 air rifle with a maximum retail value of $130.)
- b. Air rifle
- Air Rifle (Precision Course): Shoot two shots at each bull (10 shots per target) from a distance of 33 feet. Of the 60 shots total, shoot 20 shots in each position - prone, standing (off-hand), and kneeling. You must score 420 of a possible 600. (You may use any .177 air rifle.)
- c. Archery
- d. Muzzle-loading rifle
- e. Pistol
- f. Shotgun
- g. Small bore rifle
- Requirement 3. Make a tabletop display or presentation for your crew, another crew, a Cub or Boy Scout group, or another youth group about what you have learned about shooting sports. Include information about shooting sports in the summer and winter Olympics.
Source: 1999 (2006 printing) Venturer Handbook (33494C)