# Shooting Sports (Ranger Award elective)

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## Elective requirements

**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

- OR

**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

- 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 (off-hand), and kneeling. You must score 420 of a possible 600. (You may use any .177 air rifle.)

- c. Archery
**Archery**(Magnifying sights are OK to use in this discipline.)- Recurve Bow
- Indoor: Shoot 30 arrows at 18 meters on a 60-centimeter five color target. You must score 150 of a possible 300.
- Outdoor: Shoot 30 arrows at 40 meters on a 122-centimeter five color target. You must score 200 of a possible 300.

- c. Archery

- OR

- Compound Bow
- Indoor: Shoot 30 arrows at 18 meters on a 40-centimeter five color target. You must score 150 of a possible 300.
- Outdoor: Shoot 30 arrows at 40 meters on a 122-centimeter five color target. You must score 210 of a possible 300.

- d. Muzzle-loading rifle
**Muzzle-Loading Rifle:**Shoot one shot at each bull's-eye on 10 targets (M02400-NMLRA) for a total of 50 shots from the standing (off-hand) position at a distance of 25 yards. You must score 250 of a possible 500.

- d. Muzzle-loading rifle

- Then, shoot five shots at one target (M02406-NMLRA) from the standing (off-hand) position at a distance of 50 yards. You must score 25 of a possible 50.

- Then, shoot five shots at one target (M02406-NMLRA) 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
**Pistol:**Shoot: 10 shots at each of six targets (B-2) from the standing (off-hand) 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.22-caliber pistol or revolver and can use either the one- or two-hand grip or both.)

- e. Pistol

*(Total shots for pistol is 60 shots.)*

- f. Shotgun
**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.

- f. Shotgun

- 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
**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 position-prone, standing (off-hand), and kneeling. You "must score 225 of a possible 600. (you may use any .22 rifle with a maximum retail value of $235.)

- g. Small bore rifle

- 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 position-prone, standing (offhand), and kneeling. You must score 420 of a possible 600. (You may use any.22 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)*

## Notes

Earn the Venturing Shooting Sports Outstanding Achievement Award sponsored by the shooting industry by completing five of the seven disciplines in this elective.

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## See also

## External links

- Venturing Bronze Award on the BSA scouting.org site.
- Venturing Ranger Award on the BSA scouting.org site.