
Shooting Sports
1. (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, muzzleloading rifle, pistol, or smallbore
rifle for your shooting discipline, explain how "minute of angle" is used to
"zero" the airgun or firearm.
(e) If you chose muzzleloading rifle as your shooting discipline, recite the proper
steps for loading a muzzleloading 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.
2. Complete a basic training course and the course of fire for one of the
following shooting disciplines: 2(a), (b), (c), (d), (e), (f), or (g). (Restrictions:
Telescopic sights, electronic sights, and laser sights are prohibited in all
disciplines except archery.)
Shooting must be under the supervision of a certified instructor and with
equipment approved by that instructor.
(a) 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 onehand
grip, twohand grip, or a combination of both.)
OR
Air Pistol (International Course): Shoot five shots each at eight bull'seye B40
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 (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 positionprone, standing (offhand), and kneeling. You must score 225 of a possible
600. (You may use any .177 air rifle with a maximum retail value of $130.)
OR
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 (offhand), and kneeling. You must score 420 of a possible 600. (You may use any
.177 air rifle.)
(c) Archery (Magnifying sites are OK to use in this discipline.)
Recurve Bow
Indoor: Shoot 30 arrows at 18 meters on a 60centimeter five color target. You must
score 150 of a possible 300.
Outdoor: Shoot 30 arrows at 40 meters on a 122centimeter five color target. You must
score 200 of a possible 300.
OR
Compound Bow
Indoor: Shoot 30 arrows at 18 meters on a 40centimeter five color target. You must score
150 of a possible 300.
Outdoor: Shoot 30 arrows at 40 meters on a 122centimeter five color target. You must
score 210 of a possible 300.
(d) MuzzleLoading Rifle: Shoot one shot at each bull'seye on 10 targets
(M02400NMLRA) for a total of 50 shots from the standing (offhand) position at a distance
of 25 yards. You must score 250 of a possible 500.
Then, shoot five shots at one target (M02406NMLRA) from the standing (offhand)
position at a distance of 50 yards. You must score 25 of a possible 50.
Then, shoot five shots at one target (M02406NMLRA) from the sitting position, resting
the rifle on "crossed sticks" at a distance of 50 yards. You must score 25 of a
possible 50.
(Total shots for muzzle loading is 60 shots.)
(NMLRA = National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association)
(e) Pistol: Shoot 10 shots at each of six targets (B2) from the standing (offhand)
position in a maximum time of 10 minutes per target from a distance of 50 feet. You must
score 360 of a possible 600. (You may use any.22caliber pistol or revolver and can use
either the one or twohand grip or both.)
(Total shots for pistol is 60 shots.)
(f) Shotgun: Break 25 clay birds of a possible 50 on a skeet course and 25 clay
birds of a possible 50 on a trap course.
OR
Break 50 clay birds of a possible 100 on a skeet course.
OR
Break 50 clay birds of a possible 100 on a trap course.
(g) Small Bore Rifle
Sporter Course: Using six A17 targets, shoot one shot at each record bull from a
distance of 50 feet for a total of 60 shots. Of the 60 shots, you must shoot 20 shots in
each positionprone, standing (offhand), and kneeling. You "lust score 225 of a
possible 600. (you may use any .22 rifle with a maximum retail value of $235.)
OR
Precision Course: Using six A17 targets, shoot one shot at each record bull from a
distance of 50 feet for a total of 60 shots. Of the 60 shots, shoot 20 shots in each
positionprone, standing (offhand), and kneeling. You must score 420 of a possible 600.
(You may use any.22 rifle.)
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.
Resources
 ABCs of Archery, Archery Manufacturers Association
 NRA Basic Pistol Shooter's Handbook
 NRA Basic Shotgun Shooter's Handbook
 NRA Junior Rifle Shooting
 Adams, John, Archery (Know the Sport), Stackpole Books, 1996
Buy the Book Today!
 Christian, Chris and Art Blatt, Gun Digest Book of Trap & Skeet Shooting, DBI Books, Inc., 1994
Buy the Book Today!
 Domey, Richard, Mental Training for Shooting Success, College Hill Communications
 Galan, Jess I., Airgun Digest, DBI Books, Inc., 1995
Buy
the Book Today!
 Haywood, Kathleen M. and Catherine Lewis, Archery: Steps to Success, Human Kinetics, 1996
Buy the Book Today!
 Meyer, Jerry, The Clay Target Handbook, Oak Knoll Books, 1995
Buy the Book Today!
For More Information
Your local BSA service center and local Scout camp
Civilian Marksmanship Program
P.O. Box 576
Port Clinton, OH 43452
Crosman Corporation
Routes 5 and 20
East Bloomfield, NY 14443
National Archery Association (for instructors)
One Olympic Plaza
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
National 4H Shooting Sports (for instructors)
Box 30001, Dept. 3AE
Las Cruces, NM 88003
Or contact your county extension service office
National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association (for
instructors and training aids)
Maxine Moss Drive
Friendship, IN 47021
National Rifle Association
11250 Waples Mill Road
Fairfax, VA 22030
National Shooting Sports Foundation (for
location of ranges)
11 Mile Hill Road
Newtown, CT 064702359
Bob Soldivera (for technical assistance)
Venturing Shooting Sports Committee Chairman
245 Saint Johns Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10305
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