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Old Wokingham Road
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Target Shooting is an Olympic Sport, fired on strictly controlled ranges.
Shots are fired at a paper target with circular aiming marks that appear to the shooter to be the same size irrespective of distance.
Target Rifle Shooters can use three types of Rifle, they are:-
Air Rifles firing 0.177" (4.5mm) diameter pellets, at targets 6 or 10 metres away.
In each case, pellets or bullets are put in the gun and fired one at a time.
Adult Air Rifle is fired Standing but Juniors are often taught to shoot Prone, (lying down) or lying over a bench, as youngsters, under sixteen, should NOT shoot in the classic Standing position.
Target Pistol Shooting is only done at Club level with 0.177” (4.5mm) Air Pistols
Competitions are organized on a team or individual basis and are run at Club, County and National level. These competitions are arranged at the distances available at various Club ranges.
Air Gun and Small-
Competitions, both team and individual, are divided into Leagues and Divisions so that competitors only shoot against others of equal ability.