Target Shooting

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.

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.

Small-Bore shooting is mainly in the Prone, lying down, position, though shooting is also done Kneeling and Standing.

Full-bore Rifle is mainly fired Prone.

Target Pistol Shooting is only done at Club level with 0.177” (4.5mm) Air Pistols