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.)
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.)
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
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)

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